SCHOOL VOUCHERS Once again we are collecting vouchers for St Mark’s Primary School. The vouchers may be placed in the envelopes pinned to the notice board in the porch of St Mark’s and the notice board at the back of Holy Family.
St Mark’s Parish 100 Club
1st Prize £70.95 - Number 54
2nd Prize £38.70 - Number 35
3rd Prize £19.35 - Number 102
Next draw is after Mass on Sunday 21 June 2015 at Holy Family, Brantham.
DIARY DATES (All known parish & related events are now listed in the calendar)
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD This is now up and running in both Churches. The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will take place at St Mark’s on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at the 11am Mass and at Holy Family on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 9am Mass.
CONFIRMATION Bishop Alan will be visiting the parish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday 10th July at 7.30pm at St Mark’s Church. Please put this date in your diaries and remember in your prayers those who are to be confirmed.
Talk on Apostleship of the Sea - Friday 18th September 7.30pm in St Mark’s Hall. Sister Marion, Catholic Chaplain at the Port of Felixstowe, will give a talk on her ministry
PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION For a number of years the parish has held a Day of Recollection at Clare Priory. Because if the cost (last year £17) and the time taken to get there, people have been put off going. By way of a change we will be having a Day of Recollection in the church and grounds of Holy Family, Brantham on Tuesday 22nd September.
The cost of the day will be a modest £5. The Day would begin with Mass at 10am and end with tea at 3.30pm. It is hoped that Fr Tony Philpot may be able to lead the day. If you wish to come, please sign the list at the back of church.
MASS INTENTIONS If you would like to have a Mass offered for someone, living or deceased, please collect a pre-printed envelope at the back of the church, either St Mark’s or Holy Family. Details of your request can be entered on the front of the envelopes.
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
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.
HABERDASHERY ITEMS NEEDED We are seeking any haberdashery items; fabric, ribbons; buttons; elastic; interfacing lace; cotton/thread or even old dresses/blouses that can be cut and up-cycled. These will be used to create lovely items that we are hoping to sell and raise funds for the church. If you can help please either leave in the marked box at the back of St Mark’s Parish or if you need items to be collected please message Jo Mann on 07748732357.
YOUTH SUMMER CAMP The Diocesan Summer Camp for children aged 8-14 will be held this year at Buckden Towers near St Neots from Friday 28th August to Monday 31st August. This is a wonderful opportunity for younger children to experience faith, fun and food in very different surroundings from home and school. Further details from Chrissie Storman 01603 713390 firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Meadway 01206 397180 email@example.com
Jumble Sale Saturday 17th October 10.00 am to 12.00 midday in St Mark’s Hall
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 …..
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
A copy of the newsletter is available to download from the Diocesan website. HERE ……
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS TO REFLECT AND PRAY ON ‘The Church needs to go out constantly from herself, keeping her mission focused on Jesus Christ, and her commitment to the poor. We need to breathe in the pure air of the Holy Spirit who frees us from self-centeredness.’
God’s power working in us can accomplish infinitely more than we can ask for or imagine.
SEA SUNDAY On the 5th July and on 12th July (Sea Sunday), The Beacon, a newsletter for the Apostleship of the Sea East Anglia and Haven Ports will be available for your reading. This is our local port chaplain's (Sr Marian Davey) idea and you'll find it interesting reading. We ask for a small donation for the costs of producing it. The next issue will be at the end of the year and we are looking for sponsor(s). God bless.