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A Parish within The Diocese of East Anglia. Registered as a charity. 278742
The Parish of St Mark includes:
St Mark’s Church in Ipswich
The Church of the Holy Family in Brantham (CO11 1TB)
St Mark’s Parish House
180 Hawthorn Drive
Fr Christopher Smith
Telephone: 01473 684963
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St Elizabeth’s Hospice
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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts’ 4th Week of Year B
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CHILDREN’S PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
We are looking to organise a coach to Walsingham for the children’s pilgrimage next year. There is a form at the back of the church where you can express an interest if you would like to attend. If this is to go ahead, we do need to book a coach asap.
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS TO REFLECT AND PRAY ON:-
‘The Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy. Once the seed has been sown in one place, Jesus does not stay behind to explain things or to perform more signs; the Spirit moves him to go forth to other towns.’
This week, can we please pray for missionaries?
NEW 100 CLUB MEMBERS ARE STILL VERY WELCOME
Application Forms may be found at the back of the church or contact Graeme Forsyth on
01206 399049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or print your own form here …..
CHURCH DOORS OPEN - ST MARK’S PARISH
Please feel free to come in during the day time (till 4.30pm) and spend a few quiet moments in prayer in the front porch.
TEA & COFFEE AFTER MASS
Please join us each week, at Holy Family & The Parish Hall St Mark’s after Sunday Mass, for a cup of Tea, Coffee, a biscuit and a chat; everyone is very welcome.
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's January 2, 2015 monthly message on the day for nonbelievers through Mirjana:
“Dear children, I am here among you as a mother who desires to help you come to know the truth. While I lived your life on earth I had knowledge of the truth, and by this alone, a piece of Heaven on earth. That is why I desire the same for you, my children. The Heavenly Father desires pure hearts filled with the knowledge of the truth. He desires for you to love all those whom you meet, because I also love my Son in all of you. This is the beginning of coming to know the truth. Many false truths are being offered to you. You will overcome them with a heart cleansed by fasting, prayer, penance and the Gospel. This is the only truth and it is the truth which my Son left you. You do not need to examine it much. What is asked of you, as I also have done, is to love and to give. My children, if you love, your heart will be a home for my Son and me, and the words of my Son will be the guiding light in your life. My children, I will make use of you, apostles of love, to help all of my children to come to know the truth. My children, I have always prayed for the Church of my Son, and so I also ask the same of you. Pray that your shepherds may come to shine forth with the love of my Son. Thank you.”
MASS IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
This Mass with the anointing of the sick takes place in the Cathedral on Saturday 7th February at 12 noon. For more details please see the posters in Church.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM ON MONDAY 4TH MAY The parish is organising a coach for this pilgrimage which will start from Holy Family Church, Brantham at 8.30 am and will arrive at St Mark’s Church at 9.00 am for additional parishioners. The cost of a seat is £12 per person. Further information from Anne Smitheram Tel: 01206323886. Please put this important date in your diary.
DEANERY JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP
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 Marys, Woodbridge Rd Ipswich 9th December at 7 30pm. 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 email@example.com or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1 @talktalk.net
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation has just started. If anyone aged over 13 would like to join the group it’s not too late! Please contact Fr Christopher or Christine Meadway (01206 397180 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday 7th February in St Mark’s hall from 4pm to 5.15pm.
TALK ON WALSINGHAM IN 1469 BY DR JOHN ASHDOWN HILL
Tickets are now available at St Mark’s Church and Holy Family Church for this talk which will be on Wednesday 11th Marsh 2015 at 7.30 pm. We would be grateful for your support for this most interesting talk prior to the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May.