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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

Tuesday       18.30

Wednesday 10.00

Thursday      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

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8th – 14th August 2022

In our gospel this weekend we continue to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and as we do we hear of more parables and teachings, laden with ancient imagery. The images of ‘dressed for action’, ‘have your lamps lit’,

‘while people waiting for the masters to return’, and even ‘ sit them down at a table’!  These phrases tell us we are in the ancient world, and a culture quite removed from our own – but despite these images, we can certainly gain a sense of what is meant by these teachings. We might simply prefer to focus on the line – ‘stand ready because the son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect’.

Our second reading speaks of the importance of faith, and at the end of the day it is our faith in Jesus that will cause us to be ready, to get prepared and await – what do we await? Surely it is the promise of Jesus that when we die, we will indeed live with God, and for that we need to be ready, for we really do not know the day or the hour. 

Canon David Hopgood

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAM – 2022 – 2023

For those families wishing to enrol their children (who are in year 3 or above) we shall be having a threefold programme, as follows:-

Step 1: ‘ Come and See’  ( John1: 39-41)

For 6 weekends from the 24/25 September to the end of October. The candidate is required to attend weekend Masses with Family members.

Step 2: ‘They sat at the feet of Jesus’  (Luke 10:38-42)

The Saturday morning sessions start at the beginning of November where the candidates will prepare with their parents for First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Step 3: ‘Jesus Sent them Out’  (Luke 10:1)

The Holy Communion Mass will be followed by an invitation to do something for the community and will be introduced to the Mini Vinnies in the parish (Junior SVP).

To enrol in step 1 please fill in an application form that can be found below.

The introduction and the unfolding of the programme will be on Wednesday 21st September at 18:30 in the Parish Centre. At this meeting of parents, you will receive the ‘record card’ that need to be stamped when you attend Mass. Further dates will be given at this meeting.

To apply for registration please download the application form that you will find below.   Please fill this in online and email to fhcwindsor@gmail.com.

Click Here for First Communion Application Form  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Application Form-22-07-22

 

ALPHA Makes its Return to in Person – Autumn 2022!

Alpha is a series of 10 sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each week, we look at a different question around faith and the format is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome – so join as yourself, invite a friend, neighbour or member of your family!

No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have these things in common: food, music, great people, and short talk with small group discussion.  

There is no cost to attend. We meet Tuesday evening 19:00 – 20:45 in St. Edwards’ Parish Centre, starting 20 September 2022. For more details go to ALPHA in PARISH GROUPS above.

 

 

 

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-22-03-24

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

 

HOW TO PRAY

“Prayer.” When you see that word, what thoughts or images come to mind? Does talking to God come easy to you? Or do you struggle to pray?  Knowing what to say to God doesn’t always feel easy, and sometimes, prayer gets weighed down by our misconceptions about what a conversation with God should look like. Canon David has offered the following  short document containing advice and help when praying to God.

Click here for  How to Pray-21-04-09

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.