THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (YEAR A)
WELCOME TO Fr Emmanuel Mbuk who will be staying in our parish throughout January.
GRATEFUL THANKS from Fr Joseph for your generous Christmas offering, for all the gifts, cards and good wishes. Thank you also to all who helped in the preparations for the Christmas Masses. Wishing you all God’s blessings for the coming year. Deacon Marek, Yvonne and Denise, also wish to say many thanks for your gifts, cards and good wishes.
DECEASED Please pray for Martin Nee RIP who died recently, his Requiem Mass will be in Our Lady of Peace Church on Friday, 10th January at 11.00am followed by burial at Slough Cemetery. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen.
ANNIVERSARIES Please pray for the following whose Anniversaries occur this month: Herman Patrick Jansen, Evelyn Greenwood, Robert Andrew Wakefield, Mary Kathleen Kerrigan, James Patrick Dwyer, Erasumus Tora, Bernadette Cartwright Armani Morris, Adolph Francis Kita, Nicola Isemia, Wendy Finnegan, Giovanna Chiapetta, William Francis McGuigan, Johanna Rowan, Cornelius O’Keeffe, Eileen Jackson, Frank Baitson, Gavin, William Roger Humphrey, Patrick Aheame, Albert David Victor Knight. Gerald Brookes Walker, Mary Bridget Crinnion, Vera May Holtum-Bryant, Marie Teresa Marshall, Dorothea Howison Laird, Sylvia Elizabeth Mumford, Philomena Dinallo, William Joseph Brophy, Kathleen Agnes Lodge, Maggie Ellen Purdham, Margaret Josephine Kelly, Thomas Kane, Matthew John Bass. Tyron Stanley, Valentine Andrew Corcoran, Christina Ann Watson, Terence Edward Jemmett. Judith Frances West Peter Edward Gummer, Robert Rogers, Nora Ann O’Donovan, Irene Hilda Heary, Daniel Cronin, Amelia Mary Webb, Nicola Franze, Christopher Downes, Albert John Norman, Robert Ferguson. Dario Avaristo Velfri.
MISSIO We have received the following message from John Barry:
“My work schedule has been unexpectedly upset in recent times and the return of the December collection of Red Boxes will now take place in March. But please be assured that every penny will be forwarded upon receipt and new donors will be welcomed at any time. Many thanks and best wishes from all the Missio team for a successful year, 2020”.
We wish John a speedy recovery over the coming weeks, his presence is greatly missed in the Parish.
MANY THANKS to the team who provide the tea/coffee after 9.30am Mass each Sunday for their generous donation of £200. “Thank You” to all who support them each week.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASSES If you have registered your child(ren) to make their First Holy Communion in May 2020, there will be a meeting for the Parents on Thursday, 9th January at 6.30pm in Our Lady of Peace Church. The books we shall use with the children will be available at this meeting so please bring an envelope with your child’s name written on it containing the cost of the books, which you will be advised by letter/email.
The children’s sessions will then commence on Saturday, 11th January from 9.30am-11.00am in St Andrew’s Church, Cippenham. Further information on the full programme will be explained at the meeting on 9th January, therefore please attend with your child. Please pray for our children so that they will grow in their appreciation of the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH CAFOD Try something that is calorie-free and life giving. We really need people who are interested to go into our Catholic schools and inspire students to act on their sense of justice. You do not have to be a teacher to do this role, only a passion for CAFOD’s work and an ability to communicate well with children and young people.
If you are good at motivating others we have the ideal role for you – inspiring other volunteers in nearby parishes. Also, we would love to share more of the great acts of love carried out by our parishes and schools via media. So if you are able to help promote our work in this way, we would love to hear from you. All necessary training, travel expenses and resources will be provided. You can email Cafod Northampton using this link or phone 01494 863 777.
CAFOD Northampton website
OUR LADY OF PEACE CHILDREN’S LITURGY 9.30AM MASS
All children aged 4-7/8 years (School Reception to year 3) are warmly invited to come along and listen to the Gospel especially adapted for this age group, with reflection and prayer time. Children who have made their First Holy Communion are encouraged to remain in the main Mass. If you are interested in helping or becoming a leader, please contact Lisa on 07807 495998, or email using this link.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET is prayed each Sunday at 11.20am, before Mass in St Andrew’s for Priests.
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. Also prior to the 9.30am Mass on Sundays, after the reflection, please maintain silence.
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.
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 Joseph or Yvonne, or leave in the Sacristy or Presbytery.
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.
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 Yvonne.
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 using this link, or Fr Joseph or delivered to the Presbytery. The deadline for items for the printed bulletin is Thursday 12 noon.
- Diocese News
- Diocese Twitter page (includes the Bishop’s weekly engagements)
- The Vine (Journal of the Diocese of Northampton)
- Diocese of Northampton Flickr photo albums
- News from the Catholic Church in England & Wales
- Videos on Vimeo from the Catholic Church in England & Wales
- Catholic Church in England & Wales Flickr photo albums
- News from the Vatican (in English)
Readers & Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers Rota
New rotas have been emailed to all readers and Eucharistic Ministers for the 9.30am and 11.30am Masses. Copies available in the Sacristy.
11th – 12th January 2020
Saturday 6.00pm – Readers: Val W and Marie G.
Sunday 9.30am – Readers: Maura P and Alexcia O-W. Eucharistic Ministers: Madelene B, Peter K, Lisa M, Denise McC.
Sunday 11.30am – Readers: Shelagh W and Andrea C.
18th – 19th January
Saturday 6.00pm – Readers: Patsy M and Liam H.
Sunday 9.30am – Readers: Leela and Augustine K. Eucharistic Ministers: Barbara B, Georgia C, Lisa M, Tina K, Maura P.
Sunday 11.30am – Readers: Shariotte P and Jaga H.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL There will be an Extraordinary meeting on Monday, 6th January at 7.00pm in the Sacristy.
REJOICE IN MOTHERHOOD : MOTHERS PRAYERS will resume again on Thursday, 9th January at 10.30am in Our Lady of Peace.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2020 Session Three of the Confirmation programme resumes again on Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 7.00pm in Our Lady of Peace.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY Service to begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, will be at St Mary’s Church, Hitcham SL1 7DP on Sunday, 19th January 2020 at 4.00pm, followed by tea and cake. All welcome.
THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF ST PAUL OF NIGERIA, UK REGION invite you to their Annual MSP Day Celebration, on 24th January 2020 at St George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. Principal Celebrant His Grace, Archbishop John Wilson. Mass at 6.30pm prompt, reception after in Amigo Hall. Please advise Yvonne if you wish to attend.
LUX.VOX Nymo are arranging a fun residential weekend for young Catholics of Secondary School age, from 31st January – 2nd February 2020 at Kings Park, Northampton. Cost £105 pp including accommodation, food and program. Transport will be provided from Our Lady of Peace, Burnham (as an additional cost of £10). Please contact Fiona on 01582 720627 or by email using this link.
Event information/book online/download the booking form here: nymo.org/lux/
NYMO Youth Ministry Conference (for over 18’s only). Saturday, 7th March 2020 in the RE Centre, Luton. Tickets: £10. To book your place contact 01582 720627.
RE Centre, Holy Ghost Catholic Church – 33 Westbourne Road, Luton | LU4 8JD
Event information/book online here: nymo.org/conference/
Mass Times & Intentions
January 4th – January 12th
N.B. Changes and new events are in bold text.
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.
January 4th – January 12th
|Sunday Mass Readings (Year A) |
Saturday 4th January | THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
5.15pm-5.45pm Our Lady of Peace – Confessions
5.15pm–5.50pm Our Lady of Peace – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Margery Christian Intentions (P&C), P & C Intentions (Cafferty)
|Sunday 5th January | THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Joe Lawlor RIP (Family), Pamela Russell Intentions (Boundy), Alice O’Neill RIP (Flannery) ☕
11.30am St Andrew’s – John Hill RIP (Sharp), Souls in Purgatory (Mary Magdalene), People of the Parish
|Monday 6th January|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Prisoners & Families (Rosary Group)
7.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
|Tuesday 7th January|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Val Corcoran RIP (Anniversary) (Corcoran), Winnie & John Intentions (Rosary Group)
|Thursday 9th January|
8.30am St Andrew’s – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9.30am St Andrew’s – Mai & David Knibbs Intentions (P&C), London & Slough Sleep Out (Rosary Group)
10.30am Our Lady of Peace – Mothers Prayers
|Friday 10th January|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Phyllis Wallbank Intentions (Rosary Group), Nicola Franze RIP (Anniversary) (Franze)
11.00am Our Lady of Peace – Requiem Mass for Martin Nee RIP
|Sunday Mass Readings (Year A) |
Saturday 11th January | BAPTISM OF THE LORD
5.15pm-5.45pm Our Lady of Peace – Confessions
5.15pm-5.50pm Our Lady of Peace – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Sr Mary Stella & Sr Mary Joseph & Margery Intentions (P&C), Ann Shiels & P&C Intentions (Gatt)
|Sunday 12th January | BAPTISM OF THE LORD|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace – Elizabeth Reilly RIP (Boundy), Ann Prendergast RIP (Deignan), The Rosary Group (Marie C) ☕ 👧👦
11.30am St Andrew’s – Andrzej Nikiel Thanksgiving (Nikiel), 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