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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A Parish within The Diocese of East Anglia. Registered as a charity. 278742
14th March Talk of East Anglian Steam Railways by Christopher Moss 7.30pm
1st April Bishop Alan’s visit. Mass at 7.30pm.
25th April Parish Quiz 7.30pm.
27th April Parish Lunch(Sign up at the back of church)
Annual Mass to celebrate Marriage & Family Life at
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
You may cancel any time.
Collections last Sunday
Based on figures for 2013)
The balance has to be made up from donations and fundraising events.
For the Parish Maintenance Fund.
Your continued support to the parish is much needed and appreciated.
Readings for this Sunday
PARISH SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults.
The Local Parish Rep can be contacted at: 07748732357
16th March: CAFOD
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
Apostleship of the Sea
Day For Life
Catholic Association for Racial Justice
5th October CAFOD (again)
19th October APF
St Edmund’s Fund
Diocesan Youth Service
Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund
7th Week of the Year - Year A 8th Sunday in ordinary time
“In God alone is my soul at rest”
THE VIRGIN MARY’S MESSAGE GIVEN ON 2nd FEBRUARY TO MIRJANA “Dear children; with motherly love I desire to teach you sincerity, because I desire that, in your actions as my apostles, you be exact, resolute, and above all sincere. I desire that, by the grace of God, you be open for a blessing. I desire that by fasting and prayer you obtain from the Heavenly Father the cognition of what is natural and holy – Divine. Filled with cognition, under the shelter of my Son and myself, you will be my apostles who will know how to spread the Word of God to all those who do not know of it; and you will know how to overcome obstacles that will stand in your way. My children, by means of a blessing, God’s grace will descend upon you and you will be able to retain it through fasting, prayer, purification and reconciliation. You will have the efficiency which I seek of you. Pray for your shepherds that the ray of God’s grace may illuminate their ways. Thank you.”
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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.
The very popular and well supported Learning Together Days are being re launched for 2014. The programme for the year is available from the back of Church at St Mark’s and Holy Family. The talks are varied and the speakers are all experts in their fields. There is nothing highbrow about the programme. All the talks are aimed at helping us make sense of our faith, and living it amidst the challenges of our times.
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.
Sarcoma is a rare cancer which affects a great many young children and adults each year.http://www.sarcoma.org.uk
BISHOP ALAN TO VISIT ST MARK’S On 1st April Bishop Alan will be at St Mark’s to celebrate a Lenten Deanery Mass at 7pm. This will be his first visit to our parish. We hope many will attend this Mass and make him welcome. Please put this date in your diaries now. Full details shall follow later.
ASH WEDNESDAY Lent this year begins on Wednesday 5th March. Mass will be celebrated at 10am at Holy Family, Brantham and at 7.30pm at St Mark’s Church.