St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Rotas for 18th/19th January 2020 - 2nd Sunday, Year A
6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
Mass Representative Pam C 01628 823530 Shirley F 01628 633406 Julie C 07823 321004
Altar Servers Zach Luis Antos
Adam Vincent Teresa
Jack Elsie-Rose Marcie
Dylan Alicia Josephina
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Jerome H Zoe B
Reena K Sarah F Jonathan H
Paula T Simona D'U Moya Z
Merle F Charlie E Mary F
Sandra W Kathryn A
Ministers of the Word 6.15pm 9.30am 11.15am
1st Reading Maura McG Maura H Jonathan H
2nd Reading Brian McG Tom O'K Marian B
Bidding prayers Liam F Paul H Mary F
Hospitality after Mass TBD Petra L TBD
Hymn Presentation Mark H
Mass Preparation Liz T & Nikki O
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
Minister to the Sick & Housebound: Clara Court Maura McG
Flowers Katheryn A Week beginning 20th Jan
Altar Linen Cynthia B Key Holder Ann 01628 629028
Cashiers Ken & Hazel M Banker TBD

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
11th/12th January 2020 - Baptism of the Lord, Year A

Today, Jesus’ baptism by John, was a special moment – the real coming of God’s spirit upon him.  It was the same Spirit who had come upon Mary at the moment of Jesus’ conception, and would come to Jesus at his last moment on the Cross.


The spirit brings him new energy. The feast marks that something new is happening, and that Jesus is the beloved and son; from eternity and into time.

The Spirit came upon him – but not just for himself.

He would send the Spirit later to us – of forgiveness and of perseverance in doing good.


Today is about energy.  Jesus found a new spirit in himself after his prayer and he heard words he would never forget. Maybe you have heard words of love from someone you will never forget. They give energy to the heart and soul, making us people always on the go, ready for new life within us.

The Spirit pours the energy of God into bread and wine and they are changed forever.

He sends himself forever.  It is sending the love and presence and energy of God.


We know that we can get stuck.  We need new infusions of the Spirit to give new energy.

Can we be the type of people who others think it’s good to meet?

Can we be open to the spirit of God, open to new life, new love, being really fully the person I can be?


May the waters of baptism, O Lord,

bring us the new life of your love.

This Week’s   Readings.

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord


First reading; Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7  Here is my servant, in whom my soul delights

Responsorial Psalm; Psalm 28(29):1-4,9-10

Second reading; Acts 10:34-38 God had anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit

Gospel; Matthew 3:13-17 This is my Son, the Beloved

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.

MASS INTENTIONS 12/01 11.15 Mary and James Sullivan RIP AN

13/01 09.30 Mark Ram SI

19/01 11.15 Nancy Watson 1st RIP AN

We congratulate Kiera and Finley who were baptised on Sunday 5th of January at 13.00.

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

The collection last week was £581.27 Thank you very much.


As we move into 2020, I want to thank you all for your kindness over the past year, for your very generous donations and gifts at Christmas, and for your spirit of solidarity in believing in the fantastic community of St. Edmund Campion.  Thank you for being such a great example of living a life of faith.

I pray this prayer for you:

New Year's Prayer

As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family, our friends, and our parish of St. Edmund Campion.


Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains.

Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way.

Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, colour or creed.


Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant God's name each day.

Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.


Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none.


May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love.

May God's blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.


God bless you all,

Fr. Liam

POLITE NOTICE for reasons of health and safety, and further, as a courtesy to those around us, please refrain from giving children food and snacks during Mass.  If it is necessary that a child be fed, then please use the facilities in the parish hall.  Feeding babies (milk), and drinking water is permitted in the church


CTiM Churches Together in Maidenhead will hold their joint churches meeting at St. Joseph’s on 15th Jan at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.


FUNERALS The funeral of John Coombe RIP will take place on Friday the 17th Jan at 12pm. Sheila E Symonds

Passed on 31/12/19, age 87. The Funeral service is to be held on the 29th January 2020 at Slough Crematorium at 1300.


STUDY  if you are interested in following a course that would benefit the welfare of the parish, either for a weekend or semester base, please know that there is funding available to assist you in the area of studies in theology, pastoral care, prayer guidance, catechesis and youth ministry. Some good places to look are Douai Abbey  (and download their pastoral programme); St. Mary's Institute of Theology, Strawberry Hill The Jesuit Institute


CHRISTMAS STARS.  An amazing total of £865 was raised and there were 89 stars decorating the altar, making a great display.  A massive thank you to everybody for your generosity. The money will be given directly to W.O.R.K (the Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya charity).


OUR LADY OF FATIMA The World Apostolate of Fatima will be bringing the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of St Jacinta and Francisco Marto to St Francis in Ascot 25th January. The event is part of the visit of the statue and relics  throughout the country. This is a great opportunity for our pastoral area and nearby parish communities to visit St Francis and venerate the statue and the relics  during an all day event. Please see Church noticeboard for details

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Jerry Connor, who died on the 2nd of January. He and his daughter Suzy were known to many in our parish. The funeral arrangements will be made and announced shortly.


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) Thursday 16th: Session two for our adults preparing to be received into the Church at Easter, will take place from 7.30pm. We pray for the nine candidates in our parish who are on this sacred journey to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church either through baptism and/or he sacrament of Confirmation.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME the second session is this Saturday 11/01. 10.00-11.30 for the children in the school, followed by Liturgy for Parents and Children in the Church at 11.30.


SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2020-2021 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)


CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK is from 18th to 25th January.  We are blessed that St. Edmund  Campion church has been chosen by CTiM (Churches Together in Maidenhead), to gather representatives from all the Christian churches in our area to come together for a prayer Service on January 19th at 6pm. Please let us come together to support this wonderful moment for our Church.  The theme of the prayer hour is;  ‘Unusual Kindness’


SVP CHRISTMAS SUDAN APPEAL 2019 – SMARTIES!!!! Please return Smarties tubes or envelopes, filled, at the Masses this weekend, 11th and 12th January 2020 (or to the Parish Office) Every penny donated will be sent to SVP Twinnage to enable the SVP to continue its sorely needed work in the area.


ST EDMUND CAMPION TALKS are back in 2020 from 7.30-9pm on the following dates:: Alzheimer's and Dementia - 31st January - Alzheimer and Dementia Support Charity. Hospice care and support -13th February - Thames Hospice. Protecting Children and Teenager in the digital world. 19th March - Paul Hay. Please save the dates on your dairies and  we hope to see you there.


MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE St. Edward’s Church in Windsor is running a Marriage Preparation Course in 2020. The dates are January 16th, 19th, 23rd, 30th and 6th February.  All engaged couples are more than welcome to attend.

Please email Kathy to register on We are also running a Marriage preparation course at St Edmund Campion on Saturday the 18th of April. Please contact Fr Liam or Sarah Hubbard to register


HOUSE BLESSINGS If anyone would like their house or apartment blessed, Fr Liam would be very happy to do it.  It just takes about 25 minutes.  It’s a service of prayer and blessing with holy water. 


PIETY STALL Cynthia has a large selection of merchandise available. Please contact if you need anything that is not on display or have any further questions.


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.


SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION The governors of St Edmund Campion School are consulting on a change to admissions for children who wish to be admitted to school in September 2021.

Currently siblings of children already in the school are admitted under category 2 in our over subscription criteria. From September 2021 siblings who attend Mass weekly or monthly will be higher on the over subscription criteria than non-practising.. 

The changes in brief will be: practising weekly Category 2, practising monthly Category 4 and non-practising siblings will move to category 6.

The consultation will run for a period of 6 weeks from 13th December 2019  until  24th January 2020.  Copies of the proposed arrangements can be obtained from the school office  or can be downloaded from the school website .

Comments on the arrangements should be sent to the clerk to the governing body by  31st January 2020


The governing body will consider all comments received before determining its admission arrangements by 28 February 2020.











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.

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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.

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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This Week in Our Parish

Saturday 11th

10.00 First Holy Communion, second session

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass

Sunday 12th

09.30 and 11.15 Mass

Monday 13th

09.30 Mass

Circle Francais 10.30-12.30

18.30-19.30 Singing Enrichment in the Church

Tuesday 14th

09.30 Mass

Reflections and Worship

   19.30-20.00 Silent Adoration.

   20.00-21.30 Open Worship with music, praising and topical  visualisation

20.00 Finance Meeting

Wednesday 15th

09.30 Mass

Bridge 10.30-12.30

Adult Formation 20.00-21.00

Thursday 16th

09.30 Mass

Thursday Group 10.30-12.30

RCIA 19.30-21.00

Friday 17th

Mothers Prayers 08.50-09.50

10.00 Mass

Toddlers Group 09.00-10.45 contact

12.00 Funeral of John Coombe

Saturday 18th

NCT 12.30-17.45

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass

Sunday 19th

09.30 and 11.15 Mass

18.00 CTiM United Service for Christian Unity Week

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,