THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B)
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MANY THANKS for your generous Easter collection, and for all the cards and gifts. Thank you also for all the support, kindness and generosity you have shown to me throughout a difficult, challenging year! To all those who have helped in the Parish in varying jobs and ministries, especially over the Easter period. Special thanks to : Our Sacristan Denise, our Stewards, parish welcomers/ushers; the team who help with live streaming our Masses; the altar servers; our musicians and choir; the Church cleaners; the flower ladies; the Catechists who worked with the First Holy Communion and Confirmation groups; to the people who are on the Board of St Andrew’s Trust; the readers; the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion; the team of counters; the CWL, the SVP, our Parish Pastoral Council and Evangelisation Team, to Richard for his hard work in the presbytery garden, and to Yvonne, the parish secretary, for all her hard work. And to you all for your continuing support, especially in these challenging times, for which we are very grateful! Fr Joe
DECEASED Please pray for Margaret Lawrence RIP who died recently, her Requiem Mass will be strictly private and will be in Our Lady of Peace Church on Thursday, 22nd April at 11.30am followed by committal at Slough Cemetery. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen. Funerals are strictly private due to a maximum of 30 people attending.
GIFT AID OFFERTORY ENVELOPES If in previous years you used envelopes, the new envelopes from April 2021 have been distributed. If you are currently not able to attend Mass to return your envelope please drop through the Presbytery door (only if safe for you to go out). If you are a UK taxpayer, you could add 25p to every £1 that you give to your Parish (at no cost to yourself) through Gift Aid.
If you would like to make your offering via a Standing Order, you can set up a standing order for donations to the parish using either your online bank account or in branch. The information you require to make this donation is as follows: Bank: NatWest. Sort Code; 60-06-11. Account Name; 46716203. Account Name; RCDN Our Lady of Peace. Payment Ref: Our Lady of Peace, Slough. Or through this link: https://northamptondiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/GAD-general-June-18-v2-revision.pdf Please contact Yvonne if you require any further information on 01628 605764 or email: office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org
SUMMER WEBINARS: DIVINE RENOVATION READ ALONG An invitation from the Pastoral Ministry Office. On Monday evenings, 7.30pm-8.30pm from 19th April to 24th May we will be reading Fr James Mallon’s Divine Renovation together with special guests including Jo Boyce (CJM music) and Hannah Vaughan-Spruce (Divine Renovation) and Avril Baigent. For more information and to book: https://readalong_divine_renovation.eventbrite.co.uk
MONDAY MASS 9.30AM – congregation welcomed back from 26th April. On Saturday, 1st May – 10.00am Mass to celebrate St Joseph the Worker. Parishioners encouraged to do daily prayers to St Joseph.
CAFOD Thank you for your generous donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day during Lent. We featured Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe in Lent 2018. The community vegetable garden that your donations helped provide is growing well and during the pandemic the family has survived on the vegetables. Your support has also helped to provide soap and handwashing stations in the garden and in family homes. This is just one of many long-term development projects that your Fast Day donations has funded. Thank you for your steadfast support.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of an international Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. Members, motivated by their faith, visit vulnerable or isolated people across England and Wales and offer them friendship and practical support. The essence of their work is person-to-person contact and spending time with people is their greatest gift. During this time of pandemic, their work has been more valuable than
Despite not being able to carry out personal visits, they have continued to contact people by phone and have been particularly concerned for the mental well being of those in need. We have merged the existing SVP Groups from each Parish within the Slough Pastoral Area to create one Slough Conference and are looking for volunteers who would be interested in joining to help those in need in our Parish and the surrounding areas. If you feel you could help with this very worthy cause or would like some more information, please contact the Parish office by email office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org
LIVESTREAMED MASS FOR THE SICK On Saturday, 24th April Bishop David will celebrate a special live-streamed Mass for the Sick. The Mass is for all those suffering with illness, especially for anyone who is housebound. You can access the Mass on the day via the Cathedral’s live-stream page: https://northamptondiocese.org/live/Mary Scroll down to ‘schedules’ and select the Mass on 24th April.
300 CLUB The spring draw of the 300 Club was held at a zoom CWL meeting last Monday. The winners are:
- 1st Prize £60 #80 Marian Poff.
- 2nd Prize £40 #94 Leiola Jefferson.
- 3rd Prize £25 #87 Michael Sugrue.
The next draw will be at the beginning of August, if you want to be in it and have not yet subscribed to the 300 Club, then please contact Shelagh on 01753 516502 (if you leave a message she will ring you back).
CATHOLIC CONVERSATIONS – ‘LUCKY DIP’ Starting on Wednesday, 21st April on Zoom at 7.30pm. (Zoom will be open at 7.15pm). This will be an informal conversation group for people who wish to explore their faith and find answers to some of the questions they may have. We will be using reflections from well-known Catholic speakers to set the agenda each week. People such as Bishop Robert Barron, Fr Mike Schmitz, Scott Hahn to name a few. The subject matter will be wide ranging, covering all aspects of our faith. If you feel this could help you in your understanding of the Catholic Faith then please contact Bob on 01628 543650, or bobryant144[AT]gmail.com to be included in the group.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE ON 4TH MAY 2021 You are invited to attend a service to be led by Bishop David Oakley, on Tuesday, 4th May at 6.00pm. The service is dedicated to survivors of abuse and provides an opportunity for our community to positively come together in prayer. You are able to attend the service in person, at Northampton Cathedral, or join the event online as the service will be livestreamed. More details will follow soon.
FEELING ISOLATED? We realise there are many parishioners who are not on our data base who may be feeling isolated from the Parish because they hear nothing from us. To enable us to reach out and find out where people live and how they are managing, we are making a plea for Parishioners to contact people – via telephone or from a 2m distance wearing a mask, who have no access to the internet and encourage them to provide a telephone number to allow us to check on how they are. If you know of any parishioner please let Yvonne know, either via email office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org or telephone the office on 01628 605764.
WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT RULES: PLEASE REMEMBER there is no duty or responsibility to come to Church, and there is NO obligation to attend Mass on Sunday, If you are feeling unwell please do not attend mass – stay at home. STAYING ALERT is critical as we continue to follow Government rules and guidance. If you tested positive for COVID-19 and were in Church recently, stay at home and inform us immediately by calling 01628 605764. Thank you for your continued vigilance. Stay safe.
PARISH OFFICE Yvonne has returned to her duties as Parish Secretary, albeit working from home for two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 2.00pm, until further notice. For all Parish matters please contact Yvonne via email on office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org or Fr Joseph via email on frjosephudoh[AT]northamptondiocese.org or you can telephone the Parish office on 01628 605764 and leave a message.
FACE MASKS Many thanks to all who have donated disposable face masks. We remind you that proper face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth before entering the Church and throughout the duration of services.
MASS BOOKING Kindly drop off your intentions at the Presbytery, place it in the donation box in the Church or give it to Fr Joseph. You can still make a request for Masses by email and telephone.
PARISH ONLINE PRAYER SERVICE A dedicated email has been set up for you to send prayer requests. The email address is: prayerministry.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org Meanwhile, let us continue to support and pray for one another in the parish.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PARISH WEBSITE OR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER can be sent to Yvonne. Items on paper and print are also accepted and can be given to Yvonne or Fr Joseph, or delivered to the Presbytery. The deadline for items for the printed bulletin is Thursday 12 noon.
RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC LITURGIES AT OUR LADY OF PEACE AND ST ANDREW’S
- Restrictions apply on number of attendances at Baptism, funerals, and marriage.
- Proper face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth before entering the Church and throughout the duration of Mass and services.
- Please provide contact details on entry. We have a number of methods (QR code, form or tick list). The NHS QR App can be found via this link: https://covid19.nhs.uk/.
- After Mass, please stay seated until a Steward advises when you can safely leave.
- To light a candle after Mass, please wait until others have left and advise a Steward.
- Doors will remain open for proper ventilation – do wrap up well before coming to Mass.
- Please avoid congregating in the car park in groups – in line with Government guidance.
- If you need to speak to Fr Joseph please contact the office by phone or email to set up a time: Phone (01628 605764). E-mail (frjosephudoh[AT]northamptondiocese.org).
Thank you for your cooperation and God bless.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Please read Attending Mass After Lockdown: Your Questions Answered.
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FINANCES We are extremely grateful, not only for your financial support, but also to the volunteers who help in so many ways for the Church to remain open for Masses.
Your valued ongoing support to the Parish can be made through the following options:
- Donating by phone: ‘Giving Tuesday’ – Telephone Donation In addition to the online donation facilities currently available, the Diocese has begun a ‘Giving Tuesday’. Each Tuesday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, you can call this number, 01604 712065, and donate to your parish.
- Online Donation We have an online donation facility on our main Diocesan website through Virgin Money giving (link below). If you use this option, we ask that you please indicate in the notes section which parish, including the parish name that you would like your donation to be attributed to. Please note that there is the facility to Gift Aid any donation to your Parish: northamptondiocese.org/donate/
- Standing Order via donor’s own bank: You can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using either your online bank account or in branch. You can also make a one-off payment to the parish. The information required to make the donation is as follows:
Sort Code; 60-06-11.
Account Name; 46716203. Account Name; RCDN Our Lady of Peace.
Payment Ref: Our Lady of Peace, Slough.
- Standing Order using the form: https://northamptondiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/GAD-general-June-18-v2-revision.pdf You can complete the standing order form for donations to your parish with the option to Gift Aid. Please indicate on this form if you are not a tax payer but would like to set up a standing order only.
There are two sides/sheets to this form, it should be printed, completed, signed and returned to our Parish office, we will then forward to central offices at Bishop’s House for processing at a later date. Please remember to state which parish this standing is for i.e. ‘For the benefit of Our Lady of Peace, Slough Parish’ section at the top of the form. Banks will require 7 working days from receipt of these forms to activate the request so please ensure the start date reflects this 7 day period to ensure the S.O. can take effect.
- There is also a donation box in Our Lady of Peace for Mass intentions, offertory, donations, etc.
Thank you for any help you are able to give and God bless. Fr Joseph
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Masses & Intentions
April 17th – April 25th
Sunday Readings: Year B
Weekday Readings: Cycle I
Please note that the Monday 9.30am Mass is private and therefore livestream only.
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April 17th – April 25th
|Saturday 17th April | THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Martyrs of Copit Christians (Rosary Group)
|Sunday 18th April | THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Anne Maasch RIP (Birthday Remb) (McClintock); Denise Intentions (Kwiatkowski); Pat Rowe RIP (O’Donnell)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Fr Francis MSP & Deceased relatives (Rosary Group); People of the Parish
|Monday 19th April|
9.30am Livestreamed only – Agnes McHugh RIP (Hamed); Ray Thear RIP (Russell); Conversion of Indifferent hearts (Rosary Group)
|Tuesday 20th April|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Pepe & Maria Dibello RIP (Boundy); Fr Michael Stanier (Anniversary Ordination Int.)
(Rosary Group); Michaelangelo Guru 5th Birthday; Int. with thanks to God for a wonderful son (Family); McGuigan (Foundation)
|Thursday 22nd April|
9.30am St Andrew’s – Basia Dowling and Mary Crumlish Int. (Gatt); Thanksgiving (Zeena)
11.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Private Requiem Mass for Margaret Lawrence RIP
|Friday 23rd April | ST GEORGE, Martyr|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Fr Joseph MSP Intentions & Fr Frank Kenny RIP (Rosary Group)
|Saturday 24th April | FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Elizabeth Reilly RIP (Boundy); Mai & David Knibbs (P&C)
|Sunday 25th April | FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Fr Ekpedeme Ekpe MSP Int. (Rosary Group); Teresa Canavan Intentions (Payne); Peter Truman RIP (Foundation)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Olinda Nazareth & Katie Simoes RIP (K Ratna & Sepala); Fr Andrew Coy Intentions (Rosary Group); People of the Parish
LS = Mass livestreamed on Facebook and Youtube.
Liturgy Office resources:
Calendar notes for 2021 (PDF)
Our Lady of Peace Church – Lower Britwell Road, Burnham | SL2 2NL
St Andrew’s – Elmshott La/Washington Drive, Cippenham, Berks | SL1 5RE