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

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)
SUNDAY 23RD JANUARY 2022

 

DAILY MASS

Tuesday in Sudbury at 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday in Hadleigh at 10.00 a.m.
Thursday in Sudbury at 10.00 a.m.

STREAMING OF THE MASS

The 9.15 a.m. Celebration of Holy Mass is streamed every Sunday  (see home page for link)

APPOINTMENT OF NEW BISHOP

Please continue to pray for God’s guidance in the appointment of our next Bishop.

Also, pray for Bishop Alan who is “holding the fort” during this transitional period.


AFGHANISTAN APPEAL (CAFOD)

Many thanks for your wonderful response for the starving people in Afghanistan.

You gave £3,083.72.  God love you all. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022

The First Communion Programme for this year begins on 29th January. 

The enrolment evening took place a couple of weeks ago.

 

POPE FRANCIS:   Look for signs of God’s love in your lives

During the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis said the signs we read about in the Gospels are clues that reveal God's love for us, who is always near, tender, and compassionate. Reflecting on the day's Gospel reading on the wedding at Cana, where Jesus transformed water into wine, Pope Francis explained how this sign sparked the faith of His disciples. The signs described in the Gospels draw our attention to the love that caused them, more than the extraordinary power of their action, the Pope observed, showing how God's love "is always near, tender, and compassionate." 

Jesus acted discreetly and saved the wedding banquet from becoming an unhappy event, the Pope went on to say, and it was Our Lady who brought the issue quietly to Jesus' attention. The Lord intervened "behind the scenes," without making the incident an issue, by having the servants fill the jars with water that became wine. The first miracle Jesus accomplished did not consist of an extraordinary healing, but a simple and concrete response to a human need, the Pope noted.

"This is how God loves to act. And if we, like Mary at Cana, ask him, Jesus is ready to help us, to lift us up. And then, if we are attentive to these "signs", we will be conquered by his love and we will become his disciples."In conclusion, the Pope said it would help if we went through our own memories to recall or discover signs of how the Lord has worked in our own lives and shown His love for us, even in difficult moments. We should treasure the discrete and loving signs of the Lord's nearness and tenderness, he said, and be joyful in our hearts because of them. "Let us relive the moments in which we have experienced his presence and Mary's intercession. May she, the Mother who is always attentive as at Cana, help us treasure the signs of God's presence in our lives."

  

SYNODAL WAY

The questionnaire can still be viewed/downloaded this week to be completed at home in both Microsoft Word and in PDF format by clicking on one of the links below.

 

        Word format               PDF format (requires pdf reader)
 

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK

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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)