St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 25th/26th May 2019 - 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C
8pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Jack Lauren Antos
Dylan Santosh Lars
Harvey Vincent Teresa
Julianna Hannah
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Tricia O Zoe B
Marian C Sandra W Jonathan H
Maura McG Dora W Moya Z
Jane M Dominique D Mary F
Maurha H Kathryn A
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Mary C Sandra W Suzy W
2nd Reading David B Mike Q Laura B
Bidding prayers Mary S Carolyn F Nancy R
Hospitality after Mass Paula T Geraldine B Katherine A
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 C Catherine M Tanya vS Laura O'F
Jennifer D Donncha R Gabrielle Br
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Petra L
Flowers Kelley P Week beginning 27th May
Altar Linen Cynthia O Key Holder Tom 01628 632127
Cashiers Rosemary LC & Phil M Banker 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 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
18th/19th May 2019 - 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

How do we know if we are true followers of Jesus? Is it a long time at prayer, obeying a lot of rules, fasting and alms giving? Sometimes. But the real test is in the few lines of today’s gospel, about loving one another. Love is the mark of a disciple; love that reaches out in compassion, care, listening, service. Love that influences how I treat the people I meet every day; how I think of other groups like Travellers, refugees, asylum-seekers, and any other group of people whose differences causes prejudice.

Love is the atmosphere we live in as followers of the Lord.

Prayer is a means to love, but not an end in itself. Christian ethics and morality is to be founded in love, and service is to offer help to others in the example of Jesus himself.

One way of growing in love is to be grateful for love in our lives. A prayer each night can be to think back over the day and thank God for love we received in the day, in small and big ways. We can thank God also for love we have been able to offer ourselves to others.

The love within us is God’s gift to us. This is the glory of God living inside every man, woman and child of us. Good words from Pope Francis: ‘The first criterion: to love with deeds, not words. Words are taken away by the wind! The second criterion of concreteness is: in love it is more important to give than to receive. The one who loves, gives to God and to others’.


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


19th May        9.30am: People of the Parish

20th May        9.30am: Solomon Fernandez RIP

17th May        9.30am: Thanksgiving

26th May        9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: David Ward 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 £768.82. The Second Collection for the Clergy Training Fund raised £631.99, and the collection on Sunday evening for Christian Aid raised £324.70. Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION This weekend, 18th/19th May, there will be a Second Collection at all Masses in aid of Christian Aid. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish. If you would like to Gift Aid your donation, please use one of the special envelopes. There will also be an opportunity to sign a petition.

BAPTISM We welcome Eric Henry Durany Tempest, who will be baptised on Saturday 18th May at 1.30pm, and Grace Pepe who will be baptised on Sunday 19th May at 1pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  Please pray for the children making their First Holy Communion over the month of May. Congratulations to those who have already done so.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from 20th May is Ann, 01628 629028


CAKE SALE Sadie will be selling cakes after the 9.30am and 11.15am Masses TODAY 19th May.

PLANT SALE after the 9.30 Mass next Sunday, Carolyn  will be selling plants for patio pots and hanging baskets  in aid of Thames Hospice.

OPEN GARDEN We are opening our small garden on Sunday 26th May, 2‑6pm, for the charity Mind. Raffle with excellent prizes generously donated by local businesses, the wonderful country singer Ben Parker  from Vancouver to entertain, and teas & cake served by Bella’s Bakes. Everyone welcome. Entrance £3.00 per person. At 3 Beverly Gardens, Maidenhead, SL6 6SN. Phone Sharon on 07817 388664 or 01628 631722. If cancelled due to inclement weather the event will be rescheduled for Sunday 16th June, 2‑6pm.

CHARITY CONCERT On Friday 7th June at Taplow Court for Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Thames Hospice and Alexander Devine, given by the Reading Male Voice Choir, the Thames Hospice Choir and two superb instrumentalists. Prior to the concert you can picnic in the beautiful grounds of Taplow Court. If interested please see John C or the Reading Male Voice Choir website.

PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION at Ascot Priory, Priory Road, Ascot, SL5 8RT on Saturday 15th June, 10am to 4pm, lunch included. The theme this year will be “Finding God in the everyday” and the day will be lead by Fr Paul McLaren-Cook from Ascot Priory. Bookings now open! Please write to

LYFORD GRANGE PILGRIMAGE MASS, 23rd June 2019 Fr Liam is the main celebrant at the Mass. A bus will be leaving from outside St Edmund Campion church at 11.15am stopping for lunch at Abingdon before arriving at Lyford for the village procession and 4pm Mass. The cost of the bus is £7 for adults, children are free. We return to Maidenhead before 7pm. Further details and a sign up sheet is available in the porch, any enquiries to John L 01628 636668. 

PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady's Shrine, Banneux, Belgium, for the 86th Anniversary of the Apparitions and Feast of the Assumption, 11th-16th August 2019. Travel by coach from St Edmund Campion Church. Accommodation and full board (including travel): staying at the Hotel Halleux is £470 and staying at the Hospitalité is £350. (Single room Hotel +£100 and Hospitalité +£60). The Hospitalité is very spacious and can accommodate all pilgrims, especially those who are sick, disabled or elderly. Fr John Lee, of St. Joseph’s Parish, will be the Spiritual Director for this pilgrimage.For more information or to reserve a place, please contact Lisa Pirie, pilgrimage director, on 07500 288384, or contact Fr Liam on 07776 580596 or

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

PIETY STALL As well as the usual things, there are a few items for First Communion and some price‑reduced diaries.

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.

POP GOES THE CHOIR CONCERT Pop goes the choir is a renowned, award winning choir based in the Burnham area. They are famous for their lively, versatile performances, which includes a whole medley of songs from musicals to light opera. They will perform at St Joseph's Parish Centre on Saturday 22nd June from 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale at £12 each, which includes a plate of light snacks. The bar will be open during the evening. All proceeds from this event will go towards rebuilding some of the Mill Hill missions destroyed in Bamenda Diocese, Cameroon, as a result of the recent armed insurgency, and in helping the displaced people there.

RE:CHARGE R&R has been selected by John Lewis to take part in Community Matters, their charitable giving scheme that runs throughout the John Lewis & Partners stores. Each time you shop at the John Lewis store in High Wycombe, you will be given a green token at the checkout that you can use to vote for your favourite project. The donation boxes are located at the cafe/restaurant/customer collection point areas. Please vote for Re:Charge R&R to make sure we take away the highest grant! The scheme will run until the end of July and is available at the John Lewis High Wycombe store at the following address: Holmers Farm Way, Cressex Centre, High Wycombe, HP12 4NW. Please check their website for opening times and other information. Thank you all in advance for your vote!

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May at Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham, near Fareham. The weekend is an opportunity for married couples of any age to deepen and enrich their relationship. This is not marriage counselling or crisis solving, but a residential weekend away from the distractions of daily life which many thousands of couples in this country have found to be the best thing they did since getting married. Interested? Please go to or phone 02380 275401.

SUMMER FUN DAY 12‑3pm on Sunday 30th June. We are busy planning and are looking for RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS. If you, or the company you work for, can donate something big or small please let me know. Now is also the time to ask if your company has a MATCH-GIVING scheme. Please email Adele on If you would like to be involved in any of the planning, please email On that day just one Mass at 10.30am, 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.

THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY A pilgrimage led by Fr. Paul Mooney MHM, 25th July – 1st August 2020. It includes 2 nights at Oberammergau and 5 nights at the Zell Am See, Austria. Cost, £1,495 to include flights, accommodation, transfers, ticket price, lunch at Oberammergau and guided visits.  Booking forms with more information are available in the Parish Office. Places are limited so if you are interested please do not delay. Ideally bookings and deposits will have to be made before the end of May 2019.

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:

SACRISTANS From all of us, members of the St Edmund Campion community, we would like to acknowledge the dedication and service that our Sacristans offer our community who, on a daily basis, ensure that our Church is clean and the sanctuary is prepared for each liturgical function. This team of dedicated sacristans has being involved in this very important ministry for many years. 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 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.

ADORE WEBSITE The website 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 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!

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 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 or 07939 495774.

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 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,

HELP US RECEIVE FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOL! If you recycle you can register at and start collecting and donating points to the school for raised beds and a shed for our outdoor area. The scheme runs until the end of June and there’s £3,000 up for grabs!