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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

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The Church of the Holy Family in Brantham (CO11 1TB)

Parish Address:

St Mark’s Parish House

180 Hawthorn Drive



Parish Priest:

Fr Christopher Smith

Parish Contacts:

Telephone: 01473 684963



Local Safeguarding Rep:

St Elizabeth’s Hospice


Please also support the HOSPICE SHOPS including in the precinct opposite St Mark’s.


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.


Thank you for last week’s collections:


Second Collection


Your continued support is very much appreciated.

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


CHILDREN’S LITURGY – ST MARK’S : The Children’s Liturgy still runs on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. 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


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.




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.



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 or Edwin Edwards edwin.edwards1

Readings by:The Vienna International

Religious Centre Website ……

 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Responsorial Psalm: “For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God.”

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.


Unless a specific collection is listed the second collection will be for the parish maintenance fund.


  The Gospel of Creation –

‘The Light offered by Faith’:

“All it takes is one good person to restore hope”



18/19 June 2016

Day for Life


29 June 2016

Peters Pence


9/10 July 2016

Sea Sunday


10/11 September 2016

Catholic Education Service


19/20 September 2016

Home Missions


15/16 October 2016

World Mission Day


7/8 November 2016

St Edmund’s Fund


26/27 November 2016

Diocesan Youth Service


10/11 December 2016

Diocesan Dependant Priests Fund


SONGS OF PRAISE SUNDAY - 3RD JULY AT 2.30PM: at Brantham Methodist Church, Gravel Pit Lane, Brantham – All welcome


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:


STUDY DAY ON MERCY :The Diocesan Commission for the New Evangelisation invites you to study day ‘On Mercy’. This will be led by Canon John Udris from Oscott College and will be held at Newmarket Parish Centre on Saturday July 2nd and commence with Mass at 10am. It will finish at 3pm and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Canon Udris is a spiritual director at the college and has made a special study of the spirituality of St Therese of Lisieux.

A new evangelising resource for the diocese ‘Wednesday Word for Parishes’ will also be launched at this event.

If you would like to go or need further information, please contact Christine Medway (01206 397180) or Rebecca Bretherton from the Commission on


CHILDREN’S MASS, ST MARK’S – 26TH JUNE : Our next Children’s Mass takes place on 26th June at the 11am Service. There will also be a cake sale after Mass to help raise funds for our Parish. Please bake and buy.


THE 100 CLUB : The 51st  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 19 June 2016 at Holy Family, Brantham:  Congratulations to the winners:

1st Prize  £72.60 – Number 110;   2nd Prize  £39.60  – Number 35;   3rd Prize  £19.80  – Number 81               

This 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 from 26,000 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 or from Graeme Forsyth on 01206 399049 or  The next draw is planned to take place after Mass on Sunday 24 July 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!



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


READINGS FOR 2015/16   


Sunday 10 April 2016

3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday 17th April 2016

4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday 24th April 2016

5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday 1st May 2016

6th Sunday of Easter

Sunday 8th May 2016

Ascension of the Lord

Sunday 15th May 2016

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday 22nd May 2016

The Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 29th  May 2016

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)

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

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.