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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.

 

ATTENDING MASS AND CORONAVIRUS

Under the new Lockdown rules beginning  on the 6th January, Churches are allowed to stay open for private prayer and for the celebration of Mass with social distancing. There is no need to book a place to attend Mass, stewards will greet you at the door and ensure that the church does not exceed the maximum number ( which depends on the number of ‘bubbles’  that attend). Let us keep safe and pray for each other during these days .

LIVE STREAMING OF MASS FROM ST EDWARD’S

All Masses from St Edward’s are live streamed on YouTube. The Camera will be switched on from approximately 15 minutes before each Mass and switched off at the end of Mass. See below for Mass times.

For live streaming of the Mass from St Edward’s Church:

 

Mass times for St Edwards that are streamed on the internet

 Saturday     18.00

Sunday        11.00

Tuesday       18.00

Wednesday 10.00

Thursday      10.00

Friday           12.00

Mass will be held at St Marks on Sunday morning at 9.30am but will not be streamed.

These weekday times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, so please consult the weekly newsletter for details.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Third Sunday in Lent – 7th March 2021

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

The first three sayings of Jesus have shown how even in this darkest moment there is a glimmer of joy and hope. They have shown us forgiveness and happiness. But here are words of pure desolation. We have a cry of pain and loneliness. Is it a question without an answer? These words are a quotation of Psalm 22. Somebody hundreds of years earlier had been in anguish, now Jesus takes these words and makes them his own He embraces the experience that we sometimes feel of desolation.

I can remember reading Brian Keenan’s biography and how he felt bereft of God. He wrote:

‘I am full with nothing. My prayers rebound on me as if all those words that I sent up were poured back upon me. I am bereft even of God. My own words become bricks and stones that bruise me. I have been lifted up and emptied out.’

When we utter words of anguish, then we can remember that on the cross Jesus made them his own. But let us also remember what Jesus did the night before he died, and we can repeat his words, ‘This is my body given for you.’

Canon David Hopgood

 

A thought for the Third week of Lent from Father David:

 

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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.

PARISH HANDBOOK

Download the parish handbook below.

Click here for Parish Handbook

 

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; Standing Order form-20-08-15 . Please print out the form 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-20-08-15  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.