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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

 

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23 June 2024

The whole episode of the storm left the apostles wondering who exactly Jesus was.  It can also set us thinking. We have no difficulty in identifying with this story because the calming of the storm serves as a parable for the Christian way of living. When the sun shines there are smooth seas, and we sail ahead in hope and confidence.  The reason Jesus was asleep in the boat as the storm broke, wasn’t that he didn’t care for his disciples, but that he had complete trust that God would save them.  He rebuked his disciples for their lack of trust.  The Lord is never asleep to our troubles, he is always with us, if we trust him.  Our faith does not save us from the storms of life, no more than it saved Jesus, but it can enable us to remain at peace in the midst of the storm.

Fear is a healthy response to uncertainty, and it tells us that we cannot save ourselves.  There is no need to fear, as long as we are in touch with Jesus.

Christ came to dispel fear as well as darkness.  His stilling the storm is a sign that this presence brings calmness.

Sr Teresina

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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