Friday, 3 February 2012

Events in Reading

We are looking for a new events co-ordinator for the Reading area: Great rewards! - can you, or do you know somone who can help?

Some upcoming events in the Reading University area:

Sunday 5th February there will be a Polyphonic Sung Mass at St William of York at 11am. The Mass will be accompanied by a professional chior singing Victoria's Missa dominicalis and Du Fay’s motet Ave Regina caelorum. After the Mass will be an opportunity to meet with other members of Juventutem.

Importantly, though a bit late, tonight there is a prayer group for men only at the Rectory (St John Fisher House) 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU at 7pm. The prayer group starts with Mass and then is led by Father Leworthy (see photo below, on the left)

Tomorrow (4th February) there is a prayer group for ladies only at St William of York Church (RG1 5JT - just next to the campus), from 10am with a public Mass at 11.20am and then packed lunch afterwards. The prayer group is led by Father de Malleray (see photo below, on the right)

Father Leworthy and Father De Mallery, the  priests flanking, the central celebrant (Father Barker).

Saturday 10th March,  there is a "Pilgrimage" to Our Lady of Caversham, okay so it's only over the Thames, but did you know...
  • The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham, that is at the Church of Our Lady and St Anne, Caversham, is the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady in the Archdiocese of Birmingham?
  • That it was a Medieval shrine, which dated from Saxon times, was venerated by English kings and queens up to Queen Catherine of Aragon?
  • That the restored shrine was solemnly consecrated in 1958, with a fine Medieval Virgin and Child?
  • That the shrine image was crowned by Papal mandate in 1996 (JPII)?

...and it's right there on our doorstep! So now you have no excuse to attend! The Mass will start at 11.30am and there will be a Gregorian Chant Schola (if you've never heard of that, there's another reason!).

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