Welcome to St Peter’s Parish

We are a Roman Catholic church comprising the original church designed by Pugin which we use on weekdays and the new church where we gather on Sundays. We also have three church halls called the Pugin Rooms which are available for hire. I am the Parish Priest, Canon John Udris, I thank you for visiting our website and hope you find it helpful.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

SUNDAY 5th December – 2nd of Advent (C)

8.30am Mass People of the Parish

11.30am Mass with Music Sean & Charles Tillion RIP

5.30pm Mass Ken Norman RIP

MONDAY 6th December

10.00am Mass St Nicholas Michael Pearce Anniversary

TUESDAY 7th December

10.00am Mass St Ambrose Kerry Zammit RIP

WEDNESDAY 8th December

10.00am Mass Immaculate Conception of BVM Bishop David Oakley Intentions
7.30pm Mass Nicholas Burden Anniversary

THURSDAY 9th December

10.00am Mass Doreen Spillane Intentions

FRIDAY 10th December

10.00am Mass Walsh family deceased

SATURDAY 11th December

10.00am Mass Bertie Auld RIP
10.30-11.00am Confessions
6.00-6.30pm Confessions

SUNDAY 12th December – 3rd Sunday of Advent

9.00am Mass Eapen Thomas RIP

11.00am Mass with Music People of the Parish

5.30pm Mass Totman & Hall family deceased

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: ‘The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.’ St Nicholas of Myra

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturdays from 10.30-11.00am and 6.00-6.30pm in the New Church. And on request at any other time.

WELCOME: to Orla Rose Murphy and Jessica Summer & Jackson George Jamil who are baptised this Sunday. May the seed of faith planted in their hearts today bear fruit for all eternity.

FAITHFUL DEPARTED: Please pray for the repose of the souls of Brian St Clair, Wlodzimierz Trams, Eileen Ruane, Richard Galliano. May they rest in perfect peace.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: John Bosonnet, Michael York Pearce, Ken Norman, Adea Arb, Nicholas Burden, Joyce Hobbs, Anna Margaret Hartley, Catherine (Kitty) Hall, Leonard Brice, Christopher Winfield, Francis Francis, Bernard Rogers, Catherine Gaire. May they rest in perfect peace.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Jerry Coffey, Luisa de Jesus, Bridie Wells, Jeremy Rowe, and the sick of the Mongan family.

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF OUR LADY: falls on Wednesday of this week and is the Patronal Feast of the Diocese. There will be two Masses that day, at 10am and 7.30pm. Please pray for our Diocese that day and especially for the intentions of Bishop David. Next Sunday there will be a Pastoral Letter from him.

TWA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PRODUCE SALE: is being held today 9am-1pm in the Pugin Hall. Start your festive season at our annual sale with a huge selection of cakes, savouries, mince pies, chutneys, jams and many other delicious home-made produce. Also, many beautiful items at our Craft Stall. Festive dried table centres, decorated candles & many more items. Ideal for Christmas gifts. Teas & coffees with mince pies being served.

WYCOMBE REFUGEE PARTNERSHIP: In the lead up to Christmas, we will be working with Wycombe Refugee Partnership to collect gifts for the families they are supporting locally in High Wycombe. At WRP’s suggestion therefore we are collecting the following donations: A £10 note and a card in an envelope, and boxes of chocolates (no alcohol or gelatine please). Please bring to church or hand in to the Rectory on or before next Sunday 12th December.

ISOLATED/HOUSEBOUND: If you know of anyone who hasn’t been able to get to church but who would welcome a visit or who would like to receive Holy Communion at home please email the Parish Office or let Fr John know.

ADVENT ON-LINE RETREAT: On Mondays evenings during Advent 7.30 – 8.30pm Fr John is giving a series of one-line reflections on some Advent Saints. This week’s presentation is St Nicholas: generosity, the Divine DNA. For more info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advent-retreat-lift-up-your-eyes-and-see-tickets-195238893787 If you want to catch up on last Monday’s reflection you can find it here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/lift-up-your-eyes/

SYNOD 2023: In preparation for the Synod, Pope Francis is inviting us all to take part in conversations on what kind of Church we are bring called to be and to discern what the Spirit might be saying to us. Geraldine Rowe has agreed to be the parish coordinator of this process. Please text or call her on 07831 770346 if you would like to host or participate in one of the forthcoming conversations.

COVID GUIDANCE: please continue to use the hand sanitisers at the entrances to the church. You will also find there a supply of face masks and notices to ‘please keep a space’ to place beside you if helpful. As far as possible we will try to keep a flow of air in church so please wrap up warm!

CHRISTMAS WINDOWS: Don’t forget to follow St Peter’s Christmas window trail around Marlow. A map can be downloaded from the St Peter’s Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/stpetersrcmarlow/?locale2=en_GB Please visit our just giving page to donate towards raising money for school resources on JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stpeterswindows

CAROLS AT RILEY PARK: We invite parishioners to join us in a candle lit carol evening on Thursday 16th December. Children and their families will start at St Peter’s School at 5pm and will walk to Riley Park holding lanterns singing carols as they go. Once in Riley park the singing will continue and those joining us can enjoy a mulled wine, mince pie and other festive treats. We do hope that some of you can join us.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES: to help with your planning we are giving advance notice of the times of Masses over Christmas. To try and avoid crowds there will be 3 Masses on Christmas Eve. At 4pm and 6pm there will be Children’s Masses at which the children are invited to dress up in Nativity costumes. The ‘Midnight’ Mass will be at 10pm preceded by carols from 9.30pm. On Christmas morning there will be Mass of Dawn at 9am and Mass of the Day at 11am. There will be no evening Mass. The following day Masses will be at the usual times of 9am, 11am and 5.30pm.

CAR PARK THEFT: Please do not leave valuables in your car when using the church car park either when coming to Mass or visiting the Pugin Rooms. Unfortunately someone’s car was broken into this week and property stolen.

HEALTH & SAFETY: if any parishioner is used to doing Healthy & Safety audits and willing to lend their expertise to the parish please contact Fr John or let one of the stewards know.

CATHOLIC POST: Please take a free copy of the first edition of the new Catholic newspaper published this week. You are welcome to make a donation in the basket in the porch.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: the next meeting is on Monday this week at 8pm in the Old Hall. New members always welcome.