St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 13th/14th January 2018 - 2nd Sunday, Year B
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Harvey Maddie Helena
Jack Niamh Antos
Juliana Amelia Lars
Miriam Alannah
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Maura McG George W Nancy R
2nd Reading Brian McG Anne G Ruth D
Bidding prayers Liam F Mark H Laura B
Hospitality after Mass TBD Carolyn F TBD
Hymn Presentation Mike Q
Mass Preparation Jane L
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team D Dora W Anna W Jane J
Dee O'H Victoria B Anita S
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Martin H & Clare F
Kathy H
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 15th January)
Kelley P Milly D Ann 01628 629028 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 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
6th/7th January 2018 - The Epiphany Of Our Lord

Many legends, song, and art has been built around these mysterious men with their gifts.  

Gold: A gift for royalty, acknowledging that Jesus was of a Royal line.

Frankincense: An expensive incense that was burned as a part of worship in The Temple. This signifies Jesus’ divinity.

Myrrh: An expensive oil used for perfume and was most commonly used among wealthy Jews as an anointing oil for the dead. Thus, the myrrh is seen as a foreshadowing of Jesus’ death and a reminder of his mortality.

The feast of Epiphany mixes together both the birth of Jesus and the baptism of Jesus. It speaks of God being shown to the world, being manifested amongst his people. God is born to us; Jesus the Saviour demonstrates his oneness with us in sharing our baptism. God is revealed, made visible, made clear.

 Three Epiphany questions to ponder:

1.  How did you first come to see Jesus?

2.  How do you see Jesus now?

3.  How do you show Jesus?


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


7th Jan           9.30am: People of the Parish

8th Jan           9.30am: Sr Mary John CRW RIP

10th Jan         9.30am: Eric & Ann Ramon (intention)

13th Jan         6.15pm: Jo Wessner RIP

14th Jan         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.

COLLECTIONS over the last two weeks were as follows. Thank you.

24th Dec           Collection: £477.56     Envelopes: £10.00.

31st Dec           Collection: £475.91     Envelopes: £10.00.

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses next weekend, 13th/14th January is for Pax Christi. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During December this raised £3,770.00. 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.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS The collection at all Masses on Christmas Day is designated for Fr Liam and makes up a substantial part of his yearly income. If you were away over Christmas and want to share in this, you can bring your gift to the office, give it to Fr Liam, or put it in the collection in an envelope clearly marked Christmas. Cheques payable to the Parish, please, as these gifts have to go through the Parish accounts. Thank you.

CRIB OFERINGS This year, with the encouragement of Bishop Philip, this parish will be donating crib offerings to the Friends of the Holy Land. Every penny given will help the poorest Christian families, especially in and around Bethlehem, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel, with education, employment, health and housing costs and initiatives. FHL is non-political and ecumenical. For further information, please visit their website and keep our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land in your prayers at this time and please be generous.

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 Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.

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.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 8th January is Phillip, 01628 623190.


SMARTIE TUBES SVP SUDAN APPEAL  Please remember to return your filled Smartie tubes this weekend, or alternatively you can just make a donation.

PPC MEETING The PPC will meet at 8pm on Tuesday 16th January in the Parish Centre. Items for the agenda to your Mass rep, Pam (6.15), Shirley (9.30), Anna (11.15),  to Fr Liam or to the chair of the PPC, Liam Mifsud, care of the Parish Office.

GALLUP POLL  Four areas from the Gallup poll in our parish, have been identified to examine further: Prayer; Spiritual Programmes/Retreats; Mission Outreach and Community Inclusion.  If you are interested in belonging to one of these task groups then please come along to the Parish centre on Tuesday 23rd January at 7pm.  Each task group will only meet two or three times and then make proposals for the parish. If you feel there is something else that we need to raise or look at then please contact the parish office before 23rd January.

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...

WORLD YOUTH DAY Portsmouth Diocese is sending a group of 18‑30s to World Youth Day, Panama in January 2019 (21st‑27th). Anyone who would like to go should express their interest by emailing no later than 15th January 2018. The cost is in the region of £1,800, and support will be given for seeking sponsorship and fundraising

HAND SANITISER There is a hand sanitiser on the wall in the church lobby if you wish to use it to help prevent the spread of winter coughs and colds. Thank you..

BULLETIN BY EMAIL If you would like to be added to the circulation list please put your email address on the list in the church lobby. Thank you.

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 or tel. 0161 941 3498.

ONE CHILDREN'S LITURGY CATECHIST 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.  If you would like to be involved please contact Tricia Opalko via the school or 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

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.

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.

HCPT PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThe 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 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 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)
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, once your attendance in 2017 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2018-2019 Fr Liam will sign the SIF forms for those children in Categories 3, 4 and 5 only, based on Sunday Mass attendance cards (or letter from the parish priest if from another parish). He will be in his office 7‑9am, 10am‑noon and 2‑5pm most days, or contact him on 07776 580596 or to make an appointment.