Parish Newsletter

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January 2020:-

Wed 22nd       No services on Wednesday

Thu 23rd         12.00 p.m.    Fram              Private intention

Fri 24th           9.15 a.m.       Wood            Morning Prayer

Fri 24th           9.30 a.m.       Wood            Mass:  no intention given

Sat 25th          5.30 p.m.       Wood            Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sat 25th          6.00 p.m.       Wood            Gwen Hope, †  (Sheila Fitzpatrick)

SUN 26th       9.00 a.m.       Fram             Winifred Franklin, †  (Lyz Franklin)

SUN 26th        11.00 a.m.     Wood            For the people of the Parish



ORDINARY TIME.  From Monday 13th January the Church resumes her liturgical cycle of Ordinary Time.  During the weeks of Ordinary Time our weekday Mass readings are taken from Year 2.  The feast of the Baptism of the Lord brings to a close the liturgical season of Christmastide.


PARISH DIRECTORY.  The Directory was last published in 2017 and needs updating.  If you have arrived in the parish since the last Directory was published and would like your contact details to be listed please fill in one of the entry forms, fold and leave in the box marked “Parish Directory” at the church.  Similarly, if you have moved house since 2017 and would like your new address included, please complete one of the forms with your new contact details.


The Holy Father Pope Francis has instituted a formal Sunday of the Word of God to be kept on the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Bishop Alan Hopes has asked all parishes in the diocese to commission their readers during the celebration of Mass on 25th and 26th January. This is to be done after the homily and before the Profession of Faith.


Of your charity pray for the happy repose of the soul of David William Kirby who died on 7th January, age 84, fortified by the rites of Holy Church.  His Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Clare’s Church on Friday 31st January at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in Framlingham public cemetery.  May he rest in peace.


CAFOD: On Saturday 1st February, St. Thomas’s Church is hosting a Lent planning meeting on behalf of CAFOD 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in The Upper Room.  This is an opportunity for you to hear about CAFOD’s work, directly from those with personal experience.  Jess Michlemore from CAFOD’s Latin American Team will talk about "hands on" projects in Colombia.  Refreshments will be provided. All parishioners are welcome to attend.  Myles Smith.


ST. ANNE’S SCHOOL, KALIMPONG. We have just received Christmas cards from our school in Kalimpong.  Please have a look at them on your way out of church.  The letters are especially impressive.  We are proud of their progress in other Upper Schools and several are now working or studying.  As a parish we should be very proud of this.  Anne Harries.


Peter Grimer left four volumes of The Life of Jesus Christ” favourite bed-time reading of three popes, I’m told, for the parish to enjoy.  I have loaned out two volumes and have now lost track of them.  If you have one, please return it so that we can start the process as Peter wished it.  Thank you.    Anne Harries.


January Anniversaries from the parish's Register of Deaths:-  Leonard Chilvers (1997), Celia Jennings (1997), Mary Fahey (2000), Edward Daley (2000), Richard Aldridge (2000), Dorothy Reilly (2007), Astrid Ella Bradshaw (2007), Helen Brooks (2008), Mary Glanfield (2009), Frederick Redding (2010), Michael Skrimshire (2010), Bryan Keville (2010), Clare Bailey (2011), Monica Hills (2011), Corry Shipster (2012), Gwendoline Hope (2012), Edmund Lancaster (2016), Catherine Kit Haysey (2016), William Gorman (2018), Ian Wright (2018), Dominic Moss (2018), Myra Lancaster (2018), Margaret Christman (2019), and Father Ernest Shebbeare, Parish Priest of Woodbridge (1936).  May they rest in peace. Amen.


IPSWICH  HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY:  Please note that the staff of the N.H.S. Trust at Ipswich will not automatically inform the hospital’s Catholic chaplain when a Roman Catholic person is admitted to Ipswich Hospital.  If you wish to be visited when in hospital, you or your relatives must inform the hospital chaplains’ office about your stay in hospital. Telephone the hospital switchboard on 01473 712233 and ask for the chaplains’ office, where you may leave a message.



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