St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 9th/10th November 2019 - 32nd Sunday, Year C
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Julie C 07823 321004
Altar Servers Juliana Benjamin Antos
Harvey Patrick Teresa
Luca Luis Lars
Orlagh Amelia Marcie
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion John L Rod M
Maura McG Simona D'U Deirdre M
Jane M Charlie E Eric R
Marian C Petra L Mary Q
Jerome H Mary McG
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Maura McG Carolyn F Suzy W
2nd Reading Brian McG Sandra W Laura B
Bidding prayers Liam F Mike Q Nancy R
Hospitality after Mass Sue W Donncha & Karen R Katherine A
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 D Angela B Anna W Jane J
Dee O'H Simone D'U Rebecca B
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Danielle D
Flowers Cate G Week beginning 11th Nov
Altar Linen Norris D Key Holder Ann 01628 629028
Cashiers Rosemary LC & Phil M Banker Eddie R

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 2019 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,

PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
2nd/3rd November 2019 - 31st Sunday, Year C

Have you ever had an experience which changed your life totally – a big change?  Can be falling in love, birth of your child or grandchild, a book, travel to the developing world. A retreat or introduction to prayer. A big friendship. Marriage. Change happens all around when we are open to it.  Meeting someone who blew your mind – like Zacchaeus found with Jesus.


Jesus' hangers-on could be surprising.  First a blind man of Jericho, now one of the richest and most hated men of the town is next; a man who has cheated many people, the cause of many a family's poverty.  The home of the one most hated was the place Jesus chose to stay.  The man most hated changed his ways and gave back what was wrongfully his.  The gospel of Jesus - if we are sincere in our reading of it - will always challenge us to change or modify our ways.


Let the words echo:  ‘I must stay at your house today’.


Imagine yourself opening your ordinary door and allow Jesus into your home and your life.


This week’s Readings 

(31st Sunday)

First reading; Wisdom11:22-12:2 You are merciful to all, because you love all that exists.

Responsorial Psalm; Psalm 144(145):1-2,8-11,13b-14

Second reading; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 The name of Christ will be glorifies in you, and you in him.

Gospel; Luke 19:1-10; Salvation comes to the house of Zacchaeus

For full readings please see



Mass Times
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Thursday:
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
6am - 9pm

Parish Priest
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins

01628 628274
Sarah Hubbard
Monday: 8.30am to 3.30pm;    Tuesday: 9am to 11.30am;
Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm;    Friday: 9am to 2pm.    Closed Thursday.

Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds

If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please see our Parish Administrator, Sarah, in the Parish Office to book it.



If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please see our Parish Administrator, Sarah, in the Parish Office to book it.

 BAPTISM We welcome Toby Thomas who will be baptised on Saturday 2nd November at 14.00. We welcome Rudy Samuel Edmunds who will be baptised on Sunday 3rd November at 13.00.Congratulations to Jesse Onanefe Oluwatobi Gbenedio, baptised on 26th of October.

BLESSING OF GRAVES– Braywick Cemetery Sunday 17th November 14.15.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION The programme for First Holy Communion starts in November with Mass attendance, and the first class will be on 07/12/2019. Mass Attendance Cards are printed and are available in alphabetical order in the church porch. For all further details see Fr Liam.

BAMENDA SUNDAY (2/ 3 Nov.). Every year we have a special collection to support the projects driven by our friends in our twinned Diocese of Bamenda, Cameroon. Please ensure you see a copy of the Bamenda Newsletter to understand the mutual benefits of our twinned relationship and how much your help is needed in these troubled times.    

MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS  In the spirit of Jean Vanier’s L’Arche (see, we would like to invite all members of the community with special needs, their families and friends, to a time of prayer and friendship, once a month on a Friday from 6-7. The next date is 22/11. For further information, please email Margarita on stedmspecial@


sessions. 90 minutes each) until April 2020. Please see the details in the porch, or contact

Fr Liam

MASS FOR ALL SOULS 6th November 19.30. If you would like to include the name(s) of those who have passed away during this last year or who have yet to be included in the Book of Remembrance, there will be a list in the porch until 3rd November. You are all welcome to join us for this beautiful service. There are leaves available for all to take. You can add anything to them to remember a loved one, a drawing, photo, verse of scripture, prose or poem. There will be no morning mass on Wednesday due to the mass in the evening.

SVP The St Edmund Campion SVP will be having our annual collection after the weekend Masses next week, 9th and 10th November. This week we will give an outline of our group and how we spend the money you so generously donate .

WORK (Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya) Mary Jane has sent us an e-mail of thanks including the following “So very many people in the Parish have been incredibly kind and generous. Really you do have extraordinary parishioners, they are so good and so generous. THANKYOU is far too small a word.” The WORK Newsletter is printed in the porch. 

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS The 2020 Publication will be available for purchase at £5 a copy from this weekend. It includes Scripture references for daily Mass, The Gospel and readings for Sunday Mass and excellent short reflections on the gospel for the day. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon says “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. What better way to meet the Lord than to spend a short time every day reading scripture? It gets us into a rhythm of prayer which deepens our friendship with Him. Listening to another person is a very real act of love”

PPC The next Parish Council meeting will be on the 12th of November

FOODSHARE Thank you for your continued donations to Foodshare, we are helping over 100 families each week. We have a special collection at Waitrose on the 6/7th of December. We need volunteers for an hour or two. Please contact Tom O'Kane at if you can help. 

MOTHER’S PRAYER GROUP Every Friday at 08.50 in church for an hour, prior to Mass. Women meet up weekly in the church to pray for their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and to find the support they need. Please contact Nancy or Noris at For more info visit:

RACE NIGHT.  A family fun event, where the children move the horses and the adults can fancy a winner, on Saturday 9th November. First Race 19.45. All  proceeds to Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya. Those unable to attend can 'Own' a horse for £5 with a prize for the winning owner. Tickets will be on sale after Mass at £8 adults and £7 for children including Fish and Chip Supper.  Bring your own drinks and glasses. Further information or late bookings up to 6th November Peter Skinner 01628 634333 or John Lynn 01628 636668

PARISH RECORDS AND  BULLETIN  Please update us (via the forms outside the parish officer) with your details if they have changed in any way in the last five years. Also please let the Parish Administrator know if you would like to receive the bulletin electronically. We are trying to cut down paper usage in the parish and would love to decrease the number of newsletters printed.

FEAST DAY CELEBRATION 6th December, Celebration of the Feast of St Edmund      Campion raising funds for the parish. “The Poor Boys Good Time Band” Live and Fish and Chip Supper in the School Hall,  £12 a ticket. Tickets will be on sale after each Mass. (Julie Curran and Cheryl Lawrence)

ST EDMUND CAMPION TALKS Our first talk on "topical issues" will be held on Thursday 21 November, 19.30-21.00 in the parish centre. The topic will be "Mental health: tackling the stigma/getting help and support" and the speaker will be Ella Guerin, a former StEC pupil who works at Priory Calverton Hill, the secure psychiatric hospital in Nottingham.               Refreshments available. Please put the date in your diaries!

PIETY STALL Cynthia has a large selection of cards and advent calendars available.


HOSTING Every two years the school hosts students from an American University who are training to be teachers. They are looking for host families to look after these students for

approx three weeks from the 8th-30th January 2020. They will be in London for the first weekend and will go on a short trip from the 26th-29th Jan. 

You will be given £20 per day which will include breakfast and evening meal., for every day that thy actually stay with you. Precedence will be given to families who can offer two places as the preference is for the students to travel together around Maidenhead or to London, for safety reasons.

These students from Bethel University have always proven to be absolutely delightful. If you are interested please speak to Tricia Opalko or email

THE PARISH CENTRE is available for hire at £25 per hour. Contact Sarah in the Parish   

Office, or pick up a form from outside the parish office.

CHRISTMAS FAIR organised by Maidenhead Lions Club for 30 local charities will take place in Maidenhead Town Hall on Saturday 9th November from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.  A wide variety of stalls will be offering an assortment of goods many suitable as Christmas presents.

INTERNATIONAL DINNERThis year's International Dinner will take place on Saturday, 30th November starting at 7.30  pm and will be held at St Joseph's Parish Centre. Tickets for this event are 15 pounds, with a full dinner being served and the voice of Elvis,who has come all the way from Slough. Drinks: BYO Please contact Henry Holly for tickets. Proceeds from this event will fund the new MHM mission in Cambodia.

RED BOXES Please bring in your boxes for emptying to the Parish Office or to Louise J or Barbara McW.

CTiM Churches Together in Maidenhead invite all who are alone at Christmas to join them on Christmas Day from 12.00-15.30. To book please contact Keith Cartland on 01628 636179/ 07765 505767 or e-mail

SACRISTANS The Sacristans’ team is always open to welcome new volunteers who may be interested in helping out in the logistical preparations for the various Services that go on in the Church. If you would like to know more please contact a member of the team.

ADORE WEBSITE The website is a treasure trove of helpful information. As well as details of forthcoming ADoRE and other meetings, there are recordings of many of the talks from the last 3 years; information about renewal, prophecy, healing, evangelisation and prayer. In particular, the page on evangelising pulls together all the 2018 talks on Mission and Renewal and many useful evangelisation resources. They are also encouraging the formation or rekindling of Prayer Groups and you will find many resources on the Prayer pages of the website.

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.

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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!

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.

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES Catholic Marriage Care provides marriage and relationship counselling and marriage preparation in the local area. They are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions at the Reading Centre:
•  trained relationship counsellors – supervision and expenses provided
•  evening receptionist for counselling sessions (Monday evenings in Woodley)
•  people to serve refreshments at marriage preparation days (occasional Saturdays in Twyford and Maidenhead)
For further information please contact Sue Cooper at or 07939 495774.

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 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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WEBSITE Go to and follow the link to bulletins for more notices.

This week in the Parish (unless otherwise stated)

This Week in Our Parish

Saturday 2nd

Toby Thomas Baptism 14.00

18.15 Mass- Special Collection –Bamenda

Sunday 3rd

Rudy Samuel Edmunds Baptism 13.00

Tea on Sunday 15.00-17.30 All welcome.

09.30 and 11.15 Mass– Special Collection– Bamenda

Monday 4th

Singing Enrichment 18.30-19.30 in the Church

SVP Meeting 19.00-21.00

Tuesday 5th

Out and About 11.15-12.30

Reflections and Worship

19.30-20.00 Silent Adoration.

20.00-21.30 Open Worship with music, praising and topical


Wednesday 6th

NO MORNING MASS due to All Souls Mass and reception in evening.

Bridge 10.30-12.30

All Souls Mass and Reception 19.00-22.00

Adult Formation 20.00-21.00

Contact for location.

Evening Mass 19.30

Thursday 7th

Thursday Group 10.30-12.00

Friday 8th

Toddlers Group 09.00-10.45 contact

Saturday 9th

Marriage Care (Marriage Preparation ) Course All Day

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass– Second Collection SVP

Sunday 10th

09.30 and 11.15 Mass- Second Collection SVP

Cake Sale after 09.30 and 11.15 Mass. All proceeds to Widows and Orphans of Rural Kenya


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.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let

Sarah (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know so that a visit can be arranged

School Notices


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 2019 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website,