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June 13th 2021 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Hugh Burns, Mabel Duhig, Charles Gordon Hereford, Ruby Barber, Martin Joseph Diamond, Pamela Leggott.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

Mary Wareham passed away peacefully on the 7th June at home, assisted by the Church’s sacraments and surrounded by her family. Please pray for her soul and for Geoffrey and their family. Mary lived her faith with such humility, gentleness and kindness. We appreciate her huge contribution to our parish life over many years. May she rest in peace. The funeral will be on 30th June at St Dominic’s

BOOKING: ONLINE BOOKING HAS NOW CEASED. YOU MUST PLEASE BOOK BY PHONE ONLY FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS. Book by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). If your call is not answered in person, please leave a message on the answerphone facility. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us asap by calling the above phone number (so that someone else can have your seat(s)).

HANDS - FACE - SPACE - FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe. Thank you.

NEXT SUNDAY 20th June is the DAY FOR LIFE. There will be a SECOND COLLECTION next weekend, 19th and 20th June, for the work of LIFE CHARITIES The Day for Life is the day in the Church's year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. Please visit https://www.dayforlife.org for prayers, resources, information; documents and publications released by the Catholic Church on the key issues

Ask your MP to sign a Parliamentary motion to stop ‘DIY’ abortion

Carla Lockhart MP has launched a parliamentary motion calling on the Government to end DIY’ home abortion.

It is therefore vital that as many MPs as possible sign Carla Lockhart’s motion to send a clear message to the Government that they must end dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortion services as soon as possible.

Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool which makes it simple for you to send an email to your MP asking them to sign the motion. Please click the link below to contact your MP now. It only takes 30 seconds! www.righttolife.org.uk/DIYmotion

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The June/July edition of our diocesan newspaper is out now! Please pick up a copy at church or read online at https://www.rcdea.org.uk It includes a report and photo of Bishop Alan's recent visit to bless our new porch.

A PASTORAL LETTER on the theme of the environment was issued by our Bishops at Pentecost. "God's revelation of himself in Creation is inseparable from the revelation of his love for us in Christ and in his desire to live in us through his Holy Spirit (CBCEW)." The Letter addresses us all at a time of remarkable challenge and opportunity: the UK is hosting the G7 Summit 11-13 June and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) 1-12 November 2021. Please read the Letter at https://www.rcdea.org.uk or pick up a copy at church

Pope Francis invites us to make The Beauty of Marriage our prayer intention for June. Please pray for all those who are preparing for marriage: may they grow in love, generosity, faithfulness and patience. To read and watch Pope Francis's message, please visit https://www.vaticannews.va

INVITING YOUNG PEOPLE ON PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM 28 JULY - 1 AUGUST: Our Diocesan Youth Service and Radio Maria England are organising this covid-safe walking and camping pilgrimage for young people aged 16 to 30. They are calling the pilgrimage 'England's Way' as Walsingham is known as England's Nazareth. It costs just £50 to register (plus booking fee). There are limited places so please book early. To find out more and to register, visit www.englandsway.org

OUR DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE has more upcoming events including a special Mass with Bishop Alan on Saturday 10th July (more details to be confirmed soon). To find out more about the Service and its Ignite youth mission team, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/youth/

Churches Together in Downham Market and District invite you to OUTDOOR SONGS OF PRAISE at 6pm on Saturday 17th July at the Jubilee Centre, 106 Howdale Rd, DM PE38 9AH. Bring your own cream tea and chairs / rug. Please see poster in our church-porch. If you would like to come, please phone 01366 347455 to book your place.

A message of thanks from Jane Crone of Cafod East Anglia; Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.



June 6th 2021 – CORPUS CHRISTI





ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Vera Andrews, Richard Wade, Peter Keatley, John Mc Niffe, Lynette Rodwell, Hannah Dyson, Lilioza Weilgosz, Winifred Orin ,Kathleen Freeman, Thomas Redmond.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

BOOKING: ONLINE BOOKING HAS NOW CEASED. YOU MUST PLEASE BOOK BY PHONE ONLY FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). If your call is not answered in person, please leave a message on the answerphone facility. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us asap by calling the above phone number (so that someone else can have your seat(s)).

HANDS - FACE - SPACE - FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe. Thank you.

A PASTORAL LETTER on the theme of the environment was issued by our Bishops at Pentecost. "God's revelation of himself in Creation is inseparable from the revelation of his love for us in Christ and in his desire to live in us through his Holy Spirit (CBCEW)." The Letter addresses us all at a time of remarkable challenge and opportunity: the UK is hosting the G7 Summit 11-13 June and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) 1-12 November 2021. Please read the Letter at https://www.rcdea.org.uk

Pope Francis invites us to make The Beauty of Marriage our prayer intention for June. Please pray for all those who are preparing for marriage: may they grow in love, generosity, faithfulness and patience. To read and watch Pope Francis's message, please visit https://www.vaticannews.va

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE MASS: Saturday 12th June at 11am. St John's Cathedral, Norwich. If you would like to attend, please register at www.rcdea.org.uk/marriage-mass-registration/

WALSINGHAM: The Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady is "England's Nazareth." It is always lovely to visit and pray at Our Lady's shrine. We are blessed to live so close. The shrine's website www.walsingham.org.uk has a wealth of information on its history, daily programme, pilgrimages and retreats. The shrine has its own accommodation which is open again for bookings.

THE WALSINGHAM WAY is a new way-marked walking-route between Norwich and Walsingham which celebrates the tradition of pilgrimage. There was once a network of pilgrim routes across Norfolk as pilgrims travelled from far and wide to Our Lady's shrine at Walsingham. Please read more about the Way at https://www.walsinghamway.blog

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED https://www.acnuk.org Please visit the website to read news stories on the suffering Church in Syria, Ethiopia, Myanmar, the Holy Land, Nigeria and DR Congo. Your prayers and support mean so much to our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ.

Churches Together in Downham Market and District invite you to OUTDOOR SONGS OF PRAISE at 6pm on Saturday 17th July at the Jubilee Centre, 106 Howdale Rd, DM PE38 9AH. Bring your own cream tea and chairs / rug. Please see poster in our church-porch. If you would like to come, please phone 01366 347455 to book your place.

CAFOD https://cafod.org.uk

- G7 Interfaith Event: building a better world after the pandemic. Thursday 10 June at 7pm. Livestreamed from Truro Cathedral.

"Pope Francis has warned that people in the world's poorest communities are often forgotten by decision-makers so we want to tell the G7 leaders that they have to plan for a global recovery which leaves no one behind (CAFOD)."

Please join this livestreamed event by registering at https://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/G7-interfaith-event-Truro

- CAFOD's Volunteers' Month celebrates the work of their volunteers with a series of online events from Thurs. 3 June to Thurs. 1 July.

MISSIO is the Pope's charity for world mission. The Summer edition of their magazine, Mission Today, includes an Impact Report which shows how your prayers and donations supported missionaries around the world in 2020...thank you. Now available in our church porch...please do take a copy.

- Fr Michael, an Indian missionary currently in Malaysia, shares his story at https://www.missio.org.uk/frmichael



May 30th 2021 – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY





ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: William Adams, Brenda Winifred Burke, Bedelin Harrison, William Frederick Truan, Robin Rolfe, Carol Mc Kenna.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

BOOKING: ONLINE BOOKING HAS NOW CEASED. YOU MUST PLEASE BOOK BY PHONE ONLY FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). If your call is not answered in person, please leave a message on the answerphone facility. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us asap by calling the above phone number (so that someone else can have your seat(s)).

HANDS - FACE - SPACE - FRESH AIR. Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe. Thank you.

ROSARY STRONGHOLD WITH THE HOLY FAMILY, a Rosary Mission throughout May.

- nightly online Rosary at 8pm.

- Sunday 30 May, 9am to 9pm: National Rosary Relay Rally. Our Bishop Alan will lead the Rosary from 2pm to 3pm.

- Monday 31 May, the feast of The Visitation of the BVM: at 8pm, Bishop John Keenan will host a Crowning Rosary online, in thanksgiving.

- For more details, and to take part online, please go to www.walsingham.org.uk We can all take part in this great mission and join our prayers with those of the whole Church.

Many of you may remember Fr John Daley for his retreats at Bridge Farm and Wisbech. Fr John has suffered periodic bouts of ill-health over the years and has recently been admitted to hospital again. Please pray for his recovery.

A report and photo of Bishop Alan's visit to our parish on 10th May will appear in the next edition of Catholic East Anglia, our diocesan newspaper, and can be seen now on our diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk

The Sisters of the Sacred Heart Convent, Swaffham are leaving the town 107 years after their order, the Daughters of Divine Charity, first arrived there. Generations of local children (including some of our parishioners) attended their school. A Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated last Sunday. As a new mission awaits them, let us pray for the Sisters and give thanks for their witness and service to their local community.

A PASTORAL LETTER on the theme of the environment was issued by our Bishops at Pentecost. "God's revelation of himself in Creation is inseparable from the revelation of his love for us in Christ and in his desire to live in us through his Holy Spirit (CBCEW)." The Letter addresses us all at a time of remarkable challenge and opportunity: the UK is hosting the G7 Summit 11-13 June and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) 1-12 November 2021. Please read the Letter at https://www.rcdea.org.uk

CAFOD https://cafod.org.uk

- G7 Interfaith Event: building a better world after the pandemic. Thursday 10 June at 7pm. Livestreamed from Truro Cathedral.

"Pope Francis has warned that people in the world's poorest communities are often forgotten by decision-makers so we want to tell the G7 leaders that they have to plan for a global recovery which leaves no one behind (CAFOD)."

Please join this livestreamed event by registering at https://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/G7-interfaith-event-Truro

- CAFOD's Volunteers’ Month celebrates the work of their volunteers with a series of online events from Thurs. 3 June to Thurs. 1 July.

MARCH FOR LIFE: LifeStream21 is an online pro-life festival taking place Friday 4th to Saturday 5th June with talks, discussion and music. For more information and to join the festival, please go to https://www.marchforlife.co.uk/lifestream-21-event-page/

MISSIO is the Pope's charity for world mission. The Summer edition of their magazine, Mission Today, includes an Impact Report which shows how your prayers and donations supported missionaries around the world in 2020...thank you. Now available in our church porch...please do take a copy.


May23rd 2021 – PENTECOST SUNDAY






ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Frantisek Bezdek, Victor Thomas Parnell, Donald Keady, Doris Reid, Peveri Nazimova, Elizabeth McNeil.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

BOOKING: ONLINE BOOKING HAS NOW CEASED. YOU MUST PLEASE BOOK BY PHONE ONLY FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). If your call is not answered in person, please leave a message on the answerphone facility. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us asap by calling the above phone number (so that someone else can have your seat(s)).

COVID-19 RESPONSE ROADMAP: On 17th May, we moved into Step 3. Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for all the latest information and guidance.Our Bishops have issued their "Covid-19 Route Map: Step 3 Guidance" for our dioceses. "Key to implementation of this guidance is the Government's understanding of moving away from centralised detailed regulation to prudent local judgements" (CBCEW). The prevailing local conditions for the virus will inform these judgements. To read the guidance, please see https://www.cbcew.org.uk/covid-guidance-collective-worship/

HANDS - FACE - SPACE- FRESH AIR all remain important. So, at church, we need to continue to sanitise our hands, wear face-coverings and open windows. We still need to maintain social distancing in church. We will maintain our present covid-secure capacity of 24 individuals for the time being but a reassessment may be possible based on an evaluation of the "prevailing local conditions for the virus." We will also maintain a good general standard of cleaning.

ROSARY STRONGHOLD WITH THE HOLY FAMILY, a Rosary Mission throughout May.

- nightly online Rosary at 8pm.

- Monday 24 May, the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church: a day of prayer for young people and families.

- Sunday 30 May, 9am to 9pm: National Rosary Relay Rally. Our Bishop Alan will lead the Rosary from 2pm to 3pm.

- Monday 31 May, the feast of The Visitation of the BVM: at 8pm, Bishop John Keenan will host a Crowning Rosary online, in thanksgiving.

- For more details, and to take part online, please go to www.walsingham.org.uk We can all take part in this great mission and join our prayers with those of the whole Church.

ISRAEL - GAZA CONFLICT Please pray for the people who are suffering due to this conflict, and for peace.

- Please read how CAFOD is responding to the conflict through emergency food and medical assistance, legal aid and the promotion of dialogue. You can DONATE to CAFOD's Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Appeal https://www.cafod.org.uk

- Fr Gabriel Romanelli is the parish priest of Holy Family parish in Gaza. He asks for our prayers, our awareness of their situation and for material help (eg through CAFOD). Read more and listen to Fr Gabriel at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- The Holy Family church in Gaza is a parish of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to which our diocese is twinned through its Building Bridges project. Read more at https://www.rcdea.org.uk



May16th 2021 – 7th Sunday of Easter



Sunday the 23rd May is PENTECOST SUNDAY......Not the 8th Sunday after Easter....Apologies for the error in the print version of the newsletter.

THIS SUNDAY 16th MAY is WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY. Pope Francis has chosen this year's theme: "Come and See: communicating by encountering people as and where they are." To read the Pope's message and other reflections, please visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/world-communications-day-2021/

THIS WEEKEND 15th and 16th May we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Frantisek Bezdek, Victor Thomas Parnell, Donald Keady, Doris Reid, Peveri Nazimova, Elizabeth McNeil.

Bishop Alan visited our parish last Monday to bless our new porch. He celebrated Mass with Frs Erico, Peter Rollings (our Dean) and Padraig Hawkins. A good number of our parishioners were present. He thanked the parish for their great generosity towards the Alive in Faith appeal which had made the new porch extension possible, and all those who had worked so hard on the project. He noted that this was our church's 4th stage of development from its humble beginnings as a converted stable. While we remained in our seats, Bishop Alan then blessed our new porch and we responded with joyful applause. We thank Bishop Alan and wish him a happy retirement after the appointment of his successor. We pray that our parish may continue to grow in faith and to welcome others to encounter Christ in their lives.

ROSARY STRONGHOLD WITH THE HOLY FAMILY, a Rosary Mission throughout May. The Mission will include: nightly online Rosary at 8pm from various shrines and parishes around the UK; a National Rosary Relay Rally on Sat. 30 May (our Bishop Alan will lead the Rosary from 2-3pm); National Days of Prayer on 24, 30 and 31 May. For more details, please see www.walsingham.org.uk and www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk Even though you may not be on the internet, please take part in this great Mission by praying the Rosary at home and joining your prayers with those of the whole Church.

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

THY KINGDOM COME is a global prayer movement that invites all Christians to pray from the Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. This time of prayer for evangelisation is closely linked to the Pentecost Novena which is traditionally prayed from the Ascension to Pentecost for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

We are invited to pray especially for 5 people whom we might begin to have a conversation with about our faith in Jesus Christ.

If you would like to take part, please contact Rebecca Bretherton (our Diocesan Co-ordinator for the New Evangelisation) by email evangelisation@rcdea.org.uk. You can read about Thy Kingdom Come at https://www.thykingdomcome.global.

CAFOD https://www.cafod.org.uk

- CAFOD's mission is to work for a world where every person can not only survive but live with dignity and hope.

- Read how CAFOD is responding to the coronavirus pandemic around the world. As of April 2021, CAFOD has responded across 35 countries, thanks to your prayers and donations.

- To help CAFOD reach more and more people in need, you can DONATE to their Coronavirus Appeal.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED joins Catholic Voices to host a webinar at 6pm on Wednesday 19th May. The theme of the webinar is Standing up for Religious Freedom. Taking part will be Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Lord David Alton and Fr Habila Daboh, the rector of a seminary in northern Nigeria. To read more about the webinar and the plight of religious freedom around the world; and to register for the webinar, please see: https://www.acnuk.org/event/webinar-standing-up-for-religious-freedom-what-it-looks-like-and-why-we-should-fight-for-it/

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA https://www.rcdea.org.uk

Powerful speakers give a call to faith at the recent Ignite Festival for young people in our diocese. Read more and watch at the above website. The online festival ended with groups coming together for Adoration. Please pray for our young people.



May 9th 2021 – 6th Sunday of Easter




NEXT SUNDAY 16th May is WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY.

NEXT WEEKEND 15th and 16th May we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.

The collection for the week of 25/04 was £163.00. The standing orders for the month April came to £899.00

Big thank you to everybody in the parish

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: John Carey, Andrew Skeparnides, Paul Bentley, Brian Weedon, Hugh James Walton, Bronislaw Anthony Szczepansk, John o’ Neill.

BISHOP ALAN is due to visit our parish on Monday 10 May for Mass at 11am and to bless our new porch. Please BOOK your seat at this Mass, by phone only (01366 347455).

ROSARY STRONGHOLD WITH THE HOLY FAMILY, a Rosary Mission throughout May. The Mission will include: nightly online Rosary at 8pm from various shrines and parishes around the UK; a National Rosary Relay Rally on Sat. 30 May (our Bishop Alan will lead the Rosary from 2-3pm); National Days of Prayer on 24, 30 and 31 May. For more details, please see www.walsingham.org.uk and www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk Even though you may not be on the internet, please take part in this great Mission by praying the Rosary at home and joining your prayers with those of the whole Church.

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOUBOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH. If you have to CANCEL your booking, please phone 01366 347455 as soon as possible so that someone else can have the seat.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD We will have Mass at 6pm for the Vigil on Weds. 12 May and at 9.30am on Thurs. 13 May. No need to book. The Mass-obligation is still suspended.

THE DAY OF THE LORD is our Bishops' reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments. To read the reflection, please visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk

THY KINGDOM COME is a global prayer movement that invites all Christians to pray from the Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. This time of prayer for evangelisation is closely linked to the Pentecost Novena which is traditionally prayed from the Ascension to Pentecost for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

We are invited to pray especially for 5 people whom we might begin to have a conversation with about our faith in Jesus Christ.

If you would like to take part, please contact Rebecca Bretherton (our Diocesan Co-ordinator for the New Evangelisation) by email evangelisation@rcdea.org.uk. You can read more about Thy Kingdom Come at https://www.thykingdomcome.global.

CAFOD https://www.cafod.org.uk - Read how CAFOD is responding to the Covid-19 crisis in India with its support for Caritas India who are distributing medical kits and setting up treatment centres. Please pray for the people of India.

- You can DONATE to CAFOD's Coronavirus Appeal.


May 2nd 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter





PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Cyril Vincent, Robert Wales, Michael John Bryant, Helen McCarthy, Bernard O’Brien, Kevin Hanley, Christopher White, Hazel Malvene Midgeley, Fr Liam Crowley.

BISHOP ALAN is due to visit our parish on Monday 10 May for Mass at 11am and to bless our new porch. Please BOOK your seat at Mass, by phone only (01366 347455).

ROSARY STRONGHOLD WITH THE HOLY FAMILY, a Rosary Mission throughout May, beginning at 6pm this Saturday 1 May with Rosary livestreamed from Walsingham for all who have died from the pandemic across the world.

The Mission will include: nightly online Rosary at 8pm from various shrines and parishes around the UK; a National Rosary Relay Rally on Sat. 30 May (our Bishop Alan will lead the Rosary from 2-3pm); National Days of Prayer on 24, 30 and 31 May. For more details, please see www.walsingham.org.uk and www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk Even though you may not be on the internet, please take part in this great Mission by praying the Rosary at home and joining your prayers with those of the whole Church.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE Tuesday 4 May. Let us pray for compassion, justice and healing. Many more prayers, reflections and resources can be seen at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/safeguarding/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse-2021/

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOUBOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH. If you have to CANCEL your booking, please phone 01366 347455 as soon as possible so that someone else can have the seat.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD We will have Mass at 6pm for the Vigil on Weds. 12 May and at 9.30am on Thurs. 13 May. No need to book. The Mass-obligation is still suspended.

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM Monday 3 May. 12 noon, Mass; 2.30pm, Rosary and Benediction, with Bishop Alan. Livestreamed at https://www.walsingham.org.uk If you would like to attend in person, there are only a limited number of seats and you must book online at the website above.

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA https://www.rcdea.org.uk

- Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people aged 13+ to the IGNITE FESTIVAL ONLINE. Join members of the Ignite Team for music, inspiring talks, workshops and prayer. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May. 7pm to 8.30pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ignitefestival.co.uk

THE DAY OF THE LORD is our Bishops' reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments. To read the reflection, please visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk

Nursery Manager required at Little J&M’s Nursery, Felixstowe, please see diocesan website for more details: https://www.rcdea.org.uk/schools/school-vacancies/



April 25th 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter



THIS SUNDAY 25 April is WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK George Riddiford, Louise Wright.

THIS WEEKEND 24/25 APRIL we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for our DIOCESAN PRIESTS' TRAINING FUND.

BISHOP ALAN will visit our parish on Monday 10 May. He will celebrate Mass at 11am and bless our new church-porch. As seats are limited due to social distancing, you must book. Booking for this Mass will be by phone only (01366347455).

The Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse will take place on Tuesday 4 May. Our Bishops' website offers prayers and resources at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/safeguarding/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse-2021/

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOUBOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH. If you have to CANCEL your booking, please phone 01366 347455 as soon as possible so that someone else can have the seat.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily

for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

CONFESSION: While our usual confessional is out of use during the pandemic for safety reasons, a temporary confession space is available in the parish-room.

The SACRISTY is a small, confined space with little ventilation. So, for safety reasons, only altar-servers and stewards may enter the Sacristy. For confession, please use the parish-room

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA https://www.rcdea.org.uk

- Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people aged 13+ to the IGNITE FESTIVAL ONLINE. Join members of the Ignite Team for music, inspiring talks, workshops and prayer. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May. 7pm to 8.30pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ignitefestival.co.uk

- Year of St Joseph prayer-cards are available in our church-porch. Please take one.

- Please take a copy of our newspaper, Catholic East Anglia, for all the latest news from around our diocese...in our porch now!

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED have just launched their report, Religious Freedom in the World. "Over the past 2 years, oppression against vulnerable faith communities has increased in all but one of the 26 countries listed in the survey's worst category" (ACN). To watch the launch (which featured speakers from Nigeria, Iraq and Pakistan) on catch-up; to read the report in full or a summary; to sign up to ACN's e-newsletter, please visit https://www.acnuk.org Please pray in solidarity for all the people around the world who face persecution and discrimination because of their religious beliefs.



April 18th 2021 – 3nd Sunday of Easter




NEXT SUNDAY 25 April is WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

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

NEXT WEEKEND 24/25 APRIL we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for our DIOCESAN PRIESTS' TRAINING FUND.

Please pray for HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that he may rest in peace. Requiem Masses were celebrated in Norwich and King's Lynn this week. Please pray also for Her Majesty the Queen and for all her family.

BISHOP ALAN will visit our parish on Monday 10 May. He will celebrate Mass at 11am and bless our new church-porch. As seats are limited due to social distancing, you will need to book online or by phone.

Please pray for Fr Peter Brown who recently celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination. Fr Peter is a former parish priest of St Dominic's who is now retired and living in Wells-next-the-Sea.

The Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse will take place on Tuesday 4 May. Our Bishops' website offers prayers and resources at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/safeguarding/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse/day-of-prayer-for-survivors-of-abuse-2021/

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOU BOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH. If you have to CANCEL your booking, please phone 01366 347455 as soon as possible so that someone else can have the seat.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

CONFESSION: While our usual confessional is out of use during the pandemic for safety reasons, a temporary confession space is available in the parish-room.

The SACRISTY is a small, confined space with little ventilation. So, for safety reasons, only altar-servers and stewards may enter the Sacristy. For confession, please use the parish-room

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA https://www.rcdea.org.uk

- Our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people aged 13+ to the IGNITE FESTIVAL ONLINE. Join members of the Ignite Team for music, inspiring talks, workshops and prayer. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May. 7pm to 8.30pm. For more information, please visit https://www.ignitefestival.co.uk

- Year of St Joseph prayer-cards are available in our church-porch. Please take one.

- Please take a copy of our newspaper, Catholic East Anglia, for all the latest news from around our diocese...in our porch now!

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED invite us to the public online launch of their report, Religious Freedom in the World, at 6pm on Tuesday 20 April. Let us pray in solidarity for all the people around the world who are persecuted because of their religious beliefs. For more information, and to access the online launch, please visit https://www.acnuk.org/event/launch-of-acns-religious-freedom-in-the-world-report/



April 11th 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter





DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY is celebrated on this, the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

THANK YOU for the beautiful Easter flowers that adorn our church.

A BIG THANK YOU from Fr Erico for your Easter offering of £957.

THANK YOU for helping in any way with our Holy Week and Easter services; for being present in church and for joining us in prayer at home. May God bless you all. Wherever we are, the whole Church unites in celebration of our risen Lord.

URBI ET ORBI: You can watch Pope Francis's Easter Message, as well as a recording of the Easter Mass at St Peter's, at https://www.vaticannews.va

SACRIFICE AND SERVICE: In his Easter message, Cardinal Vincent Nichols urges us to make these our Easter keywords at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/cardinal-easter-message-2021/

The Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse will in future take place on the Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter. This will be Tuesday 4 May in 2021.

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS NECESSARY. Our seating capacity is 24 individuals. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOU BOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

CONFESSION: While our usual confessional is out of use during the pandemic for safety reasons, a temporary confession space is available in the parish-room.

The SACRISTY is a small, confined space with little ventilation. So, for safety reasons, only altar-servers and stewards may enter the Sacristy. For confession, please use the parish-room

Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for all the latest information, guidance and support.

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA: please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk for the following;

- Celebrating the Year of St Joseph and of the Family in our diocese.

- The Easter edition of our diocesan newspaper, Catholic East Anglia, is available now online and in our church porch...do please take a copy. It includes a very compassionate Easter Message from Bishop Alan; Mission Made Possible, a programme for evangelisation; an astonishing discovery at Oxburgh Hall...and lots more news from around our diocese.

- Our Diocesan Youth Service has lots of upcoming events.

- Catholic Voices tell the Church's story and train others to do so. They are hosting an online conference entitled "Sharing the Church's Story" on Saturday 17 April from 2pm to 9pm. For more information, please see https://www.catholicvoices.org.uk

CAFOD: Please see https://www.cafod.org.uk for

- A personal message of thanks for your support.

- Why 2021 is a huge year for a green and just recovery.

- The G7 and COP26 Summits will be key events for tackling the climate crisis.

- Catholic Voices is hosting an online conference entitled, "Sharing the Church's Story" on Saturday 17 April from 2pm to 9pm.



April 4th 2021 – EASTER SUNDAY





Friday Abstinence is dispensed during the Easter Octave.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Whalley, Paul Latzel, Anthony Gates, Norah McKenna, George Broadbridge, Petula Edgeley, Kenneth Stanle, Joan McCulloch, Kenneth Harvey, Michael Grufferty.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

THANK YOU to all our altar-servers, readers, stewards and flower-arrangers; to Fran, our organist, and Martin for singing on our behalf; to Donna, our cleaner.

The Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse will in future take place on the Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter. This will be Tuesday 4 May in 2021.

BOOKING: SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS IMPORTANT. OUR SEATING CAPACITY IS 24 INDIVIDUALS. YOU MUST BOOK ONLINE OR BY PHONE FOR SUNDAY MASS.

Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455, with your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE OF MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND and NUMBER OF PERSONS). N.B. Online booking closes 24 hours in advance.

Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. IF YOU BOOK ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT YOUR "TICKET" AND HAND IT TO THE STEWARD ON ARRIVAL AT CHURCH.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call. See https://www.cbcew.org.uk for an online directory of churches that livestream their masses.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE AND FRESH AIR Please let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

Please see www.gov.uk for details of changes taking place from 29 March under the government's "Covid-19 Response" roadmap, and for all the latest information and guidance.

We are celebrating the Year of St Joseph and of the Family. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marking-the-year-of-st-joseph-across-east-anglia/ for details of how our diocese is celebrating with Masses, retreats, courses, events and prayer.

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA: please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk for all the following

- The Easter edition of our diocesan newspaper, Catholic East Anglia, is available now online. Paper copies also available in our church porch...do please take a copy

- Our Diocesan Youth Service has lots of news of upcoming events.

- The Trussell Trust, which runs a foodbank network, has organized an online event for church leaders on Weds. 28 April.

- Stella Maris supports seafarers: a recent webinar is available to watch.

- Catholic Voices is hosting an online conference entitled, "Sharing the Church's Story" on Saturday 17 April from 2pm to 9pm.

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.


March 28th 2021 – Palm Sunday




CLOCKS GO FORWARD ON PALM SUNDAY, 28 MARCH

PALM SUNDAY We will have a collection for Easter Flowers

GOOD FRIDAY is a day of Fast and Abstinence. We will have a collection for the Holy Land Shrines.

EASTER: Our Christmas and Easter offerings form a major part of a parish priest's annual income and are our personal gift to him for his ministry to us.

The Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse will in future take place on the Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter. This will be Tuesday 4 May in 2021.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Agnese Jude, Elena Ransome, Francis Baines, Bernard Duhig

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

HOLY WEEK: We follow Christ from His triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to the foot of the Cross as sorrowful bystanders to His Passion, before rolling back the stone of the empty tomb and experiencing the joy of the Resurrection.

- Our Bishops have issued guidance for Holy Week, to help priests and faithful enter into the celebrations as safely as possible during the pandemic. There will be appropriate changes to our usual practice. Please see https://www.cbcew.org.uk for details of this, prayer resources and more information and news.

- Cardinal Vincent Nichols leads a virtual Stations of the Cross on the cbcew website above.

- CAFOD offers Stations of the Cross, following themes of justice, poverty and mercy at https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

- CAFOD offers "4 steps to get ready for Easter and celebrate this special season" at its website above.

- Following their Lent Appeal, read CAFOD's "Water Stories" from across the world which show the difference that access to water has made to lives.

HOLY WEEK AT ST DOMINIC'S: MAUNDY THURSDAY Mass 7pm. GOOD FRIDAY Stations of the Cross 11.30am; Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm. HOLY SATURDAY Easter Vigil Mass 7pm (N.B. change from usual time); EASTER SUNDAY Mass 9.30am

You will need to BOOK ONLINE or BY PHONE for Sunday Mass and all our Holy Week services (except Stations of the Cross). Book ONLINE at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by PHONE (01366 347455 with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our Stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the Steward on arrival at church. N.B. Online booking for each service closes 24 hours in advance.

MASS: The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended due to the pandemic. Mass continues to be livestreamed on the internet and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service at 01642 130120 from 12 noon daily for as little as a local call.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

Please see www.gov.uk for details of changes taking place from 29 March under the government's "Covid-19 Response" roadmap, and for all the latest information and guidance.

In the year 2020 Pope Francis proclaimed a YEAR OF ST JOSEPH to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as Protector of the Universal Church. Throughout the pandemic, he says, many people have made hidden sacrifices to protect others, just as St Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus. He wishes to highlight St Joseph's role as a father who served his family with charity and humility. Our diocese will celebrate the year with Masses, retreats, courses, events and prayer. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marking-the-year-of-st-joseph-across-east-anglia/ for more details, dates and resources.

On 19 March 2021, Pope Francis inaugurated a YEAR OF THE FAMILY, urging all to support families and accompany them along the journey

MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK from around Europe (including Vatican City): Palm Sunday. BBC Radio 3, all day from 11am.

WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED HOLY WEEK.

To see this weeks newsletter please scroll down, it is below the message about Plenary Indulgence.

Plenary Indulgence

A message from Fr. Erico



On 20 March, the Apostolic Penitentiary issued a decree granting plenary indulgences to “the faithful suffering from the Covid-19 virus, commonly known as coronavirus, as well as to healthcare workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.”

The document comes in response to pastoral, spiritual and sacramental concerns for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which has raised “new uncertainties and above all widespread physical and moral suffering”.

The decree is signed by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, and the Regent, Father Krzysztof Nykiel.

Conditions for the plenary indulgence

The Decree grants a plenary indulgence to coronavirus patients quarantined by health authorities in hospitals and in their homes if, “with a spirit detached from any sin, they unite themselves spiritually through the media to the celebration of the Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, to the pious practice of the Way of the Cross or other forms of devotion.”

The plenary indulgence can also be obtained by the faithful if they at least “recite the creed, the Lord’s Prayer and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards their brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfill the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Holy father’s intentions), as soon as possible.”

A plenary indulgence is also granted to healthcare workers, family members and all those who, “exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, care for the sick” under the same conditions stated above.

Also, the faithful who offer a “visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or read the Holy Scriptures for half an hour, or recite the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross, or the recitation of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy” while praying for an end to the pandemic will be granted a plenary indulgence.

A few clarifications

In a note accompanying the Decree, the Apostolic Penitentiary provided for some eventualities linked with providing the Sacrament of Reconciliation for those affected by the Covid-19 virus.

The note explained that the diocesan bishop has complete discretion over the administration of collective absolution except where there is an “imminent danger of death” or a “grave necessity.” Individual confession remains the ordinary way of celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Also, if there is need to impart absolution to several faithful, the priest is obliged to inform the diocesan bishop as soon as possible.

Bishops are also tasked with evaluating the level of the pandemic in their respective jurisdictions to be able to set up prudent protocols for the individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation that safeguards the sacramental seal.

The note also encouraged setting up groups of voluntary “extraordinary hospital chaplains” who, obeying health norms and in agreement with health authorities, can provide spiritual assistance to the sick and dying.

Indulgences

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an indulgence is “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven.” Indulgences are either partial or plenary depending on if they remove part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.

By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ

ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT. A PLENARY INDULGENCE is granted to those who visit the Most Blessed Sacrament for at least one half hour (together with the three prerequisites (constants) of a plenary indulgence. A partial indulgence is granted to those who visit and adore the Most Blessed Sacrament without the three constants or for any period less than one half hour.In all but the plenary indulgence of In Articulo Mortis, at the moment of death, a plenary indulgence mentioned below MUST be accompanied by the three prerequisites of a plenary indulgence.

  1. Sacramental Confession,

  2. Communion, and

  3. Prayer for the intention of the Holy Father, all to be performed within days of each other if not at the same time.



March 21st 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent



THIS TUESDAY 23 MARCH is a National Day of Reflection on the Pandemic. There will be a minute's silence at 12 noon and a "beacon of remembrance" at 8pm when we are invited to shine a light from our homes to remember all who have died of Covid-19. Our Bishops invite us to make it a Day of Prayer, too, for the many needs, hopes and sorrows that have emerged over the past year and, in particular, to pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Please read their statement at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

So, we will have Mass this Tuesday at 9.30am, followed by Adoration, the minute's silence at noon and Benediction, closing at 12.30pm.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tina Kemp who died last weekend.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Edith Unwin, Ida Richelda Rooksby, Phyllis Ryan, Josephine Gould, Eric Robert Lincoln.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

This Friday, 26 March is a Day of Prayer for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

COLLECTION: The Standing Order collection for this month is £675

CAFOD You can still donate to the Lent Appeal. Envelopes are available in our church porch. For news of CAFOD's work around the world, please see

https://www.cafod.org.uk

LENT is 'a season of renewal, a time for turning again to the practice of our faith, in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving),' writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Pastoral Letter at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- CAFOD's online Lent Calendar invites you to journey through Lent with our global family, in prayer, reflection and action. There are also calendars for children and young people.

- CAFOD also offers Stations of the Cross: meditate on Christ's journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

- To receive weekly Gospel reflections via email, please sign up to CAFOD's e-newsletter. https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

Weekly Reflections for Lent: our diocese presents a series of weekly podcasts at https://www.rcdea.org.uk/series-of-weekly-reflections-for-lent/ Week 1 available now.

HOLY WEEK: Our Bishops have issued guidance for Holy Week, to help priests and faithful enter into celebrations as safely as possible. There will be appropriate changes this year to our usual practice. Please see https://www.cbcew.org.uk for details

HOLY WEEK AT ST DOMINIC'S: MAUNDY THURSDAY Mass 7pm. GOOD FRIDAY Stations of the Cross 11.30am; Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm. HOLY SATURDAY Easter Vigil Mass 7pm (N.B. change from usual time); EASTER SUNDAY Mass 9.30am

You will need to BOOK ONLINE or BY PHONE for all the above services except the Stations of the Cross. See below for booking arrangements.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

N.B. Online booking for Sunday Mass closes at 9.30am the day before.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

Pope Francis has proclaimed a YEAR OF ST JOSEPH, starting this month, to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as Protector of the Universal Church. Throughout the pandemic, he says, many people have made hidden sacrifices to protect others, just as St Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus. He wishes to highlight St Joseph's role as a father who served his family with charity and humility. Our diocese will celebrate the year with Masses, retreats, courses, events and prayer. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marking-the-year-of-st-joseph-across-east-anglia/ for more details, dates and resources.




March 14th 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent




Please note there will be a parish Mass on Friday 19th March to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph. There will not be Mass on Thursday 18th.

COLLECTION: The Standing Order collection for this month is £675

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

CAFOD LENT FAMILY FAST Thank you so much if you have already donated. Your support helps to provide water pumps to communities struggling to cope with an increasingly hotter and drier climate.

It's not too late to give to the appeal.

Please donate ONLINE at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the Fast Day ENVELOPES. You can also easily give via TEXT: text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.*

ENVELOPES: please return your envelopes to church this or send a cheque (not cash) to CAFOD in the freepost, pre-addressed envelope.

*TEXTS cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about CAFOD's work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460. For more information about CAFOD's Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/Legal-information/Privacy-notice

LENT is 'a season of renewal, a time for turning again to the practice of our faith, in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving),' writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Pastoral Letter at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- CAFOD's online Lent Calendar invites you to journey through Lent with our global family, in prayer, reflection and action. There are also calendars for children and young people.

- CAFOD also offers Stations of the Cross: meditate on Christ's journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

- To receive weekly Gospel reflections via email, please sign up to CAFOD's e-newsletter. https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

Weekly Reflections for Lent: our diocese presents a series of weekly podcasts at https://www.rcdea.org.uk/series-of-weekly-reflections-for-lent/ Week 1 available now.

COME AND SEE: Finding God in stillness, worship and the Word. Our Diocesan Team for Renewal in the Holy Spirit presents 2 Zoom meetings in Lent. The first took place on 2 March and the second takes place on 16 March at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. To access, please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/fr-stefan-and-fr-luke-lead-evenings-of-renewal-for-lent

HOLY WEEK: Our Bishops have issued guidance for Holy Week, to help priests and faithful enter into celebrations as safely as possible. There will be appropriate changes this year to our usual practice. Please see https://www.cbcew.org.uk for details

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

N.B. Online booking for Sunday Mass closes at 9.30am the day before.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

A MESSAGE FROM EDDY. In the wake of our dwindling funds due to the current situation, may I suggest that you make Mass offerings for intentions for your friends and family directly to Father who says Mass fervently every day. In populous nations priests offer Mass for several intentions; so please join your intentions with others - there’s nothing like the power of collective prayer. Please continue your stipends and Mass offerings; these do not need to stop. Payments can be made online, directly to the bank account or by cheque. Thank you and God Bless. Eddy

Pope Francis in Iraq: Look back at the historic visit: please see https://www.cbcew.org.uk and https://www.vaticannews.va Please pray for peace and reconciliation in Iraq and that the visit may bear much fruit.

Pope Francis has proclaimed a YEAR OF ST JOSEPH, starting this month, to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as Protector of the Universal Church. Throughout the pandemic, he says, many people have made hidden sacrifices to protect others, just as St Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus. He wishes to highlight St Joseph's role as a father who served his family with charity and humility. Our diocese will celebrate the year with Masses, retreats, courses, events and prayer. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marking-the-year-of-st-joseph-across-east-anglia/ for more details, dates and resources.



March 7th 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Lent


ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Robert Whiteland, Mary Ayo, Michael Bernard Schade.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

CAFOD LENT FAMILY FAST Thank you so much if you have already donated. Your generous gifts will help people like Hagos in Ethiopia, struggling to cope in an increasingly hotter and drier climate. Hagos and his family nearly starved due to drought, but thanks to our Church family and support like yours, CAFOD provided him with solar-powered water pumps. Hagos and his neighbours now have flowing water to cultivate their land.

It's not too late to give to Cafod’s Lent appeal.

Please donate ONLINE at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the Fast Day ENVELOPES. You can also easily give via TEXT: text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.*

ENVELOPES: please return your envelopes to church this weekend or send a cheque (not cash) to CAFOD in the freepost, pre-addressed envelope.

*TEXTS cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about CAFOD's work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460. For more information about CAFOD's Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/Legal-information/Privacy-notice

WALK FOR WATER: CAFOD invites you to walk alongside Abdella this Lent by challenging yourself to walk 10,000 steps, every day, for 40 days. Get sponsored and make a huge difference! Sign up at cafod.org.uk/walk

LENT is 'a season of renewal, a time for turning again to the practice of our faith, in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving),' writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Pastoral Letter at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- CAFOD's online Lent Calendar invites you to journey through Lent with our global family, in prayer, reflection and action. There are also calendars for children and young people.

- CAFOD also offers Stations of the Cross: meditate on Christ's journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

- To receive weekly Gospel reflections via email, please sign up to CAFOD's e-newsletter. https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

MISSION MADE POSSIBLE is a programme of home-based training in evangelisation run by the Diocese of Plymouth to give us the confidence to have conversations about our faith. Up to 5 participants at a time can take part in a 7-week online programme via Zoom. For more information see https://www.genesismission.co.uk. To take part, please send your telephone number to info@genesismission.co.uk.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

N.B. Online booking for Sunday Mass closes at 9.30am the day before.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

A MESSAGE FROM EDDY. In the wake of our dwindling funds due to the current situation, may I suggest that you make Mass offerings for intentions for your friends and family directly to Father who says Mass fervently every day. In populous nations priests offer Mass for several intentions; so please join your intentions with others - there’s nothing like the power of collective prayer. Please continue your stipends and Mass offerings; these do not need to stop. Payments can be made online, directly to the bank account or by cheque. Thank you and God Bless. Eddy

Weekly Reflections for Lent: our diocese presents a series of weekly podcasts at https://www.rcdea.org.uk/series-of-weekly-reflections-for-lent/ Week 1 available now

COME AND SEE: Finding God in stillness, worship and the Word. Our Diocesan Team for Renewal in the Holy Spirit presents 2 Zoom meetings in Lent. The first took place on 2 March and the second takes place on 16 March at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. To access, please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/fr-stefan-and-fr-luke-lead-evenings-of-renewal-for-lent

Pope Francis begins a 3-day visit to Iraq on 5 March. The Holy Father will travel the length of Iraq to stand in solidarity with the country's Christians and, under the theme of the visit "You are all brothers", all Iraqis. Please pray for peace in Iraq.

Pope Francis has proclaimed a YEAR OF THE FAMILY, starting this month. 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of St Joseph, as Protector of the Church. Our diocese will celebrate the year with Masses, retreats, prayers and social events. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marking-the-year-of-st-joseph-across-east-anglia/



February 28th 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Lent





ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Joseph Merron, Maria Wymann, Elizabeth Wood, Christine Hood, Christine Sczepanska, Mary Winning.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

CAFOD LENT FAMILY FAST DAY We are invited to pray, fast and give to help people like Abdella: he lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes Abdella ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Please give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support. Meet Abdella and explore his journey at cafod.org.uk/lent

Please donate ONLINE at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the Fast Day ENVELOPES. You can also easily give via TEXT: text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.*

ENVELOPES: please return your envelopes to church this weekend or send a cheque (not cash) to CAFOD in the freepost, pre-addressed envelope.

*TEXTS cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about CAFOD's work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460. For more information about CAFOD's Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/Legal-information/Privacy-notice

WALK FOR WATER: CAFOD invites you to walk alongside Abdella this Lent by challenging yourself to walk 10,000 steps, every day, for 40 days. Get sponsored and make a huge difference! Sign up at cafod.org.uk/walk

LENT is 'a season of renewal, a time for turning again to the practice of our faith, in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving),' writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Pastoral Letter at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- CAFOD's online Lent Calendar invites you to journey through Lent with our global family, in prayer, reflection and action. There are also calendars for children and young people.

- CAFOD also offers Stations of the Cross: meditate on Christ's journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

- To receive weekly Gospel reflections via email, please sign up to CAFOD's e-newsletter. https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Friday 5 March "Build on a strong foundation." For news and resources, please visit https://www.wwdp.org.uk

MISSION MADE POSSIBLE is a programme of home-based training in evangelisation run by the Diocese of Plymouth to give us the confidence to have conversations about our faith. Up to 5 participants at a time can take part in a 7-week online programme via Zoom. For more information see https://www.genesismission.co.uk. To take part, please send your telephone number to info@genesismission.co.uk.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

N.B. Online booking for Sunday Mass closes at 9.30am the day before.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff; for everyone who has died from Covid 19 and for their families and loved ones.

A MESSAGE FROM EDDY. In the wake of our dwindling funds due to the current situation, may I suggest that you make Mass offerings for intentions for your friends and family directly to Father who says Mass fervently every day. In populous nations priests offer Mass for several intentions; so please join your intentions with others - there’s nothing like the power of collective prayer. Please continue your stipends and Mass offerings; these do not need to stop. Payments can be made online, directly to the bank account or by cheque. Thank you and God Bless. Eddy

Deanery Lent Station Mass Fri. 2 March Our Lady of the Annunciation, King's Lynn. 5pm Exposition and Confession; 6pm Mass...livestreamed at https://www.catholicparish-kingslynn.org.uk

Weekly Reflections for Lent: our diocese presents a series of weekly podcasts at https://www.rcdea.org.uk/series-of-weekly-reflections-for-lent/ Week 1 available now

Pope Francis begins a 3-day visit to Iraq on 5 March. Listen to a podcast interview with the Archbishop of Erbil at https://www.cbcew.org.uk


PASTORAL LETTER OF

THE RIGHT REVD ALAN HOPES

THE BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

To be read at all Masses during the weekend of February 20/21 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our observance of the Holy Season of Lent reflects the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert before He began his public ministry of teaching and healing. His ministry culminates in His Passion, Death and Resurrection – a life freely given for our salvation.

As we follow in Our Lord’s footsteps, our observance of the forty days of Lent also culminates in the sacramental celebration of His Passion, Death and Resurrection. Holy Week and Easter: a celebration which renews our lives with the fruits of forgiveness and eternal life.

That number 40 has a rich and mystical significance in the Sacred Scriptures. It is a period of testing and preparation. It is also a time that looks forward to reconciliation with God, and to new life lived according to His ways.

Noah spent 40 days in the ark when the whole earth was covered in flood – yet he, and all in the ark, were saved. Moses spent 40 days fasting on Mount Sinai before receiving the ten commandments, and a new covenant with God’s chosen people. This same people spent forty years of testing in the desert, before entering the promised land and the new life that God had promised them.

For Jesus, His time of fasting and prayer in the desert was a time of discipline and preparation for His mission of salvation.

For us, these 40 days are a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving that enable us to give our particular attention to God – putting Him and our neighbour first – as we prepare for the new life of Easter.

For those among us who are preparing to be welcomed into the Church at Easter, through the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion – it is a time of intense prayer and reflection.

For all of us this past year has been a time of great testing and privation.

We remember in our prayers the tens of thousands who have died with the virus in our country alone, and all those who grieve for them. We continue to pray for all who are still suffering; and for those who work tirelessly among them in our hospitals, hospices and care homes.

However, we are also beginning to see light in the middle of the darkness. The global vaccination process is underway. Our support of this process, in the midst of the pandemic, reflects our Catholic obligation to work together for the common good.

So, we can look to the future with hope and embrace the possibility of things returning soon to some degree of normality.

But like our scriptural forbears, we need to prepare for that future.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has been reflecting on precisely this. He has, therefore, proclaimed a Year of the Family within a year that also marks the 150th anniversary of St Joseph as the Protector of the Church.

During this past year, we have seen just how important the Family is. So many have experienced how vulnerable relationships within our families can be. Children who no longer live at home have been unable to visit their parents. Grandparents have not been allowed to hug or see their grandchildren. Journeys to visit friends have not been possible. Like our faith, our family life was not intended to be lived in isolation.

So this will be a year, when the pandemic is over, for coming together once more and renewing those essential and close family ties.

Plans are underway for each Diocese and each parish to be able to mark this important year. Our Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission have already been discussing how we might assist in this renewal of the Family. Over twenty people are being trained across the Diocese for a Prayer and Listening Ministry to discuss problems big and small.

There will be Masses and retreats to celebrate Marriage and the Family during the course of the year, together with occasions when those who have lost a child, or who cannot have children, can come together to share their griefs and hopes. Every parish will need to reflect on how it might celebrate this year, helping to strengthen family life and assisting those who have gone through difficulties.

Renewing those essential and close family ties will also be vital for the Family of God – the Church.

We also need to look towards that time when we all come together as the Church –

to celebrate and renew our common faith and friendship with God and with each other;

to celebrate our common need for the grace we receive in the Sacraments – especially the Eucharist. For the Mass is the foretaste of heaven – it is our Promised Land.

May the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us all as we begin our journey towards Easter.

With warmest good wishes and prayer for you all,

Yours devotedly in Jesus Christ,

+Alan S. Hopes

The Right Reverend Alan S Hopes

Bishop of East Anglia



February 21st 2021 – 1st Sunday of Lent





ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Barry Midgley, Anne Knowles, Matthew Lamb, John Berkeszuk, Eleanor Burns, Kenneth Buckminster, Peter McCarthy, Ethel Marsh, Edwin White, Martin Young, Emily Stamp, Thomas Reidy, Dmytro Belej.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

NEXT FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY CAFOD LENT FAMILY FAST DAY We are invited to pray, fast and give to help people like Abdella: he lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes Abdella ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Please give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support. Meet Abdella and explore his journey at cafod.org.uk/lent

Please donate ONLINE at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the Fast Day ENVELOPES. You can also easily give via TEXT: text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.*

ENVELOPES: please pick up an envelope at church this weekend and return it next weekend or send a cheque (not cash) to CAFOD in the freepost, pre-addressed envelope.

*TEXTS cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about CAFOD's work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460. For more information about CAFOD's Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/Legal-information/Privacy-notice

WALK FOR WATER: CAFOD invites you to walk alongside Abdella this Lent by challenging yourself to walk 10,000 steps, every day, for 40 days. Get sponsored and make a huge difference! Sign up at cafod.org.uk/walk

LENT is 'a season of renewal, a time for turning again to the practice of our faith, in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving),' writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Pastoral Letter at https://www.cbcew.org.uk

- CAFOD's online Lent Calendar invites you to journey through Lent with our global family, in prayer, reflection and action. There are also calendars for children and young people.

- CAFOD also offers Stations of the Cross: meditate on Christ's journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.

- To receive weekly Gospel reflections via email, please sign up to CAFOD's e-newsletter. https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Friday 5 March "Build on a strong foundation." For news and resources, please visit https://www.wwdp.org.uk

MISSION MADE POSSIBLE is a programme of home-based training in evangelisation run by the Diocese of Plymouth to give us the confidence to have conversations about our faith. Up to 5 participants at a time can take part in a 7-week online programme via Zoom. For more information see https://www.genesismission.co.uk. To take part, please send your telephone number to info@genesismission.co.uk.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

HANDS - FACE – SPACE. Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff; for everyone who has died from Covid 19 and for their families and loved ones.

PARISH ROOM and kitchen will be closed for essential work on 22nd and 23rd Feb. Tables and chairs have had to be moved into the church until the work is completed. Sorry for the inconvenience. Mass will continue on Thursday and Sunday.

A MESSAGE FROM EDDY. In the wake of our dwindling funds due to the current situation, may I suggest that you make Mass offerings for intentions for your friends and family directly to Father who says Mass fervently every day. In populous nations priests offer Mass for several intentions; so please join your intentions with others - there’s nothing like the power of collective prayer. Please continue your stipends and Mass offerings; these do not need to stop. Payments can be made online, directly to the bank account or by cheque. Thank you and God Bless. Eddy

GLOW! The Ignite Team of our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people aged 13 to 19 to Glow, an afternoon online event with other young people featuring inspiring workshops, lively music and powerful prayer. Saturday 27 February 2pm to 4.30pm. Register now at www.rcdea.org.uk/youth or contact igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk for more information. All welcome - why not bring a friend!



14th February 2021 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time





ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Norah Riddiford, Robert Pexton, Kateryna Melnczuk, Anthony Rooksby, Maurice Marsh.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of 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 David Gent, and for Dee and her family that they may be comforted in their grief.

THIS SUNDAY 14 February is the Day of Prayer for the Unemployed. Please pray for all who are out of work, that God may give them hope and support.

COLLECTIONS: The Standing Order collection for January was £689.00. Thank you for your generosity

SHROVE TUESDAY 16 February: Missio invites you to join their online Flipping Fantastic Fundraiser. Be as creative as you like! Maybe you can have a Zoom flip with your family and friends. It's a great way to support Missio and enjoy delicious pancakes. Missio helps local missionaries across the world to work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. To find out more and download a sponsor form, please visit https://www.missio.org.uk/pancake

ASH WEDNESDAY 17 February marks the beginning of Lent. There will be Mass at 9.30am. CAFOD offers prayers and reflections for Lent at https://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-prayers

CAFOD: this Lent, CAFOD invites you and the whole Catholic community of England and Wales to join the Big Walk for Water virtual event. Help give the boot to water poverty across the world by walking a 5-mile route on Saturday 20 February at 2pm. The walk will raise funds to reach more families with clean water and other vital support. Could you Walk for Water as a personal Lenten challenge by walking 10,000 steps a day, every day, for 40 days? Find out more at https://www.cafod.org.uk/walk

CAFOD Lent Family Fast Day, Friday 26 February

MISSION MADE POSSIBLE is a programme of home-based training in evangelisation run by the Diocese of Plymouth to give us the confidence to have conversations about our faith. Up to 5 participants at a time can take part in a 7-week online programme via Zoom. For more information, please see https://www.genesismission.co.uk . To take part, please send your telephone number in an email to info@genesismission.co.uk

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS

at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff.

Please pray for everyone who has died from Covid 19 and for their families and loved ones.

PRAYING FOR A NEW BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

In 2019, Bishop Alan reached the age of 75 and, in accordance with Canon Law, proffered his resignation to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Holy Father has now accepted Bishop Alan's resignation and the process for the election of our new Bishop has thus begun.

THE PRAYER FOR A NEW BISHOPISON THE BACK PAGE OF THE NEWSLETTER

GLOW! The Ignite Team of our Diocesan Youth Service invites all young people aged 13 to 19 to Glow, an afternoon online event with other young people featuring inspiring workshops, lively music and powerful prayer. Saturday 27 February 2pm to 4.30pm. Register now at www.rcdea.org.uk/youth or contact igniteteam@rcdea.org.uk for more information. All welcome - why not bring a friend!


Sad news just in: Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Gent, who has died very suddenly and unexpectedly, and pray for Dee and all his family that they may be comforted in their grief



7th February2021 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Guymer, Barry Midgley, John Francis Neill, Joseph Byrne.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THOSE WHO WORK TO COMBAT IT. Monday 8th February, the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita who was kidnapped as a child in Sudan and sold into slavery. She was rescued and brought to Italy where she became a nun and dedicated her life to sharing her testament and comforting the poor and suffering.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK: Thursday 11th February, the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Please pray that God may bring comfort and peace to the sick and suffering, through the intercession of Our Lady.

MISSION MADE POSSIBLE is a programme of home-based training in evangelisation run by the Diocese of Plymouth to give us the confidence to have conversations about our faith. Up to 5 participants at a time can take part in a 7-week online programme via Zoom. For more information, please see https://www.genesismission.co.uk To take part, please send your telephone number in an email to info@genesismission.co.uk

CAFOD: Lent Family Fast Day Friday 26th February 1 in 3 people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. You have the power to change this. Abdella lives in Ethiopia where it is getting hotter and drier each year. He walks 10 hours a day to find water for his family. CAFOD helps vulnerable communities to access clean water and other vital support. For more about this Fast Day; Abdella's story; CAFOD's Walk for Water challenge; resources and prayers...please visit https://www.cafod.org.uk and follow the links.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS

at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff.

Please pray for everyone who has died from Covid 19 and for their families and loved ones.

PRAYING FOR A NEW BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

In 2019, Bishop Alan reached the age of 75 and, in accordance with Canon Law, proffered his resignation to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Holy Father has now accepted Bishop Alan's resignation and the process for the election of our new Bishop has thus begun.

THE PRAYER FOR A NEW BISHOP IS NOW ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE NEWSLETTER.




31st January2021 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eric St John Foti who died on 4th January. For many years, Eric and his family lived at Bridge Farm, Downham Market where they opened a chapel and Retreat Centre, as well as an extraordinary museum. Please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk to read a fitting tribute to "a man of faith who made things happen."

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Diamond, Lillian Galliers, Bernard Jewess,

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

THIS SUNDAY (31st Jan.) is RACIAL JUSTICE DAY. There will be a SECOND COLLECTION for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice. The theme is 'A Time to Act.' Bishop Paul McAleenan writes, "It's not enough to simply denounce racism. This is a time to act. In the words of Pope Francis, 'God asks us to dare to create something new.' " To read the message in full; for a reflection, prayers and resources, please visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY: This year's theme is "Be the light in the darkness". Let us pray for the courage to stand in solidarity and be the light in the darkness. To learn more, please visit https://www.hmd.org.uk and the "cbcew" website above.

COVID-19: Please go to the COVID-19 Emergency Information / News tab on the Home Page of our parish website for information and guidance from the Government and Catholic Church; our parish Covid-19 Risk Assessment; safety measures for our church; booking arrangements for Sunday Mass; livestreaming of Mass and Dial-a-Mass; vaccination and volunteering.

MASS: The Government calls on us to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives during the national lockdown. Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

Please consider attending on a Thursday when there are likely to be fewer people or participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. For more details, please see the Covid-19 tab on the Home Page of our parish website. Dial-a-Mass: Mass available each day from 12 noon to midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS

at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by phone 01366 347455 ( with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). Our stewards will ask if you have booked. If you book online, please print your "ticket" and hand it to the steward on arrival at church.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

Please, let's do all we can to keep each other safe.

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff.

Please pray for everyone who has died from Covid 19 and for their families and loved ones.

PRAYING FOR A NEW BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

In 2019, Bishop Alan reached the age of 75 and, in accordance with Canon Law, proffered his resignation to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Holy Father has now accepted Bishop Alan's resignation and the process for the election of our new Bishop has thus begun.

Let us pray,

O God, eternal Shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your church in East Anglia who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

St Felix, pray for us.

St Edmund, pray for us.

St Etheldreda, pray for us.

All holy martyrs and saints of East Anglia, pray for us.

NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST Sponsored 'Bike' Ride 2020: GOOD NEWS!!! Despite the pandemic, the Ride raised a staggering £173,000 (an increase of £78,000 from 2019). THANK YOU!!! 400 new participants! Many churches saw their fundraising efforts drastically affected in 2020 so grants from the NCT will be especially welcome. The 2021 Ride takes place on Saturday 11th September...put it in your diary now! "A thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding day exploring our beautiful Norfolk churches!", writes a St Dominic's participant.


24th January2021 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time




PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF PETER ROBERTS who passed away peacefully on the 16th January, fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church. Please pray for his wife, Pat, and for his family.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF TONY STONE who died on Saturday 9th January. And please pray for his wife, Monica, and all their family. Tony served our parish with great dedication as an altar-server, sacristan, reader, Missio Red Box promoter and handyman for many years. He took a full and active part in parish life and truly lived his faith. We appreciate his great contribution to our parish and pray that he may rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Gwendoline Reeve, Anne Reilly, Patrick Heffron, Joseph Drozdecki, Ellen Carey, Roman (Ray) Kowal, William Akers, Thomas McMahon, Reginald Thomas Cooper, Mary Rolfe-Tuffin.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

COVID-19: The new variant is spreading fast. Around 1 in 3 with Covid-19 don't have any symptoms but can still pass it on, putting people at risk and renewed pressure on the NHS. The Government urges us to STAY AT HOME. If it's essential to go out, wash your hands, cover your face indoors and keep your distance from others.

"Any single unnecessary contact you have with someone is a potential link in a chain of transmission that will lead to a vulnerable person." Prof. Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer)

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN: The Government instructs us all to STAY AT HOME TO PROTECT THE NHS AND SAVE LIVES. However, churches are allowed to remain open for public Mass. We are all now at greater risk so, if you do come to church, you must take extreme care with HANDs- FACE- SPACE and follow the directions of our stewards at all times. To read the guidance of the UK Government and *Catholic Church, please go to the COVID-19 tab at the top of the Home page of our parish website. *Copies available in our porch.

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: Government guidance advises people who are clinically vulnerable and more likely to develop severe illness from coronavirus, including people who are aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions) to keep social contacts low and maintain social distancing from those they do not live with.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, the Government advises you to follow its shielding guidance and only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. Please stay safe.

MASS-TIMES: Physical attendance at Mass is a matter of personal choice for each individual. No one should feel compelled to attend simply because Mass is being celebrated publicly.

A significant number of parishioners are staying safe at home and not coming to church for the foreseeable future. From 11th January and until further notice, our church will only open for public Mass on Thursdays and Sundays at 9.30am. The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended so it is perfectly acceptable to attend Mass on Thursday when it is likely to be quieter or to just STAY SAFE AT HOME.

LIVESTREAMING AND DIAL-A MASS: Please consider participating in the Mass safely at home via livestreaming on the internet or the Dial-a-Mass service on your phone. Please visit the website of the Catholic Bishops' Conference www.cbcew.org.uk to access their directory of churches streaming Catholic Mass online. The Knights of St Columba offer a Dial-a-Mass service on 01642 130120. Mass is available each day from 12 noon until midnight, lasting around 45 minutes and costing as little as a local call.

BOOKINGS FOR MASS

From 11th January, you will only need to book for Sunday Mass. Book online at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by telephone 01366 347455 (with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). No need to book for Thursday Mass. On arrival at church, our stewards will ask you if you have a booking. So, when you book online, please go to your email account and print your "ticket." Please bring your "ticket" with you to Mass and hand it to a steward.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

* Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving church

* You must by law wear a face-covering inside church, unless you are exempt

* Please keep a safe social distance from each other

* Please leave promptly at the end of Mass. Do not linger and mingle with each other

* Communal singing is not allowed, for our own safety. Only Martin may sing

* Please avoid touching surfaces

* WE MUST ALL DO WHAT WE CAN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS

"Coming to Church during the Pandemic" is our guide to keeping you safe: available on our parish website and at church.

VACCINATION: The Catholic Church encourages us all to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when we are offered the vaccine. The Holy Father himself encourages us; he has now received his first vaccination.

The Government is asking for volunteers to help in areas with vaccination hubs/centres. Volunteers are needed in lots of different roles, such as stewarding. Former healthcare workers are also needed to help with the vaccination programme. For more information, please see www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/join-the-nhs-covid-19-vaccine-team/

Please pray for our doctors, nurses and all those who work in the NHS; for all carers and volunteers; for all teachers and school staff.

A COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT for our church is available on our parish website and at church.

PLEASE PRAY FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR ALL IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE SICK, ANXIOUS OR AFRAID. TAKE CARE. GOD BLESS YOU.

PRAYING FOR A NEW BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

In 2019, Bishop Alan reached the age of 75 and, in accordance with Canon Law, proffered his resignation to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Holy Father has now accepted Bishop Alan's resignation and the process for the election of our new Bishop has thus begun.

Let us pray,

O God, eternal Shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your church in East Anglia who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

St Felix, pray for us.

St Edmund, pray for us.

St Etheldreda, pray for us.

All holy martyrs and saints of East Anglia, pray for us.

The Diocese is recruiting a grant-funded Historic Churches Support Officer on 20 hours per week.

The closing date is Monday February 22nd.

Details can be obtained by going to https://www.rcdea.org.uk/vacancies/



17th January 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time





PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF PETER ROBERTS who passed away peacefully today, 16th January, fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church. Please pray for his wife, Pat, and for his family.


REQUIEM MASS for Derek Norris will take place on Tuesday 19th January. Please pray for the repose of his soul; and for his wife, Joscelyn, and family.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF TONY STONE who died on Saturday 9th January. And please pray for his wife, Monica, and all their family. Tony served our parish with great dedication as an altar-server, sacristan, reader, Missio Red Box promoter and handyman for many years. He took a full and active part in parish life and truly lived his faith. We appreciate his great contribution to our parish and pray that he may rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Noon, Ian Francis Satchell, John Joseph Carey, Claire Mary Rose, Winifred Mary Glasson, Philip Harrod, John Whiteland.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: 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, Peter Roberts 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

Sadly, the White Flower Appeal for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children could not take place last weekend because our church was closed. Donations can still be made online at www.spuc.org.uk/donate

COVID-19: The new variant is spreading fast. Around 1 in 3 with Covid-19 don't have any symptoms but can still pass it on, putting people at risk and renewed pressure on the NHS. The Government urges us to STAY AT HOME. If it's essential to go out, wash your hands, cover your face indoors and keep your distance from others.

"Any single unnecessary contact you have with someone is a potential link in a chain of transmission that will lead to a vulnerable person." Prof. Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer)

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN: The Government instructs us all to STAY AT HOME TO PROTECT THE NHS AND SAVE LIVES. However, churches are allowed to remain open for public Mass. We are all now at greater risk so, if you do come to church, you must take extreme care with HANDs- FACE- SPACE and follow the directions of our stewards at all times. To read the guidance of the UK Government and *Catholic Church, please go to the COVID-19 tab at the top of the Home page of our parish website. *Copies available in our porch.

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: Government guidance advises people who are clinically vulnerable and more likely to develop severe illness from coronavirus, including people who are aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions) to keep social contacts low and maintain social distancing from those they do not live with.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, the Government advises you to follow its shielding guidance and only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. Please stay safe.

MASS-TIMES: A significant number of parishioners are staying safe at home and not coming to church for the foreseeable future. From 11th January and until further notice, our church will only open for public Mass on Thursdays and Sundays at 9.30am. The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended so it is perfectly acceptable to attend Mass on Thursday when it is likely to be quieter or to just STAY SAFE AT HOME.

BOOKINGS FOR MASS

From 11th January, you will only need to book for Sunday Mass. Book online at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by telephone 01366 347455 (with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). No need to book for Thursday Mass. On arrival at church, our stewards will ask you if you have a booking. So, when you book online, please go to your email account and print your "ticket." Please bring your "ticket" with you to Mass and hand it to a steward.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

* Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving church

* You must by law wear a face-covering inside church, unless you are exempt

* Please keep a safe social distance from each other

* Please leave promptly at the end of Mass. Do not linger and mingle with each other

* Communal singing is not allowed, for our own safety. Only Martin may sing

* Please avoid touching surfaces

* WE MUST ALL DO WHAT WE CAN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS

"Coming to Church during the Pandemic" is our guide to keeping you safe: available on our parish website and at church.

VACCINATION: The Catholic Church encourages us all to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when we are offered the vaccine. The Holy Father himself encourages us; he will receive his first vaccination next week.

The Government is asking for volunteers to help in areas with vaccination hubs/centres. Volunteers are needed in lots of different roles, such as stewarding. Former healthcare workers are also needed to help with the vaccination programme. For more information, please see www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/join-the-nhs-covid-19-vaccine-team/

A COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT for our church is available on our parish website and at church.

PLEASE PRAY FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR ALL IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE SICK, ANXIOUS OR AFRAID. TAKE CARE. GOD BLESS YOU.

The Diocese is recruiting a grant-funded Historic Churches Support Officer on 20 hours per week.

The closing date is Monday February 22nd.

Details can be obtained by going to https://www.rcdea.org.uk/vacancies/

URGENT STOP PRESS:

Due to one of the congregation at Mass on Sunday morning having tested positive for Covid 19, Father Erico is now in self isolation. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC MASSES THIS WEEK-END, NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK-END FOLLOWING.


10th January2021 – The Baptism of the Lord



Father Erico would like to remind us all that he is still saying Mass daily in private.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF DEREK NORRIS Who died peacefully in the QEH, on the 30th December 2020 and for his wife, Joscelyn, and family.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: 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: 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, Peter Roberts 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 the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list please collect a form from the porch.

White Flower Appeal 2021: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal this weekend (9th and 10th January).

SPUC is currently campaigning to stop home abortion, which gives women abortion pills to take at home without medical supervision. This is one of the most dangerous threats to unborn children and their mothers in decades.

Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies. Donations can also be made online at www.spuc.org.uk/donate

NATIONAL LOCKDOWN: The Government instructs us all to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. However, churches are allowed to remain open for public Mass. We are all now at greater risk so, if you do come to church, you must take extreme care with HANDs- FACE- SPACE and follow the directions of our stewards at all times. To read the guidance of the UK Government and *Catholic Church, please go to the COVID-19 tab at the top of the Home page of our parish website. *Copies available in our porch.

MASS-TIMES: A significant number of parishioners are staying safe at home and not coming to church for the foreseeable future. From 11th January and until further notice, our church will only open for public Mass on Thursdays and Sundays at 9.30am. The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended so it is perfectly acceptable to attend Mass on Thursday when it is likely to be quieter.

BOOKINGS FOR MASS

From 11th January, you will only need to book for Sunday Mass. Book online at www.saintdominics.org.uk or by telephone 01366 347455 (with your name, contact number, date of Mass you wish to attend and number of persons). No need to book for Thursday Mass. On arrival at church, our stewards will ask you if you have a booking. So, when you book online, please go to your email account and print your "ticket." Please bring your "ticket" with you to Mass and hand it to a steward.

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

* Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving church

* You must by law wear a face-covering inside church, unless you are exempt

* Please keep a safe social distance from each other

* Please leave promptly at the end of Mass. Do not linger and mingle with each other

* Communal singing is not allowed, for our own safety. Only Martin may sing

* Please avoid touching surfaces

* WE MUST ALL DO WHAT WE CAN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS

"Coming to Church during the Pandemic" is our guide to keeping you safe: available on our parish website and at church. COVID-19 and VACCINATION: Statements from our Bishops can be seen online at www.cbcew.org.uk Copies available at church. Pandemic news is all still on the website under the COVID19 tab at the top of the Home page.

A COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT for our church is available on our parish website and at church.


Considering Lockdown and the difficulty of communication we are re-advertising this post, to give candidates more time.

2021

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

For the Roman Catholic Parish of Newmarket with Kirtling.


Details and an application form may be obtained from:

Father Christopher Smith,

stetheldreda@btinternet.com


Our Lady Immaculate and St. Etheldreda, 14, Exeter Road,

Newmarket, CB8 8LT.

Applications must be received by Friday 29th January 2021.

Please let interested parties know


An Appeal from Mary's meals:

“As we start the New Year, Mary’s Meals is delighted to announce an amazing opportunity: Until 31st January 2021, the UK government will match donations to our Double The Love campaign up to £2 million, providing 43,000 hungry children in Liberia with life-changing school meals. We are also delighted to share these wonderful free children's resources for church or home. For more information on other ways to support the Double the Love Campaign, please visit www.marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove thank you.”

Thank you so much for all your support of our work. Please remember the children we feed in your prayers and the continued mission of Mary’s Meals to feed the next hungry child.

For any email replies, please send to gemma.love@marysmeals.org .

With our best wishes and prayers for a hopeful New Year,

Martin

Mary’s Meals Community Volunteer

Gemma Love

Supporter Engagement Officer - Midlands and East England

Mary’s Meals UK

Units 6, Claremont Centre

39 Durham Street, Glasgow, G41 1BS, Scotland

t: +44 (0)141 336 7094

m: +447593447285

e: gemma.love@marysmeals.org

Mary’s Meals

Registered Charity: SC022140. Limited Company: SC265941


3rd January2021 – Second Sunday of Christmas




PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF DEREK NORRIS Who has died, and pray for his wife Joscelyn. Derek died peacefully in the QEH, on the 30th December 2020.

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Peter Roberts and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. “