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
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
Collections last Sunday
And £ For the Parish Maintenance Fund.
Amounts next week
Your continued support to the parish is much needed and appreciated.
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
HOLY WEEK YEAR A
“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.
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.
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.
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”.