|Mass Representative||Pam C 01628 823530||Shirley F 01628 633406||Anna P 07590 545645|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||MH||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Ministers of the Word||6.15pm||9.30am||11.15am|
|1st Reading||Lucy L||Helen S||Laura B|
|2nd Reading||Ethel D||Breda T||Nancy R|
|Bidding prayers||Catherine L||Jane W||Ruth D|
|Hospitality after Mass||Maggie LD||Petra L||Barbara McW|
|Hymn Presentation||Mike Q|
|Mass Preparation||Irene W|
|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||Sandra B|
|Ministers to the Sick & Housebound||Cashiers|
|Clara Court||Kathy H||Ann G & Carolyn F|
|Flowers||Altar Linen||Key Holder||Banker (w/b 2nd July)|
|Cate G||Molly McN||Phillip 01628 623190||Julia E|
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.
The story of the birth of John the Baptist, that we celebrate today, parallels in many ways that of the birth of Jesus. They both evoke feelings of wonder and amazement. The stories are told to throw light on the question: Who is this child and how does he fit into God's plan for his people?
Place yourself imaginatively into this scene where Elizabeth's relatives and neighbours gather to celebrate the naming of the newborn. Look at the persons and observe their actions, listen to what they say, and ponder the meaning of it all.
“He is to be called John”. The giving of a name was rightly a serious matter. We grow into our names, identify with them, pick them out on a page and hear them above the chatter of conversation.
One day my parents and possibly others were choosing a name for me, wondering. “What then will this child become?”.
And indeed the hand of the Lord was with me too.
Thank you, Lord, for my name, and for the dreams that people invested in me.
24th Jun 9.30am: People of the Parish
1st Jul 9.30am: People of the Parish
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 £698.45 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). The Second Collection raised £600 for Day for Life and £1,052.90 for WORK. Thank you for your amazing generosity.
SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses next weekend, 30th June /1st July is for Peters Pence, the Pope’s charity. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.
BAPTISM We welcome Brody Thomas Clark, who will be baptised on Sunday 24th June at 2.30pm.
DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 25th June is Carolyn 01628 624635
PARKINSON’S UK A massive thank you to all who sponsored Jim McG, and the parishioners who supported his effort to walk 10km, twice around Dorney Lake. After a lot of effort, they completed the course in around 2½ hours. They managed to raise a massive £3,187 which will be divided between national research and local support. Jim says the generosity of our Parish never ceases to amaze him.
CONFIRMATION 2017 If you were confirmed last year, please contact the Parish Office for your certificate.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD / EUCHARIST You are requested to attend a short (1 hour) talk by Fr Liam on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm or Saturday 30th June at 11am to go through the details of these important roles. Anyone else who would like to become a reader or minister of the Eucharist is also invited to attend.
VULNERABLE ADULTS COURSE to be held at St Joseph’s on Saturday 7th July from 10am until 12:30pm. If you are a new eucharistic minister to the housebound you need to attend one of these courses before beginning this ministry. Bookings are through Portsmouth, as usual, to email@example.com.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT WORKSHOP at Milner Hall, next to the Winchester Parish Centre on Saturday 7th July, 10am‑12.30pm, looking at the process of a Parish helping people going through dying and bereavement. The main speaker will be Kathryn Turner, head of the Department for Spirituality in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. There will also be a few speakers from Parishes in our Diocese. Please come if you are interested in learning more, even if you or your Parish aren’t currently doing any work in this area. To book a free place, or to register your interest in this important pastoral care work, email Philippa Foster, the Leader of the Pastoral Care Services team in the Diocese, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Philippa is looking to help parishioners and Parishes develop bereavement support.
TEA ON SUNDAY All welcome at 3pm on Sunday 8th July in the Parish Centre. Profits to charity.
SOCIAL NIGHT In St Josephs Church Hall on Friday 13th July from 7.30pm to late. Includes Fish & Chips and live music from Stephen and Megan. Tickets are £15 each from Shauna in St Joseph's Parish Office, 01628 783988 or email@example.com.
SUMMER FUN DAY is being held on Sunday 15th July. Please put the date in your diaries. This is a fundraising event for both the school and parish and the proceeds are split evenly. They will be selling squares outside the church to win a tablet, so please go and see them after or before Mass. They will also be selling the usual raffles tickets with some great prizes, so please keep your eye out for them. If you can help in anyway with donations or your time, please contact Amanda_sibley1971@hotmail.com. Donations can be toys, books, second hand uniforms, groceries, unwanted presents etc. Your time could be for a 1-hour slot on a stall, collecting cash, setting up or clearing up. If you need clarification then please contact Amanda.
LIGHTHOUSE is a holiday club for children run by Christians from local churches. It runs in ten locations, including Marlow, Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, 10am to 3.30pm. See https://lighthousecentral.org/lighthouses/marlow/about for more details and to book.
ALPHA COURSE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! From Thursday 13th September we are planning to run an Alpha course in the parish, a perfect introduction to Christianity for those who are new to it and a great “refresher” for committed Christians. Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion. To make the course a success, a variety of volunteers is urgently needed in the following areas: catering, administration, publicity/advertising, welcoming, etc. If you can help in any way and/or for more information on the various roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or phone 0793 9495774.
APPOINTMENT OF REFUGEE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER In 2015 many of us with our Bishop were concerned about the unfolding tragedy of Syrian refugees who were compelled to leave their homeland seeking safety and a new life. Responding to this crisis our Bishop created the Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group (DRRWG), chaired by Fr John Lee and Fr Peter Hollins, with a variety of interested volunteer members, and asked them to explore how the Diocese can and should respond to this crisis. In addition to creating educational resources for parishes (available at www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/rrwg), this group wrote a detailed and robust proposal for a project, in which the Diocese would be the lead sponsor on Community Sponsorship for Syrian refugees. As part of this, they recommended the recruitment of a Refugee Project Development Officer and detailed the specifications for this role. This officer will assist interested parishes, pastoral areas or other community groups to put in applications to directly sponsor a Syrian family through the Community Sponsorship Scheme. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Lennon to the newly-created post of Refugee Project Development Officer. We will be hearing from Rosemary in a future edition of Enews. To find out more about Community Sponsorship please see www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-sponsorship-how-you-can-make-it-happen.
PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady’s Shrine, Banneux, Belgium, for the 85th Anniversary of the Apparitions and Feast of the Assumption, 11th‑16th August 2018. A coach will leave from St Edmund Campion Church. Accommodation starting from £320, full board. If you are interested and you would like to reserve a place, please contact Fr Liam, 07776 580596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED BOXES Thank you to those who’ve brought their boxes to be emptied. Please remember to take your empty box from the porch. Also there have been many boxes with no names on. If yours was one of these, either this time or the last time, please take a box from the porch and write your name on the bottom. If you prefer, you can give your box to one of the promoters, Irene Low at 9.30 Mass, Louise Jennings or Barbara McWalter at 11.15 Mass. Thank you for your generosity.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Brett Foundation is looking for people to help at The Centre which is one of the first points of contact for those in need. 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 Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, on a Saturday 10am to 12pm, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings 7-9.30pm, and Sunday evening 7-8pm. If you are interested in helping at the Centre, please contact Sue Brett on either email@example.com or 07582 158849. She says, "It is only together we can truly make a difference to the lives of those who come through our door".
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO ASSIST WITH THE MASS PREPARATION for the 11.15am Mass on a rota basis. Duties include preparing the hosts, wine, chalices, and collection bags for the next Mass on Sunday. Please contact Andy on 07730 630876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY READINGS Every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm a group will meet to study the readings for the forthcoming weekend, and also read the book Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. All welcome, especially parents who come to collect their children after school. Please bring a packed lunch and enjoy this time together.
NEW LIFE/START, NEW BEGINNINGS Are you divorced, separated or bereaved? After Easter, we are starting a new evening or weekend group to share friendship, support and laughter / happiness / have some fun. If you would like to come along, please give your contact details to Gillian, Fr Liam or speak to Carol McQ (normally at 9.30am Mass) on 01628 781976. We really hope you can join us, or indeed anyone you know from the surrounding community who you think might enjoy this support group.
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 WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP The group was set up in 1965 with the initial aim to inform ourselves and others of 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. Our 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. We meet at the United Reform Church, West St, Maidenhead every second Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm when we have guest speakers on broadly European topics. To support this, in Maidenhead, we 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.
SIGNIFICANT WEDDING MASS 2018 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 30th June. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate and witness to Marriage. If you would like to come, please visit the Cathedral website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/anniversaries and complete the on-line form, or send an email to email@example.com. Please note this address is not monitored daily and you may have to wait for a reply, so please be patient. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact your Parish office, who will have the form you need to complete. To help celebrate the occasion please could you provide a COPY of your Wedding photograph; you can upload it when you complete the form online. Alternatively scan and send via email to above email address. Again if you have no access to the internet you can post a COPY along with completed form by post to the following address: St Bede’s Parish Office, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. Please mark envelope: Significant Wedding Mass.
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 www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.
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...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – www.maidenheadcare.org.uk – 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 email@example.com, see our webpage at www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/rrwg/ 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: www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/safeguarding.
KEEP IN TOUCH with the latest news! The Diocese of Portsmouth issues a weekly e-news with photos, news, and information from around the Diocese. Go to www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and add your email address to receive these updates. Are you on Facebook? Like ‘Diocese of Portsmouth’ to get all the latest info as it happens. You can also follow @BishopEgan and @PortsmouthRC on Twitter.
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.
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, www.st-edmund.org.uk.