St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 9th/10th June 2018 - 10th Sunday, 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 Bence Antos
Juliana Isla Helena
Callum Santos Lars
Niamh Alicia Teresa
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Mary S Geraldine B Ruth D
2nd Reading Mary C Jan O'B Laura B
Bidding prayers David B Maura H Nancy R
Hospitality after Mass Mary S Kieron & Dee O'H Alyson K
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Liz T
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 Tony McC Ruth D & Irene L
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 11th June)
Agnes G Imelda McC Tom 01628 632127 Brian McG

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
2nd/3rd June 2018 - Corpus Christi, Year B

The feast today highlights the central place of the Eucharist in Christian life. It is unique to our Christian faith that God becomes present in a real way in ordinary bread and wine – food for the journey of life in the bread, energy and joy for the journey of life in the wine. Bread and wine were very much part of the ordinary food of the people of his time, and of the religious life. People would remember the bread in the desert and the wine of the coming of the Lord.

Each time we come to Mass, we recall in a real way the death and resurrection of the Lord. We take part in it, within our place and time. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross and his resurrection is ‘redone’ among us. It is a place and time of grace.

This Eucharist is not to commemorate something that happened many years ago. It is our faith and commitment to Christ in his people. All of us are tabernacles of the Lord, and our call is to allow God into our lives, and let God out of our lives. It is sometimes easier to believe in the presence of the Lord in the tabernacle than among each other.


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


2nd Jun          6.15pm: Christine McNamara RIP

3rd Jun           9.30am: People of the Parish

6th Jun           9.30am: Sebastian Fernandes 60th birthday

10th Jun         9.30am: People of the Parish

                      11.15am: Catenians (intention)

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 £807.48 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by standing order or direct debit. During May this raised £3,869.00. 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.

BAPTISM We welcome Orla Christine Nolan, who will be baptised on Sunday 3rd June at 1pm.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 4th June is Ann 01628 629028


OLIVE WOOD CARVINGS The Good Shepherd Company from the Holy Land (Bethlehem) who work alongside the St. Vincent De Paul society for orphans and elderly Christians in Bethlehem will be holding a sale of olive wood carvings (rosaries, crosses, cribs and religious statues) THIS WEEKEND , 2nd/3rd June, after each Mass in the Hall. The sale of Christian carvings is one of the most important sources of income for the 41,000 Christians left in the area. Please come and look at their work and hopefully buy some items!

SAVILL GARDEN SPONSORED WALK Fr Kevin Jones and a small team completed a sponsored walk on13th May and are now collecting the sponsor money. If you have some money for Fr Kevin then please place it in an envelope and drop it into the parish mailbox marked with Savill Walk on the front of the envelope. Money raised for  Burma Charity, HCPT and Thames Valley Hospice by Edmund Campion, South Ascot and Sunningdale / Crowthorne parishes is likely to exceed £2,000. Queries, please contact John L on 01628 636668.

PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION Saturday 9th June, 10am-4pm, Ascot Priory SL5 8RT. All parishioners are warmly invited to a special “day away” to spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection and to enjoy the company of fellow parishioners! The theme of the day will be How Big is Your God? How we are gifted. 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

PARKINSONS UK Jim McG was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago; with a lot of help and support from the Parkinsons UK Society he has been able to live a somewhat normal life. His family and fellow parishioners will help him attempt to walk 10km in aid of the society on Saturday 16th June. If you can sponsor their effort, sign up after all Masses over the next two weeks, or donate at Your prayers for a good day would be very helpful.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS If you are new to St Edmund Campion parish, you are invited to join us at the parish centre on Saturday 16th June from 4pm to 6pm. This is a great opportunity to get to know people, have a chat and make new friends. Bring the family or come on your own. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Mary F (07721 782188), Carol McQ or Debbie T.

SHARE THE JOURNEY – A WALK IN SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES As part of Refugee Week (16th-24th June) and CAFOD/Caritas’ international Share the Journey campaign, focusing on migrants and refugees, you are warmly invited to join us for a prayer walk in Braywick Park (starting in the car park) on Saturday 23rd June at 11am, followed by a meal at Toby Carvery for those who are able to stay. CAFOD will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September 2018 to agree two global agreements on refugees and migration.  Everyone welcome. For more information or to let us know you are coming please email Laura Bigoni at

LYFORD GRANGE MASS Sunday 24th June. Fr John Chadwick is the main celebrant for the 4pm Mass at Lyford Grange. The coach will leave at 11.15am calling at Abingdon for lunch. Further details are on the poster in the porch. Please enter your names on the sheet for those who intend travelling on the coach. For further details, contact John L on 01628 636668.

ALPHA COURSE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! From Thursday 13th September we are planning to run an Alpha course in the parish, a perfect introduction to Christianity for those who are new to it and a great “refresher” for committed Christians. Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion. To make the course a success, a variety of volunteers is urgently needed in the following areas: catering, administration, publicity/advertising, welcoming, etc. If you can help in any way and/or for more information on the various roles, please email

MINISTERS OF THE WORD / EUCHARIST You are requested to attend a short (1 hour) talk by Fr Liam on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm or Saturday 30th June at 11am to go through the details of these important roles. Anyone else who would like to become a reader or minister of the Eucharist is also invited to attend.

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

PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady’s Shrine, Banneux, Belgium, for the 85th Anniversary of the Apparitions and Feast of the Assumption, 11th‑16th August 2018. A coach will leave from St Edmund Campion Church. Accommodation starting from £320, full board. If you are interested and you would like to reserve a place, please contact Fr Liam, 07776 580596 or

RED BOXES Thank you to those who’ve brought their boxes to be emptied. Please remember to take your empty box from the porch. Also there have been many boxes with no names on. If yours was one of these, either this time or the last time, please take a box from the porch and write your name on the bottom. If you prefer, you can give your box to one of the promoters, Irene Low at 9.30 Mass, Louise Jennings or Barbara McWalter at 11.15 Mass. Thank you for your generosity.

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 NEEDED The Brett Foundation is looking for people to help at The Centre which is  one of the first points of contact for those in need. Hot food and hot drinks are offered to the homeless, elderly, lonely, those with mental health issues and people in need who live below the poverty line. There is help with filling out forms, cooking sessions, help to find jobs and accommodation (plus support as a mentor once they have a home and job for those who are homeless) and a listening ear. The Centre is open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, on a Saturday 10am to 12pm, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings 7-9.30pm, and Sunday evening 7-8pm. If you are interested in helping at the Centre, please contact Sue Brett on either or 07582 158849. She says, "It is only together we can truly make a difference to the lives of those who come through our door".

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.

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.

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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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 the table in the church lobby. 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,