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 19th September – 25th Sunday of Year B 

9.00am Mass – Raynaud/Harrison families RIP

11.00am Mass with Music – People of the Parish

5.30pm Mass – Special Intention

MONDAY 20th September

10.00am Mass – Special Intention (Murphy)

TUESDAY 21st September

10.00am Mass – St Matthew – Special Intention (Boldmere)

WEDNESDAY 22nd September

10.00am Mass – Special Intention (Johnson)

THURSDAY 23rd September

10.00am Mass – Peter Ruane Anniv

FRIDAY 24th September

10.00am Mass – Walsh family RIP

SATURDAY 25th September

10.00am Mass – Arthur & Kathleen Holmes RIP
10.30-11.00am Confessions,
6.00-6.30pm Confessions

SUNDAY 26th September – 26th Sunday of Year B 

9.00am Mass – Janet New Anniv

11.00am Mass with Music – In Thanksgiving for the Harvest

5.30pm Mass – People of the Parish

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: ‘I must stay little and become this more and more.’ St Therese

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

FAITHFUL DEPARTED: Please pray for the repose of the souls of William Frazer, Mamerto Reyes and Tadeusz Siwek. May they rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Rose Selby, Kathleen Homes, Jean Stone, May Mackey, Mary, Morton, Usam Bunni, Peter Ruane, Ellen Merritt. May they rest in peace.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Bridie Wells, Jeremy Rowe, the sick of the Mongan family, Eileen Ruane, and Richard Galiano.

CONGRATULATIONS: We welcome Isobelle Evie Eaton who is baptised this Sunday. May the seed sown in her heart through this sacrament bear fruit in a life of faith, hope and love.

LONELY, ISOLATED, HOUSEBOUND: The parish SVP would like to know of anyone who would welcome a regular visit, help with shopping, lift to medical appointments etc. Please email the parish office or contact Fr John.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MAY 2022: First Holy Communion preparation for children of non-Catholic schools in years 3 and 4 will commence on Saturday 6th November at 3pm in the Old Pugin Room. If you wish your child to attend please contact Penny Bedingfield on 01628 486579 or email: pennybedingfield@btinternet.com

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: At last week’s parish meeting we decided there would be a special year of events to celebrate the delayed double jubilee of St Peter’s Parish (175 years of the Old Church in 2021, 50 years of the New Church in 2020). The Jubilee Year will begin with a special Mass on Thursday 4th November at 7.30pm (the anniversary of opening of the New Church) and end on 29th June 2022 (anniversary of the consecration of the Old Church). Between these dates we will be holding various events. At the meeting people came up with various ideas, concerts, flower festival, exhibition, sharing of memories, souvenir booklet etc. Please email the parish office or contact Fr John if you would like to be involved in the planning of this or if you have any ideas as to how best to mark these milestones.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: We are hoping to resume this at the 11am Mass on the first Sunday of every month from 3rd October. Anyone who has had experience of leading this in the past or would be prepared to be trained for this or anyone would like to know more about what it involves please contact the parish office or have a word with Fr John.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING MASS: Next Sunday 26th September the 11am Mass will be in Thanksgiving for the Harvest. We will be decorating the New Church with flowers, fruit and vegetables, and show to God in our worship our appreciation of all the good things which we in this part of the world enjoy. At the end of Mass the gifts will be taken to a table outside in the car park for people to take what they would like and place a suitable offering in the pot, to raise funds for the TWA to help those in the developing world. Gifts of flowers, fruit and vegetables will be welcome next SATURDAY MORNING (25th), please bring them into the New Church or leave them outside in the Porch.

TWA 100 CLUB: TWA recently held their annual draw and the following people each won £100: Megan Jackson, Jonathan Rose, Kevin White, Margaret Kitto, Michael Leach. Many thanks to everyone for your continuing support.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: This is an ecumenical Women led event which takes place every year on the first Friday in March but is prepared long in advance by women of a different country every year. Marlow has had a WDoP group consisting of the different churches of Marlow, Marlow Bottom, Bisham & Little Marlow for a long time and many of you have attended the service every year in the church leading it that year or have helped when it has been our turn. Following the COVID outbreak and the cancellation March 2021, the small congregations are finding it hard to hold the event and are asking to reconsider whether to have a group in Marlow at all. We have been asked to consult our own congregations on the matter; Marie-Christian Harrison and Joy Nye are of the view to continue using the larger churches more compatible with organisation, distancing, etc. Please let us know your opinion after 9am Mass 26th September what you think so we can express our view in an ecumenical meeting beginning of October. There is also a sheet at the back of the church where you could write your thoughts on the matter. Information on WDoP on www.wwdp.org.uk

CELEBRATING A SPECIAL MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY: Bishop David warmly invites you to the Diocesan Mass for Married Life at Northampton Cathedral on Saturday 16th October at 12noon. The Bishop will give his blessing to those couples celebrating significant milestones in the marriage. Please contact Eamonn & Paola McMorrow on 07412 151517 or at mass.mfl@northamptondiocese.org. Refreshments afterwards in the new Cathedral Centre.

GRAVEYARD UPDATE: The garden waste has recently been cleared form the compost bin behind the Old Church. Please put any unwanted plastic/oasis and other non-compostable material in the church bins. Many thanks.

SPOTLIGHT MEET: On Monday, 27th September, NYMO are holding an online event, looking at the value of Youth Alpha for young people in the Catholic Church. This event will be held on Zoom, to make it easy for as many people as possible to attend. Jordan Kelly from Alpha will be presenting on the night. The session starts at 7pm, and finishes at 8.30pm. To register, please email info@nymo.org.  For more information, see nymo.org/spotlight

YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE: On Saturday, 9th October, NYMO will be holding their annual Youth Ministry Conference, at the NYMO Offices in Luton, between 11 – 15:30.  The Conference is for youth ministers, catechists, volunteers, priests, deacons and anyone who is interested in the future of young people in the Church.  Places are limited, so if you wish to attend, you can book online at the Nymo website. Tickets are just £10 per person inc. lunch.  For more information, see nymo.org/conference

ROSARY EVENING: On Wednesday 29th September at 7.30pm you are invited to an evening of prayer, readings and rosary with music at St Augustine’s Amersham Hill.