Our Lady & St John, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, CO10 1HP

 

St Joseph’s, Long Bessels, Hadleigh, IP7 5DB

 

Parish Priest: Father Peter Brett

Tel: 01787 372703 

 

Email: romancatholicchurch@btinternet.com

Web: www.sudburywithhadleigh.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (A)

SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2022

 

THANK YOU

Thank you all for the increase in your offerings on the plate collection at Mass. Many thanks. 

                                                                                                   

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

On Tuesday 6th December, we shall have a Service of Reconciliation for the whole Parish in our church in Sudbury at 7.00 p.m.         

 

A number of priests will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession with us.   

 

AVAILABLE (AND FREE!)

1) Filing Cabinet in excellent condition

2) C.D. Player and Amplifier. 

 

Please speak with Father Brett. 

 

BISHOP ELECT:  RT REV. PETER COLLINS

Our new Bishop will be ordained at the Cathedral on Wednesday 14th December at 11.30 a.m. Please keep him in your prayers. 

 

CONFIRMATION

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our Parish on Monday 3rd July 2023.  Our new Bishop Peter will be coming to the Parish.  

 

At this stage, we need to know who would like to be confirmed.  The age bracket is aged 13 and above.                                                                                               

 

STOREHOUSE FOODBANK 

The Storehouse Foodbank continues to appeal for festive food items in the lead up to Christmas, and there is a poster in the church porch with their suggestions.  

 

If you are able to donate, there is a box in which to place your items, and they are gratefully received. Collections will be made up until the 10th December to ensure they reach those most in need.  

 

PARISH BANK DETAILS

It has been suggested that we publish the Parish Bank Account details each week as many other Parishes do.  Doing this will enable Parishioners to open a Direct Debit to our Parish. 

 

However, if you then wish to Gift Aid your weekly/monthly offering then please ask Father Brett for the appropriate Gift Aid form.  Many thanks. 

The details are as shown on the reverse of the printed bulletin.   

 

SYNODALITY

 

As you know the Great Synod will begin in Rome in late 2023 and again in 2024. Last year Parishes throughout the UK and throughout the world met in small groups to say what they would like to see come out from the  Synod in Rome, the things that affect our lives as Catholics in 2023. 

 

The meetings were led by Christopher Bridge.  The feedback was then sent to the Diocese.  Each Diocese sent their replies to Westminster.  The national response was sent to an international meeting at Frascati outside of Rome out of which came the Continental Report.  We recommend you read a short version to be found on this website (see under Synodality 2023-24 from link on home page). 

 

To keep the spirit of Synodality alive in our Parish (and in preparation for the Synod in Rome in 2023) we are proposing to have two general meetings for the Parish in the New Year.  

 

The first meeting will be at St. Joseph’s in Hadleigh on Saturday 21st January at 11.00 a.m. The second meeting will be held in Sudbury on Thursday 26th January at 6.00 p.m. Parishioners are invited to either one (or both!).  Christopher Bridge will address the meetings.    

 

POPE BENEDICT ON CO-RESPONSIBILITY (2009)

In 2009 in an address to the clergy of Rome Pope Benedict underlined the need to “improve pastoral structures” so that the “co-responsibility of all members of the People of God....is gradually promoted.”  Such a shift he said “demands a change of mindset, particularly concerning lay people. 

 

They must no longer be viewed as collaborators of the clergy but truly recognised as co-responsible for the Church’s being and action.” He repeated this message in 2012 to an international forum of Catholic Action.  Is this a notion that is implicitly included in synodality and one that must not be ignored?

 

This concept is of the very essence of what Pope Francis is calling for, in the forthcoming Synod.  

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND

 

Philomena Spearpoint, Jana Colchester, Sadie O’Connell, Elizabeth Edwards, Margaret Foreman,

Fr Brendan Moffatt, Vera Gillan,  Theresa Howard, Bill Murphy , Vanda Melia, Luisa Barbieri,

Catherine Ebejer, Meg Parker, Canon Jim Pendorf.   
 

THANK YOU

For Recent Collection: 

Weekend of 20th November - £672.52 + s/orders £650.00 = £1,322.52

                                                                             

CHURCH CLEANERS THIS WEEK:

Sudbury:   Lesley Taczynski & Carole Scurr  

Hadleigh:  Gill & Jon Durant

TIMES OF MASSES

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Catholic Schools

 

St Joseph’s Primary       01787 373365

St Benedict’s Upper       01284 753512

St Albans, Ipswich         01473 726178

(click on school name to visit school website)