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The purpose of The Gallery is to retain articles, photographs and information on the Parish that may be of continuing interest.

 

 

 

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

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  https://youtu.be/bz_b29hRyvY

13th Sunday / Ss Peter & Paul:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_MbIXESlPY

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  https://youtu.be/7eTPzpXzavs

Corpus Christi:  https://youtu.be/aYeAOCicJq0

Trinity Sunday:  https://youtu.be/Y8J8fodpAUY

Pentecost Sunday:  https://youtu.be/LIgp5Zj7LEM

Seventh Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/BplObC_fjQ8

Sixth Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/cLY_TIo1U8g

Fifth Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/u2Z3k1G3Bf8

Fourth Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/rdLTEX_zlLg

Third Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/xhyOk9hb-Xw

Second Sunday of Easter:  https://youtu.be/OJ4pAMQdvFU

Easter Sunday:  https://youtu.be/lX5vNRMnC-g

Palm Sunday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww93UR2CF

Fifth Sunday of Lent:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2uk93MnvkM

Fourth Sunday of Lent:  https://youtu.be/zQu5B_Oj2Kg

 

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

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

HIGH ALTAR IMAGES

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.