St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 30th/31st March 2019 - 4th Sunday of Lent, Year C
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Harvey Patrick Antos
Julianna Benjamin Lars
Niamh Alessandro Teresa
Luca Zalan
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Carolyn F Zoe B
Jane M Julia E Jonathan H
Marian C Carole C Moya Z
Maura McG Lyndsey B Mary F
Ann G Kathryn A
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Ella C David W Ruth D
2nd Reading Catherine L Ann G Laura B
Bidding prayers Paula T Mark H Nancy R
Hospitality after Mass Paula T Tom & Nicola O'K TBD
Hymn Presentation Andy S
Mass Preparation Matt D & Jonas K
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team A Ruth McC Heather C Tricia O
Marie C Graeme M Ethel D
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Tony McC
Flowers None (Lent) Week beginning 1st Apr
Altar Linen Violet D Key Holder Phil 07798 831927
Cashiers Ruth D & Irene L 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
23rd/24th March 2019 - 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C

Strange story about Galileans being killed by Pilate. They were no greater sinners. They thought then that people who suffered were being punished. Jesus asks us to repent, but does not punish the sinner. Repent is the word of Lent – and followed by the invitation to believe the good news of the gospel. God is not a punishing God.

The story about the fig tree is about the patience of God, our need for time to repent and grow in our faith and prayer, and it is about the 'God of the many chances'. The God of Jesus never lets go on us, and always believes in our future. All of us carry particular faults and failings through life, and even though we try our best, find that they stay with us. God knows this and sees our efforts to change and be renewed. Prayer helps us to believe in ourselves as God believes in us.

In the different desires and activities of life we can be with God or not with him. We can love him fully or find ourselves tempted from God's path. Jesus calls all the time to change so that we live out of the best side of ourselves and change so that we become more like him. At the Eucharist we pray, 'May we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity'.  

Renew us O lord, in love, in hope and in joy in your care for us.



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


24th Mar        9.30am: Celine McCay RIP

                    11.15am: Linda Holloway RIP

25th Mar        9.30am: Lesley Mitchell RIP

26th Mar        9.30am: Anthony Gilmartin RIP

31st Mar         9.30am: People of the Parish

                     11.15am: Linda Holloway 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 £883.79. The Lenten soup on 14th March raised £274.15. Thank you for your generosity.

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY The collection last week raised an amazing £1,423.13. Thank you so much for your great generosity and thanks again to the children who promoted CAFOD so well. They are now featured on the CAFOD Portsmouth blog (

LENTEN PROJECT There will be Second Collections each weekend until Easter for the Lenten Project, unless another is being taken.

APPEAL Fr Kevin will be doing an appeal at all Masses next weekend, 30th/31st March, for the Burma Orphanage (Myanmar), a cause close to his heart. Please be generous in your support.

BAPTISMS We welcome Thomas Stanley Detheridge, who will be baptised on Saturday 23rd March at 1pm.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 25th March is Claire 07850 787486.


EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT Adoration, 7.15pm‑7.45pm, followed by the Stations of the Cross.

CAKE SALES The St Patrick’s Day Cake Sales both Friday and Sunday, including the cake raffle, raised a staggering £797 for the nursery. Thank you for supporting this event.

SOUP LUNCH  This week the soup lunch will be on Tuesday 26th March as on the Thursday most of the soup team will be going to Knock. After this it will go back to Thursdays in Lent. Please consider making a pot of soup, baking a cake or contributing bread and butter. Donations mean all profits will go to WORK. Please phone Kathryn on 629498 or Ann on 629028 if you can help. Thank you.

EASTER VOLUNTEERS needed for Holy Week for Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Washing of the Feet. Please sign up if you are available. Sheets are in the main porch of the church. Thank you - the Liturgy Team.

PARTY The Parish Council committee is organising a FIESTA on Saturday 30th March in the school hall, the “Party for Our Lady's Corner” as all the funds raised that evening will go towards the replacement of the painted window and renovation of Our Lady's Corner. Please come and join us from 7:30pm to 11:30pm for a night with music, drinks and South American food. Tickets are still available at £25 per person including food and 2 glasses of wine. Any questions, please email Noris at

PENITENTIAL SERVICE on Wednesday 3rd April. 1.45pm for the school, and at 7.30pm for the Parish community.

CONCERT Saturday 6th April given by the well-known Reading Male Voice Choir and entertaining Marlow Music Makers. Please pick up your reserved tickets from either Ruth or John after Mass. Tickets are £12 including a glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets are still available. Proceeds will go to the two wonderful charities being supported by our Lenten project, Widows and Orphans of Kenya (WORK) and Thames Hospice.

OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM, DOWRY TOUR A few parishioners of St Joseph are planning to visit Our Lady of Walsingham in St John's Cathedral, Portsmouth, on Saturday 6th April. A half-day trip would allow us to attend adorations, Holy Mass and the rosary. Would the people of St Edmund Campion like to join us at this beautiful event in honour of Our Lady? Please contact Virginie at 07802 458554 or send an email to

CAKE SALE to support the Lenten Campaign after the Masses on Sunday 7th April. Antos and Teresa Debicki are the bakers.

CONCERT The 9.30 Folk Group will be giving a Lenten Concert on Saturday 13th April, 7:30pm in the school hall. They invite everyone to join them for a relaxed musical evening. Tickets cost £7.50 and include a bread and cheese supper. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

CAMINO WALKING PILGRIMAGE 19th-27th September. Camino del Norte Stage 1: Ballota to Vilalba, 92 miles. Note: we do not  finish in Santiago ( Vilalba to Santiago in 2020). Flights and coach £270. Hostel or hotel extra. Must be reasonably fit & prepare by walking regularly before the Camino. Email for info and booking form. Closing date: 31st March – don’t delay.

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.

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.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Summer Fun Day is on Sunday 30th June, 12 till 3. If you would like to be involved in any of the planning, please email On that day just one Mass at 10.45am, combining the 9.30 and 11.15am. All are welcome to celebrate, followed by the Parish Fun Day.

SIGNIFICANT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Are you celebrating a 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or anniversary over 60 years? If so Bishop Philip would like to invite you to a Mass of celebration. This will take place at St Bede’s church in Basingstoke on Saturday 6th July at 11am. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate and witness to Marriage. If you would like to come, please visit the Cathedral website and complete the on-line form, or send an email to Gillian also has forms in the Parish Office.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - EVENING RECEPTIONIST IN WOODLEY FOR MARRIAGE CARE Do you enjoy meeting people and putting them at their ease? Would you also welcome some quiet time secure in the knowledge that your presence is helping our vital relationship counselling service? We 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 our 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

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:

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 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!

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.

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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This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)

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,