St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 20th/21st October 2018 - 29th Sunday, Year B
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Miriam Patrick Antos
Kayla Vincent Lars
Jack Zalan Teresa
Nasia Alannah
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Paula T John C George A
2nd Reading Lucy L Ruth D Suzy W
Bidding prayers Ethel D Nina B Patryk D
Hospitality after Mass Sue W Kerry & Sophie S Mary McG
Hymn Presentation Mike Q
Mass Preparation Liz T
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team D Dora W Anna W Jane J
Dee O'H Simone D'U
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Petra L
Flowers Kelley P Week beginning 22nd Oct
Altar Linen Janeth B Key Holder Ann 01628 629028
Cashiers Rosemary LC & Phil M Banker Helen R

On admission, please state clearly that you are a Catholic Christian.

If you want the Chaplain to visit you, you should complete the form in the Chapel, or speak to the Ward Sister in Charge.

The local Roman Catholic Church near Wexham Park Hospital is the Church of the Holy Redeemer, contact 01753 578328. In cases of emergency, call St Joseph’s Maidenhead on 01628 783988.

PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
13th/14th October 2018 - 28th Sunday, Year B

For the rich young man in the gospel story of this weekend, his money was a problem. He was good – kept all the commandments but maybe missed out on the main one, to love God and love the neighbour. Jesus’ heart went out to him in love, his misery and his wealth. But wealth blocked him from receiving love…what could have brought great joy to his heart was blocked.

Wealth can do this. The way forward is in sharing. If he could get free of his money and attachment to it, he would be happy. Otherwise he went away sad. Jesus did not condemn wealth, but the selfish hoarding of it.

We notice that people when they get rich may lose friends. They have to put guard gates on the house. And people are afraid to go out with them because they can’t afford the life style. Wealth and its trappings can stunt love.

Same with other things we get attached to – property, health, good looks, all that keeps us from real love.

For Jesus – Sharing is the way forward. He did that himself, shared his eternal life of happiness with us to death. Shared the love of his heart. The grateful heart will encourage us to share and to remain human and humble.

Lord help me be poor in heart, knowing that all I am is from you.


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
Holy days:
9.30am and 8pm
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
8am - 9pm

Parish Priest
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins

01628 628274
Mrs Gillian Hollingbery
Mon, Weds & Fri: 10am to 12 noon;
Tues & Thurs: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Mrs Carolyn Foster
Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds


14th Oct         9.30am: Richard Foster RIP

                     11.15am: Morrod family (intention)

21st Oct         9.30am: P L Lucas RIP

                     11.15am: Fred Jennings RIP

If you would like a Mass said, either in remembrance or as an intention, please see Gillian in the Parish Office to book a date.

COLLECTION last weekend was £624.62 (plus £29 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses next weekend, 20th/21st October is for World Missions. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM CAFOD The CAFOD Harvest Fast Day collection last weekend raised an amazing £1,577.15. Thank you so much for your great generosity and thanks again to the children who spoke at the Masses and helped us reach this great result – they are now featured on the CAFOD Portsmouth blog ( If you would still like to donate to this, please use a CAFOD envelope and put it in a collection bag or in the post box outside the Parish Centre.

KERALA APPEAL A letter of thanks has been received from SVP Twinnage for the generous donation by our parish at the beginning of September. Nearly £200k has been raised by the SVP and this money will go directly to the conferences in Kerala to give direct help to the local people. Thank you again.

BAPTISM We welcome Jack Mentis, will be baptised on Saturday 20th October at 3pm.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 15th October is Phil 07798 831927


APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him for an appointment. He is always happy to visit your home if so desired. He is also available for house blessings.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let Gillian (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know so that a visit can be arranged.

SOUP LUNCH This Thursday 18th October, in the parish Centre in aid of the charity WORK. Donations of soup, bread,butter or home baking will be gratefully appreciated. Please  contact Ann 629028 or Kathryn 629498 if you can provide these.

MASS FOR ALL SOULS Friday 2nd November, 7.30pm. If you would like to include the names of those who have passed away this last year, or who have yet to be included, in the Book of Remembrance, there is a list for this in the porch (until 28th October). You are all welcome to join us for this beautiful service.

ORPHEUS BY THE GOBBLEDIGOOK THEATRE CO at 7:45pm on Saturday 3rd November in the Parish centre. “The tale of impossible, death‑defying love. Told through the spoken word and soul music. Tickets £10. Contact Aby 07880 790836,  Graeme 07931 549915, Joanna & Louis 07886 010763.

RECEPTION INTO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH If you, or someone you know, feels called to be received into the Church please see Father Liam. The Ceremony for Reception will take place at the Easter Vigil, 20th April 2019. A number of people are following the Alpha Course at present and once that is completed, will join the RCIA programme (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).It is important that all who wish to be received, through either Baptism, Confirmation or simply Reception, need to be enrolled no later than Sunday 25th November as the new liturgical year starts on 2nd December, and names of all candidates will be sent to the Bishop during that week.

BURNS SUPPER We are proposing to hold this on Friday 25th January 2019. Are there any Scots out there who can play the bagpipes, sing or give one of the traditional speeches? This enjoyable event raises much money for charity. Please contact Kathryn on 629498 asap if you can help. WE NEED YOU!  

CHURCH SHOP In addition to the usual items, there are 2019 diaries and calendars, Christmas cards and Advent calendars for sale. Please see Cynthia. Thank you.

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND Fr John Lee is planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year, departing from Luton Airport on Monday 16th September 2019 and returning on 23rd September. The cost is £1,500 and covers return fares, transfers, accommodation and a packed itinerary visiting  sites associated with Our Lord’s life and ministry.  If interested email Fr John,, or St Joseph's parish office,, with your name and contact details this week

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH Every Christmas Day, Churches Together in Maidenhead (CTIM) organise a lunch at the SportsAble venue in Braywick Road for elderly or disabled local people who would otherwise be home alone. Guests are transported, served and helped by local volunteers. If you, or someone you know , would like to attend this Christmas, please contact Keith on: 01628 636179 (Home) or 07765 505767 ( Mobile), e-mail CTIM are also keen to hear from volunteers to help with their Christmas Day Lunch for the elderly lonely. There are opportunities to drive, serve food and befriend guests at this celebration. Please contact Lily Peacock, volunteer coordinator, on or telephone (home) 01628 623362, (mobile) 07794 397132

DAY FOR CATECHISTS At St John's Cathedral, Portsmouth, 10am to 4pm on 20th October. For further information, see the poster or

MARRIAGE PREPARING There will be a session of a Marriage Preparing Together course, for only twelve couples, on Saturday 17th November, in St Edmund Campion Parish Centre. Any couple interested can book their place via or by calling 0800 389 3801.

BACKPACKS NEEDED The Parish is looking for used backpacks in good condition for a project called Mary’s Meals, to support children in developing countries by filling them with pencils, pens, etc., and especially plimsolls in good condition. Please put the backpack in the box in the church lobby. There are information leaflets on the table.

ADOREMUS If you are interested in seeing what happened in Liverpool 7th‑9th September visit

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION If your child will be 8 years old in this academic year and you would like them to make their First Holy Communion, please fill in the application form available in the church porch.

DONATIONS The Parish has committed to donating 10% of income to other charities. We have recently made donations of £500 to each of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Foodshare, Recharge R&R, and Aid to the Church in Need, and £1,000 to the Mill Hill project supporting Widows and Orphans in South Africa.

HAND SANITISER There is a hand sanitiser on the wall in the church lobby. Please use it to help prevent the spread of winter coughs and colds. Thank you.

HALL HIRE We would like to remind everyone that the Parish Centre is available for hire for parties at £25 per hour. If of interest please contact Gillian in the Parish Office.

TRAINING FUND If you are going on a course that would benefit the Parish, we may be able to subsidise the cost. Please speak to Fr Liam.

SCIENCE OR RELIGION? A SYMPOSIUM A big diocesan Symposium on Science and Religion is taking place on Saturday 3rd November, 10am‑4pm, in The Discovery Centre in Winchester (opp. St Peter’s church). Two leading scientists will ask whether recent research on the Universe suggests the existence of a Creator. There will also be a series of workshops led by experts on such topics as Christianity and Extra Terrestrial Life, the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and whether human consciousness is immortal. The Symposium is open to all, whether religious or not. See the diocesan e‑News for more details. Places are limited and bookings are now open at

WEBSITE We urgently need a team of four to assist in running the parish website. Mike Quinn will still be the Webmaster, but he needs a team around him to write articles, stories, contribute information and offer some good links to websites etc. Please contact Fr Liam if you feel you could be part of this wonderful and very important ministry. Just a thought…setting up a Parish Facebook /Twitter account?

FUNDRAISING APPEAL FOR MAIDENHEAD CHARITY RE:CHARGE R&R  Re:Charge R&R is a Maidenhead-based charity whose focus is to support local vulnerable children, families and individuals through weekly drop-in sessions. These sessions aim to offer a safe, friendly environment for local families, and to provide advice and support to enable them to overcome challenging, difficult and sensitive situations. Users are signposted to relevant agencies already established within the Borough, when necessary.
Additionally, a new service has just been launched, called “Freedom Café”, to support individuals recovering from addictions. Freedom Café assists with addiction recovery without the need for an official referral, runs the session entirely on voluntary donations, and provides hot meals and refreshments every week along with valuable advice and support on different issues, in particular housing, benefits and education. Freedom Café’s next goal is to be able to help individuals in the later stages of their recovery with Maths and English tuition so that they can get GCSE qualifications and increase job opportunities, help them with job search, build CVs and apply for jobs. Ultimately, the “Freedom Café” contributes to reducing risks of depression, loneliness and relapses and all the consequent risks.
The Re:Charge R&R staff running the drop in sessions were once receiving support themselves, and have gone on to be trained, mentored and nurtured to gain skills and confidence to help and support thecurrent users. In this way, Re:Charge R&R is growing organically. However, with the sessions growing and to be able to reach more families in need within the community, they now need to raise £4,500 per month. They need to strengthen their short and long term funding streams as a matter of urgency, so they would be pleased if you would consider their request at the earliest opportunity.
Any donation would have a huge impact on the users and help them to gain the skills, vision and motivation to change their life. To donate, please contact the Re:Charge R&R Fundraiser Nadia Boyes at or visit the website and click on “Donate”.

ST EDMUND COMMUNITY BOOK SHARE There is a bookshelf in the entrance lobby to the Parish Centre for people to leave a book / take a book. Have a look! There is a bookshelf in the entrance lobby to the Parish Centre for people to leave a book / take a book. Have a look!

MAIDENHEAD CARE urgently requires volunteer duty officers to find drivers for clients, and volunteer drivers to take clients to medical appointments. Do you have free time - even for only 8 hours per month for duty officers? Email or contact 07538 418448 during office hours.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Evening Receptionist in Woodley for Marriage Care. Do you enjoy meeting people and putting them at their ease while helping a vital relationship counselling service? Marriage Care are looking for a friendly and helpful volunteer who can spare a couple of hours on Monday evenings, a couple of times per month, at their venue in Woodley. You will meet and greet couples who come for counselling and remain in the venue during counselling sessions. For more details and informal enquiries please contact: Sue Cooper 07939 495774 or email

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Brett Foundation is looking for people to help at The Centre where hot food and hot drinks are offered to the homeless, elderly, lonely, those with mental health issues and people in need who live below the poverty line. There is help with filling out forms, cooking sessions, help to find jobs and accommodation (plus support as a mentor once they have a home and job for those who are homeless) and a listening ear. The Centre is open Mon‑Fri 10am to 1pm, Sat 10am-12pm, also Tues & Wed 7-9.30pm, & Sun 7-8pm. If you are interested in helping at the Centre, please contact Sue Brett on either or 07582 158849.

MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING WITH MARRIAGE CARE  Catholic Marriage Care is a faith-based organisation, that draws on its Catholic tradition and contemporary research, to help couples in both good times and bad.  Most relationships face difficulties at some point.  Talking to a relationship counsellor can help.  Our local centre in Reading offers relationship counselling with fully-trained counsellors.  For further information please call 0800 389 3801. If you are a trained relationship counsellor, could you volunteer with Marriage Care?  Further counsellors are needed for our Reading centre – expenses and supervision is provided.  For further information, please contact Sue Cooper at or phone 0793 9495774.

APPOINTMENT OF REFUGEE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER  In 2015 many of us with our Bishop were concerned about the unfolding tragedy of Syrian refugees who were compelled to leave their homeland seeking safety and a new life. Responding to this crisis our Bishop created the Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group (DRRWG), chaired by Fr John Lee and Fr Peter Hollins, with a variety of interested volunteer members, and asked them to explore how the Diocese can and should respond to this crisis. In addition to creating educational resources for parishes (available at, this group wrote a detailed and robust proposal for a project, in which the Diocese would be the lead sponsor on Community Sponsorship for Syrian refugees. As part of this, they recommended the recruitment of a Refugee Project Development Officer and detailed the specifications for this role. This officer will assist interested parishes, pastoral areas or other community groups to put in applications to directly sponsor a Syrian family through the Community Sponsorship Scheme. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Lennon to the newly-created post of Refugee Project Development Officer. We will be hearing from Rosemary in a future edition of Enews. To find out more about Community Sponsorship please see

COX GREEN LUNCHEON CLUB takes place weekly on Tuesdays at Cox Green Community Centre, when a two-course traditional home-cooked meal is served to 40/50 members. It is run by volunteers from St Edmund Campion church, All Saints Church, The Church of the Good Shepherd Cox Green and the local community. They urgently need more volunteer cooks to join the rota. If you enjoy cooking and have some spare time, why not consider joining the team. You can get more information from Allison on 01628 824551 or Ruby on 01628 630703.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO ASSIST WITH THE MASS PREPARATION for the 11.15am Mass on a rota basis. Duties include preparing the hosts, wine, chalices, and collection bags for the next Mass on Sunday. Please contact Andy on 07730 630876 or email

DONATIONS The Finance Committee have decided that 10% of the Parish income should be donated to worthy causes or needy people. If any parishioners are aware of needs, please tell Fr Liam.

NEW LIFE/START, NEW BEGINNINGS Are you divorced, separated or bereaved? After Easter, we are starting a new evening or weekend group to share friendship, support and laughter / happiness / have some fun. If you would like to come along, please give your contact details to Gillian, Fr Liam or speak to Carol McQ (normally at 9.30am Mass) on 01628 781976. We really hope you can join us, or indeed anyone you know from the surrounding community who you think might enjoy this support group.

MAIDENHEAD WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP The group was set up in 1965 with the initial aim to be informed about matters in Europe, concerning women, through lectures and exchange visits. In each of Maidenhead’s twin towns, sister groups were set up to encourage friendship and understanding. The aims remain after 50 years of friendship despite time moving on. The group has a regular programme of exchange visits with other European groups, both visiting and hosting annually: St Cloud in France, Bad Godesberg  in Germany, Frascati  in Italy, Kortrijk in Belgium and, since 2004, Salzburg in Austria. They meet at the United Reformed Church, West St, Maidenhead every second Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm when they have guest speakers on broadly European topics. To support this, in Maidenhead, they also have European literature, art and music groups as well as language conversation groups. If you are interested in joining this non‑political, non‑sectarian European Friendship group (no second language necessary), more information can be obtained at: or by phoning Anne on 01753 642078.

CATHOLIC SINGLES is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information, see the poster on the parish centre noticeboard, visit, email or tel. 0161 941 3498.

STREET ANGELS Christ invites you through Maidenhead Street Angels to bring love and compassion to the streets of your town. Join us on a Saturday night for a taster session. We need more volunteers but particularly men from 18 to 80. Please try something new - you will not be alone. Matthew Ch.28 v.20 " And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Contact

DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFUGEES? The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. They are also planning events and creating a list of people who would like to be kept informed. For Working Group members, they are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and have specific skills to offer, from various specialists to administration and organisation skills. If you would like to help or find out more, please contact Fr. Peter Hollins on 01730 262 290, email, see the webpage at or take home one of the leaflets on display at the back of the church and learn how you can help Syrian refugees coming to this country.

SAFEGUARDING E-LEARNING If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand online safety, you are encouraged to read the e‑learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what programmes are available via e‑learning and how to access the programmes that interest you. This e‑learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, recognising we all have a role to play in creating a safe environment. Go to:

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ADMISSION INTO ST EDMUND CAMPION SCHOOL AND NURSERY is based on Mass attendance for some categories. In our parish, we have an attendance card available from the table in the church lobby. Every time you come to Sunday Mass get your card stamped in the parish centre. You will need the Parish Priests's signature on the SIF form, once your attendance in 2018 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

ST EC SCHOOL PTA QUIZ will be taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th November in the school hall. Bar opens at 7.15. Tickets £5 per person with tables of ideally between 6-8 people. If you are new to the school or need help putting a team together, please let us know so we can help. Bring your own nibbles but please buy drinks from the bar to help us raise money for the school. Please email for more information and to book a table.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING will be taking place 7‑9.30pm on Friday 23rd November in the school hall, £2 entry on the door or £5 including 5 raffle tickets. Over 30 stalls of handmade gifts, decorations, clothing, jewellery and much more. There will be a great raffle and refreshments will be served. It’s a wonderful evening to get you into the festive spirit! If you would like to volunteer to man a stall selling nativity sets, Christmas cards and Advent calendars please contact