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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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:

£498.86

Second Collection

£57.46

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 19th February 2017

 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Responsorial Psalm: “The Lord is compassion and love.”

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:  

 TOWARDS A NEW LIFESTYLE:

.  As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning....Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace and the joyful celebration of life.

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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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CHILDREN’S MASS AND CAKE SALE

The next Children’s Mass and Cake Sale at St Mark’s will be on Sunday 12th March at the 11am Mass. If your child would like to participate in this Mass by either reading or doing the offertory, please contact Sheila on 07961825412.

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TOWARDS LENT

As we approach Lent, I commend to you the little booklet produced by the Catholic Truth Society entitled, ‘The Meaning of Lent’. This booklet is available free of charge at the back of both churches. Full details of our Lenten Programme will be in next week’s newsletter.

Fr Christopher

ALIVE IN FAITH: The Bishop’s Fundraising initiative has reached our parish.Over the next few months all parishioners will have the opportunity to respond to the Bishop’s appeal to put the diocese on a sound financial footing. For full details go on the diocesan website and follow the links for ‘Alive in Faith’.

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THE 100 CLUB

The 58th  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 22 January 2017 at Holy Family, Brantham: This month we had another record prize fund of £145; congratulations to the winners: 

1st Prize  £79.75 – Number 140;   2nd Prize  £43.50  – Number 59;   3rd Prize  £21.75  – Number 77   

We welcome new members to the Club, we have 145 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 where your chance of winning is a low 30,000 to 1!  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 February 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.

Sacrificial Memorial of Christ

“The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the Liturgy of the Church which is his Body.

When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present: the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.

‘Memorial’ is a biblical way of presenting our later idea of ‘sacrament’. The liturgical celebration of the Eucharist is the outward, visible sign of the inward, invisible grace of Christ’s gift of salvation. The Eucharist is the ‘sacrament of salvation’. We call it a sacrifice because ‘it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and because it applies its fruit’. This means that ‘the sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice’. By taking part in the Eucharist, we participate in Christ’s saving sacrifice, his death and resurrection.

Bishop Michael

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SECOND COLLECTIONS 2017

CAFOD

Friday 10 March

Lent Fast Day

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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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VICKY’S FUNDRAISING: Vicky Kemp, our lovely organist for St Mark’s Parish is raising money for Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children with cancer. She is having 7 inches cut off when she has her haircut. If you would like to donate, please visit her just giving page on www.justgiving.com/vickyshaircut

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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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