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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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DIARY DATES

25th April Parish Quiz 7.30pm.

27th April Parish Lunch(Sign up at the back of church)

21st June

Annual Mass to celebrate Marriage & Family Life at

Norwich Cathedral

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










01473 684963

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

St Mark’s Parish 100 Club

1st Prize £60.50 - Number 95

2nd Prize £33.00 - Number 63

3rd Prize £16.50 - Number 62 Next draw is after Mass on Sunday 27th April 2014


If you have not yet joined the 100 club (only 59 have so far) why not make it your ‘thing’ for Lent. This helps the parish finances and there is always the chance of winning your money back.

Collections last Sunday


£.

And £ For the Parish Maintenance Fund.

Amounts next week


Your continued support to the parish is much needed and appreciated.

Thank you

READINGS

THIS SUNDAY

Palm Sunday of the Passion of our Lord(Year A)


MAUNDY THURSDAY Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper


GOOD FRIDAY (Day of fasting and abstinence)


SATURDAY The Easter Vigil


EASTER SUNDAY


The collection on Good Friday is for the Holy Places in the Land of Our Lord’s Birth

SECOND COLLECTIONS

18th April (Good Friday)

Holy Land Shrines

11th May (Vocations Sunday)

Training our future Priests

1st June    Catholic Communications Service

15 June Catholic Trust for England & Wales

29th June Peter’s Pence

13th  July

Apostleship of the Sea

27th July

Day For Life

14th September

Catholic Association for Racial Justice

5th October CAFOD (again)

19th October APF

2nd November

St Edmund’s Fund

23rd November

Diocesan Youth Service

14th December

Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund

HOLY WEEK YEAR A

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.”

Latest Medjugorje Message, April 2, 2014 - to Mirjana

“Dear children, with a motherly love I desire to help you for your life of prayer and penance to be a sincere attempt of drawing closer to my Son and His divine light – that you may know how to separate yourselves from sin. Every prayer, every Mass and every fasting is an attempt of drawing closer to my Son, a reminder of His glory and a refuge from sin – it is a way to a renewed union of the good Father and His children. Therefore, my dear children, with hearts open and full of love, cry out the name of the Heavenly Father that He may illuminate you with the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit you will become a spring of God’s love. All those who do not know my Son, all those thirsting for the love and peace of my Son, will drink from this spring. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. I pray for them and I desire that they may always feel the blessing of my motherly hands and the support of my motherly heart.”

"Visit the Medjugorje Website here …. http://www.medjugorje.org/

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.

 WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

If you wish to come to the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Monday 5th May, please sign the list at the back of church. The return coach fare is £12.

VOUCHERS FOR ST MARK’S SCHOOL

 Vouchers issued by the leading supermarkets can be placed in the envelope at St Mark’s Church porch, please.

3 PEAKS CHALLENGE IN AID OF SARCOMA UK

Sadie, the newsletter lady, and her husband Barry will be ‘doing’ the Three Peaks Challenge for Sarcoma UK later this year. To contribute please contact Sadie at St Mark’s. Her ‘Just Giving’ link is here. Thank you.

 www.justgiving.com/Sadie-Barry

Sarcoma is a rare cancer which affects a great many young children and adults each year. http://www.sarcoma.org.uk

PARISH QUIZ EVENING

This takes place in St Mark’s Hall on Friday 25th April 2014. Tickets £7.00 (to include a light supper) are on sale after Mass at both churches.

PARISH LUNCH

The Parish Lunch will take place on Sunday 27th April at 1pm at Craft Nurseries Restaurant, 34 Harwich Rd, Lawford, CO11 2LS. Lists will be posted at the back of St Mark’s and Holy Family Churches to sign up if you wish to attend.

FR CHRISTOPHER WRITES:

I would like to thank all those who came to the Bishop’s Lenten Mass on Tuesday 1st April and all who helped in any way on the day.

Today we enter Holy week, our annual celebration which lies at the heart of our faith: the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. In our celebration of Holy Week we are not merely passive observers; we are caught up in the movement of the week and with our Lord Jesus Christ we move from death to the new life of Easter. With this in mind I do encourage you to observe to the full this Holy Week, for “as we celebrate the events which gave us new life in Christ, God brings the image of his son within us to perfection”.