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
GOD BLESS YOU THIS CHRISTMAS
The Catholic Community of Windsor warmly invites you to join us for our
Christmas Services 2018
Vigil Mass 6.00pm at St Mark’s
Midnight Mass at 11:30pm at St Edward’s preceded by Carols at 11:00pm
Mass at 9:30am St Mark’s
Mass at 11:00am at St Edward’s
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
At the beginning of his Gospel, Luke writes: ‘I have decided to write an ordered account for you Theophilus, so that your Excellency may learn how well founded the teaching is that you have received’ this lies behind the first part of today’s Gospel passage – all the Evangelists tell us of St John the Baptist, but St Luke wants to place him very specifically in a historical context. The implication being that this story is not just like any great tale (and there were many others), but one that could be checked out – it was true this person and his message did really exist in a historical context. So when St John speaks in the Gospel, he is visibly fulfilling what Isaiah had prophesied.
So St Luke is inviting us to make the connection, that just as Isaiah’s promise was realised in St John in its very precise historical setting – so such prophecies as those of Baruch (todays first reading) and Isaiah will also be realised in a precise historical setting. The day of Christ that St Paul speaks of is not some vague hope – but will come to be.
Advent then teaches us that time and place are important – this is not some dream or fantasy. What happens to me today and in the days ahead have a real significance for my destiny – and yours!
Canon David Hopgood
RECENTLY UPDATED SECTIONS
Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project
Volunteers are urgently required for the Windsor Winter Homeless Night Shelter Project.
Caritas, Churches Together in Windsor, Windsor Homeless Project and Foodshare are all working together to provide night shelter during the coldest months of the year for the Homeless in Windsor.
From 21 January to 02 March 2019, 7pm to 8am, the Churches in Windsor will come together and take responsibility to open a building for one or more nights a week to accommodate the homeless. There are a few range of activities to include:
• helping with the shelter shifts (evening, overnight and morning shifts)
• helping with the preparation of evening meals and breakfasts
• helping with general administration tasks.
No previous experience is required as training will be provided. All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check and attend a mandatory training course for safeguarding, first aid and volunteer training.
If you are interested in volunteering for this very important ministry and would like to find out more, then please attend our next meeting on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edward’s RE Centre. If you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact The Team at email@example.com or look out for the volunteer signup sheets at the back of the church.
Please sign up for this important ministry! Thank you!
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.
Following on from our parish meeting about the redevelopment of our Parish Centre, it was suggested that we form a fund raising group – which will not only raise money for the Centre, but also create activities that will build our community together.
Mary Reynolds will lead the group. If you would like to be a part of this development in our parish then please speak either to Mary, Fr David, or contact the parish office.
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
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.
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
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)
How to find us
44 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HJ
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.