St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 10th/11th February 2018 - 6th Sunday, Year B
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Altar Servers Jack Alannah Helena
Miriam Bence Antos
Isla Lars
Santos
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Jane M Clare C
David W
Dominique D
Rene G
C1 Janet W Dora W Agnes G
C2 Karel K Gabrielle Br Jen C O
C3 Jerome H
C4 John C
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Brian M Nina B Patryk D
2nd Reading Liam F John C George A
Bidding prayers Maura M Ruth D Suzy W
Hospitality after Mass TBD Carol C & Linda C Jessica & Lydia de F
Hymn Presentation Mike Q
Mass Preparation Barbara McW
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team A Ruth McC Heather C Tricia O
Marie C Graeme M Ethel D
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Kate M & Caroline G
Petra L
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 12th February)
Sadie M Jane L Phillip 01628 623190 Helen R
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?

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
3rd/4th February 2018 - 5th Sunday, Year B

The first reading is tough to hear and we admire Job. We talk of ‘the patience of Job’.  Job is the example and the hero of depression. He just had it bad. All had gone wrong and he felt no good, no hope, no meaning.  His family collapsed, his wealth disappeared and he cursed the day he was born.  He went through all of the depressions people have, but somehow kept that glimmer of light alive.  He never totally lost God, and God never lost him.

 Depression is a huge illness. Many suffer; many are affected. Treatment can be of help, and the listening times of friends as well as therapy is healing.

 A priest wrote: “…. At the worst of the burn out I couldn’t say mass, never mind preach.  Dry, empty, without light or life. Thanks again for the card you sent.  It means a lot to me now.  Funny, in the worst of my anxiety, nothing, no compliment, and no reassurance…  meant anything to me”.

 

There are many helps on the human level. There is the help also of faith and prayer at times. And the help of someone who, listens, sympathises, doesn’t judge nor give easy cures. Love from God never ends even though it may not appear near just now. This is the Jesus of the gospel – bringing the grace of healing, of freeing from any evil, of constant love.

Imagine a time of darkness in life; picture it in its colour,
and imagine the bright light of Jesus penetrate that darkness.
Ask for help and give thanks for help. Give light, Good Lord,
to all who live in the valley of darkness and the shadow of doubt.

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ST EDMUND CAMPION CATHOLIC PARISH

40A ALTWOOD ROAD,
MAIDENHEAD, SL6 4PY
Mass Times
Saturday:
6.15pm
Sunday:
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
9.30am
Holy days:
9.30am and 8pm
Confession
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
8am - 9pm

Parish Priest
Tel:
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins
Email:
lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Office
Tel:
01628 628274
Mrs Gillian Hollingbery
Email:
stec@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Open:
Mon, Weds & Fri: 10am to 12 noon;
Tues & Thurs: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Website:
Bulletin:
Mrs Carolyn Foster
st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk
Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds

MASS INTENTIONS

4th Feb           9.30am: Javier Pinillos Iriarte RIP

                      11.15am: Winifred Curran RIP

11th Feb         9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: Irene Edge RIP, Maura Gray 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 £608.76 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During January this raised £4,119.00. 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.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Carmelo (John) Mangion who passed away on 18th January. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 20th February at 11am. Also for Maura Gray whose funeral will be at St Joseph’s on Tuesday 6th February at 10am.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING: that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

CHURCH SHOP The piety stall is now back in the locked room with the cards remaining in the porch. Monies from the cards should be placed in the money box, whilst for any items needed from the cupboard please see Gillian or Cynthia.

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 5th February is Carolyn 01628 624635

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There are many helps on the human level. There is the help also of faith and prayer at times. And the help of someone who, listens, sympathises, doesn’t judge nor give easy cures. Love from God never ends even though it may not appear near just now. This is the Jesus of the gospel – bringing the grace of healing, of freeing from any evil, of constant love.

Imagine a time of darkness in life; picture it in its colour,
and imagine the light of Jesus penetrate that darkness.
Ask for help and give thanks for help.
Give light, Good Lord,
to all who live in the valley of darkness
and the shadow of doubt.

MASS INTENTIONS

4th Feb           9.30am: Javier Pinillos Iriarte RIP

                      11.15am: Winifred Curran RIP

11th Feb         9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: Irene Edge RIP, Maura Gray 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 £608.76 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During January this raised £4,119.00. 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.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Carmelo (John) Mangion who passed away on 18th January. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 20th February at 11am. Also for Maura Gray whose funeral will be at St Joseph’s on Tuesday 6th February at 10am.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING: that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

CHURCH SHOP The piety stall is now back in the locked room with the cards remaining in the porch. Monies from the cards should be placed in the money box, whilst for any items needed from the cupboard please see Gillian or Cynthia.

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 5th February is Carolyn 01628 624635

 

Notices.

CAKE SALE Sadie will be selling cakes next Sunday 11th February after 9.30 and 11.15 Masses, in aid of WORK (Widows & Orphans in Rural Kenya).

LENTEN LUNCHES Soup makers wanted for the Lenten soups fundraiser. Could you donate a pot of soup for the Lenten project? Please see Ann G or Kathryn A after each Mass this weekend to sign up.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA We would like to invite senior members of the Parish and local community to the Parish Centre once a month, starting on Sunday 11th March at 3pm. If you know anyone who would like to come, please contact Pat on 01628 639380.

SUNDAY READINGS Every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm a group will meet to study the readings for the forthcoming weekend, to learn about the 3-year cycle and why these readings were chosen, and also read the book Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. All are welcome, especially parents who come to collect their children after school. Please bring a packed lunch and enjoy this time together. During Lent this will  be held in the sacristy.

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.

WEBSITE There are more notices on the website. Go to www.st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk and follow the link to bulletins.

CAFOD’S LENT FAST DAY is on Friday 23rd February. This year, CAFOD has been awarded match funding by the UK government; for every pound you donate, the Government will also donate a pound (up to total of £5 million), meaning twice the number of lives can be transformed. Envelopes and prayer cards will be available on the weekend 17th/18th February and children from the school will give a short talk at all Masses. To take part in Fast Day, please join us in prayer and fasting on Friday 23rd and bring your donation back in the envelope on the weekend 24th/25th February. Many thanks in advance for your generosity.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES If you are an engaged couple or thinking about getting married please note the marriage preparation course dates for this year are Thurdays 22nd February, 1st March, 8th March, 15th March and Sunday 18th March, and also Thurdays 19th April, 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, and Sunday 13th May. These are held in the RE Centre at St Edward’s Church, which is on Dorset Road, Windsor. For further information please contact Kathy Arundale on: kathyarundale@hotmail.com.

CANCER CHECK Maidenhead Lions invite all males aged over 45 to come for a FREE Prostate Cancer check; a simple blood test on Thursday 1st March. It is open from 5pm to 9pm at Desborough Suite, Town Hall, Maidenhead. No need to book an appointment. For more information take a leaflet from the church porch or visit the website: www.maidenheadlions.org.uk.

VULNERABLE ADULTS TRAINING Saturday 24th March 1.30-4pm at St Edmund Campion. Trainer – Jo Hopkins.

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...

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 stangelsm@hotmail.co.uk.

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 – www.maidenheadcare.org.uk – 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 pcs@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk, 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.

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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, www.st-edmund.org.uk.

NURSERY ADMISSIONS 2018-19 Children born between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 will be allocated in the academic year 2018-19. The deadline to hand the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to the nursery is 28th February 2018. If you require Fr Liam to sign your SIF as per our Admission Policy, he will be available from 7th February (see below for times). For any queries or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Powell on 01628 639891 or email her on nursery@st-edmund.org.uk.

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 from 7th February, or contact him on lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or 07776 580596 to make an appointment.

PTA QUIZ Saturday 24th February 7.15 for 7.30 start. If you would like to book, at £5 per person, please either drop your money into the school office in an envelope detailing your name, email address and team name, or email dianacrawcour@hotmail.co.uk with your table details. Teams of 6 to 8 people. We can help organise a table for you – just let us know your details.