St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

Coronavirus!

As ALL public Masses are cancelled (see announcement here), please use this link to watch Mass, live from St John’s Cathedral in Portsmouth: Live Mass Link

Sunday services are at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 3 pm and 6pm.

For Weekday Mass Times in St Johns Cathedral please check here: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portsmouth.

NO PUBLIC service for 21st/22nd March 2020 - 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A

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, www.st-edmund.org.uk.

PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
14th/15th March 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A

Dear Parents and Parishioners,

We are writing to you for a few reasons.  The first one is to reassure you that IF the school, nursery or church is closed for any length of time over the next weeks or months, this does not mean the community shuts down or that the leaders and staff in the community stop serving it.  Now more than ever, it is important to remember that a community is not about buildings but about people.

Secondly, it is important for us to know who the vulnerable in the school, nursery and parish community are.  This could be in terms of being in self-isolation without a network of extended family or friends able to help; those in ‘at risk’ groups; those who don’t have transport and may need help with deliveries of food, prescriptions or other essential items; those who have limited internet access or those who are lonely and struggling.

Please contact us directly at support@st-edmund.org.uk to let us know if you are in need of anything at all or to let us know about a fellow member of the nursery, school or parish community you have any concerns about.  Any information or requests for help will be dealt with sensitively and discreetly but may help us to be able to give a little support if necessary.  Please don’t worry that unwanted support will be forced upon people!

This email address will be open for the next few months and will be checked daily.  Many of you have already brought to our attention those who might need support over the coming months; we would appreciate it if you would send an email through even if you have already mentioned it to us in passing.  We don’t want any members of our community to fall through the net during these potentially challenging times.

Thirdly, you may know of people within the wider Maidenhead community in need of support, please do let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Remember, in addition to remembering basic hygiene, the most important thing we can do to support our community right now is to follow the guidance from Public Health England and self-isolate for seven days if you have a persistent cough or temperature of over 37.8 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

God bless,

Tricia Opalko and Jennifer Camp-Overy

Co-Headteachers

St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School and Nursery

 

Fr Liam Cummins

Parish Priest

St Edmund Campion Catholic Church

ST EDMUND CAMPION CATHOLIC PARISH

40A ALTWOOD ROAD,
MAIDENHEAD, SL6 4PY
Mass Times
Saturday:
6.15pm
Sunday:
9.30am and 11.15am
Monday to Thursday:
9.30am
Friday:
10am
Holy days:
7am, 9.30am and 7:30pm
Confession
5.30 - 6.10pm on Saturday; or by arrangement
Church open for prayer
Every day:
6am - 9pm

Parish Priest
Tel:
07776 580596
Fr. Liam Cummins
Email:
lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Office
Tel:
01628 628274
Sarah Hubbard
Email:
stec@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Open:
Monday: 8.30am to 3.30pm;    Tuesday: 9am to 11.30am;
Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm;    Friday: 9am to 2pm.    Closed Thursday.

Website:
Bulletin:
st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk
Notices to Parish Office by 12 noon Weds

MASS  INTENTIONS  15/03 11.15 Gerry Ance and Jim Muldoon RIP AN; Mario Aquino RIP AN; Gerald Brockwell RIP AN

17/03 09.30 Celia and Geoffrey Lewis RIP AN

22/03 11.15 Philomena Joanes RIP AN Frank Finnegan SI

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 £387.86. Thank you very much.

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus: The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. We are currently observing Stage 2 guidance in our Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for parishes. Please follow the link: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/ . Our parish and it’s church activities will continue to remain open until we are instructed otherwise by the Government and/or the Conference of the Bishops of England and Wales. The pastoral area has taken the decision that the Chalice (Blood of Christ) be not distributed for the coming weeks. The faithful are encouraged to receive the host (the Body of Christ) on the hand.  In addition, we will no longer offer a  physical sign of peace or pass round the collection bags. Instead of passing the collection bags, we will have two baskets at the exit at each Mass. Both will be for the normal and second collections for the Lenten project. We will take £700 as a standard amount for the parish and then all monies over will go straight to the Lenten projects. 

BAPTISMS Noah Hull on Saturday the 21st March; Henry Ennis on 22nd March.

THE SEASON OF LENT  Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism.  In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.

ST PATRICK’S COFFEE MORNING is postponed until further notice. TODDLER GROUP is also postponed until further notice. 

SCRABBLE is cancelled until further notice

THURSDAY GROUP is cancelled until further notice. 

BRIDGE is cancelled until further notice. 

STEC TALKS - Thursday 19th March. This has been postponed and a new date will be published as soon as it is confirmed.

PENITENTIAL SERVICES The sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in the parish on Wednesday 25th March. For the school at 13.45 and for the rest of the community at 19.30. Wonderful opportunity to avail of this healing sacrament.

PARISH COUNCIL Monday 23rd March at 19.45

SPECIAL NEEDS QUIET PRAYER AND WELCOME  Our next gathering will be on 20th March at 6pm. For more details, please talk to margarita (email: stedmspecial@gmail.com).

LENTEN CAMPAIGN This year we are going to help two charities, namely The Thames Valley Hospice and the Widows and Orphans of Rural Kenya (W.O.R.K).

19th MAIDENHEAD CUBS parish visit on Tuesday 17th March this is postponed until further notice. 

PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION – Our annual Parish Day of Recollection will take place on Saturday 20 June this year at Douai Abbey. This is now full. To add your name to the waiting list, please e-mail stecdayaway@gmail.com

EASTER SERVICES There are sign up lists in the porch for people who can volunteer during the Easter period as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and the washing of feet. Please sign up if you know you are able to commit to any of these roles.   

 

HOUSE BLESSINGS are suspended until further notice. 

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 your Mass Rep. Every time you come to Sunday Mass get your card stamped in the parish centre. You will need the Parish Priest’s signature on the SIF form, once your attendance in 2020 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website, www.st-edmund.org.uk.

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.

WEBSITE Go to www.st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk and follow the link to bulletins for more notices.

This week in the Parish Centre (unless otherwise stated)

THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH

Tuesday 17th

09.30 Mass– Celia and Geoffrey Lewis RIP AN

Reflections and Worship

   19.30-20.00 Silent Adoration.

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

18.00-20.30 Cubs introduction to Church CANCELLED

Wednesday 18th

09.30 Mass

Bridge 10.30-12.30 CANCELLED

Adult Formation  20.00

Thursday 19th

09.30 Mass

Scrabble 10.30-12.30 CANCELLED

RCIA (session 11) 19.30-21.00 in the Church CANCELLED

Friday 20th

Mothers Prayers 08.50-09.50

Toddlers St Patricks Coffee Morning 09.00-11.00 CANCELLED

10.00 Mass

18.00 Special Needs Quiet Prayer and Welcome

Saturday 21st

10.30 18.00 Private Booking

13.00 Noah Hull Baptism

Confession 17.30-18.10

18.15 Mass

Sunday 22nd

09.30 Mass

11.15 Mass-Philomena Joanes RIP AN; Frank Finnegan SI

13.00 Henry Ennis Baptism

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 2020 has been completed. For information on the current Admissions' Policy see the school's website, www.st-edmund.org.uk.