FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (YEAR B)
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! Apologies to those who have received any message by email or text purportedly from Fr Joseph soliciting for help. It is the work of hackers!
SEA SUNDAY There will be a retiring collection held next weekend (11th July) for ‘Sea Sunday’. Thank you for your generosity for the retiring collection held last weekend for ‘Peter’s Pence’ and the ‘Day for Life’ retiring collection.
CONGRATULATIONS TO FR KEVIN O’DRISCOLL who will be celebrating Mass with us on Monday 5th July on the Anniversary of his Ordination. You are invited to stay for a cold drink and cake after the Mass.
CONGRATULATIONS to Conor Molloy who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Saturday, 3rd July, please pray for Conor, his parents, Godparents and Grandparents.
KEEPING SAFE It is wonderful to see more people at Mass as each week goes by and we continue to encourage you to get both vaccinations as soon as you are invited. In the meantime, we remain vigilant, maintaining best possible standards of safety, continuing to wear face coverings, sanitising hands, collecting names and numbers for ‘Track and Trace’ and cleaning pews after each service. In addition to the above, stewards will take a closer look at movement throughout the Church during distribution of Holy Communion so you may be asked to wait at various times. And finally, an important reminder to please refrain from singing at Mass as it continues to be one of the most efficient ways of spreading an airborne disease. Thank you, once again, for your cooperation and your patience, which can only serve to keep you and everyone around you safe.
SHEKHINAH PRAYER GROUP meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7.00pm to 8.30pm via Zoom. Catholic teachings on different topics and Lectio Divina (Praying the Scriptures) are handled on alternate weeks, the topic for Wednesday 7th July will be Lectio Divina and Reflections. The speaker is Bro Patrick Iwu. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Yvonne via email office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org and a link will be sent to you.
SCRIPTURAL ROSARY The Rosary Group are meeting in Our Lady of Peace Church to recite a Scriptural Rosary on Friday, 16th July at 10.30am. All parishioners are most welcome to attend. Any queries please email Denise on dennymcclintock73[AT]sky.com
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Classes for preparation for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation continue. Please pray for our children so that they will grow in their appreciation of the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion.
CONFIRMATION An update will be given in the next couple of weeks to all registered for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
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
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.
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 return the RSVP slip on the printed newsletter, or email office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org, or ring the Parish office and leave a message.
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.
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.
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.
ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
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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
July 3rd – July 11th
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
July 3rd – July 11th
|Saturday 3rd July | FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Fr Emmanuel Mbuk Anniversary Ordination (Rosary Group); Winifred Murphy & Daphne Lavender RIP (P&C)
|Sunday 4th July | FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Kathleen Burke Birthday Intentions (Sugrue); Vint family Intentions (Vint); Fr Joseph Int (Leela);
For Catechists (Rosary Group); Eva, Ludo & Family Intentions (Denise); Norman Jeans RIP (Madden)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Thomas & The Homeless (Rosary Group); John Whitehouse Intentions (Whitehouse); People of the Parish
|Monday 5th July|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Conversion of Indifferent hearts (Rosary Group); Margaret Lawrence RIP (O’Donnell); Fr Kevin O’Driscoll’s Ordination Anniversary
|Tuesday 6th July|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Jose Kuthokathen RIP (Kuthokathen); Forgiveness of my sins (Leela)
|Thursday 8th July|
9.30am St Andrew’s – Margaret Lawrence RIP (Deignan); Zoltan Torok RIP (Whitehouse)
|Friday 9th July|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – For family to grow in love of God (Leela); Rosalie Harmes RIP (Hamed)
|Saturday 10th July | FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Jim Keane RIP (Kelly); Kay & Vince Int (Cafferty); Josephine Pwojok (Birthday Thanksgiving)
|Sunday 11th July | FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Thanksgiving for everything (Leela); Marie Cooper RIP (O’Donnell); Sean O’Shea (Madden); Terry Bowron RIP
(7th Anniversary) (Bowron); Fr Gonville ffrench; Beytagh Intentions
11.30am St Andrew’s – Nkabinde Family Intentions (Famiy); People of the Parish
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