St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 21st/22nd September 2019 - 25th Sunday, Year C
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Jack Patrick Antos
Dylan Amelia Teresa
Luca Santosh Lars
Nasia Maddie
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Clare C Zoe B
Sandra G John C Jonathan H
Paula T Caroline G Moya Z
Merle F Deborah H Mary F
Sarah F Kathryn A
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Mary S Lloney George A
2nd Reading Mary C Ann G Patryk D
Bidding prayers David B Mark H Eric R
Hospitality after Mass Sue W Carol C & Linda C Alyson K
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Matt D & Jonas K
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team B Gael R Julia E Debbie H
Carly C Charlie E
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Petra L
Flowers Kelley P Week beginning 23rd Sep
Altar Linen Kelly R Key Holder Phil 07798 831927
Cashiers Ruth D & Irene L Banker Brian McG
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?

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

If you want the chaplain to visit you, please indicate this to the personnel at the hospital.

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
14th/15th September 2019 - 24th Sunday, Year C

‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?’

Perhaps this is a real question, and not a rhetorical one: would I be ready to give so much importance to one lost sheep out of one hundred? Yet God does exactly that.

Think of the trouble you go to, to find something you have lost.  The search is more thorough when what we have lost is very valuable. Jesus uses  examples to try and explain to us the sense of how God seeks us, and his joy when our friendship with him is renewed.  His searching for us cost him more than just the search, it cost him his life.

This week, let’s spend some time realising the value Jesus puts on our friendship can help us realise how precious we are to him.

ST EDMUND CAMPION CATHOLIC PARISH

40A ALTWOOD ROAD,
MAIDENHEAD, SL6 4PY
Mass Times
Saturday:
6.15pm
Sunday:
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Thursday:
9.30am
Friday:
10am
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
Confession
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
6am - 9pm

Parish Priest
Tel:
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins
Email:
lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Office
Tel:
01628 628274
Sarah Hubbard
Email:
stec@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Open:
Monday: 8.30am to 3.30pm;    Tuesday: 9am to 11.30am;
Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm;    Friday: 9am to 2pm.    Closed Thursday.

Website:
Bulletin:
st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk
Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds

If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please see our new Parish Administrator, Sarah, in the Parish Office to book it.

FRIDAY MASSES These will now be held at 10am and not 9.30am.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 16th September is Claire 07850 787486.

EXTRA MASS There will be an extra mass on the last Wednesday of every month at 19.30. The first of these is on the 25th of September.

Notices

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 Sarah (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know so that a visit can be arranged.

WEDDING We congratulate Neil and Enrichetta who were married at midday on the 13th September. We wish them many blessings and joy in their married life.

BAPTISM We welcome Domenica Maria Matthias to our Christian Community she will be baptised on the 21st September at 1pm.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH: Welcome packs and parish registration forms can be found in the porch. There is a welcome party for new parishioners on the 12th of October 1pm to 4pm in the parish Centre.

MOTHER’S PRAYER GROUP Friday 20th September at 8.50am in church for an hour, prior to Mass. Mother's Prayers are a worldwide initiative started in England many years ago. Women meet up weekly in the church to pray for their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and to find the support they need. If you would like to join us in prayers contact Nancy or Noris at stedmundmpg@gmail.com. For more info visit: www.mothersprayer.org

PPC MEETING The PPC will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th September. All welcome.

Parish Vision meeting: 16th September at 7.30pm

First Holy Communion: The programme for First Holy Communion starts on the 7th of December 2019. For all further details see leaflet in the porch.

Request for support with ministry in Larchfield for the Open Table Members of the Larchfield Churches Together are urgently looking for support with running the Open Table in Larchfield.The next two events are on 1st October and 3rd of December at Desborough Community Centre. Please contact Fr Jeremy Harris on jeremy-harris@outlook.com 

POST CONFIRMATION RETREAT DAY 28th September 09:30am - 20:30pm St Edwards Windsor “Combatting post Confirmation fatigue”. The Diocesan Educational Chaplaincies Team have agreed to run a day, that will be aimed at our already Confirmed (under 18) young people. It promises to be an action-packed day starting 9.30am-8.30pm. Please confirm attendance to youthwindsor@yhoo.com ASAP.

CTiM Churches Together in Maidenhead invite all who are alone at Christmas to join them on Christmas Day from 12-3.30pm. To book please contact Keith Cartland on 01628 636179/ 07765 505767 or e-mail keith.cartland@btinternet.com.

ALPHA COURSE From Thursday 3rd October (evening) to Thursday 5th December at Windsor Parish. Alpha is ten sessions with the option of a retreat day away in the middle (9th November). This is compulsory for anyone who wants to be inititiated into the Catholic Church, either through Baptism or Confirmation. Application forms can be found in the porch.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) will begin on Thursday 9th January 2020 (twelve sessions for about 90 minutes) until the beginning of April 2020. Further details are on the sheet in the porch, or contact Fr Liam.

SION MISSION dates for your diary. Family days: 29th Sept and 1st Dec 11.30am-3.30pm. Contact admin@sioncommunity.org.uk to book a place. 4-6th Oct New Evangelisation Summit Training. 11-13 Oct Silent retreat. 25-27 Oct Beloved weekend for women. See www.sioncommunity.org.uk for more details.

AUTUMN/ WINTER TALKS:  In the course of autumn/winter we would like to offer a series of 5 evening talks on “topical” issues, as an opportunity to meet and discuss. During all Masses next weekend (21/22 Sept), a questionnaire will be distributed with a list of 10 topics and we would be grateful if you could indicate your 5 top preferences.

SOUP LUNCH The next Soup Lunch will be on Thursday 26th September, noon to 2pm. CERCLE FRANÇAIS restarts on Monday 30th September. TEA ON SUNDAY The next Tea on Sunday will be on 6th October at 3pm

WALSINGHAM ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE for the Sanctity of Life, Sunday 6th October, led by Bishop Mark O’Toole. For further details see poster on noticeboard or pick up a flyer from the porch.

HALL HIRE The Parish Centre is available for hire at £25 per hour. Please contact Sarah in the Parish Office, or pick up a form from outside the parish office.

PIETY STALL Cynthia has Christmas Cards, Diaries, Advent Calendars and a large selection of non seasonal cards, available. You can also e-mail her on cybowen@hotmail.co.uk

RED BOXES Please bring in your boxes for emptying to the Parish Office or to Louise J or Barbara McW.

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

FOODSHARE The Foodshare shelves are almost empty. When shopping please consider buying an extra item and leaving it in the box in the church lobby. Foodshare currently looks after about 200 families in need every week but are having to cut down on the amount of food they distribute.

SACRISTANS The Sacristans’ team is always open to welcome new volunteers who may be interested in helping out in the logistical preparations for the various Services that go on in the Church. If you would like to know more please contact a member of the team.

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 Sarah in the Parish Office.

ADORE WEBSITE The website www.altonrenewal.com is a treasure trove of helpful information. As well as details of forthcoming ADoRE and other meetings, there are recordings of many of the talks from the last 3 years; information about renewal, prophecy, healing, evangelisation and prayer. In particular, the page on evangelising pulls together all the 2018 talks on Mission and Renewal and many useful evangelisation resources. They are also encouraging the formation or rekindling of Prayer Groups and you will find many resources on the Prayer pages of the website.

BACKPACK APPEAL The Parish is looking for used backpacks in good condition for a project called Mary’s Meals, to support children in developing countries. 300 packs have already gone, we would like to send another 100! Apart from donating an old backpack the following are needed: hand towels in good condition. Please put them in the box in the church lobby. See John L for details.

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

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.

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?

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!

FOODSHARE Maidenhead Salvation Army hosts two of the Foodshare events each week on a Monday and a Friday alongside their Sunday roast each week. Is anyone interested in helping on a rota basis on a Friday night, arriving by 6pm and clearing up by 7:30pm? Please contact Major John Mclean on 01628 625914.

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 office@maidenheadcare.org.uk or contact 07538 418448 during office hours.

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES Catholic Marriage Care provides marriage and relationship counselling and marriage preparation in the local area. They are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions at the Reading Centre:
•  trained relationship counsellors – supervision and expenses provided
•  evening receptionist for counselling sessions (Monday evenings in Woodley)
•  people to serve refreshments at marriage preparation days (occasional Saturdays in Twyford and Maidenhead)
For further information please contact Sue Cooper at reading.admin@marriagecare.org or 07939 495774.

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.

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: www.europeanfriendshipcircle.org 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 www.catholicsingles.org.uk, email info@catholicsingles.org.uk 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 stangelsm@hotmail.co.uk.

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 pcs@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk, see the webpage at www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/rrwg/ 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: www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/safeguarding.

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DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH DIRECTORY The Directory is free online: www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/directory.

WEBSITE Go to www.st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk and follow the link to bulletins for more notices.

This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)
School Notices

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 2019 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website, www.st-edmund.org.uk.