Events - St Mark's Catholic Parish Ipswich

180 Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich IP2 0QQ  Tel: 01473 684963
..St Mark's Catholic Parish Ipswich and Holy Family Catholic Church Brantham..
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The Alpha Course 11 week course starts on 15th November 2023 at St Mary Magdalens at 12:30 and St Mark's  at 7:30pm. More information in the newsletter.

RISE UP! A day of renewal in the Holy Spirit at St Mark's on Saturday 11th November from 10am. See the newsletter for more information.

Living Stones prayer group meets this Monday evening, 16th October 2023 at 6pm.

Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday 2nd December 2023. The Parish Fundraising Group ars asking for volunteers to help.

Confirmation Class begins o 4th November 2023 at St Mark's. forms available at the back of the churcch.

A Day with Mary – On Sunday 16th July at the National Shrine of Our Lady Walsingham. See the poster at
the back of the church or visit their website

CONFIRMATION: 7pm Thursday 13th July 2023
Confirmation in our parish takes place this Thursday 13th July at 7pm. Please come along and support the10 wonderful young people who will be receiving this sacrament. Bishop Peter will be visiting to preside atMass and administer the sacrament. Please bring a plate of food to share, cake will be provided!

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2022 Saturday 26th November 2022 at St Mark's Church and Hall.
A very successful event thanks mainly to Jenny and Marion - assisted by an army of parishioners and helpers.
The total raised was a record £1900 and counting. A big thank you to everyone for coming along.

JOURNEY OF FAITH   Rev Deacon Clive is running a Journey of Faith course at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brantham, after Holy Mass on the first Tuesday of each month.
He also produces a handout for each session which will be published on the website after the event. A link to each session is below:

THE BIG PICTURE Continues on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm.

SENIORS TEA Thursday 3rd November 2022 2pm until 4pm in the Church Hall.

This community event is always a great success socially and financially due to our amazing team of helpers who assist before, during and after the event, but we always welcome more. If you are able to help after Mass on Friday moving benches and erecting stalls, and/or on the Saturday selling raffle tickets or helping to run stalls, make and serve teas or clear away afterwards then please sign the list at the back of the church. Or just turn will be very welcome Even if you can only spare a half an hour, we would be very grateful.
Father Christmas and a lucky dip (both of which cost just £1 and include a gift), and children’s games. The ever-popular bottle stall; an adult and separate children’s tombola; the gifts, jewellery and ornaments stall; toy stall and refreshments will all be there for you to enjoy plus much more.
Raffle tickets will be on sale after Mass on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, and every weekend after Mass and during the Fayre itself with the drawer taking place at noon. We always have brilliant prizes and tickets are £1 a strip.
Don’t forget we have a children’s raffle too so feel free to buy tickets for the children in your life with tickets at 5 Op per strip or 3 for £1.00.
Donations for prizes for the raffle and the adult and children’s tombola are needed plus bottles (full of alcohol preferred!) for the bottle stall. No books except good quality children’s books please., plus DVDs and CDs. Any donations can be left at the back of either church and we will sort them.
Thank you. Jenny and Marion


Saturday 1st Fr Luke celebrates his first Holy Mass in the parish.


Monday 5th at 6.00pm at St Mark's - Silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, Intercessory Prayers followed by 'Living Stone Prayer'.

Tuesday 6th Journey of Faith at Holy Family Brantham after 10am Mass.

Thursday 8th Fire Wardens training at St Mark's 18:30, more wardens required, please.

Thursday 15th 2.00pm Seniors get together for tea and cakes at St Mark's. (proposed to reinstate this event on the first Thursday of each month)

Wednesday 21st 6.30pm - 7.30pm Guided Adoration at St Mark's

Tuesday 27th Fr Bineesh leaves the parish after celebrating Holy Mass at Holy Family Brantham.

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