St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 14th/15th April 2018 - 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Harvey Alex Teresa
Juliana Sophie Helena
Kaylee Vincent Antos
Miriam Patrick Lars
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Jan O'S Sarah F
Tara I
Tony McC
Rod M
C1 Jane M Trisha O Deirdre M
C2 Janet W Amanda P Mary F
C3 Angela Q
C4 Ann G
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Paula T John C Mary F
2nd Reading Ella C Ruth D Jonathan H
Bidding prayers Catherine L Nina B Marian B
Hospitality after Mass Paula T Matt & Dominique D Mary O
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Jane L
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Kathy H Martin H & Clare F
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 16th April)
Kelley P Betty R Carolyn 01628 624635 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
7th/8th April 2018 - 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B

Our church community faces many big questions about the role of women, the role of men, our views on sexuality, the need for consultation and for dialogue. We need to know what all of us believe, not just our leaders. We need to know how people find it to live their faith, in these areas of sexuality, justice, migration, ministry and other realities today. Recent Synods and letters of the Pope have tried to narrow theory and lived faith.

There is a need to be able to grapple with the demands of today and the message of the gospel; to be able to discern our path in the peace and joy of the Easter message, knowing we don’t all have to agree with each other to say ‘my Lord and my God’.

We are the people who are happy to believe; to show we are a community of faith and of joy, and we want to spread this faith that lives for justice and compassion.

We will never get it fully right, but we can get it better and better if we unite with the Lord and hear each other with respect. That is our challenge at Easter. May the Lord bring the best out of our faith in bad days, and help us live with and enjoy the best of our faith in the good times. We want to make alive what is best in our Christianity.

Thomas doubted at times;
can I share my doubts of belief with the Lord?
Lord, I believe in you, strengthen my belief.


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


8th Apr           9.30am: People of the Parish

                     11.15am: Tony Watson RIP

9th Apr           9.00am: Sian Hemmings RIP

10th Apr         9.00am: Conrado & Ines Castro RIP

15th Apr         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.

SECOND COLLECTION on Good Friday towards Holy Places raised £436.04. Thank you.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During March this raised £3,819.00. 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.

EASTER COLLECTIONS The collection at all Masses over the Easter weekend is designated for Fr Liam and makes up a substantial part of his yearly income. If you missed last week, please place your gift in an envelope marked Easter. It is possible to Gift Aid these donations; please take a blank Gift Aid envelope from the church lobby, add your name & address, and mark it Easter. Cheques payable to the Parish, please, as these gifts have to go through the Parish accounts. Thank you.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING: that economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WEEKDAY MASSES Fr Liam will be away from Monday 9th to Friday 20th April. We are grateful to Fr John Chadwick, Fr Frank Downs and Fr Jimmy Lindero who will cover for him. Please note that the Masses on 9th‑13th April will start at 9am.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 9th April is Anna 07590 545645


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

LENTEN LUNCHES Kathryn thanks everyone who helped by preparing soup or bread, serving and all those who came to eat. The total raised for the Lent Project was a very generous £1,441.69. Altogether, the amount raised currently stands at an amazing £9,159.44, with more events to come.

PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION 10am to 4pm on Saturday 9th June, Ascot Priory, SL5 8RT. You are warmly invited to a special “day away” to celebrate the variety of ministries in our parish (from Altar Linen, through Hospitality to Visiting the Sick & Housebound) and to spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection. Families are welcome as a crèche for children will be available. Bring your own lunch and something to share. Refreshments provided. Car sharing available for those who need a lift. To book a place please email

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO ASSIST WITH THE MASS PREPARATION for the 11.15am Mass on a rota basis. Duties include preparing the hosts, wine, chalices, and collection bags for the next Mass on Sunday. Please contact Andy on 07730 630876 or email

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT At 7:30pm on Saturday 21st April in the School Hall. Payment, £10 per person, would be appreciated from those who have signed up for the quiz so we can get numbers for the food order. Currently there are 14 tables booked but there is still room for more. Everyone welcome. Teams of up to 8, Lasagne and Salad, £10 per person. Bring your own drinks and glasses please. We can make up a team for you or you can come as a team. To sign up and pay please see John Carr after Mass.

PILGRIMAGE The Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be visiting the Polish Church of Divine Mercy, Slough, from Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th April at the beginning of the 2018 National Pilgrimage Tour. The Service of Reception will be on the Friday at 7pm, with the Guadalupe Mass following at 7.30pm. The Service of Return, marking the end of the Visit, will be on the Tuesday after the 12 noon Mass.

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.

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 Thursdays 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:

POSTNATAL YOGA for Mother & Baby. Mondays 1.45-2.45pm in St Edmund Campion Parish centre. Contact Anna, 07990 657613 or

SUNDAY READINGS Every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm a group will meet to study the readings for the forthcoming weekend, and also read the book Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. All welcome, especially parents who come to collect their children after school. Please bring a packed lunch and enjoy this time together.

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.

OLIVE WOOD CARVINGS The Good Shepherd Company from the Holy Land (Bethlehem) is based in Nottingham and works alongside St Vincent De Paul Society for orphans and elderly in Bethlehem. Our goal is to support and help Christian families in the Holy Land to stay at work as olive wood carvings is one of the most important source of income for them; 90% of the Christians rely on this sale. So selling their olive wood produce here (rosaries, crosses, cribs and religious statues), will prevent the Christians leaving the country in search of better work opportunities. The bishops of Jerusalem say there are only 41,000 Christians left in the area. The craftsmen have a small association which helps to pay for the poor and needy especially those who in need of medical care as the Holy Land doesn’t have a welfare system to support them.

SIGNIFICANT WEDDING MASS 2018 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 30th June. 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 Please note this address is not monitored daily and you may have to wait for a reply, so please be patient. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact your Parish office, who will have the form you need to complete. To help celebrate the occasion please could you provide a COPY of your Wedding photograph; you can upload it when you complete the form online. Alternatively scan and send via email to above email address. Again if you have no access to the internet you can post a COPY along with completed form by post to the following address: St Bede’s Parish Office, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. Please mark envelope: Significant Wedding Mass.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES The ever popular Summer Fun Day is being held on Sunday 15th July. Please put the date in your diaries. The Summer Fun Day is a fundraising event for both the school and parish and the proceeds are split evenly. The committee is already meeting to organise this much loved event and we are looking for raffle prize donations at this stage. If anyone has a raffle prize they could contribute, could you please e-mail If you are working and feel your company might be able to contribute please do ask. Many thanks.

CAMINO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA St James Church, Reading, are organising a 5-day walking pilgrimage from 19th to 26th September. If you are interested but want further information, please contact Jonathan (626527).

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 2018 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,