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

2nd Sunday of Lent:

1st Sunday of Lent:

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Baptism of the Lord:

2nd Sunday of Christmas:


4th Sunday in Advent:

3rd Sunday in Advent:

2nd Sunday in Advent:

1st Sunday in Advent:

Christ the King:

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:


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

Lent 2nd Sun 28Feb21

Lent 1st Sun 21Feb21

6th Sunday of Year 14Feb21

5th Sunday of Year 07Feb21

4th Sunday of Year 31Jan21

3rd Sunday of Year 24Jan21

2nd Sunday of Year 17Jan21

Baptism of the Lord 10Jan21

Second Sunday of Christmas 03Jan21

Christmas 25Dec20

Advent 4th Sun 20Dec20

Advent 3rd Sun 13Dec20

Advent 2nd Sun 06Dec20

Advent 1st Sun 29Nov20

Christ the King 22Nov20

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



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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St Vincent de Paul Befriending

The St Vincent De Paul Society would like to hear from elderly parishioners of the parish, their relatives, neighbours and …

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.

Going into hospital

On admission to Royal Berkshire Hospital all Catholics should inform the hospital staff that they are Roman Catholic and if …