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GOODBYE TO DEACON JAMES - A FEW MUSINGS ON HIS LEAVING DAY

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As you know,  today Deacon James officially ends his ministry in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and Swanage parishes.

 

He came to our parishes 2 years ago this month to assist Father Paul by easing some of the pressure he was experiencing serving

4 churches, two prisons and 2 schools.

 

Deacon James immediately got involved the life of both parishes, through preaching at Mass, preparation of the Bidding prayers, encouraging altar-servers, celebrating Holy Hours & Benediction and
most importantly being available to parishioners, not only after Mass but when he was needed..... and so much more ...

Deacon James told me the story about his Father saying to him:
"James, you're a Deacon, are you a good Deacon?"
James responded by saying that He hoped he was. His Father replied:
"Does that mean you will be promoted to Padre?"
 As you will all know, that's NOT the way the Catholic Church works! 


Over this summer period, James has invested his time and energy in overseeing the building work required at Swanage presbytery, in preparation for the arrival of Father Tim and his wife Judith. 


Deacon James moves on to new forms of service, possibly overseeing the design process for a new church in North Dorset.

Let's not forget that behind every successful man, is a wonderful woman!  We thank Anna, James' wife, for supporting
James in his ministry to us all!

We thank you James for all you have done for us. We wish you well in your continuing ministry as a Deacon and will remember you, Anna and your family in our prayers.


 

PARISH WALK 2017

 

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 LITTLE FISHESfishes

We have a term time only, baby and toddler
0-4yrs group, in the parish hall, to benefit all
parents in the community...mums, dads,
grandparents!
This is held every Friday 9.30am -11.30am
in our Church Hall at the Catholic Church,
The Holy Spirit and St Edward, corner
Victoria Avenue and Rempstone Road,
Swanage…
£1.00 donation welcome for: refreshments,
craft activity and donation to the children's
charities - www.nspcc.org.uk  and
www.ccsplymouth.org.uk/


For further info call John and Alexandra on
01929 289183 or talk to Fr. Tony on Sunday,
after mass.

 

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