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 AND INTENTIONS  (italics)

 

LITTLE LITURGY- ON BREAK

Thank you so much to our Little Liturgy lead Miriam for leading the liturgy week in week out since we returned! We will take a break for the summer and be back in September with lots of great lessons to come! We still are looking for 1 more person to come onto our rota for the 11 o’clock children’s liturgy Mass. If you would like to come forward, please get in touch with Madeline at madeline.ndoci@gmail.com. Thank you!

SUNDAY 25th July                 9:00am Mass Joe Ferrari, Anniv

17th Sunday of the Year      With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

                                                      11:00am Mass with Music

With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

                                                      5:30pm Mass Parish

With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

 MONDAY 26th July              10:00am Mass Genaro & Fely Marzan, RIP

                                                       Ss Joachim & Anne, parents of the Virgin Mary

 WEDNESDAY 28th July      10:00am Mass Norman Reyes & Urdes Sales Lubang, RIP

 FRIDAY 30th  July                10:00am Mass Walsh family

 SUNDAY 31st July                 9:00am Mass In thanksgiving for Rita D’Souza

18th Sunday of the Year      With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

                                                      11:00am Mass with Music Geronimo Ortinero, RIP

With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

                                                         5:30pm Mass Parish

With refreshments at the prayer tree following Mass

Weekday Masses will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Old Church at 10am.

CONFESSIONS will be heard, from 10:30-11:00 in the confession boxes in the New Church (please wear a mask)

FAITHFUL DEPARTED: Please pray for the soul of Robert Spencer. May he rest in peace.

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

 ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Piers Compton, Mary Livingston, Mary Fagan, Emily McCabe, Joe Ferrari, Phyllis Yeoman, William J. Hobbs, Sheila McMullen, Ian Hodgkinson, Fernande Yeoman, Keith Miles, Nance and Frank Miles. May they rest in peace.

 UPDATE FROM THE CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS The Bishops Conference of England and Wales has confirmed several changes since the national Covid changes of the 19th of July. Choirs and congregational singing are now permitted (masks recommended if you would like to participate in congregational singing). A contact-less Sign of Peace will now take place. Please continue to follow a one-way system during Holy Communion. To reflect with the changes happening nationwide, the stewards will no longer be taking the track and trace details from next Sunday but it instead will be operating on a self-service system as in the Old Church. If you have a mobile phone you can scan the QR code or write in your details and put them in the collection box. From next Sunday, August 1st, there will be only 1 steward volunteering for Mass, to help with welcoming newcomers, making sure the doors are open for airflow and light duties and making sure touchpoints and door handles are wiped down. The stewards will no longer be ushering nor cleaning each pew after each Mass. If you prefer to have extra space on either side of you, please take a couple of cards from the steward that read: Please leave a space, and return these to the foyer after Mass. The toilets will no longer be cleaned by stewards after each use, they will be on a self service cleaning basis. Thank you stewards for all of the help you have volunteered to our parish to reopen our church after the lockdowns! Let’s remember to be kind and understanding to fellow parishioners whether or not they make the same choices as we do. Take care!

FR MICHAEL’S LEAVING DO– 8TH AUGUST Please join us at 12noon for drinks and nibbles in the Pugin Rooms. Please bring a bottle of wine, soft drink, and a dish to pass. There is a sign up sheet that will be kept by the stewards in the porch. For any queries please contact the main organizer Ginny Kerridge 07897445444, if she does not pick up please leave a voicemail with your name and number and she will get back to you.

REFRESHMENTS AFTER MASS We are so happy to be able to gather around the prayer tree’s cover after Mass. There is a basket under the tables in the porch with squash and biscuits, a container for squash, cups and plates and a table cloth. Feel free to help yourselves to set up. You are welcome to order coffees/drinks from a local business – Strawberry Grove – who will deliver your drinks to the prayer tree free of charge. To order phone 01628 486636. Sign up sheet is with the stewards if you would like to houst.

TWA 100 Club: Annual subscriptions for the 100 Club are currently due and we would request that any outstanding payments be directed to our Treasurer, Mrs Margaret Kitto, either at 9am Mass or by arrangement via her mobile telephone number: 07941 280031. Thank you. Rosie O’Brien (Joint Chair)

TOYS- BOOKSHELF AND RELIGIOUS TOYS/BOOKS WANTED We are updating our children’s room with religious themed toys. We have a variety of toys and books in the porch to take and we are raising funds to buy religious toys in their place. We are looking for donations of a small wooden nativity set for children to play with or other religious themed toys or books that your children/grandchildren might have grown out of as well as a small bookshelf for the room. Please contact Madeline on 07896718094 if you have any of these or feel free to bring any religious toys in to church.

LOOKING TO RENT Fr Michael and the Ndoci family are still looking to rent a property in Marlow. They are looking for a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house with a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. If you know of anyone renting out property in Marlow, please contact Madeline on 07896718094. Please keep them in your prayers as they look for a property and are able to find one here so they do not need to move away.

Prayer Resources for Summer. We will be offering a prayer focus for each week of the summer holidays with some simple ideas, designed to help parents explore faith with their children, in solidarity with our global family. This will be available from mid-July at https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

Resources for September. We have great resources for the Season of Creation and our Harvest Fast Day (Friday 1st October) appeal will feature some of our work in the Amazon. Join us in praying the joyful mysteries of the Holy Rosary as we seek to nourish our commitment to care for the earth. This will be available from September at https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

Laudato Si’ resources

With a range of resources around Laudato Si’, to study, reflect, pray and take action, this can be used at any time.  This link will take you to the page on our website : Laudato Si’ encyclical resources | CAFOD 

The LiveSimply Award

This is one of our most popular community activities. This award is given to parishes and communities that have taken significant steps to respond to the Church’s call to live simply.  See this link for the information : Livesimply award | CAFOD 

Synodal process

I am very aware of the preparations as part of the synodal process over the second half of 2021. We will be holding online sessions, open to all with experts sharing what is synod, why it is important and how parish communities are participating. You are welcome to join these sessions and to invite your parishioners to come along too. Our first session on Tuesday 27 July at 7pm will feature a conversation with Christopher Lamb, Rome correspondent for The Tablet, about why Pope Francis is inviting us all to participate in the synod. Click here to book onto the session.

Many Catholic parishioners have been responding to Pope Francis’ call for a better kind of politics and meeting their MPs this summer. If you supported one of these CAFOD meetings, calling for more action to tackle the climate crisis and to help the poorest countries cope with the pandemic, thank you. Thank you also if you are supporting our petition to the Prime Minister

PARISH GROUPS

PARISH COUNCIL Next meeting is Thursday 16th September at 7:30pm in the Pugin Rooms.

FINANCE COMMITTEE. Next meeting is Monday August 23rd at 7:30pm in the Pugin Rooms.

STEWARDING TEAM Meet monthly – no meeting in August. Next meeting 11th September at 9:30am at the Prayer Tree.