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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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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:

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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

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The Holy Rosary

To pray the rosary, follow the link above

SCHOOL VOUCHERS: We are once again collecting School vouchers (from leading supermarkets) for St Mark’s School. 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:

£461.49

Second Collection

£66.19

Your continued support is very much appreciated.

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DIARY DATES (All known parish & related events are now listed in the calendar)

SPIRITUALITY



CHILDREN’S LITURGY – ST MARK’S : The Children’s Liturgy still runs on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at St Mark’s and on 3rd Sunday of each month at Holy Family Brantham. If you are a helper, please check which dates you are down to assist, (list can be found at the back of church). We are still in need of more volunteers who are willing to take the lead with this ministry work. Please do consider taking this role on if you are able to. If you have any queries or information required, please speak to Heather Bush either at the end of Mass or email her at heatherbush@sky.com.

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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.

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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.

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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

Readings by:The Vienna International

Religious Centre Website ……

  18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Responsorial Psalm: “O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.”

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:  

 The Gospel of Creation – What is happening to our Common Home:

Effects of global warming continued: If present trends continue, this century may well witness extraordinary climate change and an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us. A rise in the sea level, for example, can create extremely serious situations, if we consider that a quarter of the world’s population lives on the coast or nearby, and that the majority of our mega-cities are situated in coastal areas.

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SECOND COLLECTION


10/11 September 2016

Catholic Education Service

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19/20 September 2016

Home Missions

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15/16 October 2016

World Mission Day

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7/8 November 2016

St Edmund’s Fund

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26/27 November 2016

Diocesan Youth Service

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10/11 December 2016

Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund

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AMORIS LAETITIA – THE JOY OF LOVE : “The Joy of Love” is Pope Francis’ summing up of the two synods on the family that took place in Rome in 2014 and 2015. It upholds the Church’s teaching on God’s gift of marriage and at the same time reminds us that the Church must welcome those whose marriage and family life has met with adversity. A summary of “The Joy of Love” together with a short video of Bishop Peter Doyale, (Chair of the Bishops’ Committee for Marriage and Family Life) introducing this document can be found on line: cbcew.org.uk

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THE 100 CLUB: The 52nd  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 24 July 2016 at Holy Family, Brantham:  Congratulations to the winners:

1st Prize  £75.35 – Number 28;   2nd Prize  £41.10  – Number 91 ;   3rd Prize  £20.55  – Number 105      Last month a subscriber with more than one number won two prizes !  So if you are already a member why not take out another number?  It will increase your chance of winning a valuable prize!  Our monthly 1st & 2nd prizes are greater than 99% of the prizes paid by Premium Bonds where your chance of winning has recently been increased to an amazing 30,000 to 1 !

We welcome new members!  Please consider joining this week, application forms may be found at the back of the church, on the Parish website www.stmarksparish.org.uk. or from Graeme Forsyth on 01206 399049 or g@forsythuk.co.uk.  The next draw is planned to take place after Mass on Sunday 21 August 2016.

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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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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DAY OF RECOLLECTION AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, BRANTHAM - Tuesday 20th September. Leader for the day: Fr Tony Rogers, Parish Priest at Church of Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh. The day will begin with Mass at 10.00 am. Following coffee, Fr Tony will give his first talk More details later. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee will be provided. To cover costs there will be a charge of £5.00 for the day.

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CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE ORDERS: The new Christmas catalogue is now available to order from. Please take a look and place your order before Friday 7th October. Orders can be left in an envelope by the Repository for Jo Mann to collect or given to Fr Christopher.

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GENERATION HOPE – MARY’S MEALS: In 2002, Edward, the eldest son of a woman in Malawi dying of AIDS was asked by Magnus MacFalane-Barrow, from Scotland what his dreams were in life? He replied simply: "I want to have enough food to eat and to go to school one day."

That was a key part of the inspiration which led to the founding of Mary's Meals. "Generation Hope" - is the story of these children.

A short video will be played after Sunday’s Mass (3rd July), please do stay and watch.

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“Feeding the world from a Garden Shed” Mary’s meals is a very large charity based in the very small village of Dalmally near Oban. It feeds well over 1 million children every day.

See their website here….. They are also on Facebook.

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MAKING THE MOST OF SUNDAY MASS: Fr Sean Connolly, the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelisation has a suggestion to help us to get the most out of the Gospel at Sunday Mass.

The idea is simple. Each week parishes will print off the Wednesday Word Parish version sheet from wednesdayword.org.uk. This will be available for parishioners after Sunday Mass, so they can prepare for the following Sunday.

Each sheet gives a simple step by step guide for people to read and pray the Gospel. There is a short reflection by Fr Henry Wansborough, a renowned scripture scholar and monk of Ampleforth Abbey.

The aim of this initiative is as follows:

1. To help us develop our prayer life and to base it around scripture.

2. To deepen our participation in the Liturgy of the Word at the following Sunday Mass.

3. To enable us to pray together in small groups and get used to talking about prayer and the Gospel.

I wholeheartedly commend Fr Sean’s initiative.

Fr Christopher

Wednesday Word for Sunday 31st July here ……

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FR TONY PHILPOT RIP

Fr Tony died very peacefully on Saturday 16th July after a long battle with cancer. He had the unique distinction of being twice the parish priest of St Mark’s. He was a gifted and much loved priest. He was a man of prayer, a great mind, (although he wore his learning lightly) and above all, faithful parish priest. The hallmarks of his life were humility and a self-deprecating sense of humour. May the Lord, who he so faithfully served, now welcome him to the life of heaven.

Fr Christopher

Fr. Tony’s Requiem Mass will be at Our Lady and the English Martyrs,  Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JR at 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd August 2016

READINGS FOR 2015/16   

    

Sunday 5th June 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 12th June 2016

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 19th June 2016

12th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 26th June 2016

13th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 3rd July 2016

14th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 10th July 2016

15th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 17th July 2016

16th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 24th July 2016

17th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 31st July 2016

18th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 7th August 2016

19th Sunday in Ordinary time

Sunday 14th August 2016

The assumption of the BVM

Sunday 21st August 2016

21st Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 28th August 2016

22nd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 4th September 2016

23rd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 11th September 2016

24th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 18th September 2016

25th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 25th September 2016

26th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 2nd October 2016

27th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 9th October 2016

28th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 16th October 2016

29th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 23rd October 2016

30th Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 30th October 2016

31st Sunday in ordinary time

Tuesday 1st November 2016

All Saints Day

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

All Souls Day

Sunday 6th November 2016

32nd Sunday in ordinary time

Sunday 13th November 2016

33rd Sunday in ordinary time

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 20th November 2016

Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday 27th November 2016

1st Sunday of Advent

Liturgical cycle begins anew, Year A

Sunday 2nd December 2016

2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday 11th December 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Sunday 18th December 2016

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December 2016

The Nativity of The Lord

Sunday 25th December 2016

Christmas Day

Monday 26th December 2016

Saint Stephen, the First Martyr

Friday 30th December 2016

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday 1st January 2017

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Sunday 8th January 2017

The Epiphany of The Lord

Monday 9th January 2017

Baptism of The Lord

Sunday 15th January 2017

2nd Sunday in ordinary time