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
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
SUNDAY 19TH JANUARY 2020
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The preparation programme for First Communion 2020 has now begun, and continues each Saturday at 11.00 a.m prompt for all parents and children who have enrolled.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The week of prayer for Christian Unity begins today.
1) There will be a United Service in Sudbury, this evening, at The Baptist Church in Church Street at 6.30 p.m.
We do hope many of our Parishioners will be present.
2) Today, Reverend Jo Delfgou will be preaching at the 11.15 a.m Mass at St. Joseph’s in Hadleigh.
3) On Friday (24th) , there will be a United Ecumenical Service in our Church in Sudbury at 12.30 noon.
Do try to come along. Soup and rolls will be served in the Hall afterwards.
ST. JOSEPH’S GARDEN MAINTENANCE
The group will meet to work on the garden at St. Joseph’s next Saturday 25th January at 9.30 a.m. New volunteers are needed, so if you can spare some time to help, please consider assisting the work party, even for just an hour.
For further information, please call Louisa on 07919 445625 or email her at
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust St Louis Catholic Academy, Head of School L8-L14, Full Time - Required for September 2020.
Please see Diocesan Website for details: www.rcdea.org.uk/school vacancies or the poster in the church porch
The Bishop will be coming to the Parish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, 6th May.
Enrolment to be announced soon.
DOREEN PAYNE RIP
Requiem Mass for Doreen Payne will be celebrated Wednesday 22nd January at 11.00 a.m at St Joseph’s, Hadleigh.
As we can see in Sacred Scripture, mercy is a key word that indicates God’s action towards us.
He does not limit himself merely to affirming his love, but makes it visible and tangible.
Love, after all, can never be just an abstraction. By its very nature, it indicates something concrete: intentions, attitudes, and behaviours that are shown in daily living.
The mercy of God is his loving concern for each one of us.
He feels responsible; that is, he desires our well being and he wants to see us happy, full of joy, and peaceful.
This is the path which the merciful love of Christians must also travel.
As the Father loves, so do his children.
Just as he is merciful, so we are called to be merciful to each other.
From: “Wounded Shepherd” by Austen Ivereigh
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND OF THE PARISH
For recent collection:
Sunday 12th January: £741.64 + s/orders £500.00 = £1,241.64
CHURCH CLEANERS THIS WEEK:
Sudbury: Cheryl Runnacles/Mary Chapman
Hadleigh: Gill & Jon Durant
TIMES OF MASSES
St Joseph’s Primary 01787 373365
St Benedict’s Upper 01284 753512
St Albans, Ipswich 01473 726178