SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (YEAR B)
DECEASED Please pray for Conceicao Piedade D’Costa RIP who died recently, her funeral took place on 16th July. May her soul and souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen.
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.
OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL: YEAR 6 We celebrated a Leavers Mass with the pupils from Year 6, Our Lady of Peace School on Friday, 9th July. We thank the staff and pupils for their participation in the Mass and wish the pupils every blessing in their new ‘adventures’ in their Schools in September.
CONGRATULATIONS to Canon Tony Brennan who on Tuesday, 13th July was installed as a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in Northampton. Canon Tony was Assistant Priest in Burnham in 1994 for six years! The Canons are the closest advisors to Bishop David. Please keep Canon Tony in your prayers.
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 alternative weeks, the topic for Wednesday, 21st July will be Lectio Divina and Reflections. The speaker is Dr Suresh. 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.
PARISH PICNIC On Sunday 25th July we would like to invite everyone to the Presbytery Garden for a parish picnic. In the interest of good safety, rather than the usual ‘Bring and Share’ we felt it would be more appropriate for everyone to bring their own picnic and drinks, picnic rug/folding chairs etc so that we can maintain good hygiene standards. Please join us in the Presbytery Garden at 1.00pm. We very much look forward to seeing you all and to celebrating being together again as much as possible.
CONFIRMATION It is hoped to start the Confirmation programme on Thursday, 12th August, further details will be sent via email to all who have registered for the Sacrament of Confirmation, over the next few weeks.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASSES FIRST RECONCILIATIONS will take place on Saturday, 24th July in Our Lady of Peace Church as follows: Those with surnames beginning with: A – H @9.30am. I – Z @11.00am. Please continue to pray for our children so that they will grow in their appreciation of the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BURNHAM Annual Summer Picnic. 5th September from 3.00pm-5.00pm, at Burnham Park Hall. A day for fun games, music and food. Just turn up with a picnic or for further details contact rev.vicci[AT]mail.com All are welcome!
SMARTLOVING FERTILITY An online course for learning how to manage fertility naturally in context of the Catholic faith. Based on the Sympto-Thermal method, the course incorporates a unique blend of scientific insights, relationship frameworks and Catholic Theology. From 16th July – 31st August you can register for the course at 50% off to celebrate Natural Fertility Awareness Week. www.smartloving.org/fertility
GK CHESTERTON The 11th Annual GK Chesterton Walking Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday, 24th July 2021. You can sponsor Stuart as he raises funds for Good Counsel on this 27 mile walk here; www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gkcwalk21 You can email prayer intentions to be prayed for along the way, to: catholicgkcsociety[AT]yahoo.co.uk You can join us for Mass or part of the walk on the day or even just join us by saying the GK Chesterton Prayer on the day wherever you are. Find details and the prayer in a number of languages here; www.catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk
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.
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!
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 Require a Premises Assistant. Start date ASAP. We are looking for a Premises Assistant to work on a split shift system as soon as possible. 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 go to www.st-josephs.slough.sch.uk for more details and an application pack.
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 17th – July 25th
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 17th – July 25th
|Saturday 17th July | SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Special Intention (Gatt); Dearing & Bignell (Foundation)
|Sunday 18th July | SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Susan Deignan RIP (Anniversary) (Deignan); Anitha Intentions (Francis Family); For Catechists (Rosary Group); Jonathan Int. (McClintock)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Wiseman (Foundation); People of the Parish
|Monday 19th July|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Carmelina Mastrilli Int. (Gatt; Bailey (Foundation)
|Tuesday 20th July|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – For the conversion of Hearts of the ‘Indifferent’ (Rosary Group); Mangan & Simpson (Foundation)
|Thursday 22nd July | ST MARY MAGDALENE|
9.30am St Andrew’s – Lola Kustra RIP (Gatt); Bignell (Foundation)
|Friday 23rd July | ST BRIDGET OF SWEDEN|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Thanksgiving for Miriam Gordon and for the generosity of her friends (Adriana); (Keeley (Foundation)
|Saturday 24th July | SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – First Holy Communion children
|Sunday 25th July | SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR|
Mass Readings (Year B)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Florence Lonon RIP (Bowron); Fr Gonville ffrench; Beytagh Int. (McClintock); Paul & Conceicao Piedade D’Costa RIP
11.30am St Andrew’s – Deacon George Brooker (Brooker); 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