St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 23rd/24th September 2017 - 25th Sunday, Year A
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Harvey Alex Helena
Jack Sophie Eileanor
Juliana Brian Antos
Michael Lars
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Jan O'S Amanda P
Angela Q
Ann G
Rene G
C1 Jane M Bruna P Agnes G
C2 Janet W Carole C Jen C O
C3 Caroline G
C4 Carolyn F
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading David B Jan O'B Suzy W
2nd Reading Mary S Maura H Patryk D
Bidding prayers Mary C Geraldine B George A
Hospitality after Mass Pam C Natalie & Isla De G M Charlotte McG
Hymn Presentation Mark DeS
Mass Preparation Liz T
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Ruth D & Irene L
Tony McC
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 25th September)
Kathryn A Maura H Phillip 01628 623190 Paula T

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
16th/17th September 2017 - 24th Sunday, Year A

This assurance Christ longed to give to his beloved betrayers. Forgive them, they know not what they do! A man or woman whose whole life was one long flight from him can yet be reconciled in love if only his final offer of forgiveness is not spurned; and it is this hope which sends priests out to brave the contempt of hardened sinners, bringing them the offer of Christ’s visible reconciling sacrament.

Ronda Chervin, from Magnificat (a daily guide to the Mass – if you want to subscribe, £42 per year, please see Gillian)


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Tuesday to Friday:
Communion Service
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
9am - 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


17th Sep        11.15am: Deceased members of Muldoon family

19th Sep        9.30am: John & Gwen Delaney, 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.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Valerie Bishop, who passed away recently. The funeral Mass will be on Thursday 28th September at 11.30am. There will be no 9.30 Mass that day.

COLLECTION last weekend was £567.59 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses this weekend, 16th/17th September, is for Home Mission. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish. The money received from this collection ensures that the Catholic Faith Centre is resourced and is able to respond to those who have questions about the Catholic Faith. Home Mission Office exists to help the church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel. If you would like to pray for the spread of the Good News on a regular basis, please sign up to their newsletter via

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses next weekend, 23rd/24th September, is for the Cathedral. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 18th September is Carolyn 01628 624635

PARISH OFFICE Please note the new opening hours for the Parish Office. Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am-noon; Tuesday & Thursday: 2.30-4.30pm.


NEW PRIEST We welcome Fr Liam Cummins as our new Parish Priest from 1st August. However, due to prior commitments, he will not be starting full time until Saturday 30th September. If you need a priest before then, please contact St Joseph's on 01628 783988. We are grateful to the priests who are supplying in the meantime.

APF RED BOX HOLDERS As the old £1 coin will cease to be legal tender on 15th October, please could you bring your red boxes to be emptied. You can leave them in the porch at the weekend, give them direct to Louise Jennings, Irene Low, or Barbara McWalter, or leave them with Gillian in the Parish Office. Many thanks for your continued support. Please take a copy of the Mission brochure from the porch.

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...

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS The Life in the Spirit Seminars are designed as an introduction to a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit. They provide an opportunity to find out more about that life and to be helped in taking the first steps of a new relationship with the Lord. The 7 seminars will run every Tuesday evening from Tuesday 26th September until Tuesday 7th November, 8‑9.30pm, at St Joseph's Church, Stanley Walk, Bracknell, RG12 1HA. For more information and to book your place, please refer to the poster on the notice board.

CATECHESIS MEETS EVANGELISATION At 9.30am on Saturday 30th September. This is primarily for confirmation catechists and youth ambassadors, although any adults are welcome to attend. The day involves practical skills for working with young people in a faith context, particularly confirmation catechesis. We have some incredible guest speakers booked! St Bede's Basingstoke, £10pp. Email to book.

COME AND SING Twyford Singers will be holding their autumn event on Saturday 14th October, 9.30am‑5pm, at Christ Church, 78 Crockhamwell Rd, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3LA. All welcome. During the day, the participants will practise Vivaldi’s Gloria and end with a performance of it. Flyers are available on the table in the church porch.

WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT Sion Community are running a retreat Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October. Cost: £110 waged, £80 unwaged. For more information and to book, visit or speak to Sarah Priestley on 07871 296576.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND Led by Fr Paul Mooney MHM, 23rd‑30th November, £745. Please see the poster for details, and book at 01702 394000 or

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING at St Edmund Campion on Saturday 24th March 2018. Child Protection: 10am-12.30pm, Vulnerable Adults: 1.30-4pm. If you wish to attend please phone Soraya on 02392 836511 or email

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.

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 on-line 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 in January 2018, once your attendance in 2017 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

RACE NIGHT Scheduled for Friday 29th September has been postponed until further notice.