Will ministers please note there is a new rota for the month is September available in the narthex, or a copy can be downloaded here.
Please also note that at 10:00 Mass with immediate effect, we are reverting to the previous practice of employing only two ministers, to administer the Precious Blood. The celebrant alone will administer the Body of Christ.
The next meeting of the Ipswich Catholic Women’s League will be held in St Pancras church hall on Tuesday 17th
September at 2.30 pm. This will be an open meeting during which Nicky Reynolds will give a talk on the role of the Land Army Girls of World War II, so if anyone is interested please do come along.
Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised as a Saint of the Church at St Peter’s, Rome, on Sunday 13th
October 2019. More information about the canonisation ceremony can be found here.
During this school term, the Mass at St. Pancras School on Wednesdays will be changed from 9:30 am to 9.15 am. If we do not have a school mass on a particular Wednesday, we will have a mass in church at 9.30 am instead. In short, all the weekday masses in the church will continue to be at 9.30 am as before. The change will affect only those parents and parishioners who attend the school mass. Please note, this week the school Mass is on Friday.
The Catholic Education Service acts on behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference to support Catholic education. There are 2122 Catholic schools in England and 87 in Wales. Teaching more than 850,000 pupils, the Catholic church is the largest provider of secondary education and the second largest provider of primary education in the country. This week there will be a retiring collection after each Mass to help support the work of the Catholic Education Service.
Side by Side is the supporter’s news magazine published by CAFOD. The latest, Summer 2019, edition is now out and a copy has been posted on this site - click the image to the left to read it. This edition contains articles on the June march for climate action, the Syrian crisis, a solar powered water pump project in Uganda, a report on the aftermath of cyclone Idai and a report about the toilet building nun!
Supporters across East Anglia are being asked to help CAFOD by taking part in its Family Fast Day to be held on Friday 4th October. The Family Fast Day has a long tradition of supporting communities around the world and CAFOD East Anglia rep, Jane Crone, is inviting people to eat simply and give to help people in poverty. “Whether you eat simply at home, have a simple meal with your family or organise a soup lunch with your parish, your donations and prayers will make a real difference to people living in poverty,” said Jane. “People like Fabiano whose village in rural Uganda has been devastated by drought. Every day, children would trek miles for water, risking their education – and safety.” Donations from parishioners across England and Wales helped install a solar-powered water pump in the village. Now Fabiano and his friends can collect water quickly and safely.
On Family Fast Day, you are invited to eat a simple meal for lunch or dinner and give the money saved to help children like Fabiano. “You can make it an event by inviting your family, friends and fellow parishioners to join you in having a simple soup lunch or supper, said Jane. “Your parish’s support this Family Fast Day will help provide training, tools and resources to some of the world’s poorest people – empowering them to build a brighter future. Get involved at cafod.org.uk/fastday
Next Sunday, 1stSeptember, is the world day of prayer for the care of creation. Pope Francis calls us all to celebrate this moment to “reaffirm our personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork that he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation, as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”
The September issue of Catholic East Anglia, the diocesan newspaper, is available in the narthex and contains news and pictures from historic ordinations of priests and deacons at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and an honour for a Suffolk nun for a career of teaching and inter-faith relations in Pakistan. This publication is free off charge, so please do take a copy. You can also read the publication on-line by clicking the image above.
Are you interested in the best of the world cinemas as well as joining other members of our community for a friendly regular evening out? There some brochures with application forms on the table in the Narthex. For more information please speak to Ernest Thomas or Fr. Mathew.