Welcome to St. Anthony's
Welcome to St. Anthony's 

Mass Times

Mass is usually celebrated at the following times:

  • Sunday 10.30am
  • Monday 9.15am
  • Tuesday 9.15am
  • Wednesday 9.15am Service of the Word TBC
  • Thursday 9.15am Service of the Word TBC
  • Friday 9.15am
  • Saturday 6.00pm
  • Holy days: Vigil 7.30pm; Holy day: 7.00am, 9.15am.
  • Please check this web site for any changes, which will normally be published the previous Friday.

 
Mass intentions are published on our Mass Intentions page.

Contact: Parish Secretary

Baptism

Baptism brings us into contact with the power of Christ's redeeming love. We do not believe that others are excluded from it, only that in the sacraments we are 'guaranteed' a salvific meeting with Christ.

 
Christ died and rose again. Through baptism we enter a new world that God is reconciling with his love where Christ is the instrument of the Father's will.
 
Parents of any children to be baptised should attend a short course. Please contact the parish office for details. Contact: Parish Secretary

 

Confession/Reconciliation

Reconciliation (Confession)

Confessions are heard in the church on Saturdays, between 5.30pm - 6.00pm.
 
A 'Sunday School' is run by the parish each year between October and May for children in school year 3 preparing for their first Confession and Holy Communion.

Contact: Parish Secretary

First Holy Communion

The programme has now started. For all up to date information, please see the Parish Newsletter or

Contact: Mike Cooke

Mass Intentions

If you wish to have a Mass offered for someone please contact the Presbytery, place a note it in the offertory basket, or hand it in at the Information Desk after Sunday Mass together with any donation you wish to make.

 
We will endeavour to have any Mass said on the requested date, but can not guarantee this.

Contact: Parish Secretary

Sacrament of the Sick

Sacrament of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Sick is no longer known as 'The Last Rites', and the annointing now emphasises God's power to heal. It is offered regularly to those who have a lengthy illness. 
 
Before you go to hospital 
 
If you would like the Sacrament of Reconciliation or the Sacrament of the Sick before major surgery, try to arrange with the Parish Priest to celebrate them before you enter hospital. 
 
When you leave hospital 
 
Please ask the Parish Priest to arrange for you to receive Holy Communion at home while you are convalescing. 
 
Going into Wexham Park Hospital - let us know on 01753 633660. 
 
Various Eucharistic Ministers around the Deanery are available at Wexham Park Hospital to visit, and take Holy Communion to Roman Catholic patients who request it. 
 
If you would like a Eucharistic Minister to visit you, or a relative, at Wexham Park:

Ring 01753 633660 between 8.00am and 8.00pm, or

you can complete a short request form at the back of St Luke's Chapel near the front entrance of Wexham Park Hospital and place it in the box there. 

 

Because of the Data Protection Act, Eucharistic Ministers cannot visit you until you have given permission. You must take responsibility for this. You cannot rely on ward staff to pass on a message. 
 
In an emergency 

 
If you need to contact a priest in an emergency for yourself or for a relative at Wexham Park hospital:

Please ask a nurse on duty to ring the switchboard and contact the Catholic Priest on duty, or

Ring the hospital switchboard on 01753 633000 and ask them to contact the Catholic Priest on duty.

The priest who is on call will respond immediately. If he cannot be contacted the hospital will ring other priests. 
 
Priests who are called to hospital go very willingly. But please try to anticipate events so that you are not getting a priest out of bed at night; make contact earlier in the day if you can. 
 
However, if a priest is needed unexpectedly during the night don't wait until a reasonable time in the morning; it may be too late by then. Please use common sense.

Contact: Parish Secretary

Confirmation

If you are in Year 8 and above, and interested in joining the Confirmation Programme, please contact the Parish Office.

Contact: Parish Secretary​

Marriage

Venue

St Anthony's church is a popular venue for weddings, both large and small. There is plenty of parking available, and the church is easily accessible from the M4 and the M40. For the service the church is light and airy. There is a superb organ and an organist can be arranged by the parish office. After the service you may want to use the gardens for wedding photographs.

Guidelines

If you are you planning to marry, six months' notice is required for administration purposes. 
 

You must contact the 'REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGES' in the registration district in which you live. 
 
Please tell the Registrar you wish to give 'Notice of your Marriage'. You will be offered an appointment and at this stage please ask what documents you'll need to bring with you. 
 
When you meet the Registrar he/she will ask you some basic information which will be typed on to two blue certificates. These certificates will be displayed in the Registrar's office for 3 weeks and you will be given a date to collect them. Once you have collected these certificates you must give them to Fr Nick as soon as possible (without these certificates the wedding cannot take place). 
 
There is a charge of approximately £30 per certificate. 
 

If you are a Catholic you will need to give to Fr Nick a recent (that is written out within the last 6 months) Baptismal Certificate. 
 
If you were baptised at St Anthony's, a copy can be requested from the parish office. 
 
If you are not a Catholic, you will need a letter from one of your parents saying that you were or were not baptised and that you have not been married before. 
 

Please ensure that you have booked in for one of our marriage preparation courses. 
 
Marriage preparation courses are held during each year, organised by the Slough Parishes. The next courses will be held at Holy Family Church Trelawney Avenue, Langley SL3 7UD. Dates and Times to be confirmed.

 

 

Please obtain an application form from the parish office and return it to the parish secretary with a cheque for £40 (per couple) made payable to 'Slough Deanery Pastoral Council'. 
 

Once you have your Blue Certificate from the Registrar and Baptismal Certificate/Letter, please contact Fr Nick to arrange to meet him to complete papers and to go through the details of your marriage ceremony.

Contact: Parish Secretary

Funeral

If you wish to arrange a funeral, contact the Parish Secretary for more information.

 
The principles which should be followed are outlined in Catholic Funerals - a Guide for Northampton Diocese.

Contact: Parish Secretary

Be Involved

 

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa 

 

The Parish warmly welcomes all volunteers! If you can assist with any of the following, please let Fr Nicholas know: Sacristy work, cleaning, children’s liturgy, repair works, painting, gardening, lifts for parishioners to and from Mass.
If there is something else you can do, please do let him know.

Welcome

 

If you have recently joined the Parish, you are most welcome. We hope that you are settling in well. Please do make yourself known to Fr Nicholas or the Parish Office. Parish Welcome Packs are available from the Church Narthex. 

 

Tea/Coffee Morning Donations - Sunday

 

If you would like to donate any cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit etc. They will be gratefully received. Alternatively, if you are able to increase your financial donation, that would be wonderful!

 

A big thank to everyone that helped and supported our tea and coffee mornings. For the month of March We have taken a grand total of £60.54. If you are new to our Parish, please pop into the Crypt after Mass on a Sunday - we would love to see you. Our tea and coffee mornings are run solely on donations of various homemade cakes, breads, biscuits etc. so do pop in and support us and give generously. All donations recieved go towards the upkeep of the Crypt. 

 

Sick and Housebound

 

If you know of any parishioners that are sick or housebound that would like to receive Holy Communion, please let Fr Nicholas know or contact the Parish Office. 

 

Eucharistic Minister Readers and Counters Rotas

 

These are now available on the website under Mass Intentions and Rotas.

 

After Mass Tidy Up

 

We are looking for a small team of volunteers to help tidy up after Mass. This includes putting away the hymn books, Mass cards, kneelers and making sure the Church is neat and tidy for its next service.  If you would like to assist in anyway or join a rota, please see Fr Nicholas. 

Prayers for the Sick

 

Please continue to pray for the sick of our Parish and those that have asked for your prayers. If you know of anyone that would like a mention in our bidding prayers, please let Father, the Deacons or the Parish Office know.

Weekly Mass Readings

 

Can now be found here! Weekly Readings

 

Prayer to St Anthony

 

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

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