St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 26th/27th January 2019 - 3rd 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 Lauren Antos
Kayla Zack Lars
Miriam Vincent Teresa
Nasia Amelia
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Petra L Rod M
Jane M Jerome H Deirdre M
Marian C John L Eric R
Maura McG Simona D'U Mary Q
Charlie E Mary McG
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading David B John C Patryk D
2nd Reading Mary S Ruth D Eric R
Bidding prayers Mary C Nina B George A
Hospitality after Mass Natalia H Matt & Dominique D Barbara McW
Hymn Presentation David W
Mass Preparation Eddie A
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team C Catherine M Tanya vS Laura O'F
Jennifer D Donncha R Gabrielle Br
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Pam C
Flowers Clare C Week beginning 28th Jan
Altar Linen Milly D Key Holder Phil 07798 831927
Cashiers TBD Banker Tony McC

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
19th/20th January 2019 - 2nd Sunday, Year C

It is somewhat ironic that we find ourselves now in Ordinary Time for there is nothing ‘ordinary’ in what is being said of us in today’s readings.

On the one hand, the prophet is asking his people to recognise God’s personal and passionate love for them while, on the other, Paul is celebrating the abundance of gifts which this loving God has bestowed on his people.

All of this is symbolised in the story of Cana where the wine of God’s joy flows liberally among the guests.

The readings all point to the extraordinary dignity which is given to each one of us as a child of God.  If only we could truly believe it of ourselves then we might more readily respect it in others.

We are called to turn the waters of everyday life into wine.  We are called to transform society and, like good wine, bring joy, peace and celebration into the lives of many.

We are called to transform water into wine…sadly, sometimes, we meet people who have the capacity to change wine into water!  They lack joy, good news, hope or celebration.

Our faith calls us to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary…..


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
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


20th Jan         9.30am: People of the Parish

27th Jan         9.30am: People of the Parish

                        11.15am: Mary Connor 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 £764. Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION At all Masses next weekend, 26th/27th January, we will take the annual collection in support of our Cathedral in Portsmouth. This collection is the only support our Cathedral receives from the wider Diocesan family. Please give generously, gift aiding your donation wherever possible. Envelopes are available at all Masses. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.

BAPTISM We welcome Alexandra Iglesias, who will be baptised on Sunday 27th January at 1pm.

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.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 21st January is Carolyn 01628 624635


UNITED SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY is at St Peter’s Church, Furze Platt, today Sunday 20th January at 6pm, followed by refreshments. The theme is "Only Justice" and the material was prepared by the Indonesian Churches

CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK Continues to  25th January. At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. All churches in Maidenhead, and elsewhere, will pray daily for Christian unity, and to work together more closely.

SMARTIES APPEAL FOR SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN Any more Smarties tubes and envelope donations for this appeal can be left with Gillian in the parish office until the end of January. Thank you for your generosity.

PALM SUNDAY 14th April. We are hoping to dramatise the Gospel at the 9.30am mass and need volunteers to be the apostles, Jesus, Pilate etc.  The drama will take about 20-25 minutes.  If you are interested in taking part, please contact Nina Bannerman on 01628 674055.

BURNS NIGHT Friday 25th January Not too late to book your tickets at £25 to include Burns supper and entertainment. Proceeds to WORK. Please contact Kathryn, 01628 629498. Also if you have any dietary requirements.

EQUIPMENT If you have “borrowed” anything from the Parish Centre kitchen, please return it asap, as it will be needed for the Burns Night supper. Thank you.

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CAFOD MEETING you are invited to a meeting on Monday 18th February, 7:15pm to 9pm, at Christ the King Church, 408 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 8NR. Sally Kitchener, CAFOD’s writer for the Communications Team, will be talking about her recent visit to see CAFOD’s projects in Bangladesh and there will an opportunity to explore the resources for Lent Fast day on 15th March. Also on Tuesday 5th March from 7:15pm to 9pm at St Joseph’s Church, London Road, Newbury, RG14 1JP, Kezia Harrow, a Step into the Gap Volunteer, will be talking about her recent trip to visit CAFOD’s projects in the Holy Land. Everyone is welcome so please book your place by emailing or calling 01252 329385.

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

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.

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 relationshipcounselling 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 949 5774.

PORTSMOUTH DIOCESE DON BOSCO CAMP 28th July - 3rd August 2019 An opportunity for secondary school boys to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in a safe but challenging countryside setting. Further information: and contact:

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.

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.

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! 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.

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.

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: 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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WEBSITE Go to and follow the link to bulletins for more notice

This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)

        Sunday 20th


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,

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2019-2020 Fr Liam is available to 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.