SAINT EDMUND’S PARISH NEWSLETTER
Parish Priest: Fr David Mills Phone: 01249 813131
Calne, SN11 8AQ Clifton Diocese: www.cliftondiocese.com
12th October 2009: 28th Sunday
Mass at 10.00 a.m.: Joanna Clinton RIP
|Tuesday||Feria||Mass at 9.30 a.m.- John Kelly RIP|
|Thursday||St Theresa of Avilla||Mass at 9.30 a.m.- Carmello Masini RIP|
|Friday||St Margaret Mary||Mass at 9.30 a.m.- Charles Hickling RIP|
|Saturday||Vigil Mass of 30th Sunday||Mass at 6.00 pm.- John Kelly RIP|
Previous Collection: £387.90 Church Cleaning: Week 3 Divine Office: Week 4
Second Collection: A second collection will be taken up next week for the home missions.
Friends of St Edmund: The next FOSE fundraiser is a Quiz Night to be held at St Edmund's School this Friday 16th October. £5 per person, to include supper. Bring your own drinks. Maximum of 6 people per team. Prize for the winners. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Please see Helen Bevan or Zena Butler after mass to buy tickets, or contact Mrs Minns at the school office. RAFFLE DONATIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.
RCIA Programme: The parish’s new RCIA programme will start this Thursday evening the 15th October at the Hilmarton Community Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. If you have indicated that you wish to be received into the church or are an adult wishing to be confirmed, please make every effort to attend. If you would just like to learn more about your faith or simply join others in the community for prayer you are also most welcome to attend, it is not necessary that you commit to all sessions of the programme. The topic covered will be ‘Baptism’.
St Edmund’s School: Reception Admissions: It is likely that applications for Reception places this year will be far greater again than the places we can offer. It is very important that yellow application forms are completed and returned to the Local Authority and that blue application forms are returned to school. Forms can be collected from the School Office and must be returned by 20th November 2009.
November Month of the Holy Souls: During the month of November we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. We also remember those dear to us who have died, family and friends and the deceased of our parish. Remember, that Purgatory is on the threshold of heaven, it is where we encounter the healing fire of God’s boundless love and mercy. It prepares us for the fullness of life with God. It is not a place we should be fearful of. Quotes from the ‘Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’:-210. “What is purgatory? Purgatory is the state of those who die in God’s friendship; assured of their eternal salvation, but who still have need of purification to enter into the happiness of heaven”. And 211. “How can we help the souls being purified in purgatory? Because of the communion of saints, the faithful who are still pilgrims on earth are Able to help the souls in purgatory by offering prayers in suffrage for them, especially the Eucharistic sacrifice. They also help them by almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance” .Holy Souls Envelopes are available in the porch. During the month of November those included in these envelopes will be remembered at Masses for the Holy Souls and will be prayed for at all Masses throughout the month. Please ensure that you include all your departed loved ones. I will also be blessing graves in the Curzon Street Cemetery on Sunday the 1st November. We will gather outside the chapel at 3.00 pm for the liturgy of remembrance, after which individual graves will be blessed.
New Translation of the Roman Missal: One the notice board you can find a parallel text of the translation of the Roman Missal as it currently exists and the wording of the new translation which will probably come into force at the end of next year.
St Edmund’s Day: Which is a solemnity in the parish as it is our patronal feast will take place on the 16th November 2009 at 7.30 pm, with a visiting priest to preach. The Mass will be followed by a cheese and wine in the hall. Would everybody make an effort to attend this important event in the life of our parish.
Tea in the Hall: Please do come through to the hall after Sunday Mass and very friendly and welcoming group there for tea, coffee and a biscuit and the children can run about safely in the garden. The more people the better!
Parking: Please do try to utilize all the space in the car park by filling it up from the back and also parking close to other cars so that more spaces are available. It would also be advisable to park in Briansclose Road behind the church and then use the pedestrian through path between nos 69 and 71 Oxford Road. There is also usually space available in the The Pippin and sometimes in Abberd Way. Please don’t park illegally.
Christmas Shopping Night: The final fundraiser before Christmas for FOSE, will be a Shopping Night at the school on Wednesday 4th November at 7pm. Evening includes stalls from BodyShop, Pampered Chef and other great Christmas gift ideas. Light refreshments available. Last year was a great success, please come along and support this worthwhile event."