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Father Dylan F. James
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Deacon Michael Hughes
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Catholic Church Of The Most Holy Name And St Edward, King AndMartyr
July 2012. SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. YEAR B2.
This Sunday in the gardens of Sedgehill Manor. Therewill be trampolining, tennis and swimming for the youngat heart. Croquet and conversation for those a littleolder. We can provide transport (Sedgehill is 3 milesout of town). We hope that some of our musicians willplay to us during the course of the afternoon. Do bringa picnic and your family with you!
Picnic Volunteers Please!
As usual, we need somehelp to get things ready for the picnic this week, 22ndJuly, and to clear things up at the end of the day:We're looking for volunteers to transport tables andothers items from the church to the venue at SedgehillManor (a short distance outside of town). We also needpeople to get to the venue early to set up drinks tablesetc. Similarly to run the drinks tables etc.
Retiring Collection Next Weekend 29th July: Day for Life
The proceeds of the Day for Life collection assist thework of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre (formerly theLinacre Centre) and other life-related activities supportedby the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
July: Men's Circle
The next men'sformation circle, for fathers with children of home-age, willbe this Thursday at 7.30pm. The circle meets once amonth and is targeted at those in the same state of life inorder to be able to offer specific formation and fellowship.The circle consists of a 20-30 minute talk, prayers, and abeer. Please see Derek Siemens or me for moreinformation.
St Vincent de Paul Cake Sale
Along with the usualcoffee morning after Mass on Sunday 29th July there willbe a cake sale in aid of the "Feed my Lambs" Sudanappeal. If you are able to contribute a cake that would bemuch appreciated, but otherwise please come andsupport our on-going appeal to help feed starving babiesin the refugee camps of Sudan.
New Website Hosting
The parish website has now beenupdated and transferred to a new hosting site, but still atthe same web address:
There is now a separate newsletter section updatedweekly via our newsletter editor Edyta. Thanks toSebastian Holmes for his work setting up this latest stageand for his work developing the website in the first placeand over the past few years. Please note that there isalso a new 'events photos blog' section -if anyone wouldbe willing to maintain this section please let Fr Dylan know(you'd need to take photos and have a computer to uploadthem).
Clare McQueen and MarkBasche will be married here at St Edward's this comingWednesday, 25th July. We wish them every blessing andhappiness for the years ahead!
The July/August edition of FaithMagazine is for sale in the porch at the discounted price of £3.50. This month's edition includes a review I have madeof a useful book by Dr Pravin Thevathasan on “TheCatholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis” from theCatholic Truth Society (we have ordered some copieswhich will be here for sale soon). It also includes anarticle giving a substantial response to the militant atheismof Richard Dawkins.
The John Paul II Walk to Walsingham, for The NewEvangelisation of Our Country
There will be a 3-daywalking pilgrimage to Walsingham in August. It will startwith an open-air Mass at Bury St Edmunds - in the ruins of the old Abbey - on Thursday Aug 9th. Walking toWalsingham from there - a three-day pilgrimage. Bring asleeping-bag. Meals and accommodation provided. Cost:£55. This Walking Pilgrimage began as a tribute to thegreat John Paul a few years ago, organised by theDominican Sisters of St Joseph, and has grown andflourished since then - this year it is also being supportedby the new Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Day-pilgrims warmly welcomed for the open-air Mass at BurySt Edmunds. For this, there is no need to book - just turnup! More information at Facebook: "Blessed John Paul IIPilgrimage for the New Evangelisation".
2012 Faith Youth Weeks in August
Bookings have nowclosed for the older age week thought it’s still possible tobook in for the week for those aged 11-15, 13-16
August.The week combines lots of fun activity, socialentertainment, prayer, and solid doctrinal input. CatherineSimmonds and I will be accompanying at least 5teenagers from the parish who are already booked in.The week is organised by the Faith Movement and moreinformation is available online at
or inleaflets in the porch.
SKY TV on Marriage
SKY television are doing adocumentary on newlyweds and looking to contact anyonegetting married between July and October 2012. Please