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Mass Times

Mass at Capel St Mary as advertised in the newsletter.

These are the regular Mass times but please always check the newsletter

© 2009 - 2016 St Mark’s Catholic Parish, Ipswich

A Parish within The Diocese of East Anglia. Registered as a charity. 278742

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Parish Information:

The Parish of St Mark includes:

St Mark’s Church in Ipswich

(IP2 0QQ)

The Church of the Holy Family in Brantham (CO11 1TB)

Parish Address:

St Mark’s Parish House

180 Hawthorn Drive



Parish Priest:

Fr Christopher Smith

Parish Contacts:

Telephone: 01473 684963



Local Safeguarding Rep:

St Elizabeth’s Hospice


Please also support the HOSPICE SHOPS including in the precinct opposite St Mark’s.


Ipswich Hospital Chaplain

Fr. Adrian Gates 01473 726701

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The Holy Rosary

To pray the rosary, follow the link above

SCHOOL VOUCHERS: We collect school vouchers (from leading supermarkets) for St Mark’s School whenever they are available. Please place the vouchers in the envelopes provided on the notice boards: at the back of the Church at Holy Family; and in the porch at St Mark’s.


Thank you for last week’s collections:


Second Collection

£398.48 (CAFOD)

Your continued support is very much appreciated.

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The Deanery Justice and Peace Group is now meeting regularly and aims to keep parishes informed about issues of injustice and malpractice here and abroad that cry out for remedy. Next meeting at St Mary's, Woodbridge Rd Ipswich 9th December at 7.30 pm. All welcome. The Justice and Peace Group can keep you informed, so please would you show your concern by providing your Email address to St Marks Parish representatives – Colin Hardy or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1

Readings by:The Vienna International

Religious Centre Website ……

Sunday 16th October 2016

 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Responsorial Psalm: “Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.”

FAIR TRADE SHOP : Ipswich’s Fair Trade shop has moved: Find it in the town centre at 20A Upper Brook St (where Fred Olsen Travel used to be). Open Monday – Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm. It sells a wide range of fairly-traded products from biscuits to bags, nuts to necklaces, soap to scarves and coffee to candles…. Drop in and see for yourself.


Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.


 The Gospel of Creation – What is happening to our Common Home:

The issue of water: Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture and industry. Water supplies used to be relatively constant, but now in many places demand exceeds the sustainable supply, with dramatic consequences in the short and long term.



15/16 October 2016

World Mission Day


7/8 November 2016

St Edmund’s Fund


26/27 November 2016

Diocesan Youth Service


10/11 December 2016

Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund


AMORIS LAETITIA – THE JOY OF LOVE : “The Joy of Love” is Pope Francis’ summing up of the two synods on the family that took place in Rome in 2014 and 2015. It upholds the Church’s teaching on God’s gift of marriage and at the same time reminds us that the Church must welcome those whose marriage and family life has met with adversity. A summary of “The Joy of Love” together with a short video of Bishop Peter Doyale, (Chair of the Bishops’ Committee for Marriage and Family Life) introducing this document can be found on line:


THE 100 CLUB The 54th  draw of the St Mark’s Roman Catholic Parish 100 Club, set up to raise much need funds to support the life and mission of our Parish, took place last Sunday 18 September 2016 at Holy Family, Brantham:  Congratulations to the winners:

1st Prize £75.90 – Number 22; 2nd Prize £41.40 – Number 115; 3rd Prize £20.70 – Number 75                

If you are already a member why not take out another number to increase your chance of winning a valuable prize?  Our monthly 1st & 2nd prizes are greater than 99% of the prizes paid by Premium Bonds where your chance of winning has recently been increased to an amazing 30,000 to 1 !

We welcome new members!  Please consider joining this week, application forms may be found at the back of the church, on the Parish website or from Graeme Forsyth on 01206 399049 or  The next draw is planned to take place after Mass on Sunday 23 October 2016.

Thank you to all Parishioners who support the Club, please remember to confirm any change of address/contact details to the Promoter so that a winning cheque may be sent to the correct address!

100 Club form here ……



Loving Father:

We pray for those baptised who no longer or rarely attend Church:

that they will understand and experience in their hearts that Christ is the source of unconditional love and reconciliation.

We pray for everyone who worships in our parish community:

that we may find the right words and means to invite our absent brothers and sisters


READINGS FOR 2015/16   


Sunday 14th August 2016

The assumption of the BVM

Sunday 21st August 2016

21st Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 28th August 2016

22nd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 4th September 2016

23rd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 11th September 2016

24th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 18th September 2016

25th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 25th September 2016

26th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 2nd October 2016

27th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 9th October 2016

28th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 16th October 2016

29th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 23rd October 2016

30th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 30th October 2016

31st Sunday in ordinary time

Tuesday 1st November 2016

All Saints Day

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

All Souls Day

Sunday 6th November 2016

32nd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 13th November 2016

33rd Sunday in ordinary time

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 20th November 2016

Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday 27th November 2016

1st Sunday of Advent

Liturgical cycle begins anew, Year A

Sunday 2nd December 2016

2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday 11th December 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Sunday 18th December 2016

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December 2016

The Nativity of The Lord

Sunday 25th December 2016

Christmas Day

Monday 26th December 2016

Saint Stephen, the First Martyr

Friday 30th December 2016

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday 1st January 2017

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Sunday 8th January 2017

The Epiphany of The Lord

Monday 9th January 2017

Baptism of The Lord

Sunday 15th January 2017

2nd Sunday in ordinary time

WEDNESDAY WORD: This helpful commentary on next Sunday’s Scripture readings is available as you leave Church today.


CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE ORDERS: The new Christmas catalogue is now available to order from. Please take a look and place your order before Friday 7th October. Orders can be left in an envelope by the Repository for Jo Mann to collect or given to Fr Christopher.


MISSIO – RED BOXES: It is now nearly time for me to do the annual account for Missio, therefore I would like to ask that anyone who has a Red Missio Box to please bring them in so that the money can be collected and counted. Many thanks – Jenny 01473 682477



THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2017: EPIPHANY MASS : Mass will be celebrated at 11.30 am at St Mark’s Church This will be followed by lunch at 1.00 pm at the Ipswich Hotel (formerly the Cameo,) Old London Road Copdock, IP8 3JD)

This is a Parish event and it is hoped that as many people as possible will join us. Please put this important date in your diary. Details of the arrangement will be published shortly.