TWELFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (YEAR B)
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- Year of St Joseph: introduction and prayers (PDF)
- CBCEW reflection: The Day of the Lord
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all our Dads.
FR JOSEPH EMAIL ADDRESS is as follows: frjosephudoh[AT]northamptondiocese.org If you receive an email from Fr Joseph from a similar email please ignore and do not open!
DAY FOR LIFE There will be a retiring collection held this weekend (20th June) for ‘Day for Life’. There will be a retiring collection held next weekend (27th June) for Peter’s Pence.
CONGRATULATIONS to Eugenia Adoch Kyomugisha Olok and Arnold Oumo Okiror who will be Married on Friday, 25th June in Our Lady of Peace Church. We wish them every happiness.
EUCHARIST MINISTERS If you are involved in this ministry, or would like to become a Eucharistic Minister, there will be an online workshop to offer guidance and answer any queries on Wednesday, 30th June, 7.00pm-8.00pm. For further information and to book online visit: https://communion-to-the-sick.eventbrite.co.uk
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Thank you to the young people who have applied to join this year’s sacramental preparation. All candidates who have applied, and a parent, are invited to a meeting with Fr Joe on Saturday, 26th June, at 11.00am to discuss the programme. **Please note change in date of meeting, with apologies to those who have confirmed attendance.**
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Classes for preparation for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation have started. Please continue to pray for our children so that they will grow in their appreciation of the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion.
CELTIC WORSHIP Reflecting on the environment. Sunday, 20th June at 4.00pm in St Peter’s Church. All are welcome.
COR ET LUMEN CHRISTI We invite you to an evening, led by Cor et lumen Christi Community, with praise, reading of scripture, testimony and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, including healing and general ministry. Come and be blessed at 7.30pm until 9.30pm on Tuesday 22nd June. For the zoom link please contact 074447 47806 with your email address. Thank you.
NOTICE FOR MEN IN THE PARISH: FATHERS’ DAY TEA All men are invited for a Fathers’ Day Afternoon Tea in Our Lady of Peace Garden (weather permitting) on Saturday, 31st July at 2.00pm. Please RSVP to office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org or ring the Parish office and leave a message.
GIFT AID OFFERTORY ENVELOPES the new envelopes from April 2021 have been distributed, as some numbers have changed. Please write your name on the outside of your envelope for the next couple of weeks. Please contact Yvonne if you require any further information or wish to request offertory envelopes on 01628 605764 or email office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org
BISHOP DAVID has produced a series of short talks focused on ‘The Church’. These videos can be viewed on the Northampton Diocese YouTube channel. Simply type ‘Northampton Diocese’ into the search bar on YouTube and click on ‘The Church’ playlist. All the videos in this series so far will be displayed.
“THE DAY OF THE LORD”: REFLECTION FROM CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF ENGLAND & WALES
Following the phased relaxation of Covid restrictions by the UK government, the Bishops of England and Wales have in their recent reflection titled: “The Day of The Lord,” paid tribute to parishioners and priests who have looked after one another, especially the poor and vulnerable, and kept the Church going during the past trying months. The Bishops are also encouraging parishioners, without making it “obligatory,” to return to Mass in the coming months. Copies of the full reflection are available at the back of Church. However, it is important we continue to follow Government rules and guidance. Thank you for your continued vigilance. Stay safe.
CBCEW reflection: The Day of the Lord
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY IS 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 ever.
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.
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.
A PARISHIONER HAS VERY KINDLY OFFERED TO PRINT AND DELIVER A COPY OF OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN to those unable to attend Mass each week, this would only be posted through the letterbox. If you know of anyone who would like a copy delivered, please contact Yvonne via email or contact the Parish office on 01628 605764. Please obtain the permission of the Parishioner to provide their address to Yvonne.
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.
ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Require a Premises Assistant. Start date 5th July 2021. We are looking for a Premises Assistant to work on a split shift system from July 2021. Monday – Thursday 6.00am – 2.00pm and Friday 6.00am – 1.30pm with half an hour break (unpaid) and Monday – Thursday 11.00am -7.00pm and Friday 11.30am – 7.00pm with half an hour break (unpaid). Salary Level 4 SCP 11 – £22,646 – full time (37 hours per week) all year round with 30 days annual leave to be taken during school closure. Please see our website at www.st-josephs.slough.sch.uk for more details and an application pack.
ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough, SL2 5HW. Tel: 01753 524713. An equal opportunities employer. Required to start in September 2021. LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT. 32.5 hours per week, term time + 5 days insets/holidays. STCAT L2 point 4, £19,460 p.a. FTE. (pro-rata equivalent to £14,653p.a.) An application pack can be downloaded from the school website www.st-josephs.slough.sch.uk. Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.
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.
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.
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
June 19th – June 27th
Sunday Readings: Year B
Weekday Readings: Cycle I
Live streaming of Masses at Our Lady of Peace can be found on
Facebook: ourladyofpeacecatholicchurchburnham and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCegtpwudlmz48G-m3gPNy4Q
June 19th – June 27th
|Saturday 19th June | TWELFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Confirmation Candidates, Parents, Grandparents and Godparents (Rosary Group); Maria Rawling Intentions (Leela)
|Sunday 20th June | TWELFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS– Our Lady of Peace Laurence Brennan RIP (Birthday Remembrance) (Baker); Josephine & Vincent Int (Rosary Group); Nuala RIP (Conroy); Simon Vas Thanksgiving Birthday (Telcy); Kene’h Oweh (Good Luck in final exams) Pwojok
11.30am St Andrew’s – Thanksgiving for Grandson Lucas (Zeena);
Matthew Simao RIP & Alex Dias Int. (Fernandes); Simon Vas, thanksgiving; People of the Parish
|Monday 21st June|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Anthony Cafferty RIP (Cafferty); For our wounded Planet (Rosary Group); Intentions of Cronin family (Vint); Mary Barker Intentions (McClintock)
|Tuesday 22nd June | SS JOHN FISHER & THOMAS MORE, Martyrs|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – For the forgotten Souls of Immigrants in the Mediterranean Sea and Fr Joseph Udoh Anniversary of Ordination Int. (Rosary Group)
|Thursday 24th June | NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST|
9.30am St Andrew’s – Ann Shiels Intentions (Gatt); Florian & Elizabeth Intentions (Tkaczcyk); Zolton Torok RIP (Leela); In Thanksgiving (McLean)
|Friday 25th June|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Josephine & Vincent Intentions (Rosary Group); Hilda Krjewski Intentions (Florence)
|Saturday 26th June | THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Paddy Conroy RIP (Conroy); Conversion of Indifferent Hearts (Rosary Group); Mr White Intentions (Gatt)
|Sunday 27th June | THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Ann Messenger RIP (Kuthokathen); Margaret Lawrence RIP (Conroy); Anne McCarthy RIP (Leela)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Dominga Alpuerto & Dioguinho Fernandes RIP (Telcy); 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