PARISH NOTICES for the week beginning
11th/12th June 2022 - Holy Trinity, Year C

Beginning of time - wisdom

Wisdom, truth and love seem to be the themes of readings today, and that love will lead to hope.

It's a confusing sort of feast, as we cannot understand the truth of the Trinity, but we can 'hit' it from different angles.

The wisdom of God has been born before the beginning of time. Somehow wisdom is essential to God - and is presented very often as female. In celebrating the Trinity, we celebrate and ask for wisdom, which comes from the heart of God. So this wisdom is the sort of wisdom that comes from love.

Love is 'poured' into our hearts by the Spirit. Connected with love are qualities we would want to live by - courage and hope. These are the gifts of the Spirit as wisdom may be the gift of the Father.

Jesus is presented by the gospel as the source of truth. He is also the truth of love, as his truth is best seen on the cross, in his self-sacrificing love.

The most famous icon of the Trinity by Rugenev,( see icon) well-known to us now, has the Trinity at a table and an empty space at the table for us all. In one sense they are not completed without us! We are part of their love, and their life of wisdom, truth and love, which they wish to share with us.



  1st : Proverbs 8:22-31.  Wisdom is the first-born of creation.

Responsorial: Psalm 8:4-9.  R./: O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth.

2nd : Romans 5:1-5.  Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel: John 16:12-15.  When the Spirit of truth comes.






Saturday 11th June 18.15 Elaine Quinn RIP

Sunday 12th June 09.30 Leon Zbikowski RIP AN and all departed of the Zbikowski Family

Sunday 12th June 11.15 SI Carol Farrell RIP Birthday Intention

                                                       SI George Alcorn RIP 75th Birthday Intention

Monday 13th June 09.30 SI Zane Anthony De Melo 1st Birthday

Wednesday 15th June 09.30 Private Intention

Friday 17th June 10.00 SI Fr Kevin Jones Birthday Intention

FUNERAL MEMORIAL MASS 13th June.  Monday for the repose for the soul of Elaine Quinn RIP

WEDDING 11th June Saturday.  We congratulate George O’Shea and Laura Jennings and wish them much love and joy in their married life.

BAPTISM 12th June.  Levi Dias, son of Shanon and Liesel.

ST EDMUND CAMPION CHURCH, RUBY JUBILEE Our church will be celebrating its Ruby Jubilee this year. 

We would love you to join us for an evening of food, music and dancing to help make this a memorable occasion.

Saturday 17th September 2022.  7:30 - 12:00 in the School Hall  More details will follow later in the month.

DUCK DERBY A Fun Day for all the family and an opportunity to support local organisations. The Lions Club of Maidenhead Annual Duck Derby will take place off Ray Mill Island on Sunday 19th June when over three thousand yellow ducks will be seen drifting down the Thames below Boulters Lock. This annual event will commence at 1.00 pm with numerous stalls and the Lions own ever popular Fun Train giving rides around the island to young and not so young. The Duck Race will be at 4.30 pm. Tickets to own a duck will be on sale on the day with cash prizes for holders of tickets for the first three ducks. Entrance to Ray Mill Island is free but owning a Duck adds interest and supports the event.

RUBY JUBILEE As we have enjoyed celebrating the Queen's platinum Jubilee, there is also another jubilee not too far away.

Our church will be celebrating its Ruby Jubilee this year.  We would love you to join us for an evening of food, music and dancing to help make this a memorable occasion.

Saturday 17th September 2022

7:30 - 12:00 in the School Hall

More details will follow later in the month.

SUMMER FUNDAY Sunday July 3rd! 12-3It’s that time of year again, when the final planning for the Summer Funday, gets underway. We are looking for volunteers for all of the stalls. Any time you can spare, will be gratefully received! The sign up sheet is here or feel free to pop in to Sarah in the office, and she’ll add your name in for you. It’s a whole Parish Event, and Mass will be on the field at 11am. Please show your support, this is a huge income generator for our Parish and School. Squares will be being sold after Sunday Masses, and the raffle tickets will be on sale for some fabulous prizes!

Please get ready for Cake requests, second hand uniform etc over the coming weeks.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY Anyone who’s child attends Children’s Liturgy at 9:30am Sunday Mass. Please put your child’s name on the register as you go into the church. It’s so we have an accurate list of first and surnames for safeguarding of those attending.

MASS VIA YOUTUBE Mass is streamed live on Wednesday (9.30am) and Sunday (11.15am). To join, just click on the YouTube icon on the parish website shortly before Mass starts. Due to demand, this service will continue for the foreseeable future.

MAIDENHEAD ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) are helping to support 240 adult and 80 children asylum seekers in our area. They arrive with very little and are not allowed to work. If you would like to help, then the list below contains the things that would be most useful. If you would like to donate any items from the list please can you bring them into Sarah in the office anytime over the next two weeks or phone 07749 917134

CLOSER TO CHRIST CAMPAIGN A letter from Bishop Philip will be read out at all Masses over the weekend of April 30th/May 1st. This letter will be inserted into the newsletter this week and is also available on the parish website. Please do contact Fr Liam if you are interested in learning more about this campaign.

MASS INTENTIONS There is a long and venerable tradition in the Catholic Church that the faithful ask their priests to celebrate Holy Mass for particular, specified intentions. An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday, good health, peace in family life), or as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died or on their anniversary. This custom, which was well-understood in generations past, is increasingly being forgotten. Since the practice is of immense spiritual benefit to both the living and the dead, and because it also helps to support your clergy and parish, we would encourage you to request that Masses be offered for your intentions. Please contact Sarah in the Parish Office, if you wish to have a Mass celebrated for your intentions.

Pope Paul VI said, “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” It has immense power and countless miracles and conversions have occurred throughout the centuries by offering Masses for a specific intention or person. Mass intentions are a great treasure of the Church and have a spiritual weight that is incalculable.

FIRST FRIDAY Each First Friday will see a ‘Healing Mass’ being celebrated alternately at St. Joseph’s Church and St. Edmund Campion Church for 2022. We bring together all our needs and especially asking God’s healing spirit upon people and situations in our parish. You are very welcome.

The First Friday of the month is also traditionally a time when a priest visits a home to anoint anyone who is house bound, with holy oil, and to administer the sacrament of Holy Communion. The parish has several people on this list. If you, or someone you know would like a visit from a priest, then please contact Fr. Liam or Fr. Ephraim.

SHIELDING” for those in our community who continue to join at the Eucharist via YouTube on a regular basis, but for one reason or another, cannot physically come to the Church, and would like to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please let Fr. Liam or the parish office know. Fr. Liam will bring the Holy Sacrament to you whilst adhering to social distancing and a safe environment.

 the body of the Church!


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION We congratulate the children who will receive their 1st Holy Communion on the coming Saturdays of May. We pray that the Lord will keep them faithful to him in the years ahead and to be glad to receive him in the Blessed Sacrament.

Likewise, we thank our wonderful group of catechists who gave up their Saturdays to instruct them; many of them with young families and other commitments, but who said ‘YES, I believe in them’.  That is a wonderful gift.  To the parents who got involved as well, and all others (you!) who helped them be prepared for the sacrament.


LENTEN APPEAL for W.O.R.K. and THAMES VALLEY HOSPICE Now that this project is drawing to a close please will parishioners return the jamjars with their donations. These can be in the form of

  1. cash / coins
  2. cheques payeable to "The Knights of St Columba" writing WORK on the back of the cheque or
  3. a bank transfer to A/C 50554138, Sort Code 20-02-53, Reference WORK. 

Any queries please contact John Lynn on 07931 292934. Many thanks.

SIF FORMS FOR SCHOOL APPLICATION Fr Liam is available by appointment to sign SIF Forms, please remember to bring your stamp cards showing Mass attendance.

CAFOD ANNIVERSARY WALK St Edmund Campion and St Joseph’s parishes will be holding a joint walk on Saturday 18th June to celebrate CAFOD’s 60th anniversary. We will begin with Mass at 10am at St Joseph’s and do the circular walk from Maidenhead to Cookham, along the river and coming back through the fields (same walk we did in 2012 for the 50th anniversary). The walk is approx. 6.5 miles. Bring a packed lunch, refreshments will be available at St Joseph’s at the end of the walk. Please put the date in your diaries! To register please email

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATIONS FROM JANUARY TILL SEPTEMBER St Edmund Campion Church Ruby Jubilee Celebrations are taking place in September 2022. In order to prepare for this, we are hosting a novena of 9 first fridays to pray, to meditate, to fast and to give joy for everything to all that our church community has offered us over 40 years of service and the faith and support it has given to our families. If you can come for an hour or 2 hours or even whole evening starting on the first Friday of January (7th) from 7pm until 8am Saturday morning. We would love to start a rota, where a number of people could do this on the first Friday of each month from January through to September in preparation for prayer and our celebration. During this time the church will be open through the night and everyone is welcomed to come and stay with the Lord. Please contact or text Agnieszka on 07871 258181 or email

PILGRIMAGES A pilgrimage is a journey that has religious or spiritual significance. The journey is usually taken to an important religious place. 

PARISH COLLECTION Please continue to support your parish, its activities and outreach programmes by contributing to the weekly collection via the 'baskets' and/or Contactless. It is very positive that a lot of our parishioners, over the course of the pandemic, switched their contribution from cash to Bank Transfer.

NB: If you want to set up a direct debit or standing order (or even make a one-off donation) the account details are:

Account name: St. Edmund Campion Maidenhead

Sort code: 30-93-04

Account number: 00882551

JOHN PAUL II AWARD This is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.

The Award enables participants to take an active part both in the life of their Church and in the life of their community and society. For further details, contact Jonathan on or 01628 626527.

WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB All past bridge players and parishioners who would like to learn the game are invited. Please contact John Lynn for more information.

THURSDAY CLUB Meets every other Thursday (next is 12th May). Open to everyone, of all ages. A chance to meet up, have a coffee and a chat. We also organise occasional speakers and days out. Please contact Angela for more information.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY is an international voluntary organization in the Catholic Church, founded in 1833 for the sanctification of its members by personal service of the poor, the migrant, the refugee, the lonely and the vulnerable.

This wonderful organisation of prayer, empowerment and solidarity is revamping itself in the Maidenhead area and will be known as ‘SVP Maidenhead’. Meetings will be held between St. Edmund Campion, St. Joseph's & St. Elizabeth's.

Ruth Dean has been a very vital light in guiding this organisation over many years and the ‘baton’ has now been handed over to Jean-Marc Hall. All are welcome and, yes we can make a difference!.

YOGA CLASSES Classes every Tuesday in the parish centre at noon. Contact Rachel, and look on Facebook or Instagram. Note: There is no class on Tuesday 1st June.

COX GREEN LUNCHEON CLUB For more information contact Ruby Doughty on 01628630703 or

TODDLERS GROUP Every Friday in term-time from 8:45 to 10:45am in the Parish Centre. Contact Jenny on for more information.

PARISH HALL The Parish Hall is available to hire, for parties, celebrations, meetings, training, classes and anything else you can think of. It’s a great community space, and is available for £25 per hour.


To celebrate National Bird Box week we heard from Órlagh and Vincent about the work they are doing to care for God’s creation and in particular how they are making the land around the church more wildlife friendly. You were invited to do the same at home and many of you placed an order for your own homes for bees, birds, hedgehogs and bats. You can still do so by going to

This is part of the Eco-Church scheme we have signed up to which asks us to look at five areas: our church buildings, the land around it, how we include looking after our planet in our worship, supporting other communities impacted by climate change, and making changes in our own lives.

We have other activities planned for later this year and would be happy to hear from you if you would like to get involved or have an idea of your own. Please contact Sarah Bowden ( 

LIBRARY We have a parish library located in the foyer of the Parish Centre. One bookcase is dedicated to Theology/Religious books, another bookcase to Fiction/Non-Fiction and a third smaller bookcase to children's Bibles/Bible stories etc. Please feel free to borrow/swap.

If you would like to donate, we can only accept books that are in excellent and clean condition. Thank you and enjoy.

FOODSHARE We are a collection point for Foodshare. Our collection area is just inside the porch doors, but if you leave food outside, out of hours (in a bag or other covering) the building is regularly checked. Foodshare are currently really in need of tinned vegetables and tinned meat, amongst all the regular donations.

APPOINTMENTS If you wish to speak to Fr Liam or Fr Ephraim in confidence on any matter, please contact either one for an appointment. They are happy to visit your home if so desired, adhering to social distancing guidelines.

HOUSEBOUND If you know of anyone who is sick and/or housebound, please let Sarah (Parish Office), Fr Liam or Fr Ephraim know so that a visit can be arranged.


Father Ephraim will be the ‘link person’ for pastoral matters concerning the parish of St. Joseph’s and St. Elizabeth’s. He will also be chaplain to St. Mary’s school.

Father Liam will be the ‘link person’ for the parish of St. Edmund Campion and will be chaplain to St. Edmund Campion school.

Fr. Ephraim and Fr. Liam are on call each day and will serve our community as best they can. You can call either of them on their mobile numbers, contact them via email or visit them at St. Joseph’s Presbytery. As we enter a new liturgical year, the four or five weekends of a month will see the same priest celebrating Mass in that particular parish. So, for January, Fr. Liam will preside at weekend Masses at St Joseph’s & St. Elizabeth’s and Fr. Ephraim at St. Edmund Campion. The following month they will swap around.

THE WELCOMING MINISTRY (Mass Rep) is dedicated to helping all parishioners and visitors enhance their worship experience at Mass by making them feel welcome and included in our Eucharistic celebration, helping them connect with our parish, and participating in the numerous ministry opportunities offered at St. Edmund Campion. The Mass Rep is the ‘overseer’ in ensuring that the various ministries during Mass are fulfilled. Further, they are there to help you with any queries.

We thank our mass reps:

6:15pm Saturday: Reena K. 9:30am Sunday: Elvira E-M & Shirley F. 11:15am Sunday: Julie C.

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 please get your card stamped. For information on the current Admissions Policy see the school's website,

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