St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 7th/8th July 2018 - 14th 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 Alicia Antos
Juliana Sophie Helena
Callum Lauren Lars
Niamh Alex Teresa
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH TBD TBD TBD
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Mary C Tom O'K George A
2nd Reading David B Marie G Suzy W
Bidding prayers Mary S Paul H Patryk D
Hospitality after Mass Paula T Matt & Dominique D Mary O
Hymn Presentation Nevil F
Mass Preparation Jane L
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team B Gael R Julia E Debbie H
Carly C Charlie E Sandra B
Ministers to the Sick & Housebound Cashiers
Clara Court Kathy H Martin H & Clare F
Flowers Altar Linen Key Holder Banker (w/b 9th July)
Carolyn F Molly McN Ann 01628 629028 Paula T

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
30th June/1st July 2018 - 13th Sunday, Year B

Pope Francis is a person in today’s world who has a healing effect on a crowd as more people become sceptical about their faith. People gather to see him, and he seeks out the disabled person to kiss – this is often the person others do not see or choose to ignore or fear.

He says and does things we are not used to hearing. He speaks of mercy instead of legalistic interpretations of prevailing norms. We listen with new ears.

In today’s gospel, we find Jesus in a situation where human solutions fail. A little girl of about 12 years of age is critically ill.

‘She is at the point of death’ ‘She grew worse’… ‘She is dead.

But Jesus confronts human hopelessness. The needs of the sick and the faith of those concerned evoke a compassionate response from him. He is tender to this young girl. He calls her ‘Little girl’ (literally ‘Little lamb’).

In my need I too can turn to him and find healing. That healing will focus on my heart – my negativity, bad moods, hurtful responses, hardness. He is always trying to help me grow in love. Then I can in turn become a tender and healing presence to those around me.

We pray that we will listen with new ears – ears of empathy, compassion and love.


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


1st Jul             9.30am: People of the Parish

2nd Jul            9.30am: Alison Harper RIP

7th July          6.15pm: Peter Gomes RIP

8th July          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.

COLLECTION last weekend was £578.46 (plus £10 in Gift Aid envelopes). Thank you.

SECOND COLLECTION at all Masses this weekend is for Peters Pence, the Pope’s charity. Please make cheques payable to St Edmund Campion Parish. Next weekend is Sea Sunday and there will be a Second Collection for Apostleship of the Sea.

BAPTISM We welcome Evelyn Una Smith, who will be baptised on Saturday 30th June at 2.30pm.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 2nd July is Phillip 01628 623190


WELCOME  We welcome Rev Ian Cornford, who was recently ordained a Deacon for our Diocese, and will be ordained a priest in July 2019.  Before that time, Ian will be spending the weekends during term-time ministering between St Edmund Campion and St Joseph’s. He will now be spending the next month in our parish.

TEA ON SUNDAY All welcome at 3pm on Sunday 8th July in the Parish Centre. Profits to charity.

CONFIRMATION 2017 If you were confirmed last year, please contact the Parish Office for your certificate.

PRIVATE BOOKING From Monday 2nd July for three weeks, a bilingual school (Spanish/English) will be running a language course in the Parish Centre, starting at 9am each day, Monday to Thursday. As a result several groups will be changing their times (e.g. Bridge) or venues.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION  In preparation for Confirmation next year (June 2019), we will be embarking on a programme for our young people in years 8, 9, 10, (and up to 18 years of age).  We envisage running the programme on Saturday afternoons, starting on 8th September 2018, twice a month during term-time.  It will also include outings, such as Flame!, retreats and meeting other candidates from the pastoral area. To register please contact Gillian, our Parish Secretary, at

PILGRIMAGE TO BELGIUM A reminder that we will be closing registration for this wonderful pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in Banneux on 8th July.  If you wish to be on this trip please let Fr Liam know. It is fully inclusive – hotels, hospitality, coach and ferry all from £320 (Hospitalité) and £435 (Hotel). Coach leaving from St. Edmund Campion Church on 11th August and returning 16th August.

WEBSITE We urgently need a team of four to assist Mike Quinn in running the parish website. Mike will continue to be the Web-Master, but he needs a team around him to write articles, stories, contribute information and offer some good links to websites etc. Please contact Fr Liam if you feel you could be part of this wonderful and very important ministry. Just a thought…setting up a Parish Facebook /Twitter account?

VULNERABLE ADULTS COURSE to be held at St Joseph’s on Saturday 7th July from 10am until 12:30pm. If you are a new eucharistic minister to the housebound you need to attend one of these courses before beginning this ministry. Bookings are through Portsmouth, as usual, to

SOCIAL NIGHT In St Josephs Church Hall on Friday 13th July from 7.30pm to late. Includes Fish & Chips and live music from Stephen and Megan. Tickets are £15 each from Shauna in St Joseph's Parish Office, 01628 783988 or

SUMMER FUN DAY is being held on Sunday 15th July.This is a fundraising event for both the school and parish and the proceeds are split evenly. They will be selling squares outside the church to win a tablet, so please go and see them before or after Mass. They will also be selling the usual raffles tickets with some great prizes, so please keep your eye out for them. If you can help in anyway with donations or your time, please contact Donations can be toys, books, second-hand uniforms, groceries, unwanted presents, etc. Your time could be for a 1-hour slot on a stall, collecting cash, setting up or clearing up. If you need clarification then please contact Amanda.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Brett Foundation is looking for people to help at The Centre where 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 Mon‑Fri 10am to 1pm, Sat 10am-12pm, also Tues & Wed  7-9.30pm, & Sun 7-8pm. If you are interested in helping at the Centre, please contact Sue Brett on either or 07582 158849. 

LIGHTHOUSE is a holiday club for children run by Christians from local churches. It runs in ten locations, including Marlow, Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, 10am to 3.30pm. See for more details and to book.

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

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

MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING WITH MARRIAGE CARE  Catholic Marriage Care is a faith-based organisation, that draws on its Catholic tradition and contemporary research, to help couples in both good times and bad.  Most relationships face difficulties at some point.  Talking to a relationship counsellor can help.  Our local centre in Reading offers relationship counselling with fully-trained counsellors.  For further information please call 0800 389 3801. If you are a trained relationship counsellor, could you volunteer with Marriage Care?  Further counsellors are needed for our Reading centre – expenses and supervision is provided.  For further information, please contact Sue Cooper at or phone 0793 9495774.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT WORKSHOP at Milner Hall, next to the Winchester Parish Centre on Saturday 7th July, 10am‑12.30pm, looking at the process of a Parish helping people going through dying and bereavement. The main speaker will be Kathryn Turner, head of the Department for Spirituality in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. There will also be a few speakers from Parishes in our Diocese. Please come if you are interested in learning more, even if you or your Parish aren’t currently doing any work in this area. To book a free place, or to register your interest in this important pastoral care work, email Philippa Foster, the Leader of the Pastoral Care Services team in the Diocese, on Philippa is looking to help parishioners and Parishes develop bereavement support.

APPOINTMENT OF REFUGEE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER  In 2015 many of us with our Bishop were concerned about the unfolding tragedy of Syrian refugees who were compelled to leave their homeland seeking safety and a new life. Responding to this crisis our Bishop created the Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group (DRRWG), chaired by Fr John Lee and Fr Peter Hollins, with a variety of interested volunteer members, and asked them to explore how the Diocese can and should respond to this crisis. In addition to creating educational resources for parishes (available at, this group wrote a detailed and robust proposal for a project, in which the Diocese would be the lead sponsor on Community Sponsorship for Syrian refugees. As part of this, they recommended the recruitment of a Refugee Project Development Officer and detailed the specifications for this role. This officer will assist interested parishes, pastoral areas or other community groups to put in applications to directly sponsor a Syrian family through the Community Sponsorship Scheme. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Lennon to the newly-created post of Refugee Project Development Officer. We will be hearing from Rosemary in a future edition of Enews. To find out more about Community Sponsorship please see

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 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.

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,