St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 27th/28th January 2018 - 4th Sunday, Year B
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Harvey Lauren Helena
Jack Alex Antos
Juliana Sophie Lars
Miriam Vincent
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Mary C Jane W Mary F
2nd Reading David B Helen S Jonathan H
Bidding prayers Mary S Breda T Marian B
Hospitality after Mass TBD Matt & Dominique D Debbie T
Hymn Presentation David W
Mass Preparation Sheila W
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 Simon D'U Anita S
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Ruth D & Irene L
Tony McC
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 29th January)
Sandra W Milly D Anna 07590 545645 Eddie 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 Roman Catholic Chaplain for Wexham Park Hospital is Rev. Noel Connolly SPS, who can be contacted via the Church of the Holy Redeemer, phone 01753 578328. In cases of emergency, call St Joseph's on 01628 783988.

PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
20th/21st January 2018 - 3rd Sunday, Year B

During this coming year we are going to read our way through the gospel preached by St Mark. And today we hear about Jesus’s first actions in inaugurating the kingdom of God. He proclaimed the good news that we should repent and begin life afresh.

There’s something very ordinary for a fisherman about washing nets, as we hear in the gospel. Daily work, done with some drudgery, but knowing that it is essential for a good catch of fish which would feed the family at this time Jesus called his first apostles.

There is something sacred about the ordinary. About bathing a child, loving a spouse, daily employment, family time and all that goes to make up our days.

In the middle of all this, God can surprise us and call us into his service. Our expectation is sometimes different – that we need long times of prayer to find God, or read about him, or do big things for him. Just as the smallest things are done out of human love, God is found in the ordinary.

Maybe the disciples remember in difficult times the way they were called in their ordinary work, and found their ongoing call to follow the Lord in the ordinary of their lives for the rest of their lives.

Give me O Lord a love for the ordinary; remind me how ordinary you were for so much of your life. Amen.


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

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


21st Jan         9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: Belinda RIP

24th Jan         9.30am: Margaux Masilungan 1st birthday

28th Jan         9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: Helen & Jock Wilson 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 £664.61 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). The Second Collection for Pax Christi raised £301.30. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS STARS Because of your generous support, we have been able to send £850 to WORK.

BAPTISM We welcome Dexter Zane Atkinson, who was baptised on Sunday 14th January.

CHURCH SHOP The piety stall is now back in the locked room with the cards remaining in the porch. Monies from the cards should be placed in the money box, whilst for any items needed from the cupboard please see Gillian or Cynthia.

CONTACT If you wish to speak to Father Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him for an appointment. He is always happy to visit your home if so desired.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 22nd January is Ann, 01628 629028.


SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY is at 6pm on Sunday 21st January at All Saints Church, Boyn Hill. Theme “That All May Be Free”. Please participate if you can.

GALLUP POLL Four areas from the Gallup poll in our parish, have been identified to examine further: Prayer; Spiritual Programmes/Retreats; Mission Outreach and Community Inclusion. If you are interested in belonging to one of these task groups then please come along to the Parish centre on Tuesday 23rd January at 7pm. Each task group will only meet two or three times and then make proposals for the parish. If you feel there is something else that we need to raise or look at then please contact the parish office before 23rd January.

MINDFULNESS STRESS REDUCTION COURSE will be run for 9 weeks from Sunday 28th January 1.30-4pm in St Edmund Campion School. For more information contact Greg Scott email:

CANCER CHECK Maidenhead Lions invite all males aged over 45 to come for a FREE Prostate Cancer check; a simple blood test on Thursday 1st March.  It is open from 5pm to 9pm at Desborough Suite, Town Hall, Maidenhead. No need to book an appointment. For more information visit the website:

VULNERABLE ADULTS TRAINING Saturday 24th March 1.30-4pm at St Edmund Campion. Trainer – Jo Hopkins.

REFLECTIONS Each Tuesday. Come any time between 7.30 and 9.30pm to an informal evening of prayers and meditation. We normally start with silent adoration (30 minutes) then we share one commented decade of the Rosary followed with meditation through music (from Aramaic to Hillsongs!). We focus on private intention as well as communal ones and all are invited to present their petitions (should they wish to do so). Our aim is to pray more meaningfully in the presence of our Lord and to acknowledge our own needs as well as the needs of our parish and community. Anyone wanting prayer can also write in the book of prayer requests at the back of the church, as the entries of the week will be called out during the evening. If two or three are gathered in my name...

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

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 visit or tel. 0161 941 3498.

ONE CHILDREN'S LITURGY CATECHIST REQUIRED Duty is for 1 month in 4 and you will work with an experienced catechist. All sessions contain a reading from scripture, normally the Gospel of the day. Catechists will then present the reading in other ways, e.g. through drama, story, art work or discussion.  If you would like to be involved please contact Tricia Opalko via the school or Parish office.

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

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.

MAIDENHEAD CARE needs volunteer drivers, and also duty officers to man the computer and arrange lifts, for a half or whole day. If you can spare a little time to help it would be much appreciated. For more information please visit the website – – or call Maidenhead Care on 07538 418448.

HCPT PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThe group is looking for some new helpers to join them when they take some special children to Lourdes Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th April 2018. You need to be aged 18 or over, physically fit and DBS checked, and preferably able to pay your own fare (approx £700). If you think you might be interested call Pat Burke on 01753 840965.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFUGEES? The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. We are also planning events and creating a list of people who would like to be kept informed. For Working Group members, we 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 our 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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This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)
School News

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 your Mass Rep. 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 2017 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

NURSERY ADMISSIONS 2018-19 Children born between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 will be allocated in the academic year 2018-19. The deadline to hand the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to the nursery is 28th February 2018. If you require Fr Liam to sign your SIF as per our Admission Policy, he will be available after Mass during January and February. For any queries or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Powell on 01628 639891 or email her on

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2018-2019 Fr Liam will sign the SIF forms for those children in Categories 3, 4 and 5 only, based on Sunday Mass attendance cards (or letter from the parish priest if from another parish). He will be in his office 7‑9am, 10am‑noon and 2‑5pm most days, or contact him on 07776 580596 or to make an appointment.

PTA QUIZ Saturday 24th February 7.15 for 7.30 start. If you would like to book, at £5 per person, please either drop your money into the school office in an envelope detailing your name, email address and team name, or email with your table details. Teams of 6 to 8 people. We can help organise a table for you – just let us know your details.