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:
2nd Sunday of Lent: https://youtu.be/AK4-FlHn0lQ
1st Sunday of Lent: https://youtu.be/Qcu4IChUzjA
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/BMMK66yGXmQ
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/APs3AqXuaoI
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/APs3AqXuaoI
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/uiIJcD-2jAA
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/Fyk1_voibgU
Baptism of the Lord: https://youtu.be/4uQpwKf2TIM
2nd Sunday of Christmas: https://youtu.be/vyIyHN6dMkw
4th Sunday in Advent: https://youtu.be/ONQaQmev3aYy
3rd Sunday in Advent: https://youtu.be/aJmKmgUzrqk
2nd Sunday in Advent: https://youtu.be/Gj2EoFnYq9U
1st Sunday in Advent: https://youtu.be/D7aMw5IJMiM
Christ the King: https://youtu.be/pg-cuRSV-Lg
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/oCXJnUI4JuY
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/aMaDVYV0KXc
Solemnity of All Saints: https://youtu.be/BxHDWhhsl34
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/ks32hGek76c
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/sZBwdpQ788g
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/BnCyLCEHkcM
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: https://youtu.be/XrWx7yBJz14
Fr Patrick’s “Thought for the Week” for past weeks can be found here:
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.
The St Vincent De Paul Society would like to hear from elderly parishioners of the parish, their relatives, neighbours and …
Fr Patrick’s weekly video Reflections, and his Thoughts for the Week, for past weeks may be found in the Gallery.
The Bishop’s Conference has issued this resource to support you when you can’t get to Mass