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WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF 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

 

VISION STATEMENT FOR THE PARISH

That we deepen our relationship with Christ and the Church through prayer and Sunday Mass, that we provide opportunities to deepen our faith and unity and so by using our gifts and talents, reach out in welcome and hospitality to others.

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM ST EDWARD’S

All Masses from St Edward’s Church are live streamed on YouTube. The Camera will be switched on from approximately 15 minutes before each Mass .

Mass times at St Edwards Church     

Saturday     18.00

Sunday        11.00

Monday 10.00

Tuesday       18.30

Wednesday 10.00

Friday           12.00

Mass times at St Marks Church

Sunday 9.30

These weekday times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as funerals or weddings, so please consult the weekly newsletter for details.

Thought for the Week

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st July 2024

In our First Reading this Sunday, Jeremiah reflects firstly on God’s scattered flock and then tells us that the Lord “will raise a virtuous Branch for David.” Who is this virtuous branch? Jesus: he, as Son of God, gathers the remnant of the flock and brings them back to their own pasture, he is the Good Shepherd. Why does he do this? Out of love for us, his sheep.

At the beginning of today’s Gospel passage we see small snapshots of Jesus’ great love: firstly, for the apostles when he wants them to rest following their mission of preaching and healing that they have just returned from; and then, when stepping ashore and finding a large crowd, being moved with pity for the people because they were like sheep without a shepherd.   This love would find its fulfilment on the Cross on Calvary as Jesus gives himself for each one of us – a saving love that he continues to pour out on each one of us and that we celebrate at every Mass. As the sheep of his flock, we are called to respond and follow him wherever he guides us. Let us pray especially for Stephen Patterson who, in response to the Lord’s call in his life, will be ordained Deacon by Bishop Philip in Portsmouth this Saturday. Let us reflect on how the Lord is calling each one of us today and as his people together here in Ascot and Windsor. May the Lord strengthen us in our calling and give us all the grace to respond ever more fully to his great love for us.  

Fr Phillip Harris

Pastoral Prayer for Ascot and Windsor

Heavenly Father,

We come before you with hearts full of faith and hope as we pray for the successful joining of our two parishes in this pastoral area.

Lord, we seek your guidance and blessings for this journey as we strengthen our faith community and fulfil your mission to evangelise and bring people closer to Jesus Christ

May your wisdom enlighten our journey as we join together in faith, love, and unity.

In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we offer this prayer. Amen.

DIOCESE TEN YEAR MISSION PLAN

The Consultation Responses from St Edwards & St Marks Parish to the Diocese Ten Year Plan are now available and can be accessed via the link under Parish Links above.

Also Click Here to view the Document  ten year plan-22-12-03

 

AVAILABILITY AND BOOKING THE PARISH HALL AND ST BRIGID’S ROOM

The Parish Hall and St Brigid’s Room are now available to host Parish Functions. Please complete the attached Form and return to the Parish Office. Click here for Booking Form – Parish Centre Booking Request Master-23-01-08

Click the links below to see the availability of our spaces:

 

PARISH HANDBOOK

A REVISED VERSION OF THE PARISH HANDBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE (14 February 2024)

To download the Parish Handbook click here PARISH HAND BOOK 2024-24-02-14

TIME, TALENT and TREASURES

One of our basic Parish Objectives is to continue to build and support the future of our Parish community.

The aim of our Time, Talents and Treasures Project  is to ask all our parishioners to consider how they might be able to contribute their skills and talents to supporting the ministries and groups that already exist in our Parish, or even start new groups with appropriate objectives.

We already have many active groups, from St Vincent DePaul which provides all types of support to many parishioners, (particularly the elderly and less mobile), to the Mothers and Babies Group.

You can find out more about the life of the Parish with its many ministries from our Parish Handbook (see above), but to assist with your deliberations, representatives of each of our main groups have made short videos to explain their objectives. Links to these videos are listed below, and will be extended as more videos become available.

Time, Talents and Treasures: St Vincent de Paul
Time, Talents and Treasures: Youth work – Confirmation
Time, Talent and Treasures: Bereavement Group
Time, Talent and Treasures: Outreach
Time, Talent and Treasures: Communications Group
Time, Talent and Treasures: Marriage Preparation

 

NEW PARISHIONERS

Welcome to any new parishioners. Please make yourself known to Canon David after Mass or contact the Parish Office and complete the attached Registration Form and email back to the Parish office at parishoffice@catholicwindsor.org

Click on link for Registration Form  NewParishioner-20-08-17

Standing Order: If you wish to donate your collection by standing order, please click here for the Standing Order Form; . Please print out the form standing orderform-2023 and complete by hand. Please send signed form to the Parish Office or hand to Canon David after mass.

Gift Aid: If you wish to Gift Aid your Collection, please click here for the Gift Aid Form: Gift Aid Form-2023. Please print out the form and complete by hand. Please send signed form to the Parish Office or hand to Canon David after mass.

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HOW TO FIND US

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

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE PARISH

For information about Weddings bookings, Baptism booking, and 1st communion bookings please refer to the appropriate section in “Sacramental Services” (see section headings above) or phone the Parish Office on 01753 865163.

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