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


0900

1100

0930

1000

0930


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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A Parish within The Diocese of East Anglia. Registered as a charity. 278742

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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:

£569.65

Second Collection

£47.87

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 30th  April  2017

 3rd Sunday of Easter Year A

Responsorial Psalm: “Show us, Lord, the path of life.”

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:  

 ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION:

A healthy relationship with creation is one dimension of overall personal conversion. We are invited to examine our lives and acknowledge the ways in which we have harmed God's creation through our actions and our failure to act. We need to experience a conversion, or change of heart.

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THE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM

This takes place on Monday 1st May. If you wish to come on the Parish coach, please sign the list at the back of Church. The coach fee is £15.

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THE 100 CLUB

The 61st  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 23 April 2017 at Holy Family, Brantham.  Congratulations to the winners: 

1st Prize  £79.75 – Number 35 ;   2nd Prize  £43.50  – Number 10 ;   3rd Prize  £21.75  – Number 27    

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.   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 21 May 2017



100 Club form here ……

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SECOND COLLECTIONS 2017


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

+

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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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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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.

Communion with Christ

We receive Holy Communion above all in order to grow closer to Jesus Christ, sharing his life and deepening our friendship with him. The celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ himself through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ himself who has offered himself for us.

Sometimes, people stop going to Mass because they say that they ‘get nothing out of it’. This often means that they have not come away with their hearts uplifted, with great feelings of spiritual nourishment. They blame boring celebrations, tedious preaching, uninspiring music, lack of a sense of community, hypocrisy, unsympathetic priests. These are sometimes valid criticisms, and priests and people have a responsibility to put all of their gifts and talents into the greatest thing they do together – celebrating the Eucharist. But flaws and failings in our way of celebrating the Mass are no good reason for opting out. The Eucharist is as vital to our spiritual life as ordinary food is to our physical and mental life: ‘What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life’. We would be foolish to give up eating and drinking simply because most meals were uninspiring


Bishop Michael

CONFIRMATION : Bishop Alan is coming to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Mark’s on Tuesday 9th May at 6pm. Please remember in your prayers those who are to be confirmed.

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THE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE OT WALSINGHAM

This takes place on Monday 1st May. If you wish to come on the Parish coach, please sign the list at the back of Church. The coach fee is £15.

CONGRATULATIONS: We offer our warmest congratulations to John and Betty Stubbs, who this weekend celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary. We wish them every blessing for the present and the future.

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THE GIFT

After Easter, everyone is invited to ‘The Gift’ a CAFE course on the Holy Spirit at St Mark’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich. Monday evenings 7-9 pm. Dates: 24th April, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June, 12th June (avoiding bank holidays).

An inspiring and practical 6-week course to help us unwrap the gift of the Holy Spirit, given in our Baptism and Confirmation. An ideal way to prepare for the Pentecost. More information can be found at www.thegiftofthespirit.org


      LINK TO POSTER            LINK TO FLYER

PHIL THE BAG : Time to clear out your wardrobes in readiness for the long overdue Summer. Fill a bag with clothes, bedding, shoes and bags and we raise funds for much needed parish projects. No duvets, cushions or pillows thank you. Any clean condition is acceptable as items not up to par are used for shredding and still paid by weight. Please leave your bags in the porches at either St Mark’s or Holy Family Churches.

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