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 14th August 2022 – Assumption of Our Lady

9.00am Holy Mass Liam & Kitty O’Connor RIP

11.00am Holy Mass Marie Perrin RIP

5.30pm Holy Mass People of the Parish

MONDAY 15th August

10.00am Holy Mass Holy Souls (Secker)

TUESDAY 16th August

10.00am Holy Mass Bernard, Pat & Paul Cullen RIP

WEDNESDAY 17th August

11.00am REQUIEM MASS: JOHN WATSON RIP 

THURSDAY 18th August

10.00am Holy Mass    

FRIDAY 19th August

10.00am Holy Mass Special Intention (Buttigieg)

SATURDAY  20th August

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

SUNDAY 21st August – 21st Sunday of Year C

9.00am Holy Mass Bill & Alice Witt RIP

11.00am Holy Mass People of the Parish

5.30pm Holy Mass Special Intention (Warren)

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: ‘The very idea of Our Lady drew me by being herself, that is, by being beautiful.’ G K Chesterton

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

REST IN PEACE: Please pray for the repose of the souls of Peter Addis, John Watson, Christina Petford, Martin Blunkell, Peter Allen, Maureen Shepherd and Andrea Mcqueen who died recently. May they rest in perfect peace.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Marie Perrin, Matilda Galliano, Cecilia Steinle, Charles Tilling, Amelia Charlotte Scott-Murray, Tim Pascall, Mary Stephenson. May they rest in peace.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK: Michael Binns, Kevin White and Luisa de Jesus.

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTIONS: Parish: £1,071.16 (Loose envelopes: £671.16, Contactless: £187, Standing orders: £213). Many thanks. This week’s retiring collection will be for the Priest’s Training Fund.

JOURNEY IN FAITH: Are you wondering about being received into the Catholic Church or simply wanting to know more? Or maybe there is someone you know who is considering these things? We will be starting a group for such people in September. Please have a word with Fr John and Deacon Kevin to discuss this further if you are interested.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: Fr John and Deacon Kevin would love to come and visit the homes of those preparing for their Confirmation in October, to meet their families and, if they would like it, to bless their homes. If you would like to take them up on this offer please email or telephone the parish to arrange a suitable time over the next couple of months.

UP FOR A CHALLENGE? The annual Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride & Stride takes place on Saturday 10th September. This is a great chance to collect some money for St Peter’s and local historic churches via sponsorship money which you collect after you have cycled or walked to as many churches as you can manage between 10am and 6pm that day. Each church has a register for you to sign. Ride & Stride has now gone digital.  Why not have a go? You can find out more at:  https://bucks-historic-churches.org/ride-stride/ 

ONE CAN TRUST: Nappies (sizes 5-8) and Baby Formula are particularly required at this time. This charity runs the foodbank serving people in High Wycombe, Marlow, Princes Risborough and across South Bucks. There is now a basket in the New Church porch to receive the following items: Pasta, Tinned fruit, Tinned meat meals, Tinned meat pies, Tinned fish, Tinned tomatoes, Tinned vegetables, Cooking sauces, Condiments & sauces, Cooking oil (500ml), Toilet roll. NO MORE BAKED BEANS NEEDED FOR THE MOMENT THANK YOU!!

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer Coordinator (Paid Position) with One Can Trust to coordinate the daily in-house and external volunteer activities required in the collection, sorting and distribution of weekly food parcels. Details here: https://onecantrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Job-Description-Volunteer-Coordinator-Aug.pdf

ST BERNADETTE’S RELICS: In September and October of this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage through England, Scotland and Wales for the first time. It is hoped that this event will enable people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes in a church or cathedral near them.  The relics will be arriving in our own diocese on Monday 10th October 2022 at 3pm. The reliquary will be placed in front of the sanctuary in the cathedral for people to venerate, before leaving Northampton on Thursday 13th October at 9am. During this time, the cathedral will be open from 7am until 10pm, with Mass being celebrated at various points during the day, as well as led rosaries. There will also be a number of priests hearing confessions in the cathedral during this time. Please do check the diocesan website closer to the time for a more detailed schedule of events.

EXPLORING THE PSALMS: Fr John has written some reflections on the Psalms for the God Who Speaks website.    You can view them here: https://www.godwhospeaks.uk/psalms/ There are 3 reflections in the series so far.               More will be posted later in the month.

CAR PARK: Until the end of August we shall have contractors using the car park. The Deanery wall is now being rebuilt. Work will then be undertaken in the rear car park on the high brick wall. This will involve constructing a buttress and repairing brickwork.

MARCH FOR LIFE: This annual pro-Life rally takes place in London on Saturday 3rd September. Deacon Kevin will be attending. Anyone who would like to come along please contact him or email the parish office. Visit the website here:                                        https://www.marchforlife.co.uk

ROSARY GROUP: You are invited to a beautiful evening of litany, readings and Rosary, with music to praise and worship the Lord, on Wednesday 31st August, at St. Augustine’s, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe HP13 6NZ, at 7.30pm.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: You are invited to an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, including praise and worship and prayer ministry, at St. Augustine’s, High Wycombe on Saturday Sept 10th, at 7pm. Everyone welcome..

DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF MISSION: The Diocese is currently recruiting for someone to develop and manage the vision, strategic direction and day to day operations of Mission Northampton. The role will be for 32 hours per week and working pattern is to be negotiated. Full information for the position and an application form here:  https://northamptondiocese.org/jobs/ or via email hradmin@northamptondiocese.com  Closing date: Wednesday 24th August 2022. Interviews will held w/c 29th August 2022.

MARLOW PARISH COUNCIL: 3 vacancies for Parish Councillors at Great Marlow Parish Council. The Parish Council meets once every other month on a Thursday evening at Bovingdon Green Village Hall (6 meetings per year). If you or a friend/family member or neighbour might be interested please do contact the Parish Clerk at greatmarlowpc@btinternet.com who would be happy to have an informal chat and give some details about the role.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST: is for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of the economic crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities. Watch the video here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0BhMphBtM&list=PLTroqZcBkue16MMgzz9LKRp-W1biit5sp&t=28s\