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Fr Patrick’s video Reflections for past weeks can be found here:

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Solemnity of All Saints:

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Solemnity of the Assumption:

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

13th Sunday / Ss Peter & Paul:

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Corpus Christi:

Trinity Sunday:

Pentecost Sunday:

Seventh Sunday of Easter:

Sixth Sunday of Easter:

Fifth Sunday of Easter:

Fourth Sunday of Easter:

Third Sunday of Easter:

Second Sunday of Easter:

Easter Sunday:

Palm Sunday:

Fifth Sunday of Lent:

Fourth Sunday of Lent:


Fr Patrick’s “Thought for the Week” for past weeks can be found here:

33rd Sunday of Year 15Nov20

32nd Sunday of Year 08Nov20

Solemnity of All Saints 01Nov20

30th Sunday of Year 25Oct20

29th Sunday of Year 18Oct20

28th Sunday of Year 11Oct20

27th Sunday of Year 04Oct20

26th Sunday of Year 27Sep20

25th Sunday of Year 20Sep20

24th Sunday of Year 13Sep20

23rd Sunday of Year 06Sep20

22nd Sunday of Year 30Aug20

21st Sunday of Year 23Aug20

Solemnity of the Assumption 16Aug20

19th Sunday of Year 09Aug20

18th Sunday of Year 04Aug19

17th Sunday of Year 26Jul20

16th Sunday of Year 19Jul20

15th Sunday of Year 12Jul20

14th Sunday of Year 05Jul20

13th Sunday of Year 28Jun20

12th Sunday of Year 21Jun20

Corpus Christi 14Jun20

Trinity Sunday 07Jun20

Pentecost 31May20

Seventh Sunday of Easter 24May20

Sixth Sunday of Easter 17May20

Fifth Sunday of Easter 10May20

Fourth Sunday of Easter 03May20

Third Sunday of Easter 26Apr20

Second Sunday of Easter 19Apr20

Easter Sunday 12Apr20

Palm Sunday 05Apr20

Lent 5th Sun 29Mar20

Lent 4th Sun 22Mar20

Lent 3rd Sun 15Mar20

Lent 2nd Sun 08Mar20

Lent 1st Sun 01Mar20

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 02Feb20

3rd Sunday of Year 26Jan20

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 12Jan20

Solemnity of the Epiphany 05Jan20

Sunday within the Octave of Christmas 29Dec19

Christmas Eve 24Dec19

Advent 3rd Sun 15Dec19

Advent 2nd Sun 08Dec19

Advent 1st Sun 01Dec19


Blessed Dominic Barberi

Blessed Dominic Barberi (born 1792) was an Italian theologian and a member of the Passionist Congregation. He was beatified by Pope Paul VI in 1963. Blessed Dominic is best known for receiving Blessed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church at Littlemore, near Oxford, in 1845, and his more local connection is that he died near Reading Railway Station in 1849.

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven is a title given to the Virgin Mary by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism. The title is a consequence of the First Council of Ephesus in the fifth century, in which the Virgin Mary was proclaimed “theotokos”, a title rendered in Latin as Mater Dei, in English “Mother of God” (From Wikipedia).

St Anne with Our Lady

Saint Anne (also known as Ann or Anna) of David’s house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, according to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition. Mary’s mother is not named in the canonical gospels, nor in the Qur’an. Anne’s name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Protoevangelium of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them (From Wikipedia).

Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Blessed Hugh Faringdon (died 1539) was a Benedictine monk who presided as the last Abbot of Reading Abbey. At the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII of England, Blessed Hugh was accused of high treason and executed. He was declared a martyr and beatified in 1895.


The above four images, displayed at the High Altar, were painted by Marcelo Lavallen, who is the artist responsible for the beautiful artwork in the restored Shrine.

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Past Reflections and Thoughts

Fr Patrick’s weekly video Reflections, and his Thoughts for the Week, for past weeks may be found in the Gallery.

What to do when you can’t get to Mass

The Bishop’s Conference has issued this resource to support you when you can’t get to Mass