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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.
Parish Christmas Flowers
Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund
Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.
3rd Sunday of Advent
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘My soul rejoices in my God’
3rd Week of Advent Year B
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IPSWICH NIGHT SHELTER
At the back of St Mark’s is a donation box for Alms for the Ipswich Night Shelter. Please spare a thought, a prayer and financial help for those less fortunate than we are. “I was hungry and you fed me, naked and you clothed me”.
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS TO REFLECT AND PRAY ON:-
‘The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. I invite all Christians everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least to an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask you to do this unfailingly each day… no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord’
What would you like Jesus to do for you this week?
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 email@example.com. 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.
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
Our Lady's Message, 25 November 2014
In a special way, today I am calling you to prayer. Pray, little children, so that you may comprehend who you are and where you need to go. Be carriers of the good news and be people of hope. Be love for all those who are without love. Little children, you will be everything and will achieve everything only if you pray and are open to God’s will – to God who desires to lead you towards eternal life. I am with you and intercede for you from day to day before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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CHURCH CLEANING & CHRISTMAS DECORATING
We shall be cleaning the church on Monday 15th December to prepare for our Christmas celebrations. If you are able to help, please turn up at St Mark’s after Mass at 10am.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1 @talktalk.net
OUR ENTRY HYMN:
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice….repeat
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice………………repeat
This is repeated three times.
FR CHRISTOPHER WRITES:
I would like to thank all who came to the parish planning meeting on 1st December. It was a profitable evening, a sign that people are willing to take ownership of their parish. Much useful discussion took place, ideas emerged which will result in action and new initiatives. Watch this space.
Ranging from camels and cows to literacy schemes and maternity care – allow you to say ‘Happy Christmas’ to friends and family and, at the same time, help transform lives in the world’s poorest countries. Prices start at just £4. Brochures available at the back of the church or log on to cafod.org.uk/worldgifts
(N.B. Gifts are on offer all year – ideal for special birthdays and anniversaries).