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
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2023
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Holiest Week in our Liturgical Calendar.
Next weekend we shall have the blessing of branches/palms at the Masses.
Again this year we are not buying palms (like many parishes!) but instead invite you to bring some greenery from your garden to be blessed and in commemoration of what happened in Jerusalem: “the people took branches from the trees and strew them along His way”.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Holy Thursday (6th April) 7.00 p.m in Sudbury
Good Friday (7th April) 3.00 p.m in Hadleigh
3.00 p.m in Sudbury
First Mass of Easter - Vigil
Saturday (8th April) 7.00 p.m in Hadleigh
Easter Sunday (9th April): 10.00 a.m in Sudbury
Please note these are the only Services this Easter.
DAILY MASS THIS WEEK
Tuesday in Sudbury (St Joseph’s School) 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday in Hadleigh 10.00 a.m.
in Sudbury 1.30 p.m. Requiem Mass - Mary Chapman RIP Thursday in Sudbury 10.00 a.m.
Saturday: from 4.30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
For the last time during Lent this year, we shall pray the Way of the Cross on Friday evening at 6.00 p.m. Do try to come and join us.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
We are now taking a break from our Preparation Programme because of school holidays, but will resume on Saturday 22nd April at 11.00 a.m.
On Tuesday, we shall celebrate Holy Mass in St Joseph’s School at 10.00 a.m. This will be the first time in three years because of the Covid crisis (meanwhile the children have been coming across to the Church for Mass during the week).
All Parishioners will be welcome to the School on Tuesday at 10.00 a.m.
The Parish Offertory envelopes for the coming financial year are now available as you leave Mass.
Please take your box with your name on it.
If you wish to contribute your weekly offering by Direct Debit, please ask Father Brett for the appropriate form to take to your bank.
As you know, our Lenten Offerings from our acts of self-denial during these weeks are to help the people of UKRAINE, TURKEY and SYRIA in their ongoing sufferings.
Pop all your offerings from your acts of self-denial into the CAFOD envelope and bring them to Holy Mass next weekend.
Please place your envelope in the Box on the Altar BEFORE Mass begins. Many thanks.
The Requiem Mass for Mary Chapman will be celebrated on Wednesday (29th) at 1.30 p.m in Sudbury.
The Preparation Programme for the Candidates continues this Tuesday evening 6.00 p.m in Sudbury. The sessions take place in the hall (entrance to the right of the church).
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND
Philomena Spearpoint, Jana Colchester, Sadie O’Connell, Margaret Foreman, Fr Brendan Moffatt,
Vera Gillan, Theresa Howard, Vanda Melia, Luisa Barbieri, Catherine Ebejer, Meg Parker,
Canon Jim Pendorf.
Died Recently: Madeline Walker RIP
PARISH BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
If any Parishioner wishes to set up a Direct Debit to the Parish, the relevant details are:
RC Church Sudbury with Hadleigh
Sort Code: 40 43 23
Account Number: 30232122
For Recent collection:
Weekend 19th March £579.74 + s/orders £904.00 = £1,483.74
CHURCH CLEANERS THIS WEEK:
Sudbury: Bernadine Dwyer & Terri Trebble
Hadleigh: Nell Hynard & Ludmila Graham
TIMES OF MASSES
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)