SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (YEAR C)
CLERGY CHANGES As Fr Andy announced recently the Bishop has asked him to move to Holy Family Church, Luton, and Fr Emmanuel will also be moving to St Thomas Aquinas, Bletchley. Their last weekend in the Parish will be 31st August – 1st September. Fr Joseph Udoh from Blessed John Henry Newman, High Wycombe will become Parish Priest in our Parish. Please keep our clergy in your Prayers. There will be a Parish Party taking place on the 1st September to wish them farewell – all welcome. Further details will be available in the Bulletin nearer the date.
LIGHTHOUSE BURNHAM runs from 29th July – 2nd August. We will be holding a retiring collection next weekend for Lighthouse Burnham. Thank you for all your support of Lighthouse Burnham through the years.
Lighthouse Central (for Burnham Lighthouse)
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET is prayed each Sunday after 11.30 am Mass in St Andrew’s for Priests.
WORKERS MASS each Wednesday morning at 7.00am in Our Lady of Peace Church to enable workers to attend Mass during the week.
FIRST SATURDAY MASS On Friday, 2nd August we will have 9.30am Mass as usual, followed by 24 hours Adoration, finishing with 10.00am Mass on Saturday, 3rd August. A sign-up sheet for Adoration is on the Lectern at Our Lady of Peace.
NEW TO THE PARISH? If you are new to the Parish we ask you to introduce yourself to our point of contact for ‘newcomers’, or speak to either Fr Andy or Fr Emmanuel. Before the final blessing you will be invited up to be greeted/prayed for. The point of contact for 6.00pm Mass is Louise or Marie, for 9.45am Mass, Madeleine or any of the choir members led by Brid, for 11.30am Mass Fr Emmanuel or Edward. There are Parish forms available in the Church porches which we ask you to complete and return to Yvonne in the Parish office.
SCHOOL REFERENCE FORMS In the autumn all the Priests in the Pastoral Area will be asked to sign reference forms for children applying for places in our Slough Catholic secondary schools for September 2020. They will be asked if they know the child and if he/she belongs to a practising Catholic family. Please know that Priests will answer the questions carefully, honestly and conscientiously.
PRAYING WITH BISHOP PETER for the election of our new Bishop. Bishop Peter, having offered his resignation as our Bishop to the Holy Father, asks you to pray with him for God’s Spirit to guide the election of a new Bishop for our Diocese. Prayer cards are available in the Church porches.
“Lord God, you are our eternal shepherd and guide. In your mercy grant your Church of Northampton a shepherd who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing. Lord, bless us with the fullness of your love. Give us the joy of having a shepherd to lead your Church of Northampton who will be pleasing and acceptable to you. Lord, in your love for us, give us the joy of receiving a shepherd who will be an example of goodness to your people and will fill our hearts and minds with the truth of the gospel.
Mary Immaculate – Pray for us. St Thomas of Canterbury – Pray for us”.
OUR PARISH LIST OF THE SICK There is a book where you can enter the name of the person to be prayed for. In line with Data Protection legislation please obtain the consent of the person before entering their name in the book. This book will be placed on the altar during each Mass in Our Lady of Peace Church.
GARDENERS We need volunteers to help in the garden at St Andrew’s, our current helpers are retiring after many years of faithful weeding! There is no need to cut the grass, all you need to do is weed, tidy and cut back where needed, all the edges and flower beds, and clear the leaves in the Autumn. Please contact Yvonne if you are able to help, 01628 605764, email using this link or use the contact form.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT every Monday at Our Lady of Peace from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. All welcome to join in Contemplating the Face of Christ through prayer, praise and stillness. There is also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Andrew’s every Thursday from 8.30am – 9.30am.
ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament prior to the 6.00pm Mass on Saturdays, beginning at 5.15pm. Please respect the Lord and those who would like to pray by maintaining silence in Church prior to Mass.
HELP AFTER SUNDAY 9.45AM MASS We are extremely grateful to all those who help tidy the Church after the 9.45am Mass each Sunday, please keep up the good work!
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PETER Individual meetings for victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters with Bishop Peter. Bishop Peter is offering to meet with victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters. For more details, or to book a meeting with the Bishop, contact the Safeguarding office on: 01604 723514.
DIOCESAN DIRECTORY copies of the Northampton Diocesan Directory for 2019 are available in the Church porches priced £5 per copy.
ST ANDREW’S 300 CLUB If you wish to join the 300 Club please contact Shelagh Whitehouse on 01753 516502. Forms are available in the Church porches. Membership is £12 per year.
ST GILBERT’S MISSION PROJECT will still continue raising funds. Small plastic bottles are available in the church porches for any loose change you would like to donate to the St Gilbert’s Mission Project. Please return full bottles to Our Lady of Peace.
PARISH MASS BOOKS 📚 We are using Volume 1 of the Mass books for Year C. As with Year A and Year B, books if you would like to donate £1.95 for one of these books, or £7.95 for the large print books, please feel free to do so, and we will enter into the book a dedication for your intention. Just put into an envelope the offering and the name(s) you wish inscribed in the book(s) and hand to Yvonne at the Sacristy or Presbytery: for a deceased person please add ‘RIP’ to the name or names; for someone alive, please add ‘Intention’.
If you have taken one of the Parish Mass books home by accident, please could you return it as soon as possible.
CAR PARKING Please when using the car park at the rear of Our Lady of Peace Church please keep the middle lane clear, this provides access for an emergency vehicle if necessary. Also we ask that you take care not to block pavements or the corner of the road leading into St Michael’s Court. It is very difficult for residents of St Michael’s Court to access Lower Britwell Road when cars are parked on the corner obstructing the view onto the road. Please drive in as far as you can to allow us to use all the available spaces. 🚗
USED STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS Please save your stamps and put in the boxes available in the Church porches. Over the years used stamps have been collected at Slough and have been sold on to raise funds for work undertaken in schools, hospitals and Parishes by Sisters, Brothers, Lay People and Priests in the developing world. The used stamps are sold on to Dealers and Collectors, and the proceeds used to assist in funding Church projects abroad. This can be done here in this Parish by as many people as possible depositing as many stamps as is possible in the Stamps for the Missions box in the Church porch.
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH ‘DEFECTS LOG’ BOOK There is a ‘defects log’ book on the bookcase in Our Lady of Peace Church. If you find any defects which need to be investigated in the Church please make a note in the book.
MASS OFFERING FORMS are available in the Church porches which you can complete for any Mass intentions you wish to have offered. Please return the form, with your offering, in an envelope and hand to Fr Andy or Yvonne, or leave in the Sacristy or Presbytery.
IN OUR PARISH Yvonne Cafferty, is our Parish Safeguarding Representative. Maura Potter, is our Pastoral Coordinator for the sick and housebound, email Maura using this link or telephone 01628 666278. If you, a relative, friend or neighbour are sick or house bound and would like to receive Holy Communion please ring Maura on 01628 666278. If you are a commissioned Eucharist Minister and would be willing to join the team who take Communion to our sick and housebound parishioners then please contact Fr Andy.
HIRING/USING ST ANDREW’S All proposed events, bookings or cancellations in any part of St Andrew’s Church must be made via the bookings secretary on 07546 710834 to avoid duplication.
HOLY FAMILY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP A monthly meeting held on the first Saturday of each month, facilitated by parishioners. Please contact Fr Kevin on 01753 543770, or email using this link for further information, or visit the Holy Family, Langley website.
Holy Family Church – 226 Trelawney Av. Langley | SL3 7UD
ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH THE PARISH? If you previously completed the census forms for the Together in Faith Campaign then you will be registered, If not registration forms are available in the Church porches, or e-mail Yvonne or phone the presbytery.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PARISH WEBSITE/WEEKLY NEWSLETTER can be sent to Yvonne. Items on paper and print are also accepted and can be given to Yvonne or Fr Andy or delivered to the Presbytery. The deadline for items for the printed bulletin is Thursday 12 noon.
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Readers & Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers Rota
3rd – 4th August
Saturday 6.00pm – Readers : Patsy M and John B.
Sunday 9.45am – Readers : Robert B and Madeleine B. Eucharistic Ministers: Juliet S, Patrick A, Tina K, Denise McC, Alexcia O-W.
Sunday 11.30am – Readers : Sannely C and Edward A.
10th – 11th August
Saturday 6.00pm – Readers : Yvonne C and Patsy M.
Sunday 9.45am – Readers : Peter K and Karen R. Eucharistic Ministers : Robert B, Georgia C, Barbara B, Audrey T, Melissa W
Sunday 11.30am – Readers : Rivita R and Noreen W.
WORD OF LIFE TEACHING AND PRAYER MINISTRY led by Fr Emmanuel Okami, will be held every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.15pm in St Andrew’s Church. There will be Adoration, teaching and Worship, and Holy Mass at 8.30pm. Come and deepen your knowledge of the Word of God and enjoy the beauty and riches of His awe inspiring Presence. All welcome. Call Millie for more information on 07957 594646.
St Andrew’s – Elmshott La/Washington Drive, Cippenham, Berks | SL1 5RE | Bus: 4
REJOICE IN MOTHERHOOD: MOTHERS PRAYERS For Mothers who wish to pray together for their children and grandchildren – Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties! Mothers Prayers will be taking a break for the Summer, and will resume again in September. There is a ‘Mothers Prayers’ request book on the bookshelf at the side entrance to the Church.
Our Lady of Peace Church – Lower Britwell Road, Burnham | SL2 2NL
NYMO SUMMER CAMP 4th – 8th August 2019. Staying at Alton Castle with one day of the camp being spent at Alton Towers. This summer holds an exciting opportunity for you if you are aged 11-18 years. Take part in some amazing adventurous activities such as : messy games, biking, archery, trekking and much more. As well as daily Adoration, Mass, Sacraments, Testimonies, and more. Cost £295 per person but they ask for a minimum donation of £205. Early bookings essential. Transport available. Contact NYMO on 01582 720627 or www.nymo.org/summercamp
PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady’s Shrine, Banneux, Belgium, for the 86th Anniversary of the Apparitions and Feast of the Assumption, 11th -16th August 2019. A coach will leave from St Edmund Campion Church, Maidenhead. Accommodation and full board (including travel): staying at the Hotel Halleux is £470 and staying at the Hospitalité is £350. (Single room Hotel + £100 and Hospitalité + £60).
The Hospitalité is very spacious and can accommodate all pilgrims, especially those who are sick, disabled or elderly. Fr John Lee, of St Joseph’s Parish, Maidenhead, will be the Spiritual Director for this pilgrimage. If you are interested and you would like more information or to reserve a place, please contact Lisa Pirie, pilgrimage director, on 07500 288384 or Fr Liam, Priest at St Edmund Campion Church, on 07776 580596. (email Fr Liam using this link ).
St Edmund Campion Church – 40a Altwood Rd, Maidenhead | SL6 4PY
THE NORTHAMPTON DIOCESAN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to Lourdes, 23rd – 30th August 2019. There are brochures available in the Church porches if you would like to join a group, or visit www.catholicassociation.co.uk or www.tangney-tours.com/CA for further details.
MASS for victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters at St Mary’s in Woburn Sands at 12 noon on 12th October 2019. All victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters are invited to this Mass. The focus will be on healing, reconciliation and the forming of compassionate links with the Church. There will be light refreshments after the Mass.
St Mary’s, Woburn Sands website
St Mary’s Church – Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, Bucks | MK17 8NN
Mass Times & Intentions
27th July – 4th August
N.B. Changes and new events are in bold text.
NEW: WORKERS MASS We will be having Mass each Wednesday morning at 7.00am in Our Lady of Peace Church to enable workers to attend Mass during the week.
There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament prior to the 6.00pm Mass on Saturdays, beginning at 5.15pm. Please respect the Lord and those who would like to pray by maintaining silence in Church prior to Mass.
Morning Prayer is prayed before every weekday Mass and the Rosary is prayed after Mass: all are welcome to join us.
|Sunday Mass Readings (Year C) |
Saturday 27th July | SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
5.15pm-5.45pm Our Lady of Peace – Confessions
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Janine Intentions (Sylvia), Emma Grech RIP (Hayden), Ann Scott Intentions (Shiels)
|Sunday 28th July | SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
9.45am Our Lady of Peace – Maria Haire RIP (Deignan), Brid Vaughan Intentions (Rosary Group), Karolina M’besso Intentions (Sylvia) ☕
11.30am St Andrew’s – Thanksgiving Manuel & Lavinia and Aiden & Amelia (T & M), People of the Parish
|Weekday Mass Readings|
Monday 29th July
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Confirmation candidates and their families(Rosary Group), Zzuzsi Ferenczy Intentions (Sylvia), Winnie Grealish RIP & Con Sugrue Intentions (Sugrue)
7.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
|Tuesday 30th July |
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Mills (Foundation), Danny Rawling Intentions (Rawling), Miley Cash RIP (Cash)
|Wednesday 31st July |
7.00am Our Lady of Peace – Kathleen Magee RIP (Cafferty)
|Thursday 1st August |
8.30am St Andrew’s – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9.30am St Andrew’s – Pascoe (Foundation), Joanna Intentions (Sister)
|Friday 2nd August |
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Ingpen (Foundation), Thanksgiving (Walsh), Frank Stewart RIP (Stewart)
Mass followed by 24 hours Adoration.
|Saturday 3rd August|
10.00am Our Lady of Peace – Vincent Lambert RIP (Rosary Group), Fr David Donaghue Intentions (McCarthy)
| Sunday Mass Readings (Year C) |
Saturday 3rd August | EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
5.15pm-5.45pm Our Lady of Peace – Confessions
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Clary & Winifred Murphy and Jack & Daphne Lavender RIP (P&C)
|Sunday 4th August | EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
9.45am Our Lady of Peace – Joseph Dias RIP and Matthew Lobo in thanksgiving(Lobo), Lesley Brennan RIP (Baker) ☕
11.30am St Andrew’s – John Oates RIP (Oates family), Thanksgiving Kerry, Ryan & Family (T&M), Thanksgiving (Mary Magdalene), People of the Parish
☕ Tea and Coffee available after Mass.
👧👦 Children’s Liturgy for ages 4-7 during Mass.
Our Lady of Peace Church – Lower Britwell Road, Burnham | SL2 2NL
St Andrew’s – Elmshott La/Washington Drive, Cippenham, Berks | SL1 5RE