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© 2009 - 2014 St Mark’s Catholic Parish, Ipswich
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
Local Safeguarding Rep:
St Elizabeth’s Hospice
PLEASE COLLECT USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR OUR LOCAL HOSPICE …… ALL YEAR,
Please also support the HOSPICE SHOPS including in the precinct opposite St Mark’s.
Ipswich Hospital Chaplain
Fr. Adrian Gates 01473 726701
Hospital bleep: 817
Thank you for last week’s collections:
for the second collection.
Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Diocesan Youth Service
Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund
Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.
(Sol, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe)
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want’
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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
During November, the month of the Holy Souls, there will be a Book of Remembrance near the Altar. Please feel free to add the names of loved ones who have died since last November. Those in the Book of Remembrance will be remembered at Mass and Morning Prayer during the week.
MONTHLY BRING AND BUY COFFEE MORNING
The next get together takes place Thursday 27th November 10.30 till 12.00 at Paddock Gate , White Horse Road, East Bergholt CO7 6TR, all very welcome , feel free to bring a friend and neighbour too , the more the merrier . (Viv 01206 299319)
POPE FRANCIS’ TOP 10
SECRETS TO HAPPINESS
1. Live and let live
2. Be giving of yourself to others
3. Proceed calmly in life
4. A healthy sense of leisure
5. Sundays should be holidays
6. Create dignified jobs for young People
7. Respect and take care of nature
8. Stop being negative
9. Don’t proselytise; respect others’ beliefs
10. Work for peace
JUSTICE AND PEACE
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
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.
INVITATION TO PRAY THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
You are welcome to join us in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3.00pm at our home. For details please contact Julian (07708309168) or Gloria (07821444456)
We are beginning to be short of servers at the 11am Mass. Any boy or a girl, who has made First Holy Communion and would like to serve at Mass, please have a word with Fr Christopher.
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.
The forthcoming Learning Together days are linked to the New Evangelisation. They run from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays with free tea and coffee at 10.30am and 1pm. Bring a packed lunch!
Sat 29th November – Pastoral Centre, Poringland. Deacon John Morrill and members of the diocesan Commission for Marriage and Family Life will explore… The family in Modern Catholic Thought.
You can just turn up on the day, but it is really helpful if you could let us know you are coming, either by emailing email@example.com or by leaving a message for Deacon John at 01638 662492
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's November 2nd, 2014 monthly message through Mirjana:
"Dear children, I am with you with the blessing of my Son, with you who love me and who strive to follow me. I also desire to be with you who do not accept me. To all of you I am opening my heart full of love and I am blessing you with my motherly hands. I am a mother who understands you. I lived your life and lived through your sufferings and joys. You who are living in pain understand my pain and suffering because of those of my children who do not permit the light of my Son to illuminate them; those of my children who are living in darkness. This is why I need you - you who have been illuminated by the light and have comprehended the truth. I am calling you to adore my Son so that your soul may grow and reach true spirituality. My apostles, it is then that you will be able to help me. To help me means to pray for those who have not come to know the love of my Son. In praying for them you are showing to my Son that you love Him and follow Him. My Son promised me that evil will never win, because you, the souls of the just, are here; you who strive to say your prayers with the heart; you who offer your pain and suffering to my Son; you who comprehend that life is only a blink; you who yearn for the Kingdom of Heaven. All of this makes you my apostles and leads you towards the victory of my heart. Therefore, my children, purify your hearts and adore my Son. Thank you."
"Visit the Medjugorje Website here …. http://www.medjugorje.org/
PARISH PLANNING MEETING
This important meeting will take place on Wednesday 3rd December at 7.30pm in the Hall at St Mark’s. This meeting is open to all in the parish. Please come along with ideas for the spiritual and social life of the parish.
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
St Mark’s Parish Finance Committee Meeting shall take place Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30 pm in the Sacristy.
SENIOR TEA PARTY
The next Senior Tea Party takes place on Thursday 27th November between 2-4pm in St Mark’s Hall.
It is hoped that Bishop Alan will visit the Parish in 2015 to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. The minimum age for Confirmation is 13. There will be a preliminary meeting in the presbytery for those young people who are interested in being confirmed together with parents on Saturday 22nd November at 4.45pm. This meeting will last no longer than half an hour.
PHIL THE BAG
Many thanks for all of your contributions we have raised another £120.00. Our next collection will be in Spring 2015.