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 22nd May – 6th Sunday of Easter C

9.00am Holy Mass Fr Kenneth Bowen’s Intentions

11.00am Holy Mass with First Holy Communions  People of the Parish

5.30pm Holy Mass Felicidad Ortinero Anniversary

MONDAY 23rd May

10.00am Holy Mass Geraldine Thomas RIP                   

TUESDAY 24th May

10.00am Holy Mass Ann Hoye Anniversary 

WEDNESDAY 25th May – St Bede

10.00am Holy Mass 

THURSDAY 26th May – ASCENSION OF THE LORD 

10.00am Holy Mass with the children of St Peter’s School Annie McLaughlin RIP

7.30pm Holy Mass People of the Parish                    

FRIDAY 27th May

12noon Funeral Mass: Nuala Eastmond RIP

SATURDAY 28th May

10.00am Holy Mass (followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Confessions until 11am) 

SUNDAY 29th May – 7th Sunday of Easter C

9.00am Holy Mass Johnny Virtudazo Ranada RIP

11.00am Holy Mass People of the Parish

5.30pm Holy Mass Terence Cornwell RIP

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: ‘Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.’ St Bede

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturdays after the 10am Mass until 11am and 6.00-6.30pm. And on request.

WELCOME: to Tara Grace O’Kane who is baptised this weekend. Keep her, Lord, as the apple of your eye.

CONGRATULATIONS: to all the children of the Parish who are making their First Holy Communion this weekend.  May their friendship with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist grow ever stronger and deeper. NB No teas/coffees after Mass this Sunday due to First Holy Communion breakfasts.

REST IN PEACE: Please pray for the repose of the souls of Nuala Eastmond, Terence Cornwell, Johnny Virtudazo Ranada, Bernard & Bridie Wells and Nancy Levell who died recently. May they rest in perfect peace.

NUALA EASTMOND’S REQUIEM MASS: This will take place on Friday at 12noon. Casual and colourful dress will be worn. Children are welcome. And masks are preferred for the safety of all. Thank you.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Gemma Smith, Jelena Trumic, Ann Hoye, Una Krender, Nora Benning, Morean Hughes, William Hens, Jim Hemson, Brian Timothy James Lee, Anne Gilman, Lawrence Dilger, Trudy Keilhaver. May they rest in peace.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Kevin White, Luisa de Jesus, Jeremy Rowe and Martin Blunkell.

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTIONS: Parish: £1,081.80 (Loose + envelopes: £643.80, Contactless: £225. Standing orders: £213). Donations: £19,300 (Repair of the Boundary Wall). £1,000 (New Icon). Many thanks for your generosity!

NEXT WEEK’S COLLECTION: Next Sunday is World Communications Day and there will be a retiring collection for the the work of the Church nationally in helping to spread the gospel message through the use of the Media.

UKRAINE CRISIS: For more information advice and support visit: northamptondiocese.org/ukraine or call 01604 434362 or email caritas@northamptondiocese.org or email the parish for a link to the latest Caritas Northampton guidance for those considering hosting a family.

CONFIRMATION 2022: Preparation for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year begins on Saturday 11th June at 3pm in Old Hall of the Pugin Rooms. If you haven’t already registered please do so as soon as possible by emailing Penny Bedingfield: pennybedingfield@btinternet.com

HAPPY CIRCUS: This Sunday at 2pm in the grounds of St Peter’s School. Tickets can be bought via the link below:- https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/friends-of-st-peters-marlow/t-egqopk 

ORGAN & FLUTE RECITAL: Hugh Robson, a parishioner here at St Peter’s, will give an organ recital in the Pugin Church on Thursday 23rd June at 7pm. He will be joined by flautist Emma Gale. The evening will comprise music for flute and organ interspersed with organ solos from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Free entrance but a collection will be taken for Ukraine. The recital will be followed by cheese and wine in the New Hall.

BELONG & BELIEVE: A group of parishioners and Deacon Kevin are putting on a 5 session course in June/July. ‘Belong and Believe’ draws on the immense wisdom and inspiration from our Celtic spiritual heritage helping us to find renewed faith and vision together. Each session includes a 20-minute film – made on location at Lindisfarne, Iona and St. David’s – and discussion in small groups. The course starts on Thursday 9th June at 8-9.30pm in the Pugin Rooms. Further details can be found here: https://faithcafe.org/collections/belong-and-believe. There is a short trailer which gives a flavour of the course.

SYNOD 2023 UPDATE: Bishop David has now published the Diocesan Report which is a summary of all the parish conversations across the Diocese. You can view the report here: https://northamptondiocese.org/synod-report/

FINANCE COMMITTEE: The next meeting takes place this Monday at 7.30pm in the Coffee Room of the Pugin Rooms.

ASSISTANT HEADTEACHERS (x 2) FOR ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, MAIDENHEAD:                    The Governors are seeking to appoint two highly capable and inspirational Assistant Headteachers to join our Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record at Middle or Senior leadership level, underpinned by a clear strategic vision for improving pupils’ life chances. To apply, please visit: https://www.mynewterm.com/jobs/139882/EDV-2022-SMCPSM-10679

ROSARY GROUP: You are invited to a beautiful evening of litany, readings and Rosary, with gentle music to praise and worship Our Lord, on Wednesday 25th May, at St. Augustine’s, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, HP13 6NZ. at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends.

MARRIAGE CARE: Marriage Care is a Catholic charity which supports marriage through relationship counselling and marriage preparation.  We are currently looking to recruit volunteers, couples or individuals, to facilitate our marriage preparation courses for couples getting married in the Catholic church.  Full training and continuing support are provided.  Our presenters usually present courses on a Saturday two or three times in a year.  If you think you could help to support marriage in this way, please contact Sue Cooper at sue.cooper@marriagecare.org or 07939495774.  For further information about Marriage Care visit www.marriagecare.org.uk

POPE’S PRAYER INTENTION: Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May is for faith-filled young people.     We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service. Watch the Pope’s video in which he speaks about this here: https://thepopevideo.org