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.
ATTENTION ALL NIGERIANS IN CHRIST THE KING!
You are your families are invited to a Mass of thanksgiving for Nigeria’s independence, to be celebrated by Bishop Philip Egan at 2.00pm on Sunday October 2nd 2016 at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Portsmouth. All other people of African descent and friends are welcome at this event. Contact Nkem Ezekwe on 07788666137 for further details
THE DISCOVERY GROUP (Precatechumenate)
Our Discovery Group will start again on Tuesday 4th October at 6.45pm and there after the first Tuesday in every month until June 2017. The Discovery Group is for those who may not yet want to make a commitment to the R.C.I.A but would be supported by the parish community. It is open to those curious about the Catholic Church, lapsed Catholics who want to ease themselves back into a Faith Community. The first session of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) will start on Saturday 1st October from 10.30am to 12.00am.
DAY FOR CATECHISTS 15TH OCTOBER
10am to 4pm Sat 15 October 2016 at Portsmouth Cathedral with Bishop Philip Egan. The day will include: Pilgrimage through the Holy Door, Keynote speech by Bishop Philip, Mass celebrated by Bishop Philip, lunch provided, practical workshops to discover/help the work of catechesis & times for sharing and discussion. Register at 01590 681 875; or please email at: email@example.com.
NAME BADGES AT SUNDAY MASSES IN SEPT/OCT
Beginning on the 17th/18th September and for the next three weeks after that all parishioners will be invited to wear a name badge. All of us are invited to develop a sense of belonging in our parish community and how we develop our skills in welcoming others. Christ The King is a very welcoming parish and we want to develop this more. When we arrive for mass we will have the opportunity to take a name badge. It will be a light hearted moment with a serious purpose.
CONFIRMATION FOR OUR YOUNG ADULTS A T C H R I S T T H E K I N G
Our first session of the Confirmation will take place on Sunday 25th September from 5pm to 6.30pm. In this first Session, Fr. Pat will have a separate meeting with the parents in the presbytery. The young candidates will be introduced and meet their Catechists in the hall. Please keep our confirmation candidates in your prayers and also the Catechists who will be preparing them. Please speak to Fr. Pat or Clare De Meyer for more details. The Confirmation celebration will take place at Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 3pm
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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