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.
UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY - Café Théologique
Monday 24th October, 7:30pm: Alex Gushurst-Moore in conversation with Mark Laynesmith: "Faith and Fantasy: Christianity in Tolkien and Lewis", at Zero Degrees Bar, Bridge Street, Reading. All welcome - just turn up
ADORATION IN FRONT OF BLESSED SACRAMENT
Dear Parishioners, adoration before Mass during the week days is proving very popular. Just a reminder that this takes place from 8.45am to 9.25am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. Adoration is a beautiful form of prayer. The CCC says “Prayer is the life of the new heart. It ought to animate us at every moment.” (CCC 2697)
OCTOBER MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
In the Rosary, with its flow of prayers and mysteries, we reflect on the life of Jesus along with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Rosary is a prayer loved by countless saints and encouraged by the church. The Rosary will be said before Mass during the week.
ADMISSIONS FOR ENTRY TO BLESSED HUGH FARINGDON SCHOOL
All families applying to the school must complete the ‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM’ - this is an extra form, without it applications cannot be accepted, copies of this form are now available at the back of the church. Closing date 31.10.16
This will be at all the Masses during the month of October.
THE DISCOVERY GROUP (Precatechumenate)
Our Discovery Group has its next meeting on Tuesday 1st November 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.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE OF REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
A Christian Service of Remembrance will be held to pray for all those from the parish CTK who died in the last number of years. This will be held on Sunday 13th November at 3.00pm in the Church of Christ the King. Their will be music, hymns and scripture as well as prayers of hope for families who are grieving the loss of loved ones. All denominations and those who hold no religious convictions are all welcome
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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