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

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

Solemnity of Christ Universal King 24Nov19

33rd Sunday of Year 17Nov19

32ndSunday of Year 10Nov19

31st Sunday of Year 04Nov18

30th Sunday of Year 27Oct19

29th Sunday of Year 20Oct19

28th Sunday of Year 13Oct19

27th Sunday of Year 06Oct19

26th Sunday of Year 29Sep19

25th Sunday of Year 22Sep19

24th Sunday of Year 15Sep19

23rd Sunday of Year 08Sep19

22nd Sunday of Year 01Sep19

21st Sunday of Year 25Aug19

20th Sunday of Year 18Aug19

19th Sunday of Year 11Aug19

18th Sunday of Year 04Aug19

17th Sunday of Year 28Jul19

16th Sunday of Year 21Jul19

15th Sunday of Year 14Jul19

14th Sunday of Year 07Jul19

Sts Peter & Paul 30Jun19

Corpus Christi 23Jun19

Trinity Sunday 16Jun19

Pentecost 09 Jun19


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.

Recent News

25 March Annunciation Prayers

On Wednesday 25 March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, our Holy Father Pope Francis has asked the …

Lent Course

As you will expect in the current climate,  the remaining Lent course sessions have been cancelled.

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

Suspension of Masses

          Following the directive from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, all Masses will stop …