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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
Thank you for last week’s collections:
for the second collection.
Your continued support is very much appreciated.
28 Feb 1 Mar - Cafod
26/27 Mar Priests Training
Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.
1 st Sunday of Lent
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: ‘Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and Love for those who keep your covenant’
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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.
TALK ON WALSINGHAM IN 1469 BY DR JOHN ASHDOWN HILL
Tickets are now available at St Mark’s Church and Holy Family Church for this talk which will be on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at 7.30 pm. We would be grateful for your support for this most interesting talk prior to the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM ON MONDAY 4TH MAY The parish is organising a coach for this pilgrimage which will start from Holy Family Church, Brantham at 8.30 am and will arrive at St Mark’s Church at 9.00 am for additional parishioners. The cost of a seat is £12 per person. Further information from Anne Smitheram Tel: 01206323886. Please put this important date in your diary.
SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS
SAINT MARKS PARISH SPRING LUNCH
The St Marks Parish spring Lunch will be held at ‘The Wheelhouse Restaurant’ in Woolverstone on Sunday 26th April at 1pm (note it on your calendar). A sample menu and directions to the venue will be available shortly.
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 following is Our Lady of Medjugorje's February 2, 2015 monthly message on the day for nonbelievers through Mirjana:
“Dear children! I am here, I am among you. I am looking at you, am smiling at you and I love you in the way that only a mother can. Through the Holy Spirit who comes through my purity, I see your hearts and I offer them to my Son. Already for a long time I have been asking of you to be my apostles, to pray for those who have not come to know God’s love. I am asking for prayer said out of love, prayer which carries out works and sacrifices. Do not waste time thinking about whether you are worthy to be my apostles. The Heavenly Father will judge everyone; and you, love Him and listen to Him. I know that all of this confuses you, even my very stay among you, but accept it with joy and pray that you may comprehend that you are worthy to work for Heaven. My love is upon you. Pray that my love may win in all hearts, because that is the love which forgives, gives and never stops. Thank you.”
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 Marys, Woodbridge Rd Ipswich 9th December at 7 30pm. 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 email@example.com or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1 @talktalk.net
A copy of the Justice and Peace newsletter is available to download from the Diocesan website. HERE ……
FRIDAYS IN LENT
During Lent, here is the modified timetable:
11:10 – 11:35 Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions
11:40 Stations of the Cross
12:45 Lent Lunch (Soup, Roll, Tea or Coffee) All profits are to support the work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Lebanon, working with refugees, fleeing religious persecution.
Diocesan Ordo is available from the navbar.
WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS TO REFLECT AND PRAY ON:-
‘Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others’
During Lent, can we make this a resolution?
CAFOD Lent Fast Day: Friday 27th February 2015
Storms, droughts and floods are having a devastating impact on our poorest brothers and sisters around the world right now. CAFOD works with local expert organisations to ensure affected people are not only able to survive, but to thrive.
Fast Days are our opportunity to support that vital work. Collect your Fast Day envelope from church this week, and don’t forget to hold your fast on Lent Fast Day! [27th February]
There is good news: the UK Government has promised to match every pound and penny you give this Lent up to the value of £3.5m.
Please give as much as you can in the next week’s collection, so that long-term deep-rooted devastation from extreme weather doesn’t become a fact of life.
Once again we are collecting vouchers for St Mark’s Primary School. The vouchers may be placed in the envelopes pinned to the noticeboard in the porch of St Mark’s and the noticeboard at the back of Holy Family.