Saturday


Sunday


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday


St Mark’s

Vigil Mass

Holy Family

St Mark’s

St Mark’s

Holy Family

St Mark’s

No Mass

St Mark’s

1730


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1000

0930


1215


Mass Times

Mass at Capel St Mary as advertised in the newsletter.


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

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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)

www.stmarksparish.org.uk

Parish Address:

St Mark’s Parish House

180 Hawthorn Drive

Ipswich

IP2 0QQ

Parish Priest:

Fr Christopher Smith

Parish Contacts:

Telephone: 01473 684963

eMail: office@stmarksparish.org.uk

Secretary:

secretary@stmarksparish.org.uk

Local Safeguarding Rep:

lsr@stmarksparish.org.uk










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.

WEBSITE ……….

Ipswich Hospital Chaplain


Fr. Adrian Gates 01473 726701

Hospital bleep: 817

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01473 684963

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.

COLLECTIONS


Thank you for last week’s collections:

£617.64

Second Collection

£124.37

Your continued support is very much appreciated.

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 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 hardyfamilycoddenham@btinternet.com or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1 @talktalk.net

Sunday 26th March  2017

   4th Sunday of Lent Year A

Responsorial Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing  I shall want.”  

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.

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

 FROM: ‘LAUDATO SI’ POPE FRANCIS:  

 EDUCATING FOR THE COVENANT BETWEEN HUMANITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us, such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can be reasonably consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off lights, or any number of other practices. All of these reflect a worthy creativity which brings out the best in human beings.

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LENTEN STUDY GROUP

A Study Group on the Social Teaching of the Church will run on Tuesdays in Lent at Holy Family, Brantham after the 10am Mass in six sessions. The first session will be on the Dignity and Equality of each Person on Tuesday 7th March. If you are interested and would like to take part, please confirm your name and contact details to Fr Christopher or Edwin

Tel: 01206 393397

 or edwinedwards7@icloud.com.

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SHOPPING MATTERS

LOOK FOR THE LABEL – Wherever you shop, from Aldi to Waitrose, look for the Fairtrade logo on staples such tea, coffee, sugar… a sure way of supporting the farmers and workers in developing countries who grow our food. And not just staples; for that special occasion, how about Fairtrade wine? Some of the most interesting bottles are at the Co-op and M&S. Fairtrade fortnight lasts until the 12th March.

Ipswich Fairtrade Shop is at

 20a Upper Brook Street.

THE 100 CLUB

The 59th  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 26 February 2017 at Holy Family, Brantham: This month we had another large prize fund of £144; congratulations to the winners: 

1st Prize  £79.20  Number 130;  2nd Prize  £43.20  Number 134;  3rd Prize  £21.60   Number 88   


We welcome new members to the Club, we have 144 numbers taken to date.  If you are already a member why not take out another number?  It will increase your chance of winning a valuable prize. WITH YOUR SUPPORT how soon can we make it 200?  

Remember, our monthly 1st & 2nd prizes are GREATER than 99% of the prizes paid out by Premium Bonds.  Application Forms may be found at the back of the church or on the Parish website www.stmarksparish.org.uk or email mgforsyth@outlook.com or ring Graeme Forsyth on 01206 399049.  The next draw is planned to take place at Holy Family after Mass next Sunday 26 March 2017 .


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 ……

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Why go to Mass?

For the next few months Bishop Michael Evan’s, CTA Booklet on the Mass will be serialised. With characteristic clarity of thought Bishop Michael shows us why Sunday Mass matters.

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Through faith not the senses

The whole living Christ is present in this sacrament in a way that can be grasped only by faith, not by our senses. The Catholic Church insists on three points here: the whole Christ is really and truly present (it is not just a ‘spiritual’ presence), but it is a presence ‘in the manner of a substance’ (something beyond the senses, ‘metaphysical’) and it is a sacramental presence (the presence of an invisible reality through a visible sign). These three points must be held together.

Bishop Michael

SECOND COLLECTIONS 2017

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Sunday 19th March 2017

Lenten Alms

(Aid to the Church in Need & Medaille Trust)

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Holy See

Friday 14 April

Holy Places of Palestine

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Vocations

6/7/ May

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Catholic Communications

27/28 May

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Life Charities

17/18 June

Day for Life

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Holy See

24/25 June

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Apostleship of the Sea

8/9 July

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Catholic Education Service

9/10 September

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Home Mission

16/17 September

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CAFOD

Friday 6 October

Harvest Fast Day

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MISSIO

28/29 October

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Caritas/St Edmund’s Fund

4/5 November

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Diocesan Youth Service

25/26 November

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Diocesan Dependant Priest’s Fund

9/10 December

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COMING HOME PRAYER

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

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FRIDAY’S AT ST MARK’S DURING LENT

Please note that during Lent there is a change to the usual schedule.

11.15 am – 11:40 am Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

11:45 am – Station of the Cross

12:15 pm – Mass 12:45 pm – Lent Lunch. All proceeds go to help the Good Shepherd Sisters in the Lebanon in their work with refugees.

STATION MASS: A Lenten Mass with the Bishop will be celebrated on Thursday 16th March at 7 pm at St Pancras. This will be preceded by Eucharistic Adoration and the opportunity for confession from 6 pm.

THE GIFT

After Easter, everyone is invited to ‘The Gift’ a CAFE course on the Holy Spirit at St Mark’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich. Monday evenings 7-9 pm. Dates: 24th April, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June, 12th June (avoiding bank holidays).

An inspiring and practical 6-week course to help us unwrap the gift of the Holy Spirit, given in our Baptism and Confirmation. An ideal way to prepare for the Pentecost. More information can be found at www.thegiftofthespirit.org


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