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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.
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.
30th Week of the Year
30th Sunday of The Year
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘I love you Lord, Lord, my strength.’
The following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's October 2nd, 2014 monthly message through Mirjana:
“Dear children, with motherly love I implore you, love one another. May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbour in the first place — above everything of this world. My dear children, do you not recognize the signs of the times? Do you not recognize that all of this that is around you, all that is happening, is because there is no love? Comprehend that salvation is in true values. Accept the might of the Heavenly Father, love Him and honour Him. Walk in the footsteps of my Son. You, my children, my dear apostles, you are always gathering around me anew, because you are thirsty. You thirst for peace, love and happiness. Drink out of my hands. My hands are offering to you my Son who is the spring of clear water. He will bring your faith back to life and purify your hearts, because my Son loves pure hearts and pure hearts love my Son. Only pure hearts are humble and have firm faith. I ask for such hearts of you, my children. My Son told me that I am the mother of the entire world. I ask of those of you who accept me as such to help me, with your life, prayer and sacrifice, for all of my children to accept me as a mother—so that I may lead them to the spring of the clear water. Thank you. My dear children, as your shepherds offer you the Body of my Son with their blessed hands, always in your hearts give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that He always gives you anew.”
"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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INVITATION TO PRAY THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
You are welcome to join us in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3.00pm at our home. For details please contact Julian (07708309168) or Gloria (07821444456)
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 …..
The forthcoming Learning Together days are linked to the New Evangelisation. They run from 11am to 3pm on Saturdays with free tea and coffee at 10.30am and 1pm. Bring a packed lunch!
Sat 29th November – Pastoral Centre, Poringland. Deacon John Morrill and members of the diocesan Commission for Marriage and Family Life will explore… The family in Modern Catholic Thought.
You can just turn up on the day, but it is really helpful if you could let us know you are coming, either by emailing email@example.com or by leaving a message for Deacon John at 01638 662492
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
PHIL THE BAG Our next Phil the Bag collection is on Monday the 27th of October. Clothes, bedding, Towels, shoes belts and bags; have a wardrobe clear out and help raise much needed parish funds .The more the bags weigh the more we earn so old shoes are particularly useful in swelling the cheque we receive.
Please bring all your contributions by Sunday 26th October at the latest
CHURCH DOORS OPEN - ST MARK’S PARISH
Please feel free to come in during the day time (till 5.30pm) and spend a few quiet moments in prayer in the front porch.
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.
100 CLUB winners this month were:
1st Prize of £61.60 ticket number 31
2nd Prize of £33.60 ticket number 24
3rd Prize of £16.80 ticket number 40
Were you a winner? Check your numbers BUT you have to be in it to win it.
Want to join? Find your application form here ……….
EILEEN BONE RIP
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Bone. Since retiring to Brantham over 30 years ago, Eileen has been very much part of the Holy Family community, taking a full part in its life and worship. Her faith informed all of her life and she was and is a wonderful inspiration to us all. Please remember Eileen in your prayers together with Bert and the family. Eileen’s Funeral Mass is at Holy Family Church on Monday at 11am.
SENIOR TEA PARTY
The next Senior Tea Party shall take place on Thursday 30th October in St Mark’s Hall between 2 - 4 pm