St. Edmund Campion Parish, Maidenhead

COVID-19!

The church buildings remain closed: Masses now live online every day.

Physical Distancing Saves Lives - join Mass at St. Edmund Campion according to the schedule below:

  • Daily (Sunday, and Monday to Saturday) at 10:00 am
  • Extra Mass on Sunday at 12:00 noon
  • Extra Mass on Monday and Friday at 8:00 am

Watch on:

Please mute your microphone and video during all of the Mass, otherwise others may not be able to hear the service.

Rotas for 17th May 2020 - 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A
Sunday 17 May 10am 12noon
Zoom Host Mike Q Agnieszka D
Zoom Cohost Reena K Basil S
1st Reading Geraldine B Suzy W
2nd Reading Graeme M Di M
Monday 18 May 8am 10am
Zoom Host Basil S Reena K
Reading Laura B Nina B
Tuesday 19 May 10am
Zoom Host Reena K
Reading Ann G
Wednesday 20 May 10am
Zoom Host Basil S
Reading Paula T
Thursday 21 May
Ascension of the Lord
10am
Zoom Host Mike Q
1st Reading Mark H
2nd Reading Cynthia B
Friday 22 May 8am 10am
Zoom Host Agnieszka D Reena K
Reading Patryk D Mike Q
Saturday 23 May 10am
Zoom Host Basil S
Reading Mary F

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
16th/17th May 2020 - 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A

Gospel of the day:  John 14:15-21

 

St Teresa of Avila, a Spanish woman, born in the 16th century wrote a beautiful prayer that has been adapted:

 

Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.

Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do well.

Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

You are his eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours.

Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

 

Jesus speaks in the gospel about being still alive, even after his death. Mostly we find Jesus alive in the love of others. The energy of love that is connected to the energy of God, for God is love. Other times we find God close to us in prayer; but where we can sense him alive mostly is in the ordinary and extraordinary loves of every day, in marriage, family, friendship and care for others.

 

Many of us do not realise that in this way we have been Christ-bearers. In listening to another, in care of all sorts, in putting ourselves out for the other, in working for justice and for peace, the Spirit of God is alive and people are touched by God’s love through the co-operation of ordinary men and women.

This Week’s   Readings

First reading; Acts 8:5-8,14-17 They laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit

Responsorial Psalm; Psalm 65(66):1-7,16,20

Second reading; 1 Peter 3:15-18 In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life

Gospel; John 14:15-21 I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate

For full readings please see www.universalis.com

Please join the St. Edmund Campion Community for Mass according to the schedule below at your convenience

 

· Monday to Sunday (including Saturday) at 10:00AM

· Extra Mass Monday & Friday at 08:00AM

Extra Mass Sunday at 12 Noon

To join the Mass simply click on the Zoom link below, and a host will let you in: Meeting ID:  356 615 1692 https://zoom.us/j/3566151692 

 

Please mute your microphone and video during the Mass. If the 'room' is full and has reached it capacity, then you can also go to YouTube.  Click on the link below and you will have access to St. Edmund Campion Church. https://bit.ly/Camp10n. It is recommended that you subscribe to the channel to get updates. If after you click on the above link, Live Mass doesn’t start, please refresh your browser or reload your You Tube application.

 

If you are following via Zoom and have access to the daily and Sunday Mass readings, maybe you could volunteer to read at one of the Masses?  If  you are willing, then please email us on:    stecmassrep@gmail.com   stating you name and which Mass you will be attending.  One of the hosts will get in touch with you and a Readers List will be issued for the next couple of weeks.

 

A SPACE TO PRAY ON ZOOM Eric Ramon is guiding a space to pray on Zoom.  Eric, a member of our community, guides the prayer space every Tuesday evening at the Church, which involves time to share and develop our Faith through prayer, reflection and music.  The time also dedicates some of its meeting to prayers of intercession for the families in our parish, especially the sick and vulnerable.  Due to present circumstances this is not possible at the moment, (at least not in the Church building) so the prayer space has moved to Zoom and is proving very popular. Eric is offering space, twice weekly, of musical meditation based on the weekly Scriptures, and prayer for special intentions and finishing with a sing song!

This is a wonderful prayerful moment to meet, pray and give each encouragement and joy.  If you would like to join on this Zoom time, please contact Eric, and ask to be put on the list of ‘invitees’ and he will then send the link to join. His email address is:  musicispraying@gmail.com

 

ZOOM ROSARY On Fridays in May, the Month of Mary, at 8pm. The rosary  and ‘Journeying with Mary’ will be prayed. You are most welcome to join. The Zoom link is the same as Mass.

PILATES VIA ZOOM Zoe Brennan is conducting some virtual Pilates classes online on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can contact her on zoebrennanpilates@gmail.com.

 

 

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

If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please contact Fr Liam to book it.

 

LISTENING EAR AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT Joanna Dassen, a member of our community of St. Edmund Campion, has done a number of courses on 'Listening' and accompanying people who need to talk and search for direction in their lives.  She has very generously offered to be available by telephone, day and night, if anyone needs to talk and may need emotional support at this time.  Her number is  07886010763.  All calls are confidential.

 

Mass intentions

May 18th: 8AM  Mass:   Mass offered for the repose of the soul of Umberto Turrini

      10AM Mass:  Mass of thanksgiving for Maureen Wall as she celebrates her 99th Birthday

May 20th: 10AM Mass:  Anniversary Mass offered for the repose of the soul of Solomon Joseph Fernandez

May 21st: 10AM Mass:  Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.  Mass offered for all parishioners.

 

Candle Tray: 

If you would like a candle lit in the Church during Mass time each morning at 10am for a special intention, please let Fr. Liam know on lcummins@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk  These are little tea-lights and will be left near the tabernacle and Fr. Liam and Fr. Kevin will pray for your intention.

 

Please feel free to amend your standing orders to the Parish at any time. We understand that people’s circumstances are changing. You do not need to notify us of changes in any way.

 

The Church building, including the office, is now closed until further notice.

There are no public Masses being  celebrated at this time, however Fr Liam and  Fr Kevin will    celebrate Mass privately every day. They will hold our community in their prayers and offer Mass for all who request an offering. Please also hold them in your prayers at this time.      

They will be praying for you and your intentions,
   for those who are already suffering,
   for those who are grieving,
   for those who are anxious,
   and for those who are working tirelessly to care for the sick. 

USEFUL LINKS:

NOSY CROW FOR CHILDREN https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

LIVE LINKS TO MASS Mass is being streamed live from St John’s Cathedral in Portsmouth, Knock in Ireland and many other places. We encourage you to follow online in the next week.

Live link for St John’s Cathedral in Portsmouth: https://www.portsmouthcatholiccathedral.org.uk/live-mass.php

Live link for Knock Shrine https://youtu.be/kaMr-mwU2DA

Live Podcast link for The Vatican https://www.vaticannews.va/en/podcast.html

You can find other Churches Live streaming here https://www.churchservices.tv/

DIOCESAN WEBSITE The Diocesan website (www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk) has resources for parishes and parishioners during these difficult times. It provides information, resources and prayers, along with links to other Catholic organisations who are providing a timetable of prayer and spiritual assistance.

PORTSMOUTH DIOCESE NEWS Please find here a link to the Portsmouth Diocese News. http://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue252.php

FORMATION FOR MISSION Formation for Mission Team and the God who Speaks national campaign are offering various initiatives which can be found here.https://mailchi.mp/94747ee758fd/formation-for-mission-update-lent-2020

ST EDMUND CAMPION MAIDENHEAD Here you can find all our up to date information, announcements, contact details and information. http://www.st-edmundcampion-mh.co.uk/

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/stedmundcampionchurch.maidenhead.5

MILL HILL MISSIONARIES Here you can find the Mill Hill Missionaries website. https://millhillmissionaries.com/

CAFOD Staff are leading children’s liturgies online every Sunday at 10am. This is the link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5095942131288155403

Bible in a Year https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/ Pray as you Go https://pray-as-you-go.org/

Sacred Spaces https://www.sacredspace.ie/

Busted Halo have some wonderful resources, videos and a virtual stations of the cross at https://bustedhalo.com/

Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/

BBC: How to protect your mental health https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
CBBC: Video and Questions https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
ChildMind: Talking to Children https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/
National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

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

APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam in confidence on any matter, please contact him by phone or e-mail

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let Sarah (Parish Office) or Fr Liam know.

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