St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 12th/13th January 2019 - Baptism of the Lord, Year C
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Anna P 07590 545645
Altar Servers Jack Alannah Antos
Niamh Amelia Lars
Kayla Lauren Teresa
Miriam Santosh
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion MH Marian C Sarah F Moya Z
C1 Maura McG Clare C Mary F
C2 Reena K John C Kathryn A
C3 Caroline G
C4 Deborah H
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Liam F Sandra W Suzy W
2nd Reading Maura M Mike Q Patryk D
Bidding prayers Brian M Carolyn F George A
Hospitality after Mass TBD Carolyn F Charlotte McG
Hymn Presentation Mike Q
Mass Preparation Matt D / Jonas K
Children's Liturgy Age 3-5's Age 6-8's Age 8 and up
Team C Catherine M Tanya vS Laura O'F
Jennifer D Donncha R Gabrielle Br
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Petra L
Flowers Carolyn F Week beginning 14th Jan
Altar Linen Milly D Key Holder Claire 07850 787486
Cashiers Rosemary LC & Phil M Banker 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
5th/6th January 2019 - Epiphany

For many Christians, the Feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season. Yet the Epiphany is at the heart of the Christmas message. The word ‘epiphany’ means ‘manifestation’ or ‘showing’.

The real wonder of Christmas is not just that God became human in and through his Son, Jesus Christ, but that Christ, through his Church, continues to be present in our world.

The Feast of the Epiphany invites us to consider once again the real meaning of Christmas and to respond accordingly. The wise men, in presenting Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, acknowledged him as Saviour of all people.

The feast invites us to ask: what gift can we present to Jesus that acknowledges him as our Saviour?

Surely the most appropriate gift is striving to live a life that imitates his teaching and example. Therefore, the Epiphany is an ideal time to reflect on the practice of our Christian faith so that, during the coming year, we will ‘show’ the world the glory of the Saviour who has redeemed us from sin and who gives us life through his Church and the celebration of the sacraments.





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 Jan          6.15pm: Oliver, Claire & Brigid Buckley RIP

6th Jan          9.30am: Hannah & Michael Creedon RIP

                     11.15am: Alina Zbikowska RIP

13th Jan        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.

COLLECTIONS over the last two weeks were as follows. Thank you.

22nd/23rd Dec     Collection: £813.74   

29th/30th Dec      Collection: £596.73

PLANNED GIVING Thank you to those who give by Standing Order or Direct Debit. During December this raised £4,009.00. 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 Robin Richard Gerard Boyle, who will be baptised on Sunday 6th January at 1pm.

JOIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER IN PRAYING: that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS The collection at all Masses on Christmas Day is designated for Fr Liam and makes up a substantial part of his yearly income. If you were away over Christmas and want to share in this, you can bring your gift (in an envelope clearly marked Christmas) to the office, put it in the post box outside the Parish Centre, or put it in the collection. It is possible to Gift Aid these gifts for the benefit of the Parish; please take a blank Gift Aid envelope from the church lobby and add your name & address. Cheques payable to the Parish, please, as these gifts have to go through the Parish accounts. Thank you.

DONATIONS The Finance Committee have decided that 10% of the Parish income should be donated to worthy causes or needy people. Please let Fr Liam know of any needs in the Parish. Also, we are inviting suggestions of charities that we can support in 2019. If you have any ideas please tell Fr Liam.

DUTY KEYHOLDER from Monday 7th  January is Tom 01628 632127


SVP APPEAL FOR SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN- Smartie boxes!  Collection of Smarties tubes and envelope donations for this appeal will now take place after Sunday Masses over the weekend of 5th/ 6th January. Donations can also be left with Gillian in the parish office until the end of January. Thank you in advance for your generosity. A Happy New Year to all, from St Edmund Campion SVP Society.

BURNS NIGHT Friday 25th January Tickets £25 to include Burns supper and entertainment. Please see Kathryn, 01628 629498.

FINANCE MEETING The Finance Committee will meet at 7.30pm on Monday 14th January in the Parish Centre. Items for the agenda to Fr Liam, or to Andrew Stearn, Chair of Finance, care of the Parish Office.

 CHURCHES TOGETHER IN MAIDENHEAD (CTIM)  MEETING Tuesday 15th January at the United Reform Church, West Street, Maidenhead.

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.

BACKPACK APPEAL The Parish is looking for used backpacks in good condition for a project called Mary’s Meals, to support children in developing countries. 300 packs have already gone, we would like to send another 100! Apart from donating an old backpack the following are needed: hand towels in good condition. Please put them in the box in the church lobby. See John L for details.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let Gillian (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know so that a visit can be arranged.

APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him for an appointment. He is always happy to visit your home if so desired. He is also available for house blessings.

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA – STELLA MARIS (CHRISTMAS DRIVE) As you may know the ships of the world which bring us the many goods we use each day do not stop operating over the Christmas Season. This means that the seafarers who live on-board these ships are also working over the Christmas period and they are very far from home and have no contact with friends and family. Each year the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) seeks your kind donations of woolly hats, toberone chocolates as well as other personal items in support of the many seafarers who work upon the high seas. As well as those much needed items, AoS also invites the Faithful to donate any extra rosaries, bibles or small crucifixes. Financial donations are most welcomed as well. For more information on how you may be able to help, please contact your local parish AoS representative or Fr John Lavers  ( The website is:

PORTSMOUTH DIOCESE DON BOSCO CAMP 28th July - 3rd August 2019 An opportunity for secondary school boys to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in a safe but challenging countryside setting. Further information: and contact:

HAND SANITISER There is a hand sanitiser on the wall in the church lobby. Please use it to help prevent the spread of winter coughs and colds. Thank you.

TRAINING FUND If you are going on a course that would benefit the Parish, we may be able to subsidise the cost. Please speak to Fr Liam.

WEBSITE We urgently need a team of four to assist in running the parish website. Mike Quinn will still be the Webmaster, 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?

ST EDMUND COMMUNITY BOOK SHARE There is a bookshelf in the entrance lobby to the Parish Centre for people to leave a book / take a book. Have a look! There is a bookshelf in the entrance lobby to the Parish Centre for people to leave a book / take a book. Have a look!

MAIDENHEAD CARE urgently requires volunteer duty officers to find drivers for clients, and volunteer drivers to take clients to medical appointments. Do you have free time - even for only 8 hours per month for duty officers? Email or contact 07538 418448 during office hours.

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.

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.

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. To find out more about Community Sponsorship please see

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.

MAIDENHEAD WOMEN’S GROUP FOR EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP The group was set up in 1965 with the initial aim to be informed about 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. The 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. They meet at the United Reformed Church, West St, Maidenhead every second Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm when they have guest speakers on broadly European topics. To support this, in Maidenhead, they 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, see the poster on the parish centre noticeboard, visit, email or tel. 0161 941 3498.

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

DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFUGEES? The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. They are also planning events and creating a list of people who would like to be kept informed. For Working Group members, they 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 the 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)

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,

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2019-2020 Fr Liam is available to 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.