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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
ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH
R.C.Diocese of East Anglia: A Registered Charity (Number: 278742)
Thank you for last week’s collections:
for the second collection.
Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Catholic Association for Racial Justice
6/7th October CAFOD
18/19th October APF
St Edmund’s Fund
Diocesan Youth Service
Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund
Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.
25th Week of the Year
25th Sunday of The Year
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘The Lord is close to all who call him.’
The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's September 2nd, 2014 monthly message through Mirjana: “Dear children, I, your Mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a Mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles. But, I am also the Mother of those of you who do not accept me and who, in the hardness of your hearts, do not desire to come to know the love of my Son. And you do not know how much my heart suffers and how much I pray to my Son for you. I pray to Him to heal your souls because He can do so. I pray to Him to illuminate you with the miracle of the Holy Spirit so that you may stop, always anew, betraying, cursing and wounding Him. With all my heart I pray for you to understand that only my Son is the salvation and the light of the world. And you, my children, my dear apostles, always carry my Son in your hearts and thoughts. In this way you are carrying love. All those who do not know Him will recognize Him in your love. I am always beside you. In a special way I am beside your shepherds because my Son has called them to lead you on the way to eternity. Thank you, my apostles, for your sacrifice and love.”
"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.
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.
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HOW TO PREPARE A FUNERAL WORKSHOP
This takes place at Holy Family on Tuesday 23rd September after Mass. Please bring pen and paper. Making clear our wishes for our funeral is our last act of kindness to our nearest and dearest and can lessen their strain and anxiety at what is a difficult time. The workshop will be repeated at St Mark’s at the end of October.
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 …..
1. Day of Recollection at Clare Priory, Thursday 2nd October – The day will be led by Fr Michael Teader, Dean and Parish Priest of St Felix Church, Haverhill.
2. Ecumenical Harvest Service for Brantham and East Bergholt Congregational Church, East Bergholt on Sunday 21st September at 3.00pm.
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
PARISH AUTUMN BAZAAR SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 10AM – 12PM – More information will be announced in due course.
PARISH QUIZ FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER AT ST MARK’S HALL AT 7.30PM – Question Master: Mr Paul McGrath. Tickets £7 to include a glass of wine and supper. Raffle.
PHIL THE BAG – Following a very successful event in the spring, Phil will make his appearance again in the Autumn to collect your summer wardrobe and make space for your winter ‘haute couture’. For future information contact Viv – Tel: 01206 299319.
PARISH DAY OF RECOLLECTION
Fr Michael Teader will be leading the Parish Day of Recollection at Clare Priory on Thursday 2nd October. This begins with coffee at 10am and ends mid-afternoon. If you wish to go, please sign your name on the list at the back of church.
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.
YEAR 6 PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
Please pray for the children of St Mark’s School in Year 6 who will be going on pilgrimage to Walsingham on Friday 26th September. As Father Christopher will be with them, the 12.15pm Mass will be cancelled.
We thank those who manned the Churches and took part in the sponsored bike ride last Saturday. Thanks also go to all who helped with the Parish Beetle Drive. A great evening was had by all.
ANNUAL DEANERY QUIZ
This will take place at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start on 4th October 2014 at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ipswich. Up to three teams of four adults per team (plus any children) from each mass centre. Entrance per person is £5 (buffet included – please bring your own drink). A great fun event which supports local charities. Please see poster for more details.