St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 11th/12th November 2017 - 32nd Sunday, Year A
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Harvey Brian Eileanor
Jack Michael Helena
Juliana Bence Antos
Santos Lars
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Catherine R Ann G
Bruna P
Carole C
Rod M
C1 Paula T Caroline G Deirdre M
C2 Lyndsey B Carolyn F Mary F
C3 Cathy O'B
C4 Charlie E
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Lucy L Maura H Mary F
2nd Reading Ethel D Geraldine B George A
Bidding prayers Catherine L Jan O'B Marian B
Hospitality after Mass Maggie LD Donncha & Karen R Clare F
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Eddie A
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 Rosemary LC & Phil M
Sandra W
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 13th November)
Cate G Norris D Tom 01628 632127 Helen R

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
4th/5th November 2017 - 31st Sunday, Year A

Those who knew the great Mahatma Gandhi all admired his inner calm and peace.    How did he achieve this?

By doing at all times what he thought right; not what he thought expedient,or popular, or safe.

Thus he was a happy and integrated person, and was able to engage in peaceful dialogue with others, even with his enemies.

He took words and ideas very seriously. If he thought a moral precept was right, he first of all lived it, and only then preached it.

At the root of innumerable wrongs in our world is the discrepancy between word and deed. It is the weakness of Churches, parties, and persons. It gives people and institutions split personalities.

This was the chief fault Christ found with the Pharisees: ‘They do not practice what they preach’. There can be no happiness for us, as long as the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

Perhaps this week, awareness of our closeness to God will lead us to humble prayer rather than empty practice.


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
Holy days:
9.30am and 8pm
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

HOUSE MASSES/BLESSINGS:  Father Liam is more than happy to celebrate a House Mass or a House Blessing for any family or group of families who would like it.  If you are interested, then please email Father Liam or telephone the Parish Office.  Also 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.

CONTACT If you wish to speak to Father Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him for an appointment.  He is always happy to visit your home if so desired.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound please let Gillian (Parish Office) or Father Liam know so that a visit can be arranged.

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses this  weekend, 4th/5th November, is for Bamenda. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 6th November is Ann, 01628 629028.


BRAYWICK CEMETERY   Blessing of graves TODAY  November 5th at 2pm.

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE We welcome Bishop Philip Egan to Maidenhead on Thursday evening 9th November, who will be delivering a talk on “Interfaith Dialogue from a Catholic Perspective”.  The talk will start at 7.30pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Centre and is open to all our parishioners and friends form the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum.  Followed by refreshments.

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

CATHOLIC LEGACY WEEK 5th-11th November. Gifts in your Will are a very valuable and lasting way you can continue to support the Church’s ministry and mission and help meet the needs of future generations. Do please consider gifts to the Church and Catholic charities next time you update your Will. For more information pick up a leaflet; contact Your Catholic Legacy on 020 7095 5370; or go to

RED MISSION BOXES Please could you now collect your empty box from the porch to start re-filling it. There were several boxes with no name on so please add your name to the label on the bottom of the box. Many thanks again.

MISSING CHINA There are some large white bowls and two jugs missing from the Parish Centre. If anyone has borrowed them, please return them. Thank you.

CHURCH SHOP In addition to the usual items for sale in the piety stall, there are Christmas cards, diaries and calendars. Please put payment in the cash box. Thank you

CHRISTMAS FAIR - Sunday 3rd December  The Christmas Fair team would like your help with the following if possible:   Do you work for a company that could donate a prize for our raffle? If so please get in touch with Angela Billson or Margaret Kiernan through the school office or the PTA Facebook page. We would love to hear from you.We need donations of old bottle bags, gift bags, empty wine bottles with screw lids and full bottles for the bottle tombola. The donation box is in the school reception.

ANNUAL MUSICAL EVENING Maidenhead Catenians will present their Annual Musical Evening on Saturday 18th November at Claires Court School, College Avenue, Maidenhead, featuring professional operatic singers associated with the English National Opera. The programme will include music from modern musicals as well as items from classical opera. The theme for the evening will be a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of their Wedding on 20th November. You and your family and friends are invited to come along and share in this unique evening of entertainment. Please contact or 01628 639577 for tickets which are available at £18 per person.

CTIM CHRISTMAS MEAL Churches Together in Maidenhead are keen to increase the number of guests who attend their customary Christmas day meal for those who would otherwise be on their own. Do you have a friend, relative or neighbour who wishes to dine at this event? A team of volunteers tries to ensure all dietary needs are met, that those who require it have transport to and from the SportsAble venue, and that everyone has a good time. In the first instance, please contact Keith Cartland on 01628 636179 or email

TWO CHILDREN'S LITURGY CATECHISTS REQUIRED Duty is for 1 month in 4 and you will work with an experienced catechist. All sessions contain a reading from scripture, normally the Gospel of the day. Catechists will then present the reading in other ways, e.g. through drama, story, art work or discussion. Catechists often find the session personally valuable as they have to prepare the Sunday Gospel and really reflect on its message and meaning in their lives. If you would like to be involved please contact Tricia Opalko via the school or Parish office

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

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...

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 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.

HCPT PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES The group is looking for some new helpers to join them when they take some special children to Lourdes Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th April 2018. You would need to be aged 18 or over, physically fit and DBS checked, and preferably able to pay your own fare (approx £700). If you think you might be interested call Pat Burke on 01753 840965. The group is looking for some new helpers to join them when they take some special children to Lourdes Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th April 2018. You would need to be aged 18 or over, physically fit and DBS checked, and preferably able to pay your own fare (approx £700). If you think you might be interested call Pat Burke on 01753 840965.

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,

SCHOOL QUIZ Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm in the school hall. Bar opens at 7.15pm. Please bring your own snacks. Tables ideally of 6 to 8 people, £5 per person. To book, please email or drop your money into the school office with team details on the envelope.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING-Friday 17th November, 7.00pm  This promises to be an exceptional evening with over 30 stalls of Christmas present ideas for you to buy.  You can also enjoy a glass of wine with friends.  Make sure you put this date in your diary so you don’t miss out.