VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Marriage Care is looking to recruit volunteers to help present their Marriage Preparation courses in the local area (a couple of Saturdays in the year). Full training and support are given. To find out more visit our website http://www.marriagecare.org.uk or contact Sue Cooper on 07939 495774 or at sue.cooper[AT]marriagecare.org
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Can you give up one evening or morning a week to help? We urgently need volunteer drivers to either pick up from local supermarkets in the evenings or deliver to various charities in the mornings. If you can spare one morning or evening a week to help disadvantaged families and the homeless, please contact Ciaran Beary on 07831238403. To understand more about our background and what we do, please visit our website: www.thelondonandsloughrun.org
Please feel free to contact us on 07746 950181 or admin[AT]thelondonandsloughrun.org
OUR LADY OF PEACE SUNDAY READERS If you have previously been included in the Reading Rota for 9.30am Sunday Mass, and have recently returned to regular attendance and would like to continue, please speak to Denise after Mass or email her at dennymcclintock73[AT]sky.com New readers are also welcome, please either speak to Denise or send her an email.
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: office.ourladyofpeace[AT]northamptondiocese.org.
We are very grateful to all who help with the Church linen throughout the year, but more volunteers are needed. If you would like to help with this Ministry please speak to Denise, sacristan at Our Lady of Peace or contact Yvonne.
USED STAMPS FOR THE MISSIONS
Please save your stamps and put in the boxes available in the Church porches.
Over the years used stamps have been collected at Slough and have been sold on to raise funds for work undertaken in schools, hospitals and Parishes by Sisters, Brothers, Lay People and Priests in the developing world. The used stamps are sold on to Dealers and Collectors, and the proceeds used to assist in funding Church projects. This can be done here in this Parish by as many people as possible depositing as many stamps as is possible in the Stamps for the Missions box at the back of Church. Please make a real effort to bring your used stamps to Church and help in this simple way to support the Church’s work abroad.
DONATIONS OF FOREIGN COINS
After your Summer holidays if you have returned with any foreign coins which you do not want to keep until your next holiday, we would welcome any coins or notes. ‘Old’ coins are also useful to us eg ‘old decimal’ and pre-decimal UK money and European Francs, Deutschmarks, Punts etc. Please leave in the Sacristy marked ‘Foreign coins’, or give to Yvonne or Denise.
THE CATENIAN ROSARY GROUP
Since 2009 they have been sending Rosaries to Aboriginals in Australia and to Third World Countries in Africa. To date they have sent over 150,000 Rosaries but many more are needed. Please search your cupboards and drawers for surplus Rosaries, there is a box in the porch at Our Lady of Peace.
FOODBANK – CAN YOU HELP?
St Andrew’s Shared Church Foodbank distribution point for Cippenham. Every Wednesday 11am-2.00pm. They need volunteers to work alongside Foodbank in St Andrew’s, working on a rota. Full training will be given. For further information please contact Revd Janet Minkkinen, Vicar 07856047960 or 01628 661994.
If you chose to make further donations during the year they would very much welcome products that they are nearly always low on their list of availability: these are tins of meat, tins of fish, long life milk, long life fruit juices and instant mash potatoes.
If it is more convenient a financial gift would be welcome, as it would contribute to the storage and transport costs and enables them to buy some foods to ensure they always give tasty, well balanced food parcels to all recipients. For more information please telephone 01753 550303.
Slough Foodbank website
St Andrew’s – Elmshott La/Washington Drive, Cippenham, Berks | SL1 5RE
SATURDAYS – PRESBYTERY GARDEN
Can you spare an hour or two on a Saturday or even during the week? It does not have to be a permanent commitment – a little help goes a long way to keep our Church garden looking neat and tidy. The only qualification you need is enthusiasm! John is there from 10.00am every Saturday, and Giles, Martina and Leo have been working hard in the garden during the week, if you can pop in and help for an hour or so on a Saturday or during the week they would be delighted to see you.
Would anyone like to donate a Rose or shrub for the garden at the Presbytery? Please contact John on 07519 698394. John is happy to plant it.
– for the London Run Sandwich makers at St Peter’s Burnham on Monday mornings 7.15am-8.15am which includes coffee and cakes for helpers. Just turn up if you can help.
St Peter’s Cornerstone: Church St/The Precincts, Burnham | SL1 7HX
Host is looking for kind, friendly, hospitable people who are inspired by the idea of welcoming an international student at university here, far from his or her own family, to their home. This could be for a day, a weekend or Christmas, and you do not need to live near a university, as students will travel for the privilege of meeting you, learning about real life in this country, and sharing their own culture. HOST is a voluntary activity which makes ambassadors for international goodwill of us all. Please see www.hostuk.org or call HOST on 0207 739 6292.
Many thanks for all the hard work preparing for Christmas and Easter. We are always looking for more volunteers to help us arrange flowers. Names to June Potter or Father Joseph.
FAIR TRADE PARISH
We have been recognised as a Fair Trade parish and Traidcraft goods are regularly on sale at Our Lady of Peace. Please support Fair Trade Fortnight in March…
Click here to find out more about Cafod and Fairtrade.