Welcome to St Peter’s Church.

We are a Roman Catholic church made up of the old church designed by Pugin, the new church and three church halls called the Pugin Rooms. I am the Parish Priest, Fr Michael, and I thank you for visiting our website.

MASS TIMES (in bold) AND INTENTIONS (in italics)

 

                 

 

SUNDAY 18th April                   9:00am Mass in Church Monica Reford RIP

Third Sunday of Easter                11:00am Mass in Church Parish

                                                             5:30pm Mass in Church

 

SUNDAY 25th April                 9:00am Mass in Church Prince Philip RIP

Fourth Sunday of Easter             11:00am Mass in Church Parish

                                                             5:30pm Mass in Church

MASS INTENTIONS Masses can be said for an intention or person at Sunday Mass or privately by Fr Michael in the week.  To make an intention, please see Fr Michael after a Sunday Mass or post your intention and offering through the Presbytery door.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK: the sick of the Mongan family, Eileen Ruane, Richard Galiano, and Jenny Pemberton.

FAITHFUL DEPARTED Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sylvia White and Louisa Khan. May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Robert Cousins, Mary Vidgen, David Rockall, Rosetta Barrett, Raymond Ford, Margaret Smith, and Lionel Stinchcombe. May they rest in peace.

PRAYER INTENTION REQUESTS During the season of Easter, we are asked to pray for these intentions: new members of the Church, human work, Priestly vocations, right use of the media, and the Church.

 

Email Our new email addresses are:

parish.stpetermarlow@northamptondiocese.org

priest.stpetermarlow@northamptondiocese.org

 

LINENS VOLUNTEER We are desperately in need of someone to come forward and help us in washing and pressing the altar clothes. If you are able to do so on a monthly basis, please call Madeline as soon as possible on 07896718094.

PRAYER TREE Please feel free to tie a ribbon on the tree and linger outside to say a prayer. There is also a prayer board outside the Old Church door where you can leave a note for your intention for others to pray with you.

STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION We offer the opportunity to reflect on the Stations of the Resurrection by Richard Q Greatrex. There are 16 stations so Joanna Hale and Christine Cornwell would run Zoom sessions on Monday-Thursday for weeks 3-6 of Easter, 19th April to 13th May at 7:45-8:15am and 10:30-11am. Please contact jchale@earthling.net.

 

FAITH STUDIES Would you like to learn more about your faith? Consider joining online to follow the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies or Diocesan Certificate in Religious Studies? Both courses offer the same eight modules in Scripture and Catholic Theology with the CCRS leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Those who follow the CCRS/DCRS say they gain a great deal from the course, contact Steve O’Brien at obrien@nores.org.uk. Or for an application form contact Ann Collon: admin@nores.org.uk or visit our website www.nores.org.uk/adulteducation

NEW PARISH PRIEST We are happy to announce Canon John Udris will take over from Fr Michael when he retires as parish priest of St.Peter’s Church Marlow. Dates have yet to be finalised, but Fr Michael will be carrying on as parish priest here until the end of July or the beginning of August. Canon Udris is at present the Spiritual Director of Oscott Seminary where he has been since 2011. He may be known to some of you from his time at Beaconsfield (1996-2003) and Bourne End (2002-2003). He also served as Dean of the Cathedral from 2003-2011.  Please keep him and Fr Michael in your prayers.

PARISH GROUPS

STEWARDING TEAM Our stewarding team is led by Madeline Ndoci. We have a stewarding rota for Masses and steward for funerals and other Sacraments as it is required we have 2 stewards for each Mass. We meet up for a coffee on a monthly basis to cover updates and to make improvements on the second Saturday of the month. Next meeting: Saturday May 8th at 9:30am on Zoom. If you are under 70 and not in the vulnerable category and you’d like to join us, please call Madeline on 07896718094.

PARISH COUNCIL The next meeting of Councillors will be 24th June at 7:30pm.

MISCELLANEOUS

MAKING A DONATION The following address can be used if you wish to make a donation to the parish via our account at the Diocese:   https://northamptondiocese.org/donate/ . Or over the phone: All you need to do is phone 01604 712065 and make a donation to the parish. You will need a credit or debit card to hand and you will be able to make a one-off donation to cover missed Sunday offerings or simply call each week to make an offering. ‘Giving Tuesday’ service will be available between 10am and 4pm each Tuesday.

CONTACT DETAILS We are requested by the Diocese to offer to take your details upon entry and it is optional for you to give them. If you ticked the box to save your details, please let the stewards know your name. Or if not, the stewards will add you to the list for Contact tracing. Your details are safe, please ask a steward if you would like to remove yourself from the list.

NEWSLETTER We are looking for a new volunteer to write the newsletter, please contact madeline.ndoci@gmail.com

FIRE AWARENESS The fire escape doors are indicated by green lights and are the doors to the porch, the doors to the old church, and the door to the right of the confessionals. The Fire Assembly Point is the east facing wall to the south of the new hall and is indicated by a large A on a red background.

FACE COVERINGS We have a supply of masks at the porch for those who forget and want one. Please note that someone not wearing a mask is very likely to be exempt, those with certain seen or unseen disabilities or health conditions, or if putting on wearing or removing a face covering causes distress, or children. Let’s be kind to our fellow parishioners regarding masks!