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)

 

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY! WITH ONLINE MASS STREAMING LIVE AT 7:30PM IN OUR CHURCH STRAIGHT TO YOU!

                                 

SUNDAY 14th February             10:00am Online Mass

Sixth Sunday of the Year

 

WEDNESDAY 17th February     7:30pm Online Mass

Ash Wednesday

 

SUNDAY 21st February             10:00am Online Mass

First Sunday of Lent

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

A mass for Rachel Secker will be celebrated by Fr Michael on Monday 15th February.

Find us on www.youtube.com by searching St Peter’s Church Marlow. Thank you to the Harper family, John at the organ, and Fr Michael for making Mass in our church possible, celebrating as a parish together. Please join us live at 10:00am Sunday, at 7:30pm on Ash Wednesday or at a time convenient for you and your family as it is recorded.

With the virus and its ability to spread so quickly it was felt that it was too great a risk to be open at this time. Church will reopen with celebrations of mass as soon as possible and you will be informed. Please make use of this newsletter as it is updated every 2 weeks with news. Thank you for your ongoing commitment, please continue to pray for our parish, country, and our world during this unprecedented time.

 

Join us for CAFOD Fast Day on February 26th. For more details visit the CAFOD website.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK:  Eileen Ruane, Richard Galiano, and Jenny Pemberton.

FAITHFUL DEPARTED Please pray for the repose of the souls of Paddy and Susan Murphy. 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: Ellen Herman, Michael Gribbon, Jane Hurley, Ellen James, David Butler, Paula Wilder, Elizabeth Elliott, Venda Fismistr, Denis McCarthy, Nevinson Egerton de Courcy, Philippa Tyler, Angela Taylor, Reginald Hoye, Phyllis Meech, Christine Adnitt, Veronica Boniface, Tracy Boland, Wendy Foster, Celia Welch, Frank Carroll, Maurita St Clair, Kazimierz Tomaszewski, Marie Soraghan, Olive Petoud, and Hannah Barnshaw. May they rest in peace.

MASS INTENTIONS To offer a Mass, please pop a letter through the Presbytery with your offering or phone the parish.

Email Next month, we will be switching over to a new Diocese email address. In the meantime please phone us instead of emailing. If you email, it will bounce back.

100th BIRTHDAY  Kathleen Ennis will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Thursday 4 March. She and her husband Harold, who died in 2011, attended St Peter’s while in good health and enjoyed the Church soup lunches and trips to the bluebell woods with dear friends Theresa and Vincent Cooper. She moved from Station Road to live with family at First House, Riverwoods Drive, Marlow in 2007 and remains sharp of mind and in good health. Join us as we wish her a very happy 100th birthday!

 

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

 

St Peter’s Pilgrimage Our Virtual Pilgrimage to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome is proving a big hit! We have already raised over £1200 for our school and made it to Rome and now are walking even further! We are also encouraging people to sponsor us all by donating a chose amount to our Just Giving page. Please help us raise money for resources for our school!

https://bit.ly/2NJpfJH Link for entering miles

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stpeterspilgrimage for fundraising

Spring Spectacular We are asking members of the school and parish community to create a display in their front garden or window that symbolises New Life and Hope for the month of March. Think floral displays, baby animals, Easter Eggs, rainbows, hearts, bright colours, spring wreaths and so on. If people can include recyclable/upcycled objects in their display then even better as this can go towards our entry to a ‘Better Energy Award’ (more on that another time!). Please follow the link to the survey below to register your interest no later than Wednesday 24th February. We will then create a map for locals to follow on their daily walks. We are asking participants to pay a £2 entry fee, and will ask for donations when people download the trail map. If you feel like this is something you might like to be involved in then please register straight away! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WJSRFZH

We have had a great response to the request for knitted/crotchet flowers for our school fence. Flowers can be dropped into the box outside the school front door. Last day for flower donations is Wednesday 24th February. Please contact Mrs Boyle if you can help in any way.

CALLS Lockdown is hard on everyone and sometimes we just need a chat and cup of tea! Our stewarding team is arranging phone calls. If you are getting a bit fed up at home and would like some company over the phone to give you a boost, to make you laugh or smile, or to talk to someone new, please get in touch with us by ringing 07896718094.

PARISH GROUPS

STEWARDING TEAM Our stewarding team is run by Madeline Ndoci. We have a stewarding rota for Masses and steward for funerals and other Sacraments. 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 27th February 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.

LITTLE LITURGY We are looking for some new helpers in our children’s liturgy to go through the onboarding process to be ready for when we return to face-to-face meetings. Teenagers welcome. Please contact Madeline on 07896718094 for more information. We have ordered 25 booklets for Lent to distribute to children of the parish, if you would like one for your child, please contact Madeline.

PARISH COUNCIL The next meeting will be 25th March at 7:30pm.