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CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS Your attention is drawn again to Church Finances. During the period of lockdown the parish income fell dramatically, only parishioners standing orders came in but the bills, Diocesan fees, Education, (St Mark's School) heating, lighting, Council Taxes, Insurances, housekeeping, maintenance (remember the cross?) all continued to pile up.
The best way to support the parish financially is to donate by standing order, some have already done this, thank you and we ask those who can to consider this method. Just download the form below (and the Gift Aid form if you are a taxpayer) and return them completed to either of the Priests or David Verney our treasurer. If you would like any further information or help with theforms please speak to Fr Paul or Fr Bineesh, David or any member of the finance committee.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND EITHER OF THESE FORMS TO YOUR BANK.


Offertory Envelopes, for those who use them are available to be collected at both churches.
                           
FACE MASKS from 1st August all persons attending church services MUST wear a face mask. (Except thosewho are exempt - children under 11 those with valid medical issues etc)

A message from Cardinal Nichols on the reopening of places of worship for prayer and services.

RESUMPTION OF COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
From Saturday 4th July collective acts of worship in churches can resume and we expect the first Mass at St Mark's will be the vigil Mass on that day.
Restrictions are still in place and we expect details to be issued in the next day or two

A PEOPLE WHO HOPE IN CHRIST
A message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales here ......

PUBLICATION FROM BISHOP ALAN
From Bishop Alan to the parishes:
For those who act as chaplains to the hospitals, an update on good practice during this pandemic here ......

THE EASTER OFFERING
08/04/2020 A message from Bishop Alan concerning the Easter Offerings is available here …

WALSINGHAM CATHOLIC TV
Live stream from the Catholic National Shrine and the Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham,
England’s Nazareth continues during the Coronavirus pandemic:
View the Live Stream and schedule here ......

CONFIRMATIONS 2020 Effects of Coronavirus
Due to the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus, all Confirmations which had been booked for April, May, June and July 2020 are now cancelled and will not take place until after Easter next year (2021).
Adults that have been prepared for confirmation can receive the sacrament after normality returns by obtaining the usual permissions from the Chancellor, Mgr Eugene Harkness.
Apologies to the candidates on the bishop's behalf, reminding them that, as a 76 year old, the bishop must now remain in self-isolation until the beginning of June at the earliest.

CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
From: The Bishops Conference of England and Wales
The agreed statements from The Presidency have been released and are published here for your information:
This guidance will be reviewed weekly.

WHATSAPP GROUP ST MARK'S
If you would like to join just send your name and mobile number to groups@stmarksparish.org.uk

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA  -  STELLA MARIS
Our Julian has been appointed as Port Chaplain for the East Anglian and Haven Ports (Stella Maris & Apostleship of the Sea.
Read his letter which contains extracts of his day to day work helping mariners who are away from their families for long months at a time here …..
ST MARK'S CATHOLIC PARISH IPSWICH NEWSLETTER

Sunday 9th August 2020 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday 2nd August 2020 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday 26th July 2020 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday 19th July 2020 (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday 12th July 2020 (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 5th July 2020 (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday 28th June 2020 (Saints Peter and Paul)
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