St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 12th/13th May 2018 - Ascension, 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 Maddie Teresa
Kaylee Amelia Helena
Juliana Alannah Antos
Miriam Bence Lars
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading David B Ben P Edward M
2nd Reading Mary S Diane P Hannah R
Bidding prayers Mary C Maura Ho Cameron M, Lorien M, Lily R, Jacob H
Hospitality after Mass Sue W Natalie & Isla De G M Jessica & Lydia de F
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Irene W
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 Simone D'U Anita S
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Danielle D Kate M & Caroline G
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 14th May)
Sandra W Beryl B Anna 07590 545645 Tony McC

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
5th/6th May 2018 - 6th Sunday of Easter, Year B

A birth in a family – we love before we even see him or her!  This sort of love lasts. 

Love one another as I have loved you…..

The big original sin is that we don’t believe we are loved. God is big, huge in heart. Compassion, mercy, forgiveness and love.

If you want to love, know you are loved yourself.

The people wanted to think they were special and everyone had to keep all their laws.

Know you are loved’ : this is the message for all the first communion children this month – not that we love God but that God loved us first.

Love is to be received, and then is proved in deeds. Jesus asks for the fruit that will last.

The fruit of faith is love and the fruit of love is service.

We are people who care for the world around us.

Eucharist is always a celebration of God and a call to action.

The parish, the school, the family of Christ attends to God, to love and to service.


Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Friday:
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
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


5th May          6.15pm: Timmy O'Regan RIP

6th May          9.30am: People of the Parish

12th May        6.15pm: Steve Tanner & family (intention)

13th May        9.30am: Catherine Walsh 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 £670.40 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). The Second Collection for SVP raised a very generous £1,137.23. Thank you.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During April this raised £4,104.00. 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.

GIFT AID  If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify the Parish Office if you want to cancel your declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you have not completed a Gift Aid declaration, are a taxpayer, and would like to increase your donations to the Parish at no extra cost to yourself, please take a form from the table in the church lobby, complete both sides, and return it to the Parish Office.

ASCENSION THURSDAY 10th May has been allocated as a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Mass at 9.30am for the whole school, and all the seats will be taken by the children, so there will be an additional Mass at 7am in the morning.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION We welcome the children who will be making their first Holy Communion at the 9.30 and 11.15 Masses each Sunday in May (up to 10 at each Mass). Please remember them in your prayers.

EXAMS Please keep in your prayers all students who are preparing to sit exams in the coming weeks.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 7th May is Tom 01628 632127


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

TEA ON SUNDAY All welcome at 3pm on Sunday 6th May in the Parish Centre. Profits to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

TALKS 'Vision of Pope Francis and where he wants to guide the Church' Two talks will be given by Fr Kevin Hughes MHM on 10th and 17th May at 8pm in the Parish Centre.

ANNUAL CHARITY WALK in aid of Thames Hospice and Fr Kevin's Burma orphanage. Sunday 13th May. Start from Saville Garden car park at 2pm and walk via the Totem Pole and Valley Gardens and return. Sponsor forms in church porch. Contact John, 01628 636668.

SHERRY WEDDELL, author of Called and Gifted, and Forming Intentional Disciples, is coming to the Diocese next month. There are two events for laity, held at the Basingstoke Country Hotel. On Friday 18th May, 2pm‑7pm, she will be speaking about parish renewal. On Saturday 19th May, 9.30am‑4.30pm, Sherry will be focusing on the personal spiritual journey and how each of us can develop our love and relationship with the Lord. For more details and to book free places, please email Clare at

SOUP LUNCH on Thursday 24th May in the Parish Centre. Can you make a pot of soup or a cake, or provide bread and butter? If so, please phone Kathryn on 01628 629498 or Ann on 01628 629028.

MINDFULNESS STRESS REDUCTION COURSE  Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm in the Parish centre from 31st May for 8 weeks. For more info phone Greg, 07825 958314 or email

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 and to spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection. Families welcome - crèche for children  available. Bring your own lunch and something to share. Drinks provided. Car sharing available for those who need a lift. To book a place please email

LENT FAST DAY APPEAL Donations to CAFOD until 12th May will be doubled by the UK Government. CAFOD have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutritio ,but they need the full amount of match funding to make it happen and  have some way to go yet! To donate please go to

MAIDENHEAD WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP meet at the URC, West St, Maidenhead, every second Wednesday at 2.30pm. If you are interested in joining this nonpolitical, non‑sectarian European Friendship group, more information can be obtained at: or by phoning Anne on 01753 642078. See further details in Web version of newsletter.

RED BOXES Please bring in your boxes for emptying. Last year your donations raised £1,472.28 for Missio/Mill Hill Missionaries. Thank you

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.

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

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.

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.

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)

DIOCESAN DAY FOR READERS at St Bede’s Catholic Church, Basingstoke on Saturday 16th June. Further information:

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 WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP The group was set up in 1965 with the initial aim to inform ourselves and others of matters in Europe, concerning women, through lectures and exchange visits. In each of Maidenhead’s twin towns, sister groups were set up to encourage friendship and understanding. The aims remain after 50 years of friendship despite time moving on. Our group has a regular programme of exchange visits with other European groups, both visiting and hosting annually: St Cloud in France, Bad Godesberg  in Germany, Frascati  in Italy, Kortrijk in Belgium and, since 2004, Salzburg in Austria. We meet at the  United Reform Church, West St, Maidenhead every second Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm when we have guest speakers on broadly European topics. To support this, in Maidenhead, we also have European literature, art and music groups as well as language conversation groups. If you are interested in joining this non‑political, non‑sectarian European Friendship group (no second language necessary), more information can be obtained at: or by phoning Anne on 01753 642078.

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.

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...

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.

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

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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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,