St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 9th/10th September 2017 - 23rd Sunday, Year A
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Harvey Santos Edward
Jack Vincent Helena
Juliana Maddie Antos
Isla Eileanor
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Jan O'S Caroline G
Carolyn F
Cathy O'B
Mary Q
C1 Jane M Charlie E Moya Z
C2 Janet W Clare C Patryk D
C3 David W
C4 Dominique D
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Brian M Donncha R Mary F
2nd Reading Liam F Hazel M George A
Bidding prayers Maura M Karen R Marian B
Hospitality after Mass Sue W Carolyn F Mary G
Hymn Presentation David W
Mass Preparation Barbara McW
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Martin H & Clare F
Kathy H
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 11th September)
Sandra W Maura H Anna 07590 545645 Brian McG

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
2nd/3rd September 2017 - 22nd Sunday, Year A













Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
8am - 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
Mass Intentions

5th Sep 9.30am: Conrado Castro RIP

7th Sep 9.30am: Antonello Garcia Masilungan 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.

COLLECTIONS over the summer were as follows. Thank you.
  30th July     Collection: £544.86 Envelopes: £10
  6th August  Collection: £350.45 Envelopes: £10
  13th August Collection: £354.83 Envelopes: £19
  20th August Collection: £378.82 Envelopes: £10
  27th August Collection: £351.49 Envelopes: £10

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During August this raised £3,887. If you would like to give in this way please take a form from the church lobby and return it to Gillian in the Parish Office.

MY DAY BY DAY The latest issue is now available in the church lobby for £1 per copy.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING: that our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 4th September is Anna, 07590 545645

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 will be supplying through the summer.

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.

MY DAY BY DAY The latest issue is now available in the church lobby for £1 per copy.

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...

PARISH GROUPS After their summer break all groups restart this week (see below) except for Thursday Group which restarts Thursday 14th September at 10:30am.

FOODSHARE There is a collection at Waitrose on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September. If you would like to help by handing out leaflets and accepting food donations, please contact Tom O’Kane,

PPC MEETING The PPC will meet at 8pm on Tuesday 12th September in the Parish Centre. Items for the agenda to your Mass rep, Pam (6.15), Shirley (9.30), Anna (11.15), or to the chair of the PPC, Liam Mifsud, care of the Parish Office.

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.

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 Save the date, Friday 29th September. Tickets are £12 per head and this includes a fish & chip supper (or alternative). The night will raise vital funds for the school. You can pop an envelope into the school office with your name, money and email address, or alternatively email to transfer the money. It's a really fun evening. Horses races are run on the big screen and you will get a chance to bet on each race (£1 per bet). You can also buy a horse or Jockey (£5) and you will get a chance to win half of the pot made from that race.