Our Lady & St John, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, CO10 1HW
St Joseph’s, Long Bessels, Hadleigh, IP7 5DB
Parish Priest: Father Peter Brett
Tel: 01787 372703
THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)
SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2019
Remembrance Sunday is observed today. Poppies in aid of the work of the British Legion are available at the back of the Church in Sudbury.
There will be no Mass in Hadleigh this Wednesday. Father Brett will be attending the Deanery Meeting in Newmarket. The meeting will be followed by the annual celebration of Mass for the deceased Priests and Deacons of our Diocese.
FIRST COMMUNION 2020
There will be a meeting of parents of children wishing to make their First Communion on Thursday 5th December, at 7.00 p.m in Sudbury.
SPECIAL MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
A meeting of the Ministers of Holy Communion in HADLEIGH will be held today after the Mass.
All Special Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to re-commit themselves at Masses over the weekend of 24th November - the Feast of Christ the King.
BISHOP KEVIN DOWLING
Bishop Dowling has been extremely unwell in the last couple of months with shingles in his eye. I have promised him the support of our prayers for his full recovery to health.
Meanwhile, the great work of TAPOLOGO continues in helping and supporting children and adults with HIV and AIDS. Please God, we shall continue to support this wonderful work in South Africa.
Next weekend, tickets for the Christmas Draw will be given out. All proceeds will go to TAPOLOGO.
MONTHLY LUNCH FOR OUR SENIOR PARISHIONERS
The monthly lunch for our Senior Parishioners will be held this Tuesday (12th) in the hall in Sudbury.
WITHERMARSH GREEN CEMETERY
Some months ago, we were alerted to dead, dying and substantial dangerous branches of trees in the Cemetery. It was arranged that a company be brought in to do this urgent work. They completed it two weeks ago and did so satisfactorily.
The company was also asked to cut back the laurel trees on the boundary. Due to a misunderstanding within the company, the laurels were cut down! We are far from happy that this should have happened.
This announcement is to prepare Parishioners when going to visit the graves of their family. The company has apologised for what has happened.
MEETINGS FOR OUR READERS
(1) SUDBURY: Tuesday 26th November at 7.00 p.m.
(2) HADLEIGH: Sunday 1st December after the Mass
SMALL HOUSE GROUPS/CELL MINISTRY
Father Brett addressed the Parish on this earlier this year, and following the initial meeting in Sudbury, on Tuesday 19th November at 7.00 p.m. a meeting will take place for the Hadleigh Community.
Do “come and see”. There is no commitment at this stage. The meeting is to see a way forward.
The next Encounter meeting with Christians from other traditions in Hadleigh will be on Thursday 28th November from 2.00 - 4.00 p.m at St Joseph’s in Hadleigh. It will be a time of calm and peaceful reflection on the theme of “Living in Harmony - Healing Divisions”. In this troubled world where do we as individuals begin to make a difference? Refreshments are included!
“FIND” - IPSWICH FOOD BANK
FIND is appealing for gift items to include in the food hampers they will be distributing this Christmas.
Suitable age related gifts (new please!) are needed for adults, teenagers and children. FIND also requests tins of biscuits, chocolates, toiletries & gift vouchers (from Primark, Boots, or Sainsburys are suggested).
A container for donations will be in the porch of St. Joseph’s Church in Hadleigh, on Sundays 17th and 24th November. Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND OF THE PARISH
For recent collection:
Sunday 3rd November: £701.31 + s/orders £500.00 = £1,201.31
CHURCH CLEANERS THIS WEEK:
Sudbury: Freda Von Dadelszen/Patricia Cave
Hadleigh: Mike & Anita Rosbrook/Hazelman Family
TIMES OF MASSES
St Joseph’s Primary 01787 373365
St Benedict’s Upper 01284 753512
St Albans, Ipswich 01473 726178