FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C)
LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE Each weekend of Advent we will be singing one verse and refrain from a Hymn at the beginning of Mass as the Advent Candle is lit. Each week the verse and lyrics are dedicated to the candle being lit and will be advised in the Bulletin.
First Sunday of Advent
Light the Advent candle, one:
Now the waiting has begun;
we have started on our way,
time to think of Christmas day.
Candle, candle, burning bright,
shining in the cold winter night;
candle, candle, burning bright,
fill our hearts with Christmas light.
LOVE CHRISTMAS AND GIVING TREE We are delighted to announce that as our parish charity project this Christmas, Our Lady of Peace and St Andrew’s will combine our very successful Christmas Giving Tree with the Love Christmas campaigned championed by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Details on how you can participate will be available shortly.
ADVENT children’s books, Infant and Junior, are available in the Church porches, priced £1. Please let us know if you would like the adult advent book.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION For the weekend 21st November 2021 amounted to £446.60. The retiring collection for the Catholic Youth Services was £225.51. These figures do not include donations from the contactless digital collection plate. Many thanks for your continuing support to the Parish.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: CHURCH CLEANING TEAM Can you spare an hour or two on a Saturday morning once a month/fortnight? If so, are you willing to join our team of cleaners who help to keep our Church clean. Please contact Yvonne if you can help.
ST ANDREW’S DAY St Andrew’s will be celebrating their 50th (+1) anniversary on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 7.30pm with a joint service followed by light refreshments. John Barry will give a brief talk about the history of St Andrew’s, and the £100 prize for the 300 Club will be drawn on that evening. All parishioners are cordially invited to come and celebrate with us and reminisce with their friends from both Parishes.
24 HOUR ADORATION AND EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT after 9.30am Mass on the 3rd December, First Friday of the month ending with Benediction and Mass at 9.30am on the 4th December the first Saturday of the month in Thanksgiving. Everyone welcome to add their names to the Rota which will be placed below the Lectern at Our Lady of Peace.
BAPTISM COURSE Fr Joseph will be holding a Baptism course, via Zoom, on Monday, 29th November between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. This course is for ‘first time’ parents who wish to have their child Baptised over the next few months. Both Parents and Godparents are required to be at the course. Please contact Yvonne via email on office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org to register to join.
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 talk for Wednesday 1st December will be The Call for a New Evangelisation, the Speaker will be Deacon Michael. 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.
BURNHAM HIGH STREET CHRISTMAS FAIR Once again all the Churches in Burnham are having a stall at the village fair on the evening of Thursday, 2nd December. We will be at the top of the village near Costa Coffee and will be giving out – free of charge – mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. We need mince pies galore because hundreds of people will be there! Please be your usual generous selves and plan to provide some. These can be left in the Church porch on the previous Sunday, on Thursday, 2nd itself, or taken to the stall on the night. There will be carols from 6.00pm so come and sing and join in the Christmas fun. The more the merrier!
ONLINE RETREAT Mondays through Advent starting 29th November 2021, 7.30-8.30pm. Join Canon John Udris and Avril Baigent for an online retreat helping us to pause, reflect and encounter the Lord. Join our online community on a Monday night or watch afterwards. To book go to – https://lift_up_your_eyes.eventbrite.co.uk
SYNOD Local Listener Training (In Person): Saturday, 4th December 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Northampton, (Exact venue to be confirmed). Book here: https://local_listeners-2.eventbrite.co.uk
Online Local Listener Training: Saturday, 15th January 2022, 10.00am – 12noon, “Listening at the Margins, how can we do it?” Book Here: https://synod_margins.eventbrite.co.uk
CONFIRMATION We look forward to welcoming Bishop David to the Confirmation Mass taking place on Thursday, 9th December at 7.00pm. Parents and Candidates have been informed of the safety guidelines and procedures for the Mass. We would like to thank our dedicated Catechists and parents who have made this possible.
CAFOD Please have a look at their World Gifts magazine and poster “The true spirit of Christmas Giving 2021-2022” located in the Church porches. Check out the full range of gifts available online: Last date for ordering 15th December at www.cafod.org.uk/worldgift
THE UNIVERSE – CATHOLIC WEEKLY is thrilled to announce that they have launched their new online newspaper with the full support of their first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Order your Digital copy by going to www.universecatholicweekly.co.uk or call on 0743661 7650 and ask for Michelle. Special offer: Only £20 for 3 months.
GOSPEL POWER the pocket-sized daily meditation book for 2022, copies are available at the back of the Church, priced £6.
PARISH OFFICE Yvonne is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 2.00pm. On Mondays and Fridays from 9.00am to 2.00pm she works from home. 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.
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 notices is Thursday by 12noon.
A PARISHIONER HAS VERY KINDLY OFFERED TO PRINT AND DELIVER COPIES 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.
MASS BOOKINGS 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Contactless Donations 💳 We have installed ‘Digital Collection Plate’ contactless terminals in the Churches, allowing you to donate using a contactless debit/credit card, NFC smartphone or watch. Simply enter the amount you wish to donate and hold your card (or NFC device) to the reader. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received.
- Parish Donations Portal 💳 After a successful trial of the physical digital collection plate in our Churches, we are pleased to announce that a web portal is now available as a queue-free alternative. Either use the link (Gift Aid giving is available using one-time registration): https://portal.mydona.com/assets/webPay/index.php?cid=419 or with your QR code reader mobile app, scan the code in the printed newsletter, click on the link to mydona.com, and it will give you the same options available on the Digital Plate in Church. Also look out for the DONATE HERE sign with QR Code in the Church. Thank you.
N.B. To access this service, select links titled: Parish Donations Portal.
Thank you for any help you are able to give and God bless. Fr Joseph
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Masses & Intentions
November 27th – December 5th
Sunday Readings: Year C.
Weekday Readings: Cycle II
Universalis – Daily Mass Readings (updates automatically).
Live streaming of Masses at Our Lady of Peace can be found on
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November 27th – December 5th
|Saturday 27th November|
2.00pm St Andrew’s – Mass and Sacramental anointing of the sick
|Saturday 27th November | FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
Mass Readings (Year C)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Jack & Daphne Lavender RIP, Clarry & Winifred Murphy RIP, Julia Murphy RIP and Marie Chamberlain RIP (P&C)
|Sunday 28th November | FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
Mass Readings (Year C)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Andrew Birthday Intentions (Francis family); Lorna Balakrishnan family Int. (Rosary Group); Anne & Cyril Maasch RIP (Edward)
11.30am St Andrew’s – All souls in Purgatory (Millie); Mary Oates RIP (Oates); People of the Parish
|Monday 29th November|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Dick Van Beusekum RIP (Boundy); Cathy Stayne RIP (Rosary Group); James & Joan Davies RIP (Stewart)
|Tuesday 30th November | ST ANDREW, Apostle|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS– Constance Marguerite Mann (Foundation); Peter Truman & Graham Loudon RIP (Edward)
7.30pm St Andrew’s – St Andrew’s Joint Service
|Thursday 2nd December|
9.30am St Andrew’s – Simplico Antonio Rodrigues RIP (Anniversary) Rodrigues; Lewis Intentions (Grandparents)
|Friday 3rd December | ST FRANCIS XAVIER, Priest|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Damian Stayne Family Intentions (Rosary Group); Alma’s Int. (Alma); Deacon George Brooker RIP (6th Anniversary) (Brooker)
N.B. Mass is followed by 24 hours of Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
|Saturday 4th December|
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS – Benediction and Mass
|Saturday 4th December | SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
Mass Readings (Year C)
6.00pm Our Lady of Peace – Frank Stewart RIP (Stewart); Sr Mary Stella Int. (P&C); Michele Di Gangi RIP (1st Anniversary) (Family)
|Sunday 5th December | SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT|
Mass Readings (Year C)
9.30am Our Lady of Peace LS– Barney Morgan RIP (Anniversary) (Baker); Thanksgiving for Monica Fernandes on 60th Birthday (Fernandes); Christopher & Victor Herman RIP (Edward)
11.30am St Andrew’s – Frank Meehan (Sweeney); Leela and Telcy (Millie); People of the Parish
Liturgy Office resources:
Calendar notes for 2022 (PDF)
Our Lady of Peace Church – Lower Britwell Road, Burnham | SL2 2NL
St Andrew’s – Elmshott La/Washington Drive, Cippenham, Berks | SL1 5RE