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
Parish Priest

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

I hope that you had a good summer and if you managed to get away you enjoyed some good weather and relaxation.

So another year unfolds as we begin a new school year and once again begin the preparation for our young children to make their First Confession and receive Holy Communion. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. For many of them this time can be an opportunity to renew their faith and commitment to Christ and the Church. I have seen all the families individually over the summer months. This Thursday we shall gather together all the parents so that Isobel can unfold the mechanics of the preparation course – and then we shall spend some time in prayer before Christ exposed in the Blessed Sacrament in our Church.

It has been good to have Daniel here these last few weeks, as part of his training for priesthood. He has now returned to Rome to continue study and formation. I was pleased that he spoke last Sunday about the very exciting and dynamic scripture course that unlocks the mysteries of the Bible. I am very pleased to say that we have over 12 volunteers from Sunday, who over the next few months will themselves go through the course and then discern and prepare the best way that we can benefit using it in the parish as a major part of our celebrations for the 150th Anniversary  of St Edward’s Church, as well as the 50th of the building of St Mark’s. If we do not try to unlock the mysteries of the scriptures we will fail to fully understand the person and mission of Jesus.

The celebrations last Sunday of the  50th Anniversary of the Profession of Sisters Teresina and Patricia was a wonderful celebration of commitment, but let it remind us of the need for each one of us to commit and recommit to the quest to discover more about the person of Jesus.

Canon David Hopgood

RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS

Parish Pastoral Council 

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

Link to Papal Visit Video

A link is provided here to a group of videos showing various papal visits
(Click here)

 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 (click here)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday at St Edward’s from 10am – 8pm.  PLEASE NOTE Exposition will finish on Friday 28 July and recommence on Friday 1 September at 10am.

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.