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22nd May 2022 6th Sunday of Easter




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Elizabeth McNeill, Bill Kenney, Joy Cleverley, Patrick Smith, Harold Cliff Cole.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place it in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church porch.

Prayer intention for May We pray for all young people called to live life to the full; may they, through Mary's life, discover how to listen and discern deeply. May they also discover the courage that faith brings, and a commitment to serve.

There will be a vigil Mass for the Ascension at 7pm on Wednesday 25th. Mass on Thursday 26th will be at 9.30am only.

The funeral of Margaret Dunne will take place at St Dominic's on Tuesday 24th May at 2.30pm.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace.

NEXT SUNDAY 29th May is World Communications Day. There will be a SECOND COLLECTION next weekend for the Catholic Communications Network.

The Vianney Mission Group of our diocese will be kindly visiting our parish on Friday 27th May for a prayer vigil from 8pm to midnight to pray with us for our parish priest, Fr Erico, for all priests and for vocations. St Jean-Marie Vianney is the Patron Saint of Priests. The vigil will begin with Mass and include prayers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Everyone is warmly invited to come for all or just part of the evening...you can stay for however long you wish.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May, the feast of the Visitation. We gather at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, NR22 6AL. We begin with Mass at 12 noon, followed by lunch. At 3pm, we walk in procession to the grounds of the mediaeval priory in the village for benediction at the original site of the Holy House. We expect to finish at 4.30pm. Please see poster. It's a wonderful day and it will be so nice if you could come with our parish and walk with our banner of St Dominic.

Our Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day. Please gather at the Shrine (see above) for Mass, including children's liturgy, at 12 noon; followed by picnic lunch. At 3pm, we walk to the priory grounds to join up with the whole pilgrimage for Benediction. We will finish around 4.30pm. Please see poster. We hope you can join us for a lovely family day with Our Lady amidst the beauty of our Norfolk countryside.

WALSINGHAM England's Nazareth The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 1061 and became one of the greatest shrines in mediaeval Christendom. Visitors and pilgrims are very welcome throughout the year. "All who come there shall find help in their need" (Pynson Ballad). Please see its website www.walsingham.org.uk for the fascinating history; opening times; Mass and other devotions; livestream schedule; pilgrimages and other events; facilities and accommodation. Facilities include a shop, cafe, toilets and parking. Walsingham is just 35 miles from Downham, about 50 minutes' drive… we are blessed to live so close!

Downham Market Festival 28th May to 3rd June The Carnival Parade takes place on Bank Holiday Friday 3rd June: our church will serve refreshments and have stalls for cakes and plants throughout the day. We will need lots of help, please, to bake, set up and serve. This is a huge opportunity to welcome visitors to our church and raise much-needed funds for our parish. Please sign the list in our porch if you would like to help on this fun-filled day for all the family! Whatever time you can spare will be so appreciated...no one is expected to help all day!

There will be stalls and entertainment on the Howdale throughout the day. The Parade sets off at 12.15pm and arrives on the Howdale at 1.15pm. The Festival Programme is available from the Town Council offices, Library and various shops and cafes in town.

Platinum Jubilee Street Picnic Thurs. 2nd June 12 - 2pm Town Square (by the clock). Bring a picnic! Everyone is welcome. Tables and chairs supplied. Hosted by Churches Together in DM and District. Please see poster in our porch. Volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs... please come to Town Hall at 11am.

Platinum Jubilee Songs of Praise Thurs. 2nd June 6.30pm to 8pm Town Hall Come and sing in celebration and thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Churches Together. Volunteers are needed from 5.30pm to set up at the Town Hall, please.

Please see posters at church and around town for all other Jubilee celebrations.

Diocesan Summer Camp for young people aged 8 to 14 years Fri. 26th to Mon. 29th August Ringsfield Hall, Beccles. Please see poster. Application Forms and further information available in our church-porch. EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED. Financial assistance available...please see Fr Erico

CAFOD have launched a campaign, Fix the Food System, urging the UK government to keep the promises it made at the COP26 climate talks last year and to support the agricultural systems that tackle the climate crisis as well as putting local communities first. Please read more at www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Fix-the-food-system

Aid to the Church in Need asks us to pray for Cardinal Zen who was recently arrested by the authorities in Hong Kong and later released on bail; and for the Church in China. Please read more at www.acnuk.org/acn-news/

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.



15th May 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Frantisek Bedek, Victor Thomas Parnell, Donald Keady, Doris Reid, Peveri Nazimova.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place it in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church porch.

Prayer intention for May We pray for all young people called to live life to the full; may they, through Mary's life, discover how to listen and discern deeply. May they also discover the courage that faith brings, and a commitment to serve.

Sheila Freeman’s funeral will take place at St Dominic's on Friday 20th May at 10am. Her body will be received into the church at 6pm on Thurs. 19th May for the Vigil for the Deceased. The Liturgy for the Vigil will begin at 9pm, on Fr Erico's return from Gt Yarmouth, and end at approx. 9.30pm, when the church will be locked. So, from 6pm to 9.30pm parishioners who are unable to attend the funeral are welcome to come and pay their respects and offer prayers for Sheila.

The funeral of Margaret Dunne will take place at St Dominic's on Tuesday 24th May at 2.30pm.

Tuesday 17th May is a Day of Prayer for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace.

The Vianney Mission Group of our diocese will be kindly visiting our parish on Friday 27th May for a prayer vigil from 8pm to midnight to pray with us for our parish priest, Fr Erico, for all priests and for vocations. St Jean-Marie Vianney is the Patron Saint of Priests. The group will lead us in prayers, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Everyone is warmly invited to come for all or just part of the evening...you can stay for however long you wish.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May, the feast of the Visitation. We gather at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, NR22 6AL. We begin with Mass at 12 noon, followed by lunch. At 3pm, we walk in procession to the grounds of the mediaeval priory in the village for benediction at the original site of the Holy House. We expect to finish at 4.30pm. Please see poster. It's a wonderful day and it will be so nice if you could come with our parish and walk with our banner of St Dominic.

Our Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day. Please gather at the Shrine (see above) for Mass, including children's liturgy, at 12 noon; followed by picnic lunch. At 3pm, we walk to the priory grounds to join up with the whole pilgrimage for Benediction. We will finish around 4.30pm. Please see poster. We hope you can join us for a lovely family day with Our Lady amidst the beauty of our Norfolk countryside.

WALSINGHAM England's Nazareth The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 1061 and became one of the greatest shrines in mediaeval Christendom. Visitors and pilgrims are very welcome throughout the year. "All who come there shall find help in their need" (Pynson Ballad). Please see its website www.walsingham.org.uk for the fascinating history; opening times; Mass and other devotions; livestream schedule; pilgrimages and other events; facilities and accommodation. Facilities include a shop, cafe, toilets and parking. Walsingham is just 35 miles from Downham, about 50 minutes' drive… we are blessed to live so close!

Downham Market Festival 28th May to 3rd June. The Carnival Parade takes place on Bank Holiday Fri. 3rd June. We will serve teas and have stalls, including plants. We will need lots of help to bake, set up and serve throughout the day. Please sign the list in our porch if you would like to help on this fun-filled day for all the family! Whatever time you can spare will be much appreciated... no one is expected to help all day!

Platinum Jubilee Street Picnic Thurs. 2nd June 12 - 2pm Town Square (by the clock). Bring a picnic! Everyone is welcome. Tables and chairs supplied. Hosted by Churches Together in DM and District. Please see poster in our porch. Volunteers needed to set up tables and chairs... please come to Town Hall at 11am.

Platinum Jubilee Songs of Praise Thurs. 2nd June 6.30pm Town Hall Come and sing in celebration and thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Churches Together. Please see posters at church and around town for all other Jubilee celebrations.

Diocesan Summer Camp for young people aged 8 to 14 years Fri. 26th to Mon. 29th August Ringsfield Hall, Beccles. Please see poster. Application Forms and further information available in our church-porch. EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED. Financial assistance available...please see Fr Erico

Last weekend Virroch and Dillany Jeyakumar, our Confirmation candidates, attended the Ignite Festival in Swaffham. They met other young people from all over the diocese and participated in many activities. Bishop Alan said Mass for them on Sunday. For a full report please see rcdea.org.uk

The minutes of our recent parish meeting are available in our church-porch...please do take a copy and read important news of how we can all help our beloved parish to grow and thrive in faith and love.

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.




8th May 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Hazel Malvene Midgeley, John Carey, Andrew Skeparnides, Paul Bentley, Brian Weedon, Hugh James Walton, Bronislaw Anthony Szczepansk, John O’Neill.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place it in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church porch.

Prayer intention for May We pray for all young people called to live life to the full; may they, through Mary's life, discover how to listen and discern deeply. May they also discover the courage that faith brings, and a commitment to serve

The funeral of Jack Robbins will take place on Tuesday, 10th May at 12 noon at St Dominic’s.

Sheila Freeman’s funeral will take place at St Dominic's on Friday 20th May at 10am.

From week commencing 9th May, Mass on Wednesdays will change from 9.30am to 7pm; and on Fridays from 9.30am to 11am. All other Mass-times remain the same as before.

THIS SUNDAY 8th May is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. There will be a Second Collection for our Diocesan Priests' Training Fund.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May, the feast of the Visitation. We gather at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, NR22 6AL. We begin with Mass at 12 noon, followed by lunch. At 3pm, we walk in procession to the grounds of the mediaeval priory in the village for benediction at the original site of the Holy House. We expect to finish at 4.30pm. Please see poster. It's a wonderful day and it will be so nice if you could come with our parish and walk with our banner of St Dominic.

Our Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day. Please gather at the Shrine (see above) for Mass, including children's liturgy, at 12 noon; followed by picnic lunch. At 3pm, we walk to the priory grounds to join up with the whole pilgrimage for Benediction. We will finish around 4.30pm. Please see poster. We hope you can join us for a lovely family day with Our Lady amidst the beauty of our Norfolk countryside.

WALSINGHAM England's Nazareth The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 1061 and became one of the greatest shrines in mediaeval Christendom. Visitors and pilgrims are very welcome throughout the year. "All who come there shall find help in their need" (Pynson Ballad). Please see its website www.walsingham.org.uk for the fascinating history; opening times; Mass and other devotions; livestream schedule; pilgrimages and other events; facilities and accommodation. Facilities include a shop, cafe, toilets and parking. Walsingham is just 35 miles from Downham, about 50 minutes' drive… we are blessed to live so close!

Downham Market Festival 28th May to 3rd June. The Carnival Parade takes place on Bank Holiday Fri. 3rd June. We will serve teas and have stalls, including plants. We will need lots of help to bake, set up and serve throughout the day. Please sign the list in our porch if you would like to help on this fun-filled day for all the family!

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Downham Market Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June Please see poster in church-porch and www.downhammarkettowncouncil.org.uk for all the events.

The annual Marriage and Family Life Mass at the Cathedral will be held on June 18th at 11.30am. All are welcome! Those who are celebrating significant anniversaries (one year, five years and every multiple of five years thereafter) will receive a certificate and a blessing from the Bishop. If you would like to register for a certificate please use the online form: https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marriage-mass-registration/ through the marriage and family section of the diocesan website. Certificates will be posted after the Mass.

Join us after Mass for tea and cake in the Cathedral Hall. There will be a collection at the Mass for those who wish to help the Marriage and Family Life Commission in their work.

Diocesan Summer Camp for young people aged 8 to 14 years Fri. 26th to Mon. 29th August Ringsfield Hall, Beccles. Please see poster. Application Forms and further information available in our church-porch. EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED. Financial assistance available...please see Fr Erico.

The minutes of our recent parish meeting are available in our church-porch...please do take a copy and read important news of how we can all help our beloved parish to grow and thrive in faith and love

Total Church Collections in April amounted to £1,849.86. Easter Offerings to Fr Erico came to £635.49.A big thank you to all parishioners for their generous donations and Easter offerings to Fr Erico. And a big thank you to Fr Erico for all he does for the Church and Parish. Second Collections received in April 2022 were:

Lenten Alms - Aid to the Church in Need - Ukraine Appeal: £294.84

Thank you to all Parishioners for their unwavering support towards the Ukraine Appeal. During the Lenten season, the total collections for the Ukraine Appeal was £555.53. The officials of the Aid to the Church in Need have expressed their gratitude and appreciation to all Parishioners of St Dominic's for their donations and support. The Good Friday Collection for Holy Land Shrines came to £90.07.

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.



1st May 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Cyril Vincent, Robert Wales, Michael John Bryant, Helen McCarthy, Bernard O’Brien, Kevin Hanley, Christopher White.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for May We pray for all young people called to live life to the full; may they, through Mary's life, discover how to listen and discern deeply. May they also discover the courage that faith brings, and a commitment to serve

The funeral of Jack Robbins will take place on Tuesday, 10th May at 12 noon at St Dominic’s.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sheila Freeman who died on Monday 25th April, and for her family. Sheila and her husband, Gary, joined our parish in the 1960's and served it well with their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm, for which we are very grateful. May Sheila rest in peace. Sheila's funeral will take place at St Dominic's on Friday 20th May at 10am.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Dunne who died on Wednesday 27th April; for Fred and for all her family and friends. Margaret was a lovely lady, full of warmth and kindness, and a dear member of our parish for many years. May Margaret rest in peace.

From week commencing 9th May, Mass on Wednesdays will change from 9.30am to 7pm; and on Fridays from 9.30am to 11am. All other Mass-times remain the same as before.

NEXT SUNDAY 8th May is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. There will be a Second Collection next weekend 7th and 8th May for our Diocesan Priests' Training Fund.

Downham Market Foodbank will celebrate a Grand Opening on Tuesday 3rd May at 7pm. All welcome. The foodbank is situated at Eternity Downham Market, The Sovereign Centre, Sovereign Way (Trafalgar Industrial Estate) PE38 9SW. Opening times: Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May, the feast of the Visitation, from 12 noon with Mass and a procession. All are welcome.

Our Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day, from 12 noon. Please see the posters in our church-porch for more details.

Downham Market Festival 28th May to 3rd June. The Carnival Parade takes place on Bank Holiday Fri. 3rd June. We will serve teas and have stalls, including plants. We will need lots of help to bake, set up and serve throughout the day. Please sign the list in our porch if you would like to help on this fun-filled day for all the family!

LOURDES: After 2 cancelled years due to covid-19, our diocese plans to join the wider Catholic Association family in a pilgrimage to Lourdes from August 19th to 26th 2022. Please read more at www.rcdea.org.uk/east-anglia-to-join-lourdes-pilgrimage-in-august/ and www.catholicassociation.co.uk/latest-catholic-association-news-/2022/2/14/lourdes-2022 and www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimage/lourdes/catholic-association for lots more detail; to book your place; to volunteer as a helper. BOOK SOON! Any questions...see Joe.

Diocesan Summer Camp for young people aged 8 to 14 years Fri. 26th to Mon. 29th August Ringsfield Hall, Beccles. Please see poster. Application Forms and further information available in our church-porch. EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED. Financial assistance available...please see Fr Erico.

The annual Marriage and Family Life Mass at the Cathedral will be held on June 18th at 11.30am. All are welcome! Those who are celebrating significant anniversaries (one year, five years and every multiple of five years thereafter) will receive a certificate and a blessing from the Bishop. If you would like to register for a certificate please use the online form: https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marriage-mass-registration/

through the marriage and family section of the diocesan website. Certificates will be posted after the Mass.

Join us after Mass for tea and cake in the Cathedral Hall. There will be a collection at the Mass for those who wish to help the Marriage and Family Life Commission in their work.

Catholic East Anglia. The May edition of our diocesan newspaper is available now at church and online at www.rcdea.org.uk with news from across our diocese, including our pilgrimage to Walsingham. Please do take a copy.

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.



April 24TH2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK George Riddiford, Louise Wright.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for April We pray for healthcare workers who serve the sick and elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

The funeral of Jack Robbins will take place on Tuesday, 10th May at 12 noon at St Dominic’s.

HAPPY EASTER A huge Thank You to everyone who welcomed, served, read, played, sang and otherwise helped at our Holy Week and Easter services. It was lovely to see our parish come together to celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord and to welcome our many visitors.

'May we be won over by the peace of Christ!' You can read Pope Francis's Urbi et Orbi Easter Message at www.cbcew.org.uk where you will also find Reading Acts at Easter, a full reading of the Acts of the Apostles: one-a-day, Monday to Saturday throughout the Easter season. The Acts were written by St Luke and give an account of the early Church after Christ's Resurrection.

A very moving and powerful PASSION PLAY was enacted on the streets of Norwich on Holy Saturday, bringing to life the Easter story amidst many hundreds of people. You can read a report and see photos at our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk

PILGRIM CROSS: The 10 pilgrims of the Kettering Leg arrived safely in Shouldham on the Wednesday of Holy Week. Joe met them and gave food for their evening meal kindly donated by our parishioners. He expressed our best wishes and prayers for the pilgrims who presented us with their red pilgrim badge (on display in our church-porch) as a sign of their appreciation and prayers for us. Pilgrim Cross is an annual Easter walking pilgrimage to Walsingham which always welcomes new pilgrims to join them. Please see www.pilgrimcross.org.uk for lots more information.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

Aid for Ukraine: Essential items (but not clothes) can be donated to the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays, 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people in Year 8 and upwards to the IGNITE YOUTH FESTIVAL 30th April to 1st May Sacred Heart School, Swaffham, followed by a Pilgrimage Walk to Walsingham on Monday 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way, with live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer and interactive workshops...as well as good food and free time! Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more details and booking information.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May, the feast of the Visitation, from 12 noon with Mass and a procession. All are welcome.

Our Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day, from 12 noon. Please see the posters in our church-porch for more details.

LOURDES: After 2 cancelled years due to covid-19, our diocese plans to join the wider Catholic Association family in a pilgrimage to Lourdes from August 19th to 26th 2022. Please read more at www.rcdea.org.uk/east-anglia-to-join-lourdes-pilgrimage-in-august/ and www.catholicassociation.co.uk/latest-catholic-association-news-/2022/2/14/lourdes-2022 and www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimage/lourdes/catholic-association for lots more detail; to book your place; to volunteer as a helper. BOOK SOON! Any questions...see Joe.

Poverty Challenge: See, Judge, Act Many households face new hardships as prices rise. Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the Catholic agency addressing poverty and injustice in England and Wales, has released a free new booklet to increase awareness of Catholic Social Teaching on poverty, and to inform local responses. Please take a moment to read. Download from www.csan.org.uk Caritas also offers guidance on how Catholic households and groups can support refugees from Ukraine at https://www.csan.org.uk/ukraine/

Director of Operations & Finance vacancy for Diocese of East Anglia. Please see diocesan website for more details. www.rcdea.org.uk

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.



April 17th 2022 – EASTER SUNDAY



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK John Hazard, Mary Green, Frederick Harris, Kathleen Berken, James McKenna, Patrick Walshe, Theresa Hall.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jack Robbins; for Bridget and for all their family. Jack lived his faith with great dedication and served our parish with an active commitment over many years. We are very grateful for his contribution and example. May Jack rest in peace.

Prayer intention for April We pray for healthcare workers who serve the sick and elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

Our diocese invites us all to join in a Jerusalem Journey for a moment of online prayer during Holy Week and Easter Week, reflecting on the message of Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection and praying for our world. Please see

www.rcdea.org.uk/invitation-to-join-our-jerusalem-journey-prayers/ for how to follow the journey on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a Collection for the Holy Land shrines.

The Collection at the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday is our personal offering to our parish priest, Fr Erico.

Friday Abstinence is dispensed during the Easter Octave.

Thank you, our altar-servers, readers and welcomers; Fran, our organist, and Martin; our flower-arrangers; Christopher and Jacqueline, for cleaning the candle-sticks and all the other church-brass; Kristina and Eva, for volunteering to clean our church; and everyone who helps and supports our parish and each other through your prayers and countless acts of kindness.

PILGRIM CROSS: Thank you very much to everyone who provided food for the pilgrims of Kettering Leg on their pilgrimage to Walsingham. They are due to arrive there on Good Friday and take part in the liturgies at the Shrine over the weekend. Please pray for them.

Easter cards: Please see our lovely selection on the Repository display stand in our church porch.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

Aid for Ukraine: Essential items (but not clothes) can be donated to the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays, 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people in Year 8 and upwards to the IGNITE YOUTH FESTIVAL 30th April to 1st May Sacred Heart School, Swaffham, followed by a Pilgrimage Walk to Walsingham on Monday 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way, with live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer and interactive workshops...as well as good food and free time! Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more details and booking information.

SYNOD 2021 2023: A synthesis of over 1000 responses to the Synodal Way Survey in our diocese has been prepared and submitted to the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Please read more at www.rcdea.org.uk/read-east-anglia-responses-to-synodal-survey/

LOURDES: After 2 cancelled years due to covid-19, our diocese plans to join the wider Catholic Association family in a pilgrimage to Lourdes from August 19th to 26th 2022. Please read more at www.rcdea.org.uk/east-anglia-to-join-lourdes-pilgrimage-in-august/ and www.catholicassociation.co.uk/latest-catholic-association-news-/2022/2/14/lourdes-2022 and www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimage/lourdes/catholic-association for lots more detail; to book your place; to volunteer as a helper. BOOK SOON! Any questions...see Joe.

Director of Operations & Finance vacancy for Diocese of East Anglia. Please see diocesan website for more details. www.rcdea.org.uk

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER

The Lord is truly risen, alleluia

To Him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity

Alleluia, Alleluia



April 10TH2022 – Palm Sunday



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Joan McCulloch, Kenneth Harvey, Michael Grufferty,

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Andrew Dennis, and for his family. May Andrew rest in peace.

Prayer intention for April We pray for healthcare workers who serve the sick and elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

Holy Week begins today, Palm Sunday. Our diocese invites us all to join in a Jerusalem Journey for a moment of online prayer during Holy Week and Easter Week, reflecting on the message of Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection and praying for our world. Please see www.rcdea.org.uk/invitation-to-join-our-jerusalem-journey-prayers/ for how to follow the journey on twitter, facebook and instagram.

The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins on Maundy Thursday.

Holy Week at St Dominic's Maundy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper 7pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 11.30am; Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 3pm. Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 8pm. Easter Sunday: Mass 9.30am.

Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a Collection for the Holy Land shrines.

The Collection at the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday is our personal offering to our parish priest, Fr Erico.

CHRISM MASS Tuesday 12th April 12 noon St John's Cathedral, Norwich NR2 2PA All welcome. See www.sjbcathedral.org.uk for a live broadcast on the cathedral's YouTube channel. Oils for the Sacraments are blessed and priests, deacons and people renew their commitment to serve.

THE PILGRIM CROSS (formerly Student Cross) pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place in Holy Week. The Kettering Leg (group) walk approx. 120 miles, passing through our parish on Weds. 13th April and arriving in Shouldham at 4.30pm approx. We have been asked to provide food for their evening meal. If you would like to provide food (savoury and dessert; vegetarian option, too), please fill in the form at church on our porch-table. There will be 12 pilgrims this year and these dietary requirements: 1 no spice; 1 lactose-intolerant; 2 vegetarian. Disposable containers only, please. As a courtesy, please label food with a list of ingredients. For more information, please phone Joe Walton 01366 347455. Please bring food to the church at 4pm on Weds. 13th April, when Joe will collect and take to Shouldham.

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS begins 9am at St Edmund's Church and proceeds to St Dominic's and other locations around the town, with prayers, readings and hymns. The walk ends at the Methodist Church with refreshments and Hot Cross buns at 11am approx. Everyone is welcome to take part in all or some of the walk

Easter cards: Please see our lovely selection on the Repository display stand in our church porch.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

LENTEN ALMS: We are collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

Aid for Ukraine: Essential items (but not clothes) can be donated to the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays, 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people in Year 8 and upwards to the IGNITE YOUTH FESTIVAL 30th April to 1st May Sacred Heart School, Swaffham, followed by a Pilgrimage Walk to Walsingham on Monday 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way, with live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer and interactive workshops...as well as good food and free time! Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more details and booking information.

The Mass Collection for March amounted to £1458.10. Other collections for Lenten Alms - Aid to Church in Need: Ukraine Appeal realised £260.69 and for CAFOD, £155.74. The amount collected from the Candles and Repository boxes was £268.28. A big thank you to all parishioners for your generous support.

STAYING SAFE NHS advice: try to stay at home and avoid contact with other

people if you have any symptoms of covid-19, and have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities; or you have tested positive for covid-19. See www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more advice in detail.

Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church (unless exempt). Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. Thank you.


April 3rd 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Lent




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Bernard Duhig, Mary Whalley, Paul Latzel, Anthony Gates, Norah McKenna, George Broadbridge, Petula Edgeley, Kenneth Stanley.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for April We pray for healthcare workers who serve the sick and elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

Please pray for Margaret Dunne who has been readmitted to hospital; and also for Fred and all her family.

We have Mass Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am, followed by the Rosary on Tuesdays and the Divine Mercy on Thursdays.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Tuesday 5th April at 6.30pm; Friday 8th at 9.15am, followed by Mass. Everyone is welcome.

Easter cards: Please see our lovely selection on the Repository display stand in our church porch.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

Fr James Caulfield, parish priest of Wisbech, prays for a broken world at the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Please read his moving report at www.rcdea.org.uk/latest-news/

LENTEN ALMS: We will be collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

Our parish meeting will take place at church this Tuesday 5th April at 7pm. We face lots of challenges as we strive to build up our beloved parish after the difficulties of the pandemic. We are the parish and we can all play our part. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Week at St Dominic's Maundy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper 7pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 11.30am; Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 3pm. Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 8pm. Easter Sunday: Mass 9.30am.

CHRISM MASS Tuesday 12th April 12 noon St John's Cathedral, Norwich NR2 2PA All welcome. See www.sjbcathedral.org.uk for a live broadcast on the cathedral's YouTube channel. Oils for the Sacraments are blessed and priests, deacons and people renew their commitment to serve.

THE PILGRIM CROSS (formerly Student Cross) pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place in Holy Week. The Kettering Leg (group) walk approx. 120 miles, passing through our parish on Weds. 13th April and arriving in Shouldham at 4.30pm approx. We have been asked to provide food for their evening meal. If you would like to provide food (savoury and dessert; vegetarian option, too), please fill in the form at church on our porch-table. There will be 12 pilgrims this year and these dietary requirements: 1 no spice; 1 lactose-intolerant; 2 vegetarian. Disposable containers only, please. As a courtesy, please label food with a list of ingredients. For more information, please phone Joe Walton 01366 347455. Please bring food to the church at 4pm on Weds. 13th April, when Joe will collect and take to Shouldham.

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS begins 9am at St Edmund's Church and proceeds to St Dominic's and other locations around the town, with prayers, readings and hymns. The walk ends at the Methodist Church with refreshments and Hot Cross buns at 11am approx. Everyone is welcome to take part in all or some of the walk

Aid for Ukraine: Essential items (but not clothes) can be donated to the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays, 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

CAFOD writes, "Thank you so much for your support of CAFOD's Lent Family Fast Day, Walk against Hunger and Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal." Your support is helping families fleeing conflict in Ukraine as well as those facing immense hardship in other crises around the world, including Afghanistan, Syria, Ethiopia and S. Sudan. For lots more detail on how your donations are being used, please visit www.cafod.org.uk

CAFOD: Would you or a friend like to give a gift of time? CAFOD are looking for volunteers in schools and parishes. Please email Jane Crone (CAFOD's Community Participation Coordinator for East Anglia) jcrone@cafod.org.uk

Retreats at Clare Priory, Suffolk: 1) 7th to 10th April. 2) 29th April to 1st May. Please see posters in our porch for more details and booking information.

Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people in Year 8 and upwards to the IGNITE YOUTH FESTIVAL 30th April to 1st May Sacred Heart School, Swaffham, followed by a Pilgrimage Walk to Walsingham on Monday 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way, with live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer and interactive workshops...as well as good food and free time! Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more details and booking information.

STAYING SAFE: Please follow Public Health advice. Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; please wear a face-covering in church, unless exempt; please be respectful of others who would like to distance themselves from others. We maintain good ventilation. Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more guidance and information.



March 27th 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Lent



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Eric Robert Lincoln, Agnese Jude, Elena Ransome, Francis Baines.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for March; : We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may we continue to defend the dignity of all human life with our prayers and actions.

We have Mass Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am, followed by the Rosary on Tuesdays and the Divine Mercy on Thursdays.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS 7pm on Tuesday and after Mass on Friday. Everyone is welcome.

CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR THIS SUNDAY 27th MARCH

Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers

Richard Power's funeral will take place at St Dominic's on Friday 1st April at 10am.

A parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th April at 7pm in our parish room. We face lots of challenges as we strive to build up our beloved parish after the difficulties of the pandemic. We are the parish and we can all play our part. Everyone is welcome.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

Easter cards: Please see our lovely selection on the Repository display stand in our church porch. Also, Mother's Day cards.

LENTEN ALMS: We will be collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

Aid for Ukraine: King's Lynn-based charities the Hanseatic Union and Access, which supports migrants in the community, are collecting donations to be taken to Poland in aid of Ukrainian refugees. Essential items (but not clothes) for the Ukraine appeal can be dropped off at the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

CAFOD has launched its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. CAFOD is part of Caritas, an international Catholic relief organization which is already on the ground responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova, and supporting people with food, water, shelter and the means to continue their journeys to safety. The Government will match your donations pound for pound. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Ukraine-crisis to find out more about the appeal and to donate. CAFOD is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has just launched its own appeal for Ukraine at www.dec.org.uk

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

STAYING SAFE: Please follow Public Health advice. Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; please wear a face-covering in church, unless exempt; please be respectful of others who would like to distance themselves from others. We maintain good ventilation. Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more guidance and information.

Retreats at Clare Priory, Suffolk: 1) 7th to 10th April. 2) 29th April to 1st May. Please see posters in our porch for more details and booking information.

Ignite Youth Festival 30th April to 1st May Sacred Heart School, Swaffham A Catholic festival for young people in Year 8 or above, run by our diocese's Youth Service. Have a fun weekend and grow in your relationship with Jesus, with powerful talks, passionate prayer, live music and Mass with Bishop Alan. For more details and booking information, please see https://www.ignitefestival.co.uk

WELCOME: Please help to make our church a welcoming and friendly place by volunteering to be a Mass-welcomer on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive a simple introduction to this most rewarding role. We hope to have a rota. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to volunteer, or speak to one of our current welcomers.

ALTAR LINEN: Pat and Len have washed and ironed the linen for many years but now wish to hand over the task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to take it on. Our parish depends on the support and help of so many people. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role, or you need more information.

Counting the Mass Collection requires two people after Sunday Mass. Please help our busy Treasurer and our parish by volunteering to help in this important task. It does not take long and it's quite straightforward. Please see Jose Villatoro or Joe if you would like to help or need more information.


March 20th 2022 – Third Sunday of Lent


ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Charles Jarvis, Edith Unwin, Ida Richelda Rooksby, Phyllis Ryan, Josephine Gould.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for March; : We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may we continue to defend the dignity of all human life with our prayers and actions.

We have Mass Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am, followed by the Rosary on Tuesdays and the Divine Mercy on Thursdays.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS 7pm on Tuesday and after Mass on Friday. Everyone is welcome.

Lenten Station Mass: Thursday 24th March Holy Family Church, Field Lane, Gaywood, King's Lynn PE30 4AY. 5pm Exposition and Confession; 6pm Mass; 7pm Lenten Supper. Everyone is welcome.

Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday 25th March. Please read more at www.vaticannews.va or see our church notice-board.

Richard Power's funeral will take place at St Dominic's on Friday 1st April at 10am.

A parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th April at 7pm in our parish room. We face lots of challenges as we strive to build up our beloved parish after the difficulties of the pandemic. We are the parish and we can all play our part. Everyone is welcome.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

Easter cards: Please see our lovely selection on the Repository display stand in our church porch. Also, Mother's Day cards.

LENTEN ALMS: We will be collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

Aid for Ukraine: King's Lynn-based charities the Hanseatic Union and Access, which supports migrants in the community, are collecting donations to be taken to Poland in aid of Ukrainian refugees. Essential items (but not clothes) for the Ukraine appeal can be dropped off at the Access Centre at 41 Old Hospital Mews, Hospital Walk, King's Lynn PE30 5RU on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. See also www.accessmigrantsupport.org.uk

CAFOD has launched its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. CAFOD is part of Caritas, an international Catholic relief organization which is already on the ground responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova, and supporting people with food, water, shelter and the means to continue their journeys to safety. The Government will match your donations pound for pound. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Ukraine-crisis to find out more about the appeal and to donate. CAFOD is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has just launched its own appeal for Ukraine at www.dec.org.uk

CAFOD Family Fast Day Thank you for giving to CAFOD's Lent Appeal. Your generous gifts will ensure that CAFOD's local experts, like Sister Anthonia in Sierra Leone, can support families with training in growing and making healthy food so that children can grow up big and strong.

You can still donate in church using a CAFOD envelope or on the CAFOD website www.cafod.org.uk/lent

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

St Alban’s Catholic High School – Deputy Headteacher required from September 2022. Please see diocesan website for more details. www.rcdea.org.uk.

STAYING SAFE: Please follow Public Health advice. Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; please wear a face-covering in church, unless exempt; please be respectful of others who would like to distance themselves from others. We maintain good ventilation. Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more guidance and information.

Retreats at Clare Priory, Suffolk: 1) 7th to 10th April. 2) 29th April to 1st May. Please see posters in our porch for more details and booking information.

WELCOME: Please help to make our church a welcoming and friendly place by volunteering to be a Mass-welcomer on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive a simple introduction to this most rewarding role. We hope to have a rota. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to volunteer, or speak to one of our current welcomers.

ALTAR LINEN: Pat and Len have washed and ironed the linen for many years but now wish to hand over the task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to take it on. Our parish depends on the support and help of so many people. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role, or you need more information.


March 13th 2022 – Second Sunday of Lent



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Mary Josephine Darwent, Gordon Shurgold, Theresa Todd, Patrick Tighe, Jason Smith, Patricia Guy, James Bernard (Jim) Travers, Margaret Jeffrey.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for March; : We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may we continue to defend the dignity of all human life with our prayers and actions.

We have Mass Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am, followed by the Rosary on Tuesdays and the Divine Mercy on Thursdays.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS 7pm on Tuesday and after Mass on Friday. Everyone is welcome.

Lenten Station Mass: Thursday 24th March Holy Family Church, Field Lane, Gaywood, King's Lynn PE30 4AY. 5pm Exposition and Confession; 6pm Mass; 7pm Lenten Supper. Everyone is welcome.

The Mass Collection for February amounted to £1384.40 and a Second Collection for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice was £47. A big thank you to all parishioners for your generous support.

A parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th April at 7pm in our parish room. We face lots of challenges as we strive to build up our beloved parish after the difficulties of the pandemic. We are the parish and we can all play our part. Everyone is welcome.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

LENTEN ALMS: We will be collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

Aid for Ukraine: Vets 1 (of Downham Rd, Crimplesham) have teamed up with Tesco and Morrison's in Downham Market to create collection baskets for you to donate nappies, baby milk, toiletries and more. And Natalka Auker from Downham is also collecting for Ukrainian refugees: she asks for donations of small medical items, personal care and food items; to donate, please contact Natalka on 07595 491553. See our local newspapers for up-to-date news of how you can help, and events in our area. And see www.rcdea.org.uk/latest-news/ for a report of Bishop Alan's recent visit to St Olga's Ukrainian Church in Peterborough which is the focus of regional efforts to gather aid supplies to be transported to Ukraine.

CAFOD has launched its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. CAFOD is part of Caritas, an international Catholic relief organization which is already on the ground responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova, and supporting people with food, water, shelter and the means to continue their journeys to safety. The Government will match your donations pound for pound. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Ukraine-crisis to find out more about the appeal and to donate. CAFOD is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has just launched its own appeal for Ukraine at www.dec.org.uk

CAFOD Family Fast Day - Lent Appeal Every child should grow big and strong. Family Fast Day took place on Friday 11th March, a day when we eat simply and give generously to support mums around the world, like Amie in Sierra Leone, with expert training in growing and making healthy food. Your small act of love this Lent will make a big difference to many communities affected by extreme hunger and children suffering from malnutrition. Your Fast Day donations support long-term projects as well as emergencies like Ukraine. You can donate in church using a CAFOD envelope or by visiting the CAFOD website www.cafod.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donation if possible. PLEASE RETURN YOUR ENVELOPE THIS WEEKEND.

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

STAYING SAFE: Please follow Public Health advice. Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; please wear a face-covering in church, unless exempt; please be respectful of others who would like to distance themselves from others. We maintain good ventilation. Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more guidance and information.

Retreats at Clare Priory, Suffolk: 1) 7th to 10th April. 2) 29th April to 1st May. Please see posters in our porch for more details and booking information.

WELCOME: Please help to make our church a welcoming and friendly place by volunteering to be a Mass-welcomer on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive a simple introduction to this most rewarding role. We hope to have a rota. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer, or speak to one of our current welcomers.

ALTAR LINEN: Pat and Len have washed and ironed the linen for many years but now wish to hand over the task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to take it on. Our parish depends on the support and help of so many people. Please contact Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role, or you need more information.



March 6th 2022 – First Sunday of Lent



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Christine Sczepanska, Mary Winning, Robert Whiteland, Mary Ayo, Michael Bernard Schade.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for March; : We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may we continue to defend the dignity of all human life with our prayers and actions.

From 8th March, we will have Mass from Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am. Mass will be followed by the Rosary on Tuesdays; the Divine Mercy on Thursdays; Stations of the Cross on Fridays. Saturday and Sunday Mass as usual.

Please pray for the people of Ukraine, for refugees and for peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.'

LENTEN ALMS: We will be collecting alms for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Emergency Appeal for Ukraine to help the people of Ukraine and the huge number of refugees. Our Lenten Alms box is in our church-porch. Please visit https://www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/emergency-appeal-for-ukraine/ if you would like to donate online to the appeal and see prayers, news, reports and testimonies.

CAFOD has launched its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. CAFOD is part of Caritas, an international Catholic relief organization which is already on the ground responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Moldova, and supporting people with food, water, shelter and the means to continue their journeys to safety. The Government will match your donations pound for pound. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Ukraine-crisis to find out more about the appeal and to donate. CAFOD is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has just launched its own appeal for Ukraine at www.dec.org.uk

Aid for Ukraine: Vets 1 have teamed up with Tesco in Downham Market and King's Lynn to create collection baskets for you to donate nappies, baby milk and more. And Natalka Auker from Downham is collecting for Ukrainian refugees; she asks for donations of small medical items, personal care and food items. To donate, please contact Natalka on 07595 491553. See our local newspapers for up-to-date news of how you can help and events in our area.

CAFOD Family Fast Day - Lent Appeal Every child should grow big and strong. Family Fast Day is Friday 11th March, a day when we eat simply and give generously to support mums around the world, like Amie in Sierra Leone, with expert training in growing and making healthy food. Your small act of love this Lent will make a big difference to many communities affected by extreme hunger and children suffering from malnutrition. Your Fast Day donations support long-term projects as well as emergencies like Ukraine. You can donate in church using a CAFOD envelope or by visiting the CAFOD website www.cafod.org.uk/lent Please take an envelope this weekend and bring it back next weekend.

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

Retreats at Clare Priory, Suffolk: 1) 7th to 10th April. 2) 29th April to 1st May. Please see posters in our porch for more details and booking information.

STAYING SAFE: We encourage you to follow Public Health advice. So, please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; please wear a face-covering in church, unless exempt; please be respectful of others who would like to distance themselves from others. We maintain good ventilation.

SYNOD SURVEY: Please return your paper survey to church as soon as possible. Please submit your online survey by Tuesday 8th March. Paper surveys still available at church. To submit online, please visit www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Your responses are important and greatly appreciated so we encourage you to respond in time.

WELCOME: Please help to make our church a welcoming and friendly place by volunteering to be a Mass-welcomer on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive a simple introduction to this most rewarding role. We hope to have a rota. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer, or speak to one of our current welcomers.

ALTAR LINEN: Pat and Len have washed and ironed the linen for many years but now wish to hand over the task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to take it on. Our parish depends on the support and help of so many people. Please contact Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role, or you need more information.

Counting the Mass Collection requires two people after Sunday Mass. Please help our busy Treasurer and our parish by volunteering to help in this important task. It does not take long and it's quite straightforward. Please see Jose Villatoro or Joe if you would like to help or need more information.



February 27th 2022 – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Dymtro Belej, Joseph Merron, Maria Wyman, Elizabeth Wood, Christine Hood.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for February: We pray for religious Sisters and consecrated women, thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

Please pray for Margaret Dunne who has been admitted to QE Hospital with a chest infection. Please pray also for Fred and all her family.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Richard Power who died on Friday 25th February; and for his widow, Jean and family to whom we send our deepest sympathy. May Richard rest in peace.

Paul Cheetham writes, "Paul, Jenny and the rest of the family would like to thank all the parishioners who attended Ivy's Service on Wednesday 16th February. Thank you also to Fr Michael for a lovely Service. Ivy would have been pleased to see so many familiar faces after all the problems we have all been through for the last couple of years. We are grateful for all the kind words of comfort which we very much needed on the day. Our thanks to everyone."

Fr Erico returns to our parish late afternoon, this Sunday 27th February. We welcome Fr Henry and Fr Michael for Mass this Saturday and Sunday, respectively. We thank them very much for looking after us these past weeks.

Please pray for Ukraine and its people, and for all eastern Europe at this time of such great humanitarian concern. Pope Francis invites us all to make Ash Wednesday a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. "Joining Pope Francis, we pray to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, that the Lord may enlighten those bearing political responsibility to 'examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just some, who wants us to be brothers and sisters.' " (Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich,SJ.)

THIS SUNDAY 27th February is a Day of Prayer for the Unemployed. Please pray for all those who are out of work and looking for work, and for their families. May God give them strength and hope.

Ash Wednesday 2nd March; 9.30am Mass. It is a day of fast and abstinence.

CAFOD: Lent Family Fast Day Friday 11th March. By eating simply and giving what you save, you'll be helping children like Lombeh. Because no child should go hungry. Read more about Lombeh's story and find lots of resources at www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

WELCOME: Please help to make our church a welcoming and friendly place by volunteering to be a Mass-welcomer on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive a simple introduction to this most rewarding role. We hope to have a rota. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer, or speak to one of our current welcomers.

ALTAR LINEN: Pat and Len have washed and ironed the linen for many years but now wish to hand over the task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to take it on. Our parish depends on the support and help of so many people. Please contact Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role, or you need more information.

Counting the Mass Collection requires two people after Sunday Mass. Please help our busy Treasurer and our parish by volunteering to help in this important task. It does not take long and it's quite straightforward. Please see Jose Villatoro or Joe if you would like to help or need more information.

STAYING SAFE: The Government has removed all remaining Coronavirus restrictions in England from 24th February. So, the legal requirement to self-isolate ends although, until 1st April, the Government still advises people who test positive to stay at home. See www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19/covid-19-response-living- for more details.

The Government encourages us to continue to follow public health advice. So, we encourage you to please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church; to please wear a face-covering in church unless you are exempt; to please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation.

SYNOD SURVEY: Please return your paper survey to church as soon as possible. Please submit your online survey by Tuesday 8th March. Paper surveys still available at church. To submit online, please visit www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Your responses are important and greatly appreciated so we encourage you to respond in time.

Catholic East Anglia: The March edition of our diocesan newspaper is available now at church and online at www.rcdea.org.uk with news from across our diocese. Also, there are copies of The Catholic Post, a new, national monthly Catholic newspaper; they are free although it is suggested you donate £1 to our parish using our Repository wall box. See www.CatholicPost.co.uk for more about this new venture.



February 20th 2022 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Maurice Marsh, Barry Midgely, Ann Knowles, Matthew Lamb, John Beekeszuk, Eleanor Burns, Kenneth Buckminster, Peter McCarthy, Ethel Marsh, Edwin White, Martin Young, Emily Stamp, Thomas Reidy.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for February: We pray for religious Sisters and consecrated women, thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

Fr Erico is away until 27th February. Please keep him in your prayers. We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively, until 27th Feb. There will be no midweek Mass. We will have Morning Prayer and the Rosary at 9.30am on Tuesdays; Morning Prayer and the Divine Mercy devotion at 9.30am on Thursdays...it's good when we can come together and pray as a parish community, for the needs of each other and the world, so please do join us if you can; tea/coffee will be served afterwards

In cases of serious illness, or if you would just like to see a priest, you may phone Fr Michael Rear 01328 821180. In addition, the contact details of our neighbouring parishes are on the back page of our newsletter and on the Home page of our parish website. Our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of all parishes. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

THIS SUNDAY, we welcome Fr Christopher Lindlar to celebrate Mass for us.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Francis "Sam" Leeder who served as parish priest of St Pancras, Ipswich for almost 45 years. May he rest in peace.

NEXT SUNDAY 27th February is a Day of Prayer for the Unemployed.

CAFOD: Lent Family Fast Day Friday 11th March. By eating simply and giving what you save, you'll be helping children like Lombeh. Because no child should go hungry. Read more about Lombeh's story and find lots of resources at www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

CAFOD: WALK AGAINST HUNGER this Lent and raise money to help end malnutrition. To find out more about how you can get involved, please see https://walk.cafod.org.uk

WELCOME: Being a welcoming church is so important. We would like to start a rota for Mass-welcomers on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer or find out more about this very rewarding role.

THANK YOU, Pat and Len Boulden, for the many years of dedicated service to our parish, washing and ironing our altar-linen. We appreciate their service very much. Pat and Len would now like to step down and hand over this important task. So, we please need a volunteer(s) to wash and iron our altar-linen. Please contact Fr Erico (on his return) or Joe Walton if you would like to help our parish in this essential role or you need more information.

COUNTING THE MASS COLLECTION: This takes place at church straight after Sunday Mass. Our diocese requires two people to count it. Please help our busy and hard-working Treasurer, and our parish by volunteering to help with the counting. It's not fair to expect the same people to always do it. It does not take long! Please see Joe or Jose Villatoro (our Gift Aid officer) at Sunday Mass if you would like to help. It will be very much appreciated.

STAYING SAFE Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church and please wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others.

SYNOD SURVEY: please return your paper survey to church by Sunday 20th February. Please submit your online survey by Tuesday 8th March.



February 13thth 2022 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Joseph Byrne, Norah Riddiford, Robert Pexton, Kateryna Melnczul, Anthony Rooksby.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for February: We pray for religious Sisters and consecrated women, thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

THIS SUNDAY 13th February is Racial Justice Sunday. This year's theme is "In the Image and Likeness of God," celebrating different presentations of the Holy Family from different countries and cultures. Please see www.cbcew.org.uk/rjs22/ for resources and a prayer. We will have a second collection this weekend for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.

Ivy Cheetham's funeral will take place with Requiem Mass at St Dominic's Church on Wednesday 16th February at 12 noon.

Fr Erico is away until 26th February. Please keep him in your prayers. We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively, until 27th Feb. There will be no midweek Mass. We will have Morning Prayer and the Rosary at 9.30am on Tuesdays; Morning Prayer and the Divine Mercy devotion at 9.30am on Thursdays...it's good when we can come together and pray as a parish community, for the needs of each other and the world, so please do join us if you can; tea/coffee will be served afterwards

In cases of serious illness, or if you would just like to see a priest, you may phone Fr Michael Rear 01328 821180. In addition, the contact details of our neighbouring parishes are on the back page of our newsletter and on the Home page of our parish website. Our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of all parishes. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

WELCOME: Being a welcoming church is so important. We would like to start a rota for Mass-welcomers on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer or find out more about this very rewarding role.

The Mass Collection for January amounted to £1393 and a Second Collection for SPUC was £70. A big thank you to all parishioners for your generous support.

COUNTING THE MASS COLLECTION: This takes place at church straight after Sunday Mass. Our diocese requires two people to count it. Please help our busy and hard-working Treasurer, and our parish by volunteering to help with the counting. It's not fair to expect the same people to always do it. It does not take long! Please see Joe or Jose Villatoro (our Gift Aid officer) at Sunday Mass if you would like to help. It will be very much appreciated.

STAYING SAFE Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church and please wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others.

SYNOD SURVEY: please return your paper survey to church by Sunday 20th February. Please submit your online survey by Tuesday 8th March.

SUPPORT A CHILD through the Independent Visitor Service: more visitors are needed in Norfolk. If you would like to find out more about becoming an Independent Visitor, please see www.rcdea.org.uk/an-opportunity-to-support-a-child-in-foster-care/ where you will find helpful links and contact details.

RADIO MARIA ENGLAND is a Christian voice in your home, broadcasting Christian music, prayer and teaching on digital radio and online. See www.radiomariaengland.uk for more information on how to listen to their broadcasts; programme schedules. See also their leaflet in our church-porch.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH CAFOD? Find a volunteering role to suit you at www.cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Best-thing-you-do-this-year



February 6thth 2022 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK John Francis Neal.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for February: We pray for religious Sisters and consecrated women, thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

NEXT SUNDAY 13th February is Racial Justice Sunday. This year's theme is "In the Image and Likeness of God," celebrating different presentations of the Holy Family from different countries and cultures. Please see www.cbcew.org.uk/rjs22/ for resources and a prayer. We will have a second collection next weekend (12th/13th Feb.) for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.

Tuesday 8th February is the feast of St Josephine Bakhita and a Day of Prayer for the Victims of Trafficking and Those who Work to Combat it.

Friday 11th February is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sick. Please pray for the sick in our parish and those who care for them.

Saturday 12th February: Annual Mass to Celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes with Anointing of the Sick. 11.30am, St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Everyone is welcome. (Date for your diary: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 19th to 26th August 2022)

Ivy Cheetham's Requiem Mass will take place at St Dominic's Church on Wednesday 16th February at 12 noon.

Fr Erico is away until 26th February. Please keep him in your prayers. We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively, until 27th Feb. There will be no midweek Mass. We will have Morning Prayer and the Rosary at 9.30am on Tuesdays; Morning Prayer and the Divine Mercy devotion at 9.30am on Thursdays...it's good when we can come together and pray as a parish community, for the needs of each other and the world, so please do join us if you can; tea/coffee will be served afterwards

In cases of serious illness, or if you would just like to see a priest, you may phone Fr Michael Rear 01328 821180. In addition, the contact details of our neighbouring parishes are on the back page of our newsletter and on the Home page of our parish website. Our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of all parishes. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

WELCOME: Being a welcoming church is so important. We would like to start a rota for Mass-welcomers on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer or find out more about this very rewarding role.

STAYING SAFE Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. It is no longer mandatory to wear a face-covering in church but it is suggested and encouraged, so please do continue to wear one, unless you are exempt. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others.

SYNOD SURVEY: please return your paper survey to church by Sunday 20th February. Please submit your online survey by Tuesday 8th March.

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: the February edition of our diocesan newspaper is available now at www.rcdea.org.uk and at church...please take a copy and read about the Environment Group, the Synodal Pathway and much more.

Beloved Weekend for Women 11th to 13th February Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9BX: a residential retreat for women of all ages, which aims to help women come to know that: "I am my Beloved's and His desire is for me" (Song of Songs 7:10). For further information, and booking please phone 01277 215011. Email beloved@sioncommunity.org or book online at www.sioncommunity.org.uk/adults

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: Thanks to your generous compassion, the UK office of ACN was able to support 330 projects across 76 countries in 2021. Read more at www.acnuk.org/acn-news/

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH CAFOD? Find a volunteering role to suit you at www.cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Best-thing-you-do-this-year



January 30th 2022 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Thomas McMahon, Reginald Thomas Cooper, Mary Rolfe – Tuffin, Mary Diamond, Lillian Galliers, Bernard Jewess, Mary Guymer, Eric StJohn Foti.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for January: We pray for all those experiencing religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity, which originate from being brothers and sisters of the human family, be recognised.

The Presentation of the Lord Weds. 2nd February 9.30am Morning Prayer and readings Everyone is welcome.

Patrick Attah's Requiem Mass will take place at St Dominic's Church on Thursday 10th February at 9.30am.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ivy Cheetham who died on Saturday 22nd January, and for Paul, her husband. May Ivy rest in peace. Ivy's Requiem Mass will take place at St Dominic's Church on Wednesday 16th February at 12 noon.

Fr Erico is away until 26th February. Please keep him in your prayers. We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively, until 27th Feb. There will be no midweek Mass. We will have Morning Prayer and the Rosary at 9.30am on Tuesdays; Morning Prayer and the Divine Mercy devotion at 9.30am on Thursdays...it's good when we can come together and pray as a parish community, for the needs of each other and the world, so please do join us if you can; tea/coffee will be served afterwards

In cases of serious illness, or if you would just like to see a priest, you may phone Fr Michael Rear 01328 821180. In addition, the contact details of our neighbouring parishes are on the back page of our newsletter and on the Home page of our parish website. Our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of all parishes. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

WELCOME: Being a welcoming church is so important. We would like to start a rota for Mass-welcomers on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer or find out more about this very rewarding role.

STAYING SAFE: The Government's Plan B measures for tackling the Omicron variant of Covid-19 ended on Thursday 27th Jan. and its guidance has been updated at www.gov.uk/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship Our bishops have in turn updated their guidance at www.cbcew.org.uk/covid-guidance-collective-worship/ and paper copies are available at church.

Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. It is no longer mandatory to wear a face-covering in church but it is suggested and encouraged, so please do continue to wear one, unless you are exempt. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: After prayerful reflection, we are each invited to take part in the synodal survey, to help inform and guide our bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The survey is available online at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway and in paper form at church. We offer weekly small-group discussions on the themes of the survey in the parish room after our Tuesday morning service...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway) for any queries. Caritas East Anglia will host two Zoom meetings online to hear the voices of those on the margins of the Church: Thursday 3rd Feb. at 1pm and Thursday 10th Feb. at 7.30pm. For more information and to register, please email Jacinta Welch at caritas@rcdea.org.uk

RECYCLE YOUR INK CARTRIDGES, help the environment and raise money for our parish: please place them in the recycling box in our church-porch. Please see www.recycle4charity.co.uk for more information.

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: the February edition of our diocesan newspaper is available now at www.rcdea.org.uk and at church...please take a copy and read about the Environment Group, the Synodal Pathway and much more.

Beloved Weekend for Women 11th to 13th February Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9BX: a residential retreat for women of all ages, which aims to help women come to know that: "I am my Beloved's and His desire is for me" (Song of Songs 7:10). For further information, and booking please phone 01277 215011. Email beloved@sioncommunity.org or book online at www.sioncommunity.org.uk/adults

STOP PRESS: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ivy Cheetham who died on Saturday 22nd January following a heart attack. Please also pray for her husband, Paul, and for her family that they may be comforted in their grief.


ALSO:Fr Michael Rear, who is coming to celebrate Mass on Sundays while Fr Erico is away, has said that parishioners can phone him in cases of serious illness and if they would like a priest to visit. His phone number is 01328 821180. His email address is walsingham@post.com


January 23rd 2022 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Mary Gwendoline Reeve, Anne Reilly, Patrick Heffron, Joseph Drozdecki, Ellen Carey, Roman Kowal, William Akers.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for January: We pray for all those experiencing religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity, which originate from being brothers and sisters of the human family, be recognised.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patrick Attah who died on 14th January. Patrick had great faith, humility and gentle good humour and he served our parish with dedication as an altar-server. Please pray for his family, too. May Patrick rest in peace.

This is the SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD: we are called to celebrate the place of Scripture in our faith. Our Catholic Bishops' Conference and the Bible Society are working together through their initiative The God who Speaks www.godwhospeaks.uk with resources, events and ideas to help you deepen your faith and love of the Scriptures. Why not take up a New Year's Bible resolution and discover lasting treasures?

Fr Erico will be away from 20th January to 26th February, visiting his mother and sister in Brazil. Please pray that he will have a restful and refreshing time with his family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively, from 22nd Jan. to 27th Feb. There will be no midweek Mass; we will have Morning Prayer and Rosary at 9.30am on Tuesdays, and Morning Prayer and the Divine Mercy devotion at 9.30am on Thursdays...everyone is welcome.

If you need to contact a priest urgently while Fr Erico is away, please see the Home page of our parish website or the back page of our paper newsletter for the telephone numbers of our neighbouring parishes. The Parish Directory of our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of every parish in

our diocese. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

Eddy Luyten has stepped down as Parish Treasurer. We would like to thank him for all his work as Caretaker and Project Manager of the porch extension as well as Treasurer. He will remain on the Parish Finance Committee and manage maintenance of the church buildings. We welcome Mrs Janelle Cleghorn, our new Parish Treasurer and thank her for agreeing to take on this very important role.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you. COUNTING: we need extra people to help with the counting of the collection after Sunday Mass. Please contact Jose Villatoro for further information.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others.

WELCOME: Being a welcoming church is so important. We would like to start a rota for Mass-welcomers on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Joe if you would like to volunteer or find out more about this very rewarding role.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: After prayerful reflection, we are each invited to take part in the synodal survey, to help inform and guide our bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The survey is available online at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway and in paper form at church. We offer weekly small-group discussions on the themes of the survey in the parish room after our Tuesday morning service...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway) for any queries. Caritas East Anglia will host two Zoom meetings online to hear the voices of those on the margins of the Church: Thursday 3rd Feb. at 1pm and Thursday 10th Feb. at 7.30pm. For more information and to register, please email Jacinta Welch at caritas@rcdea.org.uk

Valerie (our parish rep.) writes: STELLA MARIS, formerly Apostleship of the Sea, is very grateful for your continuing support to seafarers and your recent donations. A list of suitable items to donate is on our porch notice-board: men's toiletries and warm clothing are particularly welcomed. Please place items in the Stella Maris box in the porch or give directly to Valerie. Thank you. MISSIO has lots of lovely ideas for a gentle approach to 2022...the small things we can all do. Look for signs of hope today. Be a sign of hope to others. See www.missio.org.uk/a-gentle-approach-to-2022/


Just in: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patrick Attah who died on Friday the 14th January. Information concerning his Requiem will be published later. Pray for his family, that they may be comforted in their grief.


January16th 2022 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Peter Roberts, Mary Noon, Ian Francis Satchell, John Joseph Carey, Claire Mary Rose, Winnifred Mary Glasson, Philip Harrod, John Whiteland.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for January: We pray for all those experiencing religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity, which originate from being brothers and sisters of the human family, be recognised.

This is PEACE SUNDAY. Pope Francis has chosen the theme, Dialogue between Generations, Education and Work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace. Please see www.cbcew.org.uk/world-day-of-peace-2022/ for the Holy Father's message. Pax Christi is an international Catholic movement for peace. "The Christian message of peace, through reconciliation, justice and non-violence, can offer hope and direction in these times" (Archbishop Malcolm McMahon). Please see www.paxchristi.org.uk/peace-sunday-2022/ for news, resources and prayers, and to register for an online reflection at 4pm on the day. Please pray for peace and for the courage to actively work for peace by being peacemakers in our lives.

We welcome Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass for us this Sunday when Fr Erico is attending a hospital appointment. Please pray for Fr Erico.

Fr Erico travels to Brazil on Thursday 20th January to visit his mother and sister. He will return on 26th February. While he is away, we welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy and Fr Michael Rear to celebrate Mass on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, respectively. There will be no midweek Mass; Tuesday and Thursday prayer services to be confirmed. Please pray that Fr Erico will have a safe journey, and a restful and refreshing time at home with his family in Brazil. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

If you need to contact a priest urgently while Fr Erico is away, please see the Home page of our parish website or the back page of our paper newsletter for the telephone numbers of our neighbouring parishes. The Parish Directory of our diocesan Yearbook (available in our church-porch) gives details of every parish in our diocese. See also our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/find-a-priest/

The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18th to 25th January. May the divisions among Christians be overcome so that we may hasten to your eternal Kingdom in the perfect communion of the Church (cf Roman Missal).

Church Flowers: The 2022 rota for flower-arrangers is now on our porch notice-board. We still need volunteers for the last 3 weeks of July and last 2 weeks of August. Please fill in the blank dates if you would like to volunteer. Don't be afraid...no expertise required! Please contact Lourdes if you have any questions. Thank you, if you have already volunteered.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you. COUNTING: we need extra people to help with the counting of the collection after Sunday Mass. Please contact either Eddy Luyten or Jose Villatoro for further information.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. We must by law wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please keep your face-covering on while singing. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary, and encouraged. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; gloves, aprons and materials are provided. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey are available at church We are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish-room after our Tuesday morning service...everyone is welcome.. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries. Caritas East Anglia will host two Zoom meetings online to support our diocese's Synodal Team in reaching those on the margins of the Church and hearing their voices on the Synodal Pathway: Thursday 3rd Feb. at 1pm and Thursday 10th Feb. at 7.30pm. For further information and to register, please email Jacinta Welch at caritas@rcdea.org.uk



January 9th 2022 – Baptism of the Lord



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Tony Stone, Herbert Winning, Delia Faherty, Mary Kenney, Arthur John Mendoza, Thelma Akers, Roger Gunn, Peter James O’Connell.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for January: We pray for all those experiencing religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity, which originate from being brothers and sisters of the human family, be recognised.

THIS WEEKEND 8th and 9th January we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the White Flower Appeal of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Please pray for all unborn children and their mothers.

Please note there will be NO Mass next Thursday 13th and Saturday 15th January. Mass on Sunday 16th January is to be confirmed. Fr Erico will be indisposed on these dates. Please pray for Fr Erico.

There will be Mass on Tuesday 18th but not on Thursday 20th January. The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended so you may like to attend a midweek Mass.

POSTPONED: Our parish meeting was due to take place on Sunday 16th January. Fr Erico is unable to attend and concerns about covid make it sensible to postpone the meeting. Apologies.

Church Flowers: Would you like to help keep our church looking beautiful with flowers throughout the year? We always welcome volunteers to join our rota of flower-arrangers. Don't be afraid...no expertise required! Please contact Lourdes or Joe if you can help.

Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter for the new year invites us "to truly allow Christ to bring his light into our dark winter nights and into the dark winter nights of those around us by our sharing of these God-given gifts of love, hope and peace." You can read the letter at www.rcdea.org.uk/allow-jesus-to-bring-us-his-light-says-bishop-alan/ or pick up a copy at church.

Deputy Headteacher required at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School Cambridge. Are you an inspiring Deputy Headteacher who would like to work in a very successful school in the heart of Cambridge city? We are looking for someone new to fill this position due to the promotion of our current Deputy. For more details contact Joanne Koehler, School administrator, on 01223 712148, office @stalbans.cambs.sch.uk or visit www.stalbans.cambs.sch.uk

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. We must by law wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please keep your face-covering on while singing. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary, and encouraged. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; gloves, aprons and materials are provided. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey will be available at church. We are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish room after our 9.30am Mass on Tuesdays and at 7pm on Wednesday evenings...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries. Caritas East Anglia will host two Zoom meetings online to support our diocese's Synodal Team in reaching those on the margins of the Church and hearing their voices on the Synodal Pathway: Thursday 3rd Feb. at 1pm and Thursday 10th Feb. at 7.30pm. For further information and to register, please email Jacinta Welch at caritas@rcdea.org.uk

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS APPEAL: As winter sets in, CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee to launch this appeal. More than half the population are on the brink of famine caused by years of drought, conflict, and now coronavirus. With your help, CAFOD can provide emergency food and winter kits to displaced families to stay warm. You can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal Please pray for those in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world where there is conflict and hardship .



January 2nd 2022 – Second Sunday of Christmas



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Ann James, William Henry Bardouleau, Bridget Heffernan, Arthur McAuley, Austin Aloysius McKenna, Patrick Murphy, Aubrey Packer.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for January: We pray for all those experiencing religious discrimination and persecution; may their rights and dignity, which originate from being brothers and sisters of the human family, be recognised.

The Rosary will follow Mass every Tuesday. Holy Hour and Benediction will follow Mass this Thursday and on the first Thursday of every month

The Christmas Offertory Collection for Fr Erico came to £464.00. Thank you to all.

NEXT WEEKEND 8th and 9th January we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the White Flower Appeal of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Please pray for all unborn children and their mothers.

THANK YOU to Fr Erico, our altar-servers, readers, organist and singers; our flower-arrangers and decorators; our stewards and cleaners; and to everyone who helped to make our Christmas services so special. Whether you celebrated Christmas at church or at home, we were all united in praise and thanksgiving at the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ.

To all our parishioners, thank you for your service, your acts of kindness and prayers for our beloved parish and each other. St Dominic, pray for us.

Thank you to Stuart for the festive model-railway scene in our parish-room and for the enjoyment it has given to people of all ages.

. CANCELLED: The Christmastide Candlelight Mass for young people, due to have taken place on Sunday 2nd January, has been cancelled because of concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

CAFOD send you their heartfelt thanks for your support throughout this challenging year. "You helped us to raise a total of £52.4 million this year. Your kindness makes our work possible. You reached out with love and made a difference. Thank you." You can read and watch CAFOD's message of thanks at www.cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/A-year-of-challenges-and-joys

Sharing the Nativity: MISSIO supporters share their Nativity scenes and cribs in a moving little film at www.missio.org.uk/making-a-scene-a-long-tradition-of-sharing-the-nativity/ Please pray for the work of Missio and consider a donation to their Christmas Appeal

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. We must by law wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please keep your face-covering on while singing. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary, and encouraged. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; gloves, aprons and materials are provided. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey will be available at church. We are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish room after our 9.30am Mass on Tuesdays and at 7pm on Wednesday evenings...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS APPEAL: As winter sets in, CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee to launch this appeal. More than half the population are on the brink of famine caused by years of drought, conflict, and now coronavirus. With your help, CAFOD can provide emergency food and winter kits to displaced families to stay warm. You can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal Please pray for our sisters and brothers in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world where there is conflict, hardship and persecution.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND BLESSED NEW YEAR



December 26th 2021 – Sunday within the Octave of Christmas



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Madge Smith, Olawale Daramola, Daniel Peter Wright, Joseph Antonov, Harry Martin Rodwell, Mavis d’Souza Dixon, George Lewczenko, Florence Victoria Gipp, Derek Norris, Josephine Martin.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer Intention for December: Let us pray that catechists, who are called to proclaim God's Word, may be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be its courageous and creative witnesses.

CHRISTMAS MASSES: Christmas Eve: Carols from 6.30pm, Mass at 7pm. Christmas Day: Mass at 9.30am and 6pm. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish.

The Collection at our Christmas Masses is our customary gift to our parish priest, Fr Erico.

"God is not distant. He is very close to us. In Jesus, God is one of us...And God is love." You can read and watch Bishop Alan's Advent Reflection at www.rcdea.org.uk/ an-advent-reflection-from-bishop-alan-hopes/

CHRISTMAS DRAW: Thank you to Lourdes for organizing it and to everyone who bought tickets and donated prizes. We raised £608.50 for our parish...a fantastic achievement! Well done and thank you. A list of prize winners is on the porch notice-board. Please collect your prizes from the Sacristy.

.CANCELLED: The Christmastide Candlelight Mass for young people, due to have taken place on Sunday 2nd January, has been cancelled because of concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. We must by law wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please keep your face-covering on while singing. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary, and encouraged. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; gloves, aprons and materials are provided. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey will be available at church. We are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish room after our 9.30am Mass on Tuesdays and at 7pm on Wednesday evenings...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS APPEAL: As winter sets in, CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee to launch this appeal. More than half the population are on the brink of famine caused by years of drought, conflict, and now coronavirus. With your help, CAFOD can provide emergency food and winter kits to displaced families to stay warm. You can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal Please pray for our sisters and brothers in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world where there is conflict, hardship and persecution.

WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS AND WISHING EVERYONE A

HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS


December 19th 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Advent




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Annie Rebecca Bullen, James Murphy, Margaret Emmerich, John Minter Brien, John Last, Julian McWilliams, Agnes Hammond, Emily Grenville, Frederyk Wielgosz, Rita Black.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

The Offertory Collection for the month of November was £1330.62 and the collection for Christmas flowers was £82.15. Thank you.

Prayer Intention for December: Let us pray that catechists, who are called to proclaim God's Word, may be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be its courageous and creative witnesses.

The funeral of Lilian Behrendt will take place at St Dominic's on Weds. 22nd Dec. at 12.45pm.

A Christmas Novena to celebrate the Posada will take place from Thursday 16th to 23rd Dec., with daily Mass (except Tues. 21st). In recent years, we have celebrated the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and the imminent birth of Jesus with our Posada statue being taken from home to home in our parish. This year, amidst all the challenges of covid, our novena will recall this journey.

CHRISTMAS MASSES Christmas Eve: Carols from 6.30pm, Mass at 7pm. Christmas Day: Mass at 9.30am and 6pm. The collection at our Christmas Masses will be our customary gift to our parish priest, Fr Erico.

King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter: Please see their letter of thanks in the porch for our recent donation

CAROL SINGING: Churches Together warmly invite you to come and sing lots of lovely carols outside Tesco's Downham Market from 7pm on Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd Dec. In aid of Christmas Hampers for local families in need. Everyone is welcome. It's always a very happy occasion

.CANCELLED: The Christmastide Candlelight Mass for young people, due to have taken place on Sunday 2nd January, has been cancelled because of concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

OUR CHRISTMAS DRAW takes place after Mass THIS SUNDAY 19th Dec. Thank you to Lourdes for organizing it and to everyone who bought tickets and donated prizes. A list of prize winners will appear on our porch notice-board.

Christmas around Europe: a day-long festival of Christmas music and singing from across Europe and Canada this Sunday 19th Dec. on BBC Radio 3 from 11am to 11pm. Tune in and be filled with wonder.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please stay at home and self-isolate if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, even if they are mild, and get a PCR test. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. We must by law wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Please keep your face-covering on while singing. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary, and encouraged. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; gloves, aprons and materials are provided. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey will be available at church. From 7th Dec., we are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish room after our 9.30am Mass on Tuesdays and at 7pm on Wednesday evenings...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS APPEAL: As winter sets in, CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee to launch this appeal. More than half the population are on the brink of famine caused by years of drought, conflict, and now coronavirus. With your help, CAFOD can provide emergency food and winter kits to displaced families to stay warm. We will have a collection for the appeal this weekend. Or you can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal Please pray for our sisters and brothers in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world where there is conflict, hardship and persecution.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS


December 12th 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Edmund Behrendt, Frank William Holmar, Betty Emma O’Connor, Heidi Reddin, Nora Margaret Dolores O’Connor.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer Intention for December: Let us pray that catechists, who are called to proclaim God's Word, may be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be its courageous and creative witnesses.

The funeral of Lilian Behrendt will take place at St Dominic's on Weds. 22nd Dec. at 12.45pm.

Thank you to the parishioners who have kindly donated a fine Christmas tree to our church.

Thank you for generously donating £160 to the collection for the King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter at our recent Advent Service. For more information about the Shelter and how you can help, please see www.klwns.org.uk and the poster in our church-porch. Please pray for all homeless people.

This Weekend 11th/12th Dec. Second Collection for our diocesan Dependent Priests' Fund.

A Christmas Novena to celebrate the Posada will take place from Thursday 16th to 23rd Dec., with daily Mass (except Tues. 21st). In recent years, we have celebrated the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and the imminent birth of Jesus with our Posada statue being taken from home to home in our parish. This year, amidst all the challenges of covid, our novena will recall this journey.

An Advent Day of Recollection will take place at our church on Saturday 18th Dec., beginning with Mass at 9.30am and ending at 12 noon. It will include a presentation on the Incarnation. Everyone is welcome

Dies Domini: Keeping the Lord's Day Holy: To promote the vital place of the Eucharist in our lives, our Bishops have produced a series of conversations for Advent at

www.cbcew.org.uk/the-day-of-the-lord/

CARITAS SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK has issued a statement on the Nationality and Borders Bill which they invite us all to read at www.csan.org.uk/policy/borders-bill-2021/ Paper copies available in our church-porch

CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW ON SALE at our Repository in the parish room. Also, Advent Calendars, 2022 Catholic diaries, Child's Bibles, Rosary beads and many more devotional cards and items. Please pay at the Repository Wall-box on the back wall of the church near the confessional. Orders can be taken...ask Joe.

CAROL SINGING: Churches Together warmly invite you to come and sing lots of lovely carols outside Tesco's Downham Market from 7pm on Friday 17th, Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd Dec. In aid of Christmas Hampers for local families in need. Everyone is welcome. It's always a very happy occasion.

CHRISTMASTIDE CANDLELIGHT MASS Sunday 2nd January 4pm Young people and their families are warmly invited to Bishop Alan's residence, The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland NR14 7SH for this special Mass, followed by hot dogs, bonfire and fireworks. There will be a collection for presents (unwrapped, please) for children who are refugees. Organized by our Diocesan Youth Service.

CHRISTMAS DRAW takes place after Mass on Sunday 19th Dec. Please return all counterfoils, cash and unsold tickets to church BY THIS SUNDAY 12th Dec.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. From Friday 10th Dec., people MUST wear a face-covering in church, unless an exemption applies; please see the Government's guidance, "Face-coverings: when to wear one, exemptions..." at www.gov.uk Face-coverings protect the wearer and others against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth which are the main sources of transmission of the virus. Please let's do all we can to look after ourselves and each other.

Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; you will be shown what to do and provided with gloves, aprons, materials. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.

SYNODAL PATHWAY: During the coming weeks, we are all invited to take time to pray and reflect on the themes of the Synodal Survey; to start having informal conversations and to listen to each other; to join in small-group discussions (if you wish). Then, when we are ready, we are each invited to complete the survey and offer our individual reflections which will help to inform and guide our Bishops as they prepare for their Synod in Rome 2023. The Survey can be accessed at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway Paper versions of the survey will be available at church. From 7th Dec., we are offering weekly small-group discussions in our parish room after our 9.30am Mass on Tuesdays and at 7pm on Wednesday evenings...everyone is welcome. Please contact Joe (parish coordinator for the Synodal Pathway), for any queries

Synod on Zoom: Caritas East Anglia and our diocesan Synodal Team are planning a Zoom meeting in the New Year for those who would like to join a Synodal listening/discernment group but are not able, for whatever reason, to cross the threshold into a church setting. We will announce the date and further details when we receive them.


December 5th 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Pamela May Hewitt, Monica Bezdek, Catherine Bench, Joan Kathleen Bahr, Julie Frances O’Brien, Donnell Grenville.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lilian Behrendt who died on Monday 29th November, and for her family that God may comfort them. May Lilian rest in peace

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer Intention for December: Let us pray that catechists, who are called to proclaim God's Word, may be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be its courageous and creative witnesses.

Please note there will be Mass at 9.30am on Weds. 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM. (Tuesday and Thursday Masses as usual).

THIS WEEKEND 4th/5th Dec. SECOND COLLECTION for our Christmas flowers.

NEXT WEEKEND 11th/12th Dec. Second Collection for our diocesan Dependent Priests' Fund.

ADVENT is a season of reflection, anticipation and reconciliation as we await the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Our Bishops' website www.cbcew.org.uk offers a rich resource of prayers and scripture, including an audio recording of St Luke's Gospel and a pandemic Advent Calendar.

CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW ON SALE at our Repository in the parish room. Also, Advent Calendars, 2022 Catholic diaries, Child's Bibles, Rosary beads and many more devotional cards and items. Please pay at the Repository Wall-box on the back wall of the church near the confessional. Orders can be taken...ask Joe.

HONOURING SUNDAY: As people begin returning to more regular patterns of parish life, our Bishops have just issued a statement about the importance of honouring Sunday. Please pick up a copy at church or visit www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-statement-honouring-sunday/

SYNODAL PATHWAY: Our diocese launched the online survey of the Diocesan Listening Project, 'The Synodal Pathway', on Sunday 28th Nov. The survey can now be accessed online at www.rcdea.org.uk/synodal-pathway/ or at our parish website www.saintdominics.org.uk/synodal-pathway The deadline for online responses is Tuesday 8th March. Paper versions of the survey will also be available. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SURVEY. More information and background at www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ ; our diocesan website above; our diocesan newspaper; our church-porch for various hand-outs. Please see the newsletter insert for how we are facilitating the Synodal Pathway in our parish.

The Minutes of our recent parish meeting are available now in our church porch. Please take a copy. Next meeting Sunday 16th Jan. 2022, after Mass; everyone is welcome.

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: the Dec/Jan edition of our diocesan newspaper is available now at church and online at www.rcdea.org.uk Read all about the Synodal Pathway and survey, and much, much more!

OUR DIOCESAN 2022 YEARBOOK AND CALENDAR is available now at church (priced just £2) or online at the website above. 'An invaluable guide to our diocese, packed with useful information...highly recommended.'

CAFOD For Human Rights Day, CAFOD will host an online event on Friday 10th Dec. from 6.30pm, with speakers from Colombia, Peru and Brazil who face growing threats for defending human rights and protecting our common home. To register, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/CAFOD-2021-Human-Rights: Day

CAROL SINGING: Churches Together warmly invite you to come and sing lots of lovely carols outside Tesco's Downham Market from 7pm on Friday 17th, Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd Dec. In aid of Christmas Hampers for local families in need. Everyone is welcome. It's always a very happy occasion.

‘Back With A Bang’ - Sunday 2nd January 4pm A special Christmastide Mass for all young people and their families from across the diocese. Followed by hot dogs, a bonfire and fireworks. There will be a collection of presents for children who are refugees (please bring presents unwrapped). Held at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, NR14 7SH. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE tickets still on sale this weekend. Please return all counterfoils, cash and any unsold tickets to church BY SUNDAY 12th DECEMBER. Draw takes place Sunday 19th Dec. Good luck!

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. We need your help, please, to clean our church after Mass; you will be shown what to do and provided with gloves, aprons, materials. In the New Year, we would like to have a rota for Mass-welcomers and cleaners; please contact Joe if you can help our parish in these essential roles.



November 28th 2021 – First Sunday of Advent




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Patrick Regan, Mary Wilhelmina (Billie) Giles, Florence Packer, Margaret Ann Marrs.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for November: Let us pray that people who struggle with depression and all forms of mental illness may find support in us all and allow a healing light to enter their lives.

HOLY SOULS: Please place the names of those you wish to pray for during November, the month of the Holy Souls, in the box in the porch. The box will be brought to the altar at Mass. Please put any offerings in the Holy Souls wall-box inside the church.

MISSIO RED BOXES: Please return your red boxes to church during November to be emptied and counted. Please give them to Joe Walton or leave them in the SACRISTY (not the porch). If you are unable to come to church, please phone Joe, our Missio rep., to arrange collection. If you would like a Red Box, please contact Joe.

THIS WEDNESDAY 1st December 7pm We warmly invite you to a Celebration of Advent with readings and carols at St Dominic's, followed by tea/coffee, mince pies and scones in our parish room. This will be a lovely way to begin the season of Advent and prepare for the coming of Christ. We do hope you can join us. Everyone is welcome. We will have a collection for King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter for the homeless.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE tickets NOW ON SALE ! 50p each, £5 a book. 1st Prize £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £10. In aid of church maintenance. Tickets from church, Lourdes or Joe (01366 347455). Please return counterfoils and cash to church in envelope marked "Raffle." Draw on Sunday 19th Dec. Good luck! Please return surplus/unsold tickets to church in good time to enable others to take part.

MIGRANTS' DAY Friday 3rd December Dear Lord, no one is a stranger to you. Please help us to always show compassion, kindness and understanding towards the men, women and children who are migrants and refugees.

CAFOD For Human Rights Day, CAFOD will host an online event on Friday 10th Dec. from 6.30pm, with speakers from Colombia, Peru and Brazil who face growing threats for defending human rights and protecting our common home. To register, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/CAFOD-2021-Human-Rights: Day

CAFOD World Gifts will delight family and friends AND transform the lives of people living in poverty around the world: the true spirit of Christmas giving and the perfect way to go green and avoid waste! Please pick up a catalogue at church or see www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/World-Gifts

CAFOD invites you to sign up for their ADVENT CALENDAR of daily reflections, prayers, stories and practical ideas in preparation for Christmas. Please see www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Advent-calendar

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW ON SALE at our Repository in the parish room. Also, Advent Calendars, 2022 Catholic diaries, Child's Bibles, Rosary beads and many more devotional cards and items. Please pay at the Repository Wall-box on the back wall of the church near the confessional. Orders can be taken...ask Joe.

HONOURING SUNDAY: As people begin returning to more regular patterns of parish life, our Bishops have just issued a statement about the importance of honouring Sunday. Please pick up a copy at church or visit www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-statement-honouring-sunday/ For an overview of what else our Bishops discussed at their recent plenary meeting, please visit www.cbcew.org.uk/plenary-november-2021/

SAFEGUARDING: Lourdes Luyten-Coelho is our parish Safeguarding Representative. She is responsible for the safe recruitment of volunteers in our parish. Volunteers are asked to read and abide by our diocese's Code of Conduct. For more information, please see the Safeguarding poster and cards in our church-porch, and www.rcdea.org.uk/safeguarding/

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. As our stewards gradually step back and fulfil more of a welcoming role, we need your help to clean our church after Mass: you will be shown what to do and provided with gloves, aprons, materials...it's very straightforward! Heartfelt thanks to our stewards for their dedicated service and to you all for your cooperation throughout the pandemic.

RADIO MARIA ENGLAND is part of a worldwide network of Catholic radio stations, broadcasting Christian music, prayer and teaching on digital radio and online. For the full schedule, please visit www.radiomariaengland.uk or phone 07502 385010.


November 21st 2021 – CHRIST THE KING



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Maureen McCarthy, Michael Charles Prentice, Jean Carritt, Gareth Clive Neville Freeman, Sidney Banwell, Nora McKenna, Helena Pexton, Joseph Edward Ballantyne, Thomas Dunbar, Pacita & Dotisimo Sumicad, Anthony McGlone.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for November: Let us pray that people who struggle with depression and all forms of mental illness may find support in us all and allow a healing light to enter their lives.

HOLY SOULS: Please place the names of those you wish to pray for during November, the month of the Holy Souls, in the box in the porch. The box will be brought to the altar at Mass. Please put any offerings in the Holy Souls wall-box inside the church.

THIS SUNDAY 21st November is Youth Day. Let us pray that God will fill the hearts of all our young people with the fire of His love. There will be a Second Collection this weekend 20th/21st Nov. for our Diocesan Youth Service.

MISSIO RED BOXES: Please return your red boxes to church during November to be emptied and counted. Please give them to Joe Walton or leave them in the SACRISTY (not the porch). If you are unable to come to church, please phone Joe, our Missio rep., to arrange collection. If you would like a Red Box, please contact Joe.

We warmly invite you to a Celebration of Advent at St Dominic's on Wednesday 1st December at 7pm, with readings, carols and hymns. Followed by tea/coffee and mince-pies in our Parish Room. Everyone is welcome.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE tickets NOW ON SALE ! 50p each, £5 a book. 1st Prize £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £10. In aid of church maintenance. Tickets from church, Lourdes or Joe (01366 347455). Please return counterfoils and cash to church in envelope marked "Raffle." Draw on Sunday 19th Dec. Good luck! Please return surplus/unsold tickets to church in good time to enable others to take part.

COP26 'hands a threadbare lifeline to the world's most vulnerable people.' Please read CAFOD's report on the outcome of COP26 at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/COP26-summit-ends

A guide to our shared climate challenges, inspired by Catholic social teaching, can be seen at www.journeyto2030.org An introductory magazine will be available soon. Our diocese has appointed Fr Paul Maddison to be its Environmental Champion. Please see www.rcdea.org.uk/a-catholic-guide-to-our-shared-climate-challenges/ for more details.

CAFOD World Gifts will delight family and friends AND transform the lives of people living in poverty around the world: the true spirit of Christmas giving and the perfect way to go green and avoid waste! Please see www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/World-Gifts or pick up a catalogue at church.

STELLA MARIS (formerly Apostleship of the Sea) presents an online discussion on modern slavery aboard some fishing vessels and what is being done about it: 7.30pm to 9pm, Tuesday 23rd Nov. Register at www.stellamaris.org.uk/ModernSlavery

Aid to the Church in Need: Red Wednesday 24th Nov. highlights the persecution of people for their faith and this year focuses on the suffering of Christian women and girls. Please see www.acnuk.org/our-campaigns/redwednesday/ for news, information and ACN's petition to the UK Government and UN which we are invited to sign. Please pray in solidarity for all those people who suffer as a result of their faith.

You can donate to our parish at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you! Your generous donations help to support the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish. Thank you.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. As our stewards gradually step back and fulfil more of a welcoming role, we need your help to clean our church after Mass: you will be shown what to do and provided with gloves, aprons, materials...it's very straightforward! Heartfelt thanks to our stewards for their dedicated service and to you all for your cooperation throughout the pandemic.



November 14th 2021 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Margaret Pearson, Mary Marsh, Florence Kathleen Cooper, Kevin Burton Woolston, Robert Augustin Smith, Patrick Diamond, James Stanley Kirchin, Mary Heffron.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound, their carers and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Form and put it, and any offering, into an envelope. Please write "Mass Intention" on the envelope and then place envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Forms and envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for November: Let us pray that people who struggle with depression and all forms of mental illness may find support in us all and allow a healing light to enter their lives.

HOLY SOULS: Please place the names of those you wish to pray for during November, the month of the Holy Souls, in the box in the porch. The box will be brought to the altar at Mass. Please put any offerings in the Holy Souls wall-box inside the church.

THIS SUNDAY 14th November is Remembrance Sunday. On this day are remembered all those who gave their lives for their country, all those who suffered and died through acts of war and those who were left behind to grieve and mourn. In Downham Market, there will be a parade at 2.15pm from the Town Hall carpark to the War Memorial for a short service and wreath-laying, followed by a service at St Edmund's church.

This Sunday is also World Day of the Poor. Please pray for all those living in poverty around the world.

NEXT SUNDAY 21st November is Youth Day. Let us pray that God will fill the hearts of all our young people with the fire of His love. There will be a Second Collection next weekend 20th/21st Nov. for our Diocesan Youth Service.

MISSIO RED BOXES: Please return your red boxes to church during November to be emptied and counted. Please give them to Joe Walton or leave them in the SACRISTY (not the porch). If you are unable to come to church, please phone Joe, our Missio rep., to arrange collection. If you would like a Red Box, please contact Joe.

MISSIO 2022 CALENDARS now available at church...please take one.

We warmly invite you to a Celebration of Advent at St Dominic's on Wednesday 1st December at 7pm, with readings, carols and hymns. Followed by tea/coffee and mince-pies in our Parish Room. Everyone is welcome.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE tickets NOW ON SALE ! 50p each, £5 a book. Proceeds towards the maintenance of our church. Please support our main fundraiser this year by selling tickets to your family, friends and neighbours. 1st Prize £50, 2nd Prize £25, 3rd Prize £10. Please pay by cheque to "St Dominic's RC Church," with "Christmas Raffle" written on the back (please put cheque in envelope through Fr Erico's letterbox or give to Lourdes or Joe); or by cash (in envelope with "Christmas Raffle" and your name on it). Tickets from Lourdes or Joe (01366 347455). Let us know you have paid and include your phone number so that we can contact you if you win. Lourdes will fill in counterfoils and return tickets to you. Draw takes place Sunday 19 Dec. Thank you for your support. Good luck! Please return any surplus/unsold tickets to church in good time so that others have an opportunity to take part.

COP26: Let us take good care of our common home and pray that nations will work together on tackling climate change. Please see www.cafod.org.uk for all the latest news from COP26.

CAFOD: Please see the letter of thanks in the porch for the £112.62 we donated for Harvest Fast Day; your prayers and gifts will make a difference. WORLD GIFTS are the true spirit of Christmas giving: please do pick up a catalogue at church or look on CAFOD's website above.

King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter is now open for its 2021/2022 season. Please see www.klwns.org.uk for more information about the Shelter, volunteering or making a donation of cash, food or other essential items.

You can donate to our parish in several easy ways: at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible, by completing a simple Gift Aid Declaration, available from Eddy Luyten, our Treasurer, or Jose Villatoro, our Gift Aid Officer. Gift Aid makes every donation worth 25% more to our parish, at no cost to you. So, let's make the most of the scheme to benefit our parish. We are very grateful for all your donations towards the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church, unless you are exempt. Participation in NHS Test and Trace is voluntary. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you like. Please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Our stewards will continue to welcome you...we are very grateful for their service and dedication.



November 7th 2021 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Amy Joyce, Eileen Bergin, Geoffrey Windle, Edward Nangle, Phillip Williams, Sybil Alexandra Lynskey, Charles Morrell, Ann Hare.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Patrick Attah, Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Jack Robbins, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. “Lord, keep them in your heart”. If you would like a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass Intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Envelope and place the envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Spare envelopes are available in our church-porch.

Prayer intention for November: Let us pray that people who struggle with depression and all forms of mental illness may find support in us all and allow a healing light to enter their lives.

HOLY SOULS: Please place the names of those you wish to pray for during November, the month of the Holy Souls, in the box in the porch. The box will be brought to the altar at Mass. Please put any offerings in the Holy Souls wall-box inside the church.

THIS WEEKEND we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the St Edmund's Fund, which makes crisis grants to families and individuals, and Caritas East Anglia, which supports the poor and marginalised.

The second collections during October amounted to: Cafod: £112.62; Mercy Ships: £144.70 and Missio: £99.72

A big thank you to all parishioners for your generous support.

MISSIO RED BOXES: Please return your red boxes to church during November to be emptied and counted. Please give them to Joe Walton or leave them in the SACRISTY (not the porch). If you are unable to come to church, please phone Joe, our Missio rep., to arrange collection. If you would like a Red Box, please contact Joe.

We warmly invite you to a