Ipswich life Group invites you to their annual coffee & Carols Morning on Friday 8th December in St. Pancras hall from 10.00 am to 12 noon. Entrance fee £2. All welcome.
As in the previous years you will see a giving tree in the Narthex for FIND and the FIND tub. It is your opportunity to reach out to those who have fallen on hard times locally. Gifts of food, particularly non-perishables, especially welcome. Please take a tag from the tree, purchase the item on the tag, wrap it and attach the tag to the wrapped gift. Please bring your gift to church and place it under the tree before Saturday 16th December to allowthe organisers sufficient time to distribute the gifts before Christmas.
World Youth Day 2019 will be taking place in Panama and on Sunday 26th of November the Diocesan Youth Service for East Anglia will be holding an afternoon event as a chance to share information about World Youth Day in Panama, begin to get to know one another and to reflect on the theme "‘I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word," (Luke 1:38). It will begin at 1 pm at New Market Parish centre. (please bring a packed lunch) and finish with Mass with Bishop Alan at 4:30pm.
The next meeting of the CWL will be held at 2:30 pm on Tuesday 21st November in St Pancras church hall, Cox Lane, Ipswich. Molly Clegg will be giving her amusing reminiscences of her experiences in World War II. The meeting is open to all, please do come along.
The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland have produced a statement on abortion on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act which legalised abortion in the United Kingdom.
Copies of the bishops' statement are available in the narthex or you can download a copy here.
The November newsletter for the Diocesan Alive in Faith initiative is available in the narthex - please take a copy or you can download it here.
A Chief Executive Officer is required for Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. For more details see the diocesan web site - www.rcdea.org.uk/school-vacancies...
Fr Bill Mason, of Bury St Edmund's parish, died peacefully on Tuesday October 31st. May he rest in peace. Fr Bill was a convert from the Church of England. Please pray at this time for his wife Christine, his children Lucy, Ben and Joe and his grandchildren. Fr Bill will be received into St Edmund's church, Bury on Thursday November 23rd at 6:00 pm. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 pm for those who will be unable to attend his funeral on the following day. The funeral Mass will take place at 11:30 am on Friday 24th November followed by a cremation at 1:30 pm.
Two major Catholic locations in Norfolk will turn red on Wednesday November 22nd to help to highlight the importance of religious freedom and the persecution of Christians. Organised nationally by Aid to the Church in Need, 22nd November has been called Red Wednesday. Throughout the country, churches and cathedrals will be lit up in red as a mark of respect to modern day martyred Christians. In Norwich, our diocesan cathedral of St John the Baptist will be lit up in red and Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate Mass for persecuted Christians. In addition, the Catholic National Shrine of Walsingham will turn red.
We had our first bible class last Monday at 7:00. The first session was a "Welcoming and getting started" meeting. The group has decided to make future sessions at 7:30 pm starting with the meeting on Monday 13th November. More members always welcome - it would be wonderful if more could join this great faith exploration group.