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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© 2009 - 2013 St Mark’s Catholic Parish, Ipswich
A Parish within The Diocese of East Anglia. Registered as a charity. 278742
180 Hawthorn Drive
Ipswich IP2 0QQ
The Parish also serves:
The Church of The Holy Family
Brantham Hill, Brantham CO11 1TB
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Closing Mass of the Year of Faith at our Cathedral
Christian Meditation Group
Church of the Holy Family
Deanery Requiem for Departed Clergy.
St Pancras Church, Ipswich.
St Elizabeth’s Hospice
PLEASE COLLECT USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR OUR LOCAL HOSPICE …… ALL YEAR, not just at Christmas and place them in the box at the rear of the church to help support the outstanding work of our local Hospice. Please cut around the stamp leaving just a small border.
Please also support the HOSPICE SHOPS including in the precinct opposite St Mark’s.
2nd WEEK OF ADVENT - YEAR A (Weekday Cycle II)
2nd Sunday of Advent
“In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails”
You may cancel any time.
Collections last Sunday
For The Parish Maintenance Fund
Your continued financial support to the parish is much needed and very much appreciated. Thank you
Upcoming 2nd Collections
Dependant Priest’s Fund
Please give generously.
Readings for this Sunday
THE VIRGIN MARY’S MESSAGE GIVEN ON 25th OCTOBER 2013
October 25, 2013 "Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will, and then you will find joy and peace in Him.
Thank you for having responded to my call." 10/25/2013
Visit the Medjugorje Website here …. http://www.medjugorje.org/
During May 2013 Gloria & Julian Wong, parishioners of St Mark’s, went on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Their very interesting account of the week can be seen here ….
We have a number of lovely items available in the repository. Now is a good time to take a look with advent calendars and Christmas cards etc now on display. Bracelets and rosaries would make an ideal gift for your loved ones this Christmas.
ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE
This takes place at St Mark’s on Monday 9th December at 7.30pm. In addition to Fr Christopher, Fr David Hennessy and Fr Russell Frost will be available to hear Confessions.
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.
IPSWICH LIFE GROUP
“Our annual Coffee and Carols Morning this year is at 316 Colchester Rd, IP4 4QN on Friday 13th December from 10am-12pm. Bring and buy, cakes and raffle. Admission £2 includes coffee and mince pie.” – Judith Fell
PARISH SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults.
The parish Local Safeguarding Representative can be contacted at:
FR PÁDRAIG’S NEW APPOINTMENT
We wish Fr Pádraig well and assure him of our prayers and good wishes as he prepares to become Bishop’s Secretary and Priest in charge of Poringland. He takes up his new appointment on the 6th January 2014.