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Welcome to Mathew Robinson

We offer a very special welcome to our community to Matthew Robinson, who was received into full communion with the church at the Easter Vigil service on Saturday 16th April. Mathew was confirmed by Fr Paul and made his first Holy Communion. Following the Mass, there was a social reception for Mathew and his family and friends in the Garden Room. Please remember Mathew in your prayers, and give thanks for a new member of Christ's church.

Francis Jacobi RIP

Many of our older parishioners will remember Francis Jacobi who, until moving away to Derbyshire in 2015, was a regular at St Mary Magdalen church and many will remember Jacobi's bicycle shop on Norwich Road which he ran for many years. Francis sadly passed away on January 28th aged 91 years. Please remember Francis in your prayers, and pray also for his wife, family and friends who mourn his passing.

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Welcome Ronnie

On Saturday 5th February, Ronnie Penn will be baptised and we welcome him to our parish community. Please remember Ronnie in your prayers, and also pray for his parents Olivia and James.

Jean Ward RIP

Many of our older parishioners will remember Jean Ward, the elder daughter of Ted and Agnes Marchant who were themselves one of the founding families of the parish. Jean sadly passed away in the St Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday 19th December, after a long struggle with cancer. Her funeral will be at 11:15 am on Monday 24th January, 2022, at the Seven Hills crematorium. Please remember Jean in your prayers, and also the family and friends that mourn her passing.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Martha Ndow-Grace

Martha sadly passed away in hospital on December 28th. Please pray for the repose of her soul, and remember her friends and family who mourn her passing. Her funeral will take place at St Mary Magdalen church on Friday 28th January at 11:45 am followed by her committal at Ipswich crematorium.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Chantel Luna Nicosia who we welcomed into our parish family on Wednesday 29th December. Please keep Chantel, her parents Creaton and Laura, and all the
family in your prayers this coming week and in the year ahead.

Karen Sutton RIP

Many parishioners will know Karen Sutton, daughter of Frank and Rosie, who sadly passed away on Thursday 16th December. Please pray for her and remember her family and friends who mourn her passing.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Annick Smith RIP

Annick Smith who was a regular in the parish for many years, sadly passed away on 9th November. A Requiem Mass will be held at St Mary Magdalen church at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 1st December. At the request of the family, the Requiem Mass will be live streamed from church starting at 13:45. You can watch the live stream here.

Please pray for the repose of her soul, and remember her family and friends who will be mourning her passing.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to Gracjan and Gabriel who received the Lord in First Holy Communion for the first time last Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), this having been delayed by a year due the various Covid restrictions and lockdowns. Please remember them in your prayers, that they may grow in their love of the Lord and receive Him regularly in Holy Communion going forward.

Sick

We ask your prayers for all our brothers and sisters who are unwell, afflicted or distressed. Comfort and relieve them according to their needs, and grant them the love and consolation of your Spirit: John Anderson-Hurst, William Barnes, Peggy Barron, Jason Beaumont, Michael Clarke, Sheila Curry, Fabiana Di Mascio, Patrick Doran, Ron Green, Josephine Kalagira, Jo Kelly, Molly Mc Garry, Yvonne Metcalfe, Robert Mullan, Pauline Newton, Mary O’Reilly, Heather Poll, Carol Sims, Terry Spellman, Pippa Williamson, and Brianna.