|Sunday 21st June||10am||12noon|
|Zoom Host||Reena K||Basil S|
|Zoom Cohost||Mike Q||Agnieszka D|
|1st Reading||Sandra W||Graeme M|
|2nd Reading||Neil K||David R|
|Monday 22nd June||8am||10am|
|Zoom Host||Basil S||Mark H|
|Zoom Cohost||Reena K|
|Reading||Laura B||Liam F|
|Tuesday 23rd June||10am|
|Zoom Host||Agnieszka D|
|Wednesday 24th June||10am|
|Zoom Host||Liberty R|
|1st Reading||Maura McG|
|2nd Reading||Brian McG|
|Thursday 25th June||10am|
|Zoom Host||Mike Q|
|Friday 26th June||8am||10am|
|Zoom Host||Mike Q||Mark H|
|Zoom Cohost||David W||Reena K|
|Reading||Patryk D||Nina B|
|Saturday 27th June||10am|
|Zoom Host||Andy S|
|Zoom Cohost||Basil S|
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.
12th Sunday A 2020
Train your mind to hear what God whispers, and not what the enemy may be shouting.
Our lives are lightened by people we can trust. We need to trust so much in life. We know the great pain when our trust is shaken by people we thought we could trust — parents/ teachers/ religious superiors/ the church/ friends and more.
In the gospel today Jesus addresses that need and grace in our lives. He encourages us to place our trust in those who care for us, and to trust in God who does not want destruction, but development, who wants peace among people in all sorts of ways. In what do we trust? Jesus tells us to trust in God, who would not harm even a hair of our head. He asks and urges us to be people who would not harm another. We are worth this care and love just by being created. Like a parent or grandparent, or an aunt or uncle, totally loving a new child before the child is even seen, so God loves each of us. The sight of a starving child brings out our love and a desire to care.
This is linked to the care of God: in this care and trust of each other we find the trust and care of God, given and received for ‘where there is love, there is God (1 John 3:7).
Just echo the word ‘trust’ as you sit in silence;
let this gift and call of trust fill your being.
Sacred heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
FATHERS DAY Wishing all Father’s, grandfathers; and all male role models a wonderful day as you are celebrated for who you are! May you be blessed and continue to be an example to all those you encounter.
PRAYER FOR FATHERS Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail.
We ask for Your blessings for them all – and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father's Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways – both big and small – they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.
So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent – grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches – and the women of our families.
For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.
In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen
For this week’s full readings, please see www.universalis.com
21st June 10am Mass (Well being) for the extended family of Freda Lunken.
12pm Mass for the repose of the soul of Rena McQuade RIP.
12pm Anniversary Mass for Peggie Holder RIP
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 email@example.com These are little tea-lights and will be left near the tabernacle and Fr. Liam and Fr. Kevin will pray for your intention.
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.
We are still available on the below contact details. Please get in touch and we’ll do our best to respond accordingly. There is also the School and Parish support e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see enclosed further information on the
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS A number of people have been contacting the parish asking how to make a contribution to the church for its running costs. We are aware that you have any other commitments that must be looked after but if you wish, you can make a make a donation or contribution to our community, to the following account:
St Edmund Campion Church. Sort: 309304 Account: 00882551
Please feel free to amend or cancel 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.
Slough Refugee Support is a local charity helping asylum seekers and refugees settle in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead. Like everyone else, they are facing challenging times but continue to reach out to our families to support them through this pandemic. This week is Refugee Week and below is the link to a quiz. This is suitable for children aged 10 upwards and adults, so parents may enjoy discussing the quiz as part of home schooling.
The quiz is in this link http://www.sloughrefugeesupport.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Refugee-Quiz-1.docx
If you would like a Mass celebrated, either in remembrance or as an intention, please contact Fr Liam to book it.
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.
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. 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: email@example.com
PPC The next parish council meeting will be on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7.00pm on Zoom. Please address any correspondence, agenda items to Fr Liam firstname.lastname@example.org and/ or Mary Fraser (PPC Chair) email@example.com .
This year, 2020, is the Golden Jubilee Year of the Canonisation of St Edmund Campion (October 24th, 1970).
THE PARISH PILGRIMAGE WALK FROM STONOR TO TYBURN The walk starts at Stonor House chapel, Henley on Thames on Wednesday 30 September 2020 and finishes at London’s Tyburn Convent chapel, on Sunday 25 October 2020. The walk will be staged over several weekends. You may choose to walk one or all stages. Each stage is approximately 4-8 miles. Map details and walking distances will be provided. If you are interested in taking part in the walk, as a pilgrim walker, a family, a helper or a volunteer, please register your initial interest with Deborah Woodward. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel no: 07766 245144
PEACE AND HOPE INTERFAITH WALK Sunday 8 November 2020 at 2.30pm. This is also Remembrance Sunday. In the spirit of peace, hope and solidarity, St Edmund Campion community, Churches Together and Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum will come together on this day. We will be invited by leaders of all faiths and none to walk across the new Boulters Lock Bridge. The event will involve a welcoming address and hospitality (within social distancing guidelines). All these communities work tirelessly together to support families, the elderly, and the homeless, people who are struggling and vulnerable during this time of coronavirus. We invite you and your family to join us. Please contact Nancy or John for further information. Nancy Rowe: 07708094409 email@example.com. John Carr: 07810646068 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH RENOVATION From 15th June to July 9th a number of renovations will take place in our Church of St. Edmund Campion. As a result the Church will not be open during these weeks. During this time of renovation, Mass via Zoom/YouTube will take place in the Parish Centre.
REOPENING OF THE CHURCH BUILDING IN JULY Permission has been given for the re-opening of places of worship for private prayer ‘only’. Public Mass, baptisms and weddings will not take place until further notice. However, the Parish Council will look at the possibility of having open air Masses in the field behind the primary school, once we get the go-ahead from the government to celebrate the Eucharist publicly as a Christian family. Zoom Mass will continue for the next couple of months because a number of our parishioners, for health reasons, will not be able to attend public Mass. Therefore, the hope is that we may have a Zoom Mass and an open Mass where people can attend and participate in this most sacred sacrament each Sunday.
FOR THE REOPENING Our plan is to be open the Church from Tuesday 14th July for private prayer only. We will open three days a week and at certain times and those times will be reviewed weekly. We cannot be open all the time because of the protocols that we must put in place, most notably that for all the time the church is open two ‘stewards’ must be present to make sure that everybody is as safe as they possibly can be.
Individual prayer within a place of worship is defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act. They should be socially distanced from other individuals or households.
Therefore, we will need a rota of volunteers to ensure that the Church can be open. If you would like to volunteer as a steward, then please email me on email@example.com
We will supply you with gloves and disinfectant to wipe down surfaces.
The plan is for the church to be open for private prayer on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8.00am and 9.30am, and Wednesdays between 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
IMPORTANT NOTE Under the existing regulations, funerals are allowed in places of worship where it is possible to do so safely. Other gatherings and services such as baptisms, weddings, supplementary schools, meetings and classes are not permitted. In view of this, the following is just advisory with regards to Infant Baptisms, RCIA and First Holy Communions, hoping that the Church will be reopened by September for pubic worship:
INFANT BAPTISMS For those of you who had family baptisms postponed due to the lockdown, it is hoped that we can begin to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism from September onwards, so please get in touch if you have a baptism coming up and we get the date into the diary.
RCIA The group of catechumens are meeting regularly via Zoom for their classes and Bible sharing. They will come up with a date of their choice for their baptism and reception into the Church between September and November 2020.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Sadly, we were not able to celebrate the First Holy communion of our children in May. The summer months bring uncertainty with ‘lockdown’. It is envisaged that when there is an easing of restrictions, we shall try to conclude the classes remaining or do the classes from home, with the possibility of celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in October/November. More information will follow later.
IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – CAFOD/MISSIO APPEALS: the effects of coronavirus on developing countries are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Both CAFOD and Missio are responding to the crisis and have launched special appeals – as we are unable to have a collection at church now, you can find more information about the CAFOD appeal at https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal and about the Missio appeal at https://missio.org.uk/donate/covid-19-emergency-fund/?mc_cid=bbd08c99d0&mc_eid=6130338872 if you wish to make an individual donation.
In addition, you can support CAFOD’s petition to the Prime Minister, which asks him to remember that we are one global family, to ensure that any vaccine made will be available to all countries, and to support developing countries by cancelling their debt so that they can put more money into health care.
You can sign the petition at https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1 Thank you very much for your support.
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.
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.