Welcome to Christ The King in Whitley, Reading
Peace be with you!
We hope you find us an open and welcoming community. Over the years the shape and make up of the community has extended to include a wonderful diversity of backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and age; which means that our congregation in one sense demonstrates the universal love of Christ the King.
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sat 28th May (fully booked). 2 coaches with 102 people including Frs John, Michael and Pat will leave St James Church promptly at 7am. All those travelling are expected to be at St James by 6.45am at the latest. Sorry the bus cant wait for anyone after 7am—DON’T BE LATE.
READING PARISH AREA BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Two volunteers are invited from each of the Reading parishes to attend an information evening on forming a new Bereavement support group in the Reading Area, on Wed 25th May at St James Presbytery at 7.30pm. The aim of this is to offer families a “listening ear” and practical support as they learn to cope with their sad loss. The volunteers from each parish will work with their own parish priest. Please contact your own priest if you are interested
APPLICATION FOR NURSERY AT CHRIST THE KING
We are now taking applications for nursery places for children aged 3 by 31st August 2016 to start this September. Applications can be found online at:
http://www.christthekingreading.co.uk or via the school office.
CALLED AND GIFTED
Fr. Pat is looking for parishioners who would like to join the next workshop to be held in June 2016. It is a wonderful opportunity to find out what gifts and talents we have been given in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends his love to reach others. The Called and Gifted programme is an opportunity to start to recognise your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call. Judith Crimmins will speak at the Masses this weekend about the Call and Gifted Workshop in June. Please speak with Judith, Fr. Pat or Theresa Conlon for more details or Click here
BISHOP PHILIP’S VISITATION TO OUR PARISH
Dear parishioners, I have received a letter from Bishop Philip regarding his Pastoral visit in September. He is very much looking forward to the visit. He will arrive on the Saturday 3rd September and be the main celebrant at the Vigil Mass and the 10.00am Sunday morning Mass. He is hoping to meet the chair of the P.P.C on Saturday evening and some of the parish youth representatives. On Sunday morning he will be meeting informally with parishioners after the 1000am Mass. A program for the weekend will be available in the near future
Are you being called?
Jesus calls each of us to follow Him, along a variety of different paths. He continues to call men and women, young and old; rich and poor; labourers, professionals, students to serve him in a variety of different ways.
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Please pray for the sick and housebound in our parish and local community.
“Our Lady of the sick, Pray for them”
Please pray for all who are mourning the loss of loved ones.
May God comfort them in their sadness and they be reassured that they will be resting in the arms of our blessed Lord, Jesus.
How to become a Catholic?
I am not baptised (christened) but deep within me there is a sense that I am being drawn to something beyond myself and my present experience.
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