WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC PARISH IN WINDSOR

I hope that this website might extend a welcome and assurance that here is a place that you will be given a dignity and a hospitality. Perhaps you are looking for a time of Mass or the possibility of booking a baptism or a wedding. You may be new to the area and thinking of joining this community of faith. Whatever the reason I hope and pray that your needs are met and that we will be able to help you in your search.

Canon David Hopgood
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WORK ON THE PARISH CENTRE

 The refurbishment on the Parish Centre started on Monday 7th January. Access to the RE Centre will not be possible from this date. The car park behind the Church will be open as usual, but we may experience some teething problems as the work begins.

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

For the second Sunday of Lent the church gives us the reading of the Transfiguration of Jesus. The presence of Elijah and Moses indicates Jesus as the fulfilment of the law. Only the three disciples are there to witness this encounter. (The same three that are invited by Jesus to accompany him to Gethsemane, and as in Gethsemane they are heavy with sleep!) These disciples are also enveloped in the cloud, which is another image from the Old Testament. During the wandering in the wilderness, the Lord preceded the Hebrew people by means of a column of cloud during the day, and a column of fire during the night. Even in the time of Solomon we hear about the presence of the Lord in a cloud filling the house of the Lord. So the cloud represents the Lord’s glory which is affirmed with the voice of God calling us to listen to Jesus.
The talk between Jesus, Moses and Elijah looks ahead to the passion because they talk about Jesus’ departure , which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem. When Jesus was on the cross we are told that a darkness came over the whole land. Here at the transfiguration, a similar darkness descends – a cloud came and covered them in their fear. There can be no glory without the cloud of darkness and of fear.

Canon David Hopgood

LENTERN SERVICES

Stations of the Cross
Will take place at St Mark’s after the 10am Mass on Thursdays during Lent, starting on 7th March.

Stations of the Cross + Benediction
On Sundays at St Edward’s there will be Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 3pm, starting on 10th March.

Growing in Love-through Lent- with Julian of Norwich
You may be interested in a discussion group during Lent, of no more than 8 people, with a free booklet as starting- points. Meeting for 5 sessions of perhaps 1½ hours on Wednesday or Thursdays at 145 Maidenhead Road. Please contact Tom Hinds on 01753 858123 if you want to explore details and to agree day and time/s to meet.
Lent Group 2019

A six-week course based on Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel will run from 2.30pm to 4.00pm, starting on Tuesday 12th March to 16th April (Tuesday of Holy Week) at 27 Mills Spur, Old Windsor, SL4 2ND followed by refreshments – everyone welcome. For more information and to book your place, please contact Hazel Cooper, hazel@riversidecoopers.uk 01753 867752

Good Friday – Volunteers
Please can we have some volunteer young/teen readers who would like to help on delivering this year’s Good Friday young Parishioners morning service! Also we will need some parents to volunteer to help run this and organise the refreshments. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember – involve me and I learn! Get involved. Please contact Mandy McGovern on 07864547709 for more information.

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

Book of Remembrance

The Bereavement Group have suggested that we have a dignified book of Remembrance that we can write in names of people who have had their Funeral Mass here. This book would be on display in St Edward’s opened each day so that it commemorates the day that the person died. If anybody would like to contribute for this please speak to Fr David.

Parish Pastoral Council 

The Minutes of the last Parish Pastoral Council are now available. Click Here for latest Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

Parish Finance Report for 2016/2017

Click here for Parish Finance Report

Normal Mass Times and Reconciliation

Weekend Masses are always on Saturday at 6pm at St Edward’s, and on Sunday at St Marks at 9.30am and St Edward’s at 11am.

Daily Masses are normally celebrated at St Edwards at 10.00am on Monday and  Wednesday and 12noon on Friday, and at St Marks at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however these times and venues may vary from week to week due to Funerals, Holy Days, etc., particularly during Lent.

Please check this week’s newsletter for week to week variations (see NEWSLETTERS above).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.

Reconciliation
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday at St Edwards between 11.00am and 12.00noon and again after the Saturday 6.00pm evening Mass

New Parishioners

Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office. Also please complete the forms that are normally available at the back of church or online (see below).

These forms ask for your name and address and phone/email, as well as names and ages of children under 16. This information is kept confidential to the parish.
For Parish Registration Form (Click here)

Parish Handbook Download the parish handbook below.

To read the handbook you need the Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded from here.

How to find us

St Edwards
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
St Marks
Dedworth Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4JS

Get in Touch

For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please click here or ring us on 01753 865163.