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January 23rd 2022 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


January16th 2022 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



January 9th 2022 – Baptism of the Lord



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



January 2nd 2022 – Second Sunday of Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND BLESSED NEW YEAR



December 26th 2021 – Sunday within the Octave of Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS AND WISHING EVERYONE A

HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS


December 19th 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Advent




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS


December 12th 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


December 5th 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



November 28th 2021 – First Sunday of Advent




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


November 21st 2021 – CHRIST THE KING



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



November 14th 2021 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



November 7th 2021 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please pray for all those taking part in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31st Oct. to 12th Nov.; for all those communities already suffering the effects of climate change; and for bold, just and creative action. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk and www.ukcop26.org for lots more information and resources

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

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



October 31st 2021 – 31th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Catherine Wilde, Jamie Clark, Patrick Carey, Leslie Giles, Burton Henry Woolston, Patrick (Tim) Healy.

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

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

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

NEXT WEEKEND 6th/7th Nov. We will have a SECOND COLLECTION for the St Edmund's Fund, which makes crisis grants to families and individuals, and Caritas East Anglia, which supports the poor and marginalised.

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

Places available on the fantastic ‘Parenting for Faith’ online course starting Tuesday 2nd November. The course will help you show children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with Him. Run by Celebrate with the support of the Diocesan Youth Service. Registration closes THIS Sunday evening 31st October. See www.celebratetrust.org/parentingforfaith for more information.

Thank you very much for your donations to Missio on World Mission Sunday. Your prayers and contributions will help missionaries work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the work of Missio and all those working to offer the love of Jesus, that we may remain strong in our witness to Christ's love for all peoples. To continue supporting mission throughout the year, please go to www.missio.org.uk or call 020 7821 9755 (office hours).

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

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: Our diocese embarked on the Synodal Pathway on 17th October with a Mass at which parish representatives, including Joe, were commissioned to facilitate and coordinate their parish responses to the 10 questions which the Church is asking of us. We are preparing to make them available on paper and online: we are all invited to respond. Please keep an eye on our newsletter for further news. For more information, please see www.cbcew.org.uk and www.rcdea.org.uk and the hand-outs at church.

Our annual MASS COUNT showed that, on average, 20 people are attending the Vigil Mass and 30 the Mass on Sunday, at present. A warm welcome to our new parishioners. To all our parishioners, we would dearly love you to join us at Mass when you feel the time is right for you. We are doing our best to keep safe. May God bless you and our beloved parish. St Dominic, pray for us.

Please pray for all those taking part in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31st Oct. to 12th Nov.; for all those communities already suffering the effects of climate change; and for bold, just and creative action. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk and www.ukcop26.org for lots more information and resources. JOIN CAFOD in London (and millions around the world!) for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Saturday 6th Nov. from 11am. As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS from 11am for reflection and prayers before joining the main march from the Bank of England. If you would like to come, please register at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events /COP26-Day-of-Action-2021 where you will find lots more information.

Our Parish Repository has a lovely display of cards, booklets and devotional articles in the porch and Parish Room...please do take a look! Please let Fr Erico or Joe know what you would like us to stock.

Parish Treasurer: Eddy would like to step down from the role after many years' dedicated service. Please see Eddy Luyten, Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role.

You can donate to our parish in several easy ways: at church in the basket collection, by standing order or online at www.saintdominics.org.uk Please Gift Aid your donations, if possible. We are very grateful for all your donations towards the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish.

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations...this means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to your Church, at no cost to you. For example, if you donate £20, we will be able to reclaim £5 on your donation from the government, meaning the Church gets £20 from you and £5 from the government .If you’re already paying tax on earnings, pensions or income/capital gains from investments, the government simply gives back to the Church some of the tax you have already paid.

We don’t need to know your personal details such as income, nor your National Insurance number. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times the tax you have paid in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).All you have to do is complete a simple form called a Gift Aid Declaration with your name and address.

This is available from the treasurer Eddy Luyten or from José Villatoro, the gift aid officer. Please help us to make the most of this scheme to benefit St. Dominic's. Thank you.

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



October 24th 2021 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Peter Melnyczuk, Patrick McGlynn, Albert Jon Rees, Robert (Bob) Clarke, Margaret Beatrice Brooke, Aileen Maeve Thain, Geoffrey William Guy.

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

MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like to request a Mass Intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Envelope and place the envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Spare envelopes are available in our church-porch. Prayer intention for October: Let us pray that every baptised person will respond to the call to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and witness to others the transforming power of his Gospel.

THIS SUNDAY 24th October is World Mission Sunday, which is being celebrated in every Catholic parish around the world today! It supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope's charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sister Veronica build peace in Nigeria and share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this weekend's important SECOND COLLECTION which will sustain the future of our Church. You can also call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio's website to give a single gift or set up a Direct Debit. Please Gift Aid your donation, if possible; envelopes available in our church-porch. Please visit www.missio.org.uk to donate and for more information, resources and prayers.We have some spare Missio Red Boxes if you would like to collect at home throughout the year...please see Fr Erico or Joe (Missio rep.).

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal process' is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The process began last Sunday for our diocese with Mass in Norwich at which parish representatives were commissioned. Parishes will soon receive a set of 10 questions to which we are all invited to respond; an option to respond online will also be available. We will assemble a parish team to facilitate our responses which need to be returned to our diocese by the end of Jan. 2022. For more information, please see www.cbcew.org.uk and www.rcdea.org.uk and the hand-outs in our church-porch.

Emergency Africa Covid Vaccines Appeal: Your very generous response to our bucket collection will help to deliver vaccines to the poorest people across Central and West Africa; train more doctors and nurses; share the news about the free vaccine. Thank you. For more information, please visit www.mercyships.org.uk/together

PRAYER: Every Tuesday at 9.30am: Mass followed by the Rosary. Tea / coffee and cake on last Tuesday of month. Every Thursday at 9.30am: Mass. Holy Hour to follow on 1st Thursday of month

Please pray for all those taking part in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31st Oct. to 12th Nov.; for all those communities already suffering the effects of climate change; and for bold, just and creative action. Please visit www.cafod.org.uk and www.ukcop26.org for lots more information and resources. JOIN CAFOD in London (and millions around the world!) for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Saturday 6th Nov. from 11am. As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS from 11am for reflection and prayers before joining the main march from the Bank of England. If you would like to come, please register at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events /COP26-Day-of-Action-2021 where you will find lots more information.

Thank you, Celeste, for kindly donating the majestic plants now adorning our porch.

Our Parish Repository has a lovely display of cards, booklets and devotional articles at very reasonable prices. Please see notices for payment. We really need a volunteer(s) to look after the Repository, to promote and expand it. We regularly receive catalogues to inspire you and, with Christmas approaching, this would be a great time to start! Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help our parish in this rewarding way.

PARISH TREASURER: Eddy Luyten has been our Treasurer for many years and we are very grateful for his service and dedication. He would now like to step down. So, we please need someone to take over from him. Eddy will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you into the role. You will have the full support of our Finance Committee and the whole parish. Please see Fr Erico, Eddy or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role

You can donate to our parish in several easy ways: at church in the basket collection, by standing order or on line at our parish website. www.saintdominics.org.uk. Please gift aid your donations if possible. We are very grateful for all your donations . We are very grateful for all your donations towards the upkeep, growth and mission of our beloved parish

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations...this means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to your Church, at no cost to you. For example, if you donate £20, we will be able to reclaim £5 on your donation from the government, meaning the Church gets £20 from you and £5 from the government .If you’re already paying tax on earnings, pensions or income/capital gains from investments, the government simply gives back to the Church some of the tax you have already paid.

We don’t need to know your personal details such as income, nor your National Insurance number. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times the tax you have paid in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).All you have to do is complete a simple form called a Gift Aid Declaration with your name and address.

This is available from the treasurer Eddy Luyten or from José Villatoro, the gift aid officer. Please help us to make the most of this scheme to benefit St. Dominic's. Thank you.

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church unless you are exempt. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome.

NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary.



October 17th 2021 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK John Stephen Howell, Elizabeth Butt, Marjorie McBearty, Elina List, Walter Mc Shee, Anne Mills

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

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

Prayer intention for October: Let us pray that every baptised person will respond to the call to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and witness to others the transforming power of his Gospel.

.For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process, please see www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ The process will begin for our Diocese on 17th October 2021 with a Mass at 11am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Every parish is asked to appoint a lead person or team to facilitate the consultation process for which guidance will be provided. A guide from our Bishops and Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter are available in our church-porch they explain the importance of the process and our part in it. Please take a copy.

MASS COUNT this weekend 16th/17th October 4/4

PARISH MEETING Tuesday 19th October 7pm Parish Room. Everyone is welcome. We are the parish and we all can play our part so let us, together, embrace the challenge to build up our parish again and renew our parish life.

EMERGENCY AFRICA COVID VACCINES APPEAL: We started a bucket collection last Saturday, with a very generous response. Thank you. We will continue the collection this weekend 16th and 17th Oct. Please see the leaflet inside the latest edition of Catholic East Anglia, for more information about this appeal by Mercy Ships UK, a charity that sends hospital ships around the world to provide healthcare and training to poor communities; or visit www.mercyships.org.uk/together In the fight against the virus we are all in this together.

Day of Prayer and Renewal in the Holy Spirit Saturday 23rd Oct. 10am to 4.30pm Bowthorpe Church Centre, Bowthorpe Hall Rd, Norwich NR5 9AA. The theme is From Darkness into His Wonderful Light. Please bring a packed lunch. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, please do a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test prior to attending. For further information, see the flyer in our church-porch or visit www.renewaleastanglia.org

NEXT SUNDAY 24th Oct. is WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for MISSIO, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. We will have a SECOND COLLECTION next weekend, 23rd/ 24th Oct for MISSIO. You can donate using the Missio envelopes, available in our church porch, or by calling 020 7821 9755 or visiting www.missio.org.uk to give a single gift or set up a Direct Debit. Please Gift Aid your donation, if possible.

Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. This Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

Retreat at Clare Priory in Suffolk Friday 5th to Sunday 7th Nov. The theme is By His Wounds We are Healed. For more details, please see poster in our church-porch.

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) Glasgow 31st Oct. to 12th Nov. Please read a statement from Pope Francis and leaders of other faith communities urging COP26 to agree on action to fight the climate crisis www.cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/G20-fossil-fuels-Catholics Please pray for all those taking part in COP26; for all those communities already suffering the effects of climate change and for bold, just and decisive action.

JOIN CAFOD in London for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Saturday 6th November from 11am. As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), join millions around the world in this global event. Gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS from 11am for reflection and prayers before joining the main march from the Bank of England. If you would like to come, please register at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/COP26-Day-of-Action-2021 where you will find lots more information

PARISH TREASURER: Eddy Luyten has been our Treasurer for many years and we are very grateful for his service and dedication. He would now like to step down. So, we please need someone to take over from him. Eddy will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you into the role. You will have the full support of our Finance Committee and the whole parish. Please see Fr Erico, Eddy or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role

OUR PARISH REPOSITORY is now OPEN! Please take a look at our display of cards and religious articles for sale in our porch and Parish Room, as well as the booklets on our CTS stand. Please pay as instructed on the notices. Our current stock is quite small and we really need a volunteer(s) to look after the Repository, to promote and expand it, and to keep it well-stocked and looking attractive. We regularly receive catalogues bursting with lovely items and ideas ready to inspire you! Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help our parish in this rewarding way.

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. You can pick up "Please leave a space" cards to place on the seats around you, from the porch, if you wish.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church unless you are exempt. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome.

NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary. It is your choice. You are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan or not.



October 10th 2021 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Claude Darwent, Albert Hamer, Jeremiah Michael Tierney, Peter Jancxyszyn, Irmgard Gorden, Jim McCarthy, Millicent Broadbridge.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, 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, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. "Lord, keep them in your heart". If you would like the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS Sat. 9th Oct. Lewellyn Wilson +; Tuesday 12th Oct. The people of Maidenhead and Windsor; Thursday 14th Oct. James Travers + ; Saturday 16th Oct. People of the Parish; Sunday 17th Oct. People of the Parish.

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

Fr Erico is away on retreat until the evening of 10th October. If you need to contact a priest urgently, please see the back page of this newsletter for the contact details of our neighbouring parishes.

We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy to celebrate Mass on Saturday 9th Oct. at 6pm. We are very grateful to him.

Sadly, there will NOT be Mass on Sunday 10th Oct. Although we will have Mass on Saturday 9th Oct., to avoid overcrowding please be aware that there is Sunday Mass at King's Lynn, Swaffham, Ely and Wisbech (please see our diocesan Yearbook or website www.rcdea.org.uk for times and addresses); Mass is still livestreamed from many parishes, and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service (each day from 12 noon until midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call). The Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended so you may also consider attending Mass on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th Oct.

Prayer intention for October: Let us pray that every baptised person will respond to the call to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and witness to others the transforming power of his Gospel.

MASS COUNT next weekend (16th/17th Oct.) 4/4

CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day 2021 Thank you so much for your donations to CAFOD this Family Fast Day. Your generous gifts will help people like Ivanilde in the Amazon to protect our common home. You can watch a CAFOD video featuring Ivanilde and a Harvest prayer video on the CAFOD website. You can also add your voice to our petition calling for the Prime Minister to show leadership in tackling the climate crisis, and find out more about how you can get involved, by visiting www.cafod.org.uk/reclaim

THIS SUNDAY 10th Oct. is Prisoners' Sunday and marks the start of Prisons' Week, during which we are asked to pray for prisoners and their families. As we do not have Mass this Sunday, we will postpone our SECOND COLLECTION for the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) which is the national Catholic charity that provides support to men, women and young people in prison, people with convictions, and their children and families. Its vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, and where the innate dignity and worth of every human is valued. You can always DONATE online to PACT at www.prisonadvice.org.uk/donate/donate-now or by cheque to PACT, 29 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UA

Please consider whether you might feel called to volunteer for PACT, from home or in a local PACT service. You can also receive Fresh Start, Pact's newsletter, which features stories of their work and information on how to become more engaged in it. For more information and resources, please visit www.prisonadvice.org.uk

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The October/November edition of our diocesan newspaper is out NOW ! and available in our church-porch and online at www.rcdea.org.uk Read about the start of the Synodal Church process, Swaffham's Sr Anna Yeo making her profession and the relaunching of our Diocesan Commission for the New Evangelisation...and much more news from around our diocese.

The God who Speaks is an initiative of our Bishops in partnership with the Bible Society. It is about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word. This month's focus is on St Luke, his Gospel and ways to celebrate his Feast Day on 18th October. Please visit www.godwhospeaks.uk/the-god-who-speaks/focus/serve-with-luke/ for prayers and resources.

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process, please see www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ The process will begin for our Diocese on 17th October 2021 with a Mass at 11am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Every parish is asked to appoint a lead person or team to facilitate the consultation process for which guidance will be provided. A guide from our Bishops and Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter are both available in our church-porch...they explain the importance of the process and our part in it...please take a copy.

Mass for those who have experienced a miscarriage Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. Families are welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. Both Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

Day of Prayer and Renewal in the Holy Spirit Saturday 23rd Oct. 10am to 4.30pm Norwich. The theme is From Darkness into His Wonderful Light. Led by Fr Luke Goymour. For more details and important information, please see the flyer in our church-porch.

Retreat at Clare Priory in Suffolk Friday 5th to Sunday 7th Nov. The theme is By His Wounds We are Healed. For more details, please see poster in our church-porch.

JOIN CAFOD in London for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Saturday 6th November from 11am. As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), join millions around the world in this global event. Gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS from 11am for reflection and prayers before joining the main march from the Bank of England. If you woud like to come, please register at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/COP26-Day-of-Action-2021 where you will find lots more information.

PARISH MEETING Tuesday 19th October 7pm Parish Room. Everyone is welcome. We are the parish and we all can play our part so let us, together, embrace the challenge to build up our parish again and renew our parish life.

PARISH TREASURER: Eddy Luyten has been our Treasurer for many years and we are very grateful for his service and dedication. He would now like to step down. So, we please need someone to take over from him. Eddy will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you into the role. You will have the full support of our Finance Committee and the whole parish. Please see Fr Erico, Eddy or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role.

PARISH REPOSITORY: We have a small stock of religious cards and other articles but we really need a volunteer(s) to look after the Repository, to promote and expand it, and to keep it well-stocked and looking attractive. We regularly receive catalogues bursting with lovely items and ideas ready to inspire you! Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help our parish in this rewarding way.

PARISH WEBSITE: Please can you help? We are looking for someone to take over responsibility for our parish website from Teresa who would like to step down after many years in this role. We thank Teresa for her invaluable contribution. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help or need more information or you have the expertise to advise us.

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who wish to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish. STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary...it is your choice. You are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not.


October 3rd 2021 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time


ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK James John Miller, Sarah (Celia) Hayman, John Lynch, Catherina Rosina Cook, Lavinia McAtamney, Nellie Bennett, Joyce Fincham, Robert James Richard Reid, Veronica Reid.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, 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, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. "Lord, keep them in your heart". If you would like the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

MASS INTENTIONS Sat. 2nd Oct. In thanksgiving for daughter's recovery. Sun. 3rd Oct. People of the Parish.

Sat. 9th Oct. Lewellyn Wilson + . Sun. 10th Oct. People of the Parish.

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

Fr Erico is away on retreat until the evening of 10th October. If you need to contact a priest urgently, please see the back page of this newsletter for the contact details of our neighbouring parishes.

We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy to celebrate Mass on Saturday 2nd and 9th Oct. at 6pm; and Fr Michael Rear on Sunday 3rd Oct. at 9.30am. We are very grateful to them both.

Sadly, there will not be Mass on Sunday 10th Oct. Although there will be Mass on Saturday 9th Oct., to avoid overcrowding please be aware that there is Sunday Mass at King's Lynn, Swaffham, Ely and Wisbech (please see our diocesan Yearbook or website www.rcdea.org.uk for times and addresses); Mass is still livestreamed from many parishes, and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service (each day from 12 noon until midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call). The Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended so you may also consider attending Mass on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th Oct.

There will not be Mass on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Oct. We will instead have Morning Prayer and the Rosary or the Divine Mercy devotion at church on these days at 9.30am, followed by tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome. Let us pray for all our sick, their families and carers; for Fr Erico and for our parish. The feastday of St Faustina Kowalska is 5th October; the message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on her writings. October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is 7th Oct.

MASS COUNT this weekend (3/4)

Please return your CAFOD Harvest Fast Day envelope THIS WEEKEND 2nd/3rd Oct. when we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for CAFOD. Spare envelopes are available in the porch.

CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day 2021 has focussed on the climate crisis. "Our local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change and protect our common home. By donating to CAFOD this Family Fast Day you can help communities affected by the worst impacts of the climate crisis." DONATE online through the CAFOD website https://www.cafod.org.uk or by using a CAFOD envelope. You can also easily give via text: text CAFOD10 to 70580 to donate £10*; or choose to give any whole amount between £1 and £20 by texting CAFOD, followed by the amount you would like to donate, to 70580. *Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'ld like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAFODNOINFO to 70580. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/privacy

NEXT SUNDAY 10th Oct. marks the start of Prisons' Week, during which we are asked to pray for prisoners and their families. We will have a SECOND COLLECTION next weekend 9th/10th Oct. for the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT).

Prayer intention for October: Let us pray that every baptised person will respond to the call to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and witness to others the transforming power of his Gospel.

SEASON OF CREATION 1st Sep. to 4th Oct. (the feast day of St Francis of Assisi). We give thanks to God for all Creation and commit ourselves in prayer and action to protect the Earth, our common home. For more information, resources and prayers, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Season-of-Creation Grant us grace, Lord, to put the flourishing of all people and the wonder of your creation at the heart of all we do, as we strive to be guardians of our common home. St Francis, pray for us.

The God who Speaks is an initiative of our Bishops in partnership with the Bible Society. It is about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word. This month's focus is on Scripture and the Environment, coinciding with the Season of Creation and preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow from 31st Oct. to 12th Nov. Please see www.godwhospeaks.ok/noah-and-creation-care

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process, please see www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ The process will begin for our Diocese on 17th October 2021 with a Mass at 11am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Every parish is asked to appoint a lead person or team to facilitate the consultation process for which guidance will be provided. A guide from our Bishops and Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter are both available in our church-porch...they explain the importance of the process and our part in it...please take a copy.

Mass for those who have experienced a miscarriage Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. Families are welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. Both Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

Day of Prayer and Renewal in the Holy Spirit Saturday 23rd Oct. 10am to 4.30pm Norwich. The theme is From Darkness into His Wonderful Light. Led by Fr Luke Goymour. For more details and important information, please see the flyer in our church-porch.

Retreat at Clare Priory in Suffolk Friday 5th to Sunday 7th Nov. The theme is By His Wounds We are Healed. For more details, please see poster in our church-porch.

PARISH TREASURER: Eddy Luyten has been our Treasurer for many years and we are very grateful for his service and dedication. He would now like to step down. So, we please need someone to take over from him. Eddy will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you into the role. You will have the full support of our Finance Committee and the whole parish. Please see Eddy or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role.

PARISH REPOSITORY: We have a small stock of religious cards and other articles but we really need a volunteer(s) to look after the Repository, to promote and expand it, and to keep it well-stocked and looking attractive. We regularly receive catalogues bursting with lovely items and ideas ready to inspire you! Please contact Joe if you would like to help our parish in this rewarding way.

PARISH MEETING Tuesday 19th October 7pm Parish Room. Everyone is welcome. We are the parish and we all can play our part so let us, together, embrace the challenge to build up our parish again and renew our parish life.

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The October/November edition of our diocesan newspaper is out NOW ! and available in our church-porch and online at www.rcdea.org.uk Read about the start of the Synodal Church process, Swaffham's Sr Anna Yeo making her profession and the relaunching of our Diocesan Commission for the New Evangelisation...and much more news from around our diocese.

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who wish to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish. STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary...it is your choice. You are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not.



September 26th 2021 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time



ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Anna Antanow, Thomas Heffernan, Peter Pexton, Mary Walden, Martin Joseph Lynskey, Mary Williams, James O'Donnell

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, 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, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. "Lord, keep them in your heart". If you would like the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.

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

There will be no Mass on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th Sep; Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Oct. We will instead have Morning Prayer and the Rosary or the Divine Mercy devotion at church on these days at 9.30am, followed by tea and coffee. The feastday of St Faustina Kowalska is 5th October; the message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on her writings. October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is 7th Oct.

We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy to celebrate Mass on Saturday 2nd Oct. at 6pm and Fr Michael Rear on Sunday 3rd Oct. at 9.30am. We are very grateful to them both.

MASS COUNT this weekend (2/4)

THIS SUNDAY 26th September World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The theme of the day is "Towards an ever wider we." Please see www.cbcew.org.uk/wdmr21/ for the Holy Father's message and more resources. Please pray for all migrants and refugees and that we may show compassion and love through our acts of welcome and outreach so that our earth may truly become the common home of all our sisters and brothers.

NEXT FRIDAY 1st October CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day which is focussed on the climate crisis. "Our local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change and protect our common home. By donating to CAFOD this Family Fast Day you can help communities affected by the worst impacts of the climate crisis." DONATE online through the CAFOD website https://www.cafod.org.uk or by using a CAFOD envelope. You can also easily give via text: text CAFOD10 to 70580 to donate £10*; or choose to give any whole amount between £1 and £20 by texting CAFOD, followed by the amount you would like to donate, to 70580. *Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'ld like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAFODNOINFO to 70580. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy: cafod.org.uk/privacy CAFOD envelopes are available in our church-porch. Please take one this weekend and return it next weekend 2nd/3rd Oct. when we will have a SECOND COLLECTION for CAFOD.

Prayer intention for September: Let us pray that we may make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in those young people who are resolutely committed to protecting God's Creation.

SEASON OF CREATION 1st Sep. to 4th Oct. (the feast day of St Francis of Assisi). We give thanks to God for all Creation and commit ourselves in prayer and action to protect the Earth, our common home. For more information, resources and prayers, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Season-of-Creation Grant us hope, Lord, and the vision to walk dark paths in the light of a single sunbeam. St Francis, pray for us.

The God who Speaks is an initiative of our Bishops in partnership with the Bible Society. It is about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word. This month's focus is on Scripture and the Environment, coinciding with the Season of Creation and preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow from 31st Oct. to 12th Nov. Please see www.godwhospeaks.ok/noah-and-creation-care

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process, please see www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ The process will begin for our Diocese on 17th October 2021 with a Mass at 11am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Every parish is asked to appoint a lead person or team to facilitate the consultation process for which guidance will be provided. A guide from our Bishops and Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter are both available in our church-porch...they explain the importance of the process and our part in it...please take a copy.

Mass for those who have experienced a miscarriage Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. Families are welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. Both Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who wish to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish. STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary...it is your choice. You are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not.



September 19th 2021 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Elizabeth Lloyd, Peter Worona, Bridget Carey, Julia Melnyczuk, Thomas John Collins, Dorothy Clouder.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, 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, Teresa Snow 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.

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

THIS SUNDAY 19th September is Home Mission Day when we are invited to pray for the mission of the Church in England and Wales. We will have a Second Collection this weekend 18th and 19th Sep. to support our Bishops' work of evangelisation. This Sunday is also Battle of Britain Sunday when we remember all those who served and died during the Battle of Britain.

NEXT SUNDAY 26th September is World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis has chosen the theme "Towards an ever wider we". Please see www.cbcew.org.uk/wdmr21/ for the Holy Father's message; a discussion with Bishop Paul McAleenan and more resources.

MASS COUNT: Our diocese's annual Mass count takes place over the four weekends of 18th/19th Sep. to 9th/10th Oct. for its pastoral statistics (see p.34 of our diocesan Yearbook).

PARISH MEETING Tuesday 21st September at 7pm in the Parish Room. Everyone is very welcome. We are the parish and we can all play our part as we begin to build up our parish community again. We've all been through so much. We still bear the stresses and strains. And so let's please take this meeting very gently and appreciate each other. We'll start with a cup of tea/coffee! And let's end with a prayer for our parish, our sick parishioners and the dear parishioners who have died during the pandemic.

Prayer intention for September: Pope Francis invites us to pray that we may make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in those young people who are resolutely committed to protecting God's Creation.

SEASON OF CREATION 1st September to 4th October (the feast day of St Francis of Assisi). This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. It is a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation. We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the Earth, our common home. For more information, resources and prayers, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Season-of-Creation

Grant us courage, Lord, as we walk beside all those who struggle, to protect our common home. St Francis, pray for us. (Cafod)

Mass for those who have experienced a miscarriage Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. Families are welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options for Catholic couples with infertility by Dr Phil Boyle, President of the International Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine and founder of NeoFertility. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. Both Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be courteous and respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary...it is your choice. Of course, you are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not. For more information, please see www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news- Please pray for our suffering sisters and brothers around the world. You can donate to CAFOD's emergency appeals at www.cafod.org.uk/Give- Harvest Family Fast Day Friday 1st October focuses on the climate crisis. Please see www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day for news, resources and prayers.

The God who Speaks is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales in partnership with the Bible Society. It is about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word throughout every diocese. This month's focus is on Scripture and the Environment, coinciding with the Season of Creation and preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Please see www.godwhospeaks.uk/noah-and-creation-care

Head of School at St Mary & St Peter Catholic Primary School, Gorleston, required, starting asap or January 22. Please see https://www.rcdea.org.uk/vacancies/st-mary-and-st-peter-catholic-primary-school/ for details.


September 12th 2021 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Sally Pamela McKenna, Jan Stanford, Elizabeth (Betty) Orsi, Patrick Lynsky.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, 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, Teresa Snow 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.

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

THIS SUNDAY 12th September is Education Sunday. The theme is 'A word in season' (Isaiah 50:4). Let us pray for all who teach and all who study.

THIS WEEKEND 11th and 12th September Second Collection for the Catholic Education Service

NEXT SUNDAY 19th September is Home Mission Day. There will be a Second Collection next weekend (18th and 19th Sep.) for the Home Missions.

Next Sunday is also Battle of Britain Sunday when we remember all those who served and died during the Battle of Britain.

MASS COUNT: Our diocese asks every parish to take a Mass count on the next four weekends, beginning 18th/19th September.

PARISH MEETING Tuesday 21st September at 7pm in the Parish Room. Everyone is very welcome. We are the parish and we can all play our part as we begin to build up our parish community again. We've all been through so much. We still bear the stresses and strains. And so let's please take this meeting very gently and appreciate each other. We'll start with a cup of tea/coffee! And let's end with a prayer for our parish, our sick parishioners and the dear parishioners who have died during the pandemic.

SCAM WARNING: A parishioner has alerted us to a scam email which purports to come from Fr Erico at an email address which features the words "presiding reverend mission" and "gmail." This is not Fr Erico's email address and he did not send the email (he would never send such an email). IT IS A SCAM. DO NOT OPEN THE EMAIL. We have informed our Diocese's Safeguarding Commission.

Prayer intention for September: Pope Francis invites us to pray that we may make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in those young people who are resolutely committed to protecting God's Creation.

MISSION TODAY is the magazine of MISSIO, the Pope's charity for world mission. Please take a copy of the Autumn edition which includes a message from the Holy Father and news from Nigeria, Malawi, Cambodia.

SEASON OF CREATION 1st September to 4th October (the feast day of St Francis of Assisi). This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. It is a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation. We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the Earth, our common home. For more information, resources and prayers, please visit www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Season-of-Creation

Walk beside us, Lord, as the cries of the forest pierce the dawn, and flames rip through our common home. St Francis, pray for us. (Cafod)

‘Masses for Miscarriage and Infertility will be celebrated by Bishop Alan, at OLISE Church in Newmarket. For more information https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/

A Mass for those who have experienced miscarriage (Sunday 10th October 2021, 12 noon). Families are welcome, refreshments afterwards.

A Mass for those affected by infertility (Saturday 6th November 2021, 11 am.) Followed by a talk on treatment options for Catholic couples with infertility by Dr Phil Boyle, President of the International Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine and founder of NeoFertility. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass.’

SEATING: There are no longer any regulations about social distancing. You are welcome to sit where you like but please be courteous and respectful of those who would like to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish.

STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test, Track and Trace: The government and Catholic Church still encourage us to make available the means for people to participate in NHS Test, Track and Trace by displaying the QR Code and providing contact forms. However, participation is voluntary...it is your choice. Of course you are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not.

CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news- Please pray for our suffering sisters and brothers around the world. You can donate to CAFOD's emergency appeals at www.cafod.org.uk/Give- Harvest Family Fast Day Friday 1st October focuses on the climate crisis. Please see www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day for news, resources and prayers.


August 15th 2021 - The Assumption of the BVM


ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mark Oxford, Kathleen O’Keefe, Daniel O’Boyle, Eileen Turner, June Wade, William Gallienne, Peter Joseph Carey.

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, Teresa Snow 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.

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

Prayer intention for August: Pope Francis invites us to pray that we, as the Church, may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to be reformed in the light of the Gospel. He says, "The Holy Spirit makes us take flight, opens up the wonderful destiny for which we were born, and nourishes us with living hope."

NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST Sponsored Bike Ride - Drive - Walk Saturday 11th September 9am to 5pm. The Trust works to preserve our churches for future generations. Raise money for the Trust and the church of your choice. Choose your own route, visit as many churches as you wish by bicycle, car, horse or on foot and have a wonderful day out in our beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Sponsor / Donation Forms are available in our church-porch and online. For inspiration and more information, please visit www.norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk/bike-ride-walk/

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The August / September edition of our diocesan newspaper is available NOW! in our church-porch and online at www.rcdea.org.uk

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process and its timeline, please visit www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ or see the hand-out in our church-porch.

PARISH WEBSITE: Please can you help? We are looking for someone to take over responsibility for our parish website from Teresa who is stepping down for health reasons. Please contact Joe if you would like to help or need more information or you have the experience and expertise to advise us.

CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk

- CAFOD have just launched their Emergency Food Crisis Appeal for families facing extreme food shortages and hunger in Ethiopia's Tigray region, South Sudan and N.E. Nigeria. Covid-19, climate change and protracted conflict have combined to create this humanitarian emergency.

- CAFOD writes, "Thanks to your donations, CAFOD has been helping people in Syria since the crisis began 10 years ago. Over 12 million people have left their homes, 5.6 million are refugees in neighbouring countries and within Syria, 13 million people need help. At the beginning, our focus was on delivering food and blankets through our local church partners. Then we started providing education, health and legal services, and helping people earn a living. Our latest projects are supporting children, lonely elderly people, helping women learn to read, and helping people restart their small businesses. We've always planned for the long term, standing alongside people who lost everything. None of this work would have been possible without your support of CAFOD."

- Faith in Action Day Saturday 11th September 11am to 4pm. Join CAFOD for an online day of talks and prayers to learn more about the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) taking place in Glasgow, 31st Oct. to 12th Nov. For more details and to register, please visit the CAFOD website above.

- CAFOD invites us to sign their petition urging our Prime Minister to make sure that communities hardest hit by climate change are listened to at the COP 26 conference.


August 8st 2021 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time






ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Richard Schade, Ellen Hancock, Millicent Court, Damian Mc Bride, Frances Fletcher, Anna Kowal.

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, Teresa Snow 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.

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

Prayer intention for August: Pope Francis invites us to pray that we, as the Church, may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to be reformed in the light of the Gospel. He says, "The Holy Spirit makes us take flight, opens up the wonderful destiny for which we were born, and nourishes us with living hope."

NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST Sponsored Bike Ride - Drive - Walk Saturday 11th September 9am to 5pm Many of our historic churches are struggling to survive. Roofs leak, lead is stolen, timbers rot and stonework crumbles. The Trust works to preserve our churches for future generations. Now you can raise money for the Trust and the church of your choice. Choose your own route, visit as many churches as you like by bicycle, car, horse or on foot and have a wonderful day out in our beautiful Norfolk countryside. Last year produced record-breaking results...let's do even better this year!

Sponsor/Donation Forms are available in our church-porch. For inspiration and more information, please visit www.norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk/bike-ride-walk/

CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The August / September edition of our diocesan newspaper is available NOW! in our church-porch and online at www.rcdea.org.uk It includes news of the latest priestly ordination; an East Anglian CAFOD report from the G7 Summit in Cornwall; a Papal honour for a Cambridge Catholic. Please pick up a copy.

ANNIVERSARY: Bishop Leo Parker blessed our church on 6th August 1941, so this year is the 80th anniversary of this most significant event in our parish's history. To discover more about the fascinating history of our parish church and the Catholic faith in Downham Market and district, please go to our parish website. We give thanks to God for the priests and people of our parish over all its history. We pray that He may bless our parish and help us to give loving witness to our faith. Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us. St Dominic, pray for us.

For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process and its timeline, please visit www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/

PARISH WEBSITE: We are appealing for someone to take over responsibility for our parish website from Teresa Snow who would like to step down from the role for health reasons. It is consequently not possible for our weekly parish newsletter to appear on the website for the time being, for which we apologise. The paper version will continue to be available in our church-porch. If you can help, we would be most grateful. We will give you as much help and support as we possibly can. Please contact Joe ( 01366 347455) if you would like to help or need more information.

We thank Teresa for all her work in setting up and managing our website and for editing our newsletter over many years; and also Marie who now edits the newsletter.



July 11th 2021 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Anna Dunmore, Esther Tomlin, Thomas Brooker, Philip Banks, Patrick Joseph Duffy, Edward Longford.

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, Teresa Snow 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 Fr Michael Smith who was ordained to the priesthood last Saturday at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich.

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

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.

Prayer intention for July: Pope Francis invites us to pray that, in situations of social, economic and political conflict, we may be courageous and passionate in seeking to build bridges of dialogue and friendship.

THIS SUNDAY 11th JULY is SEA SUNDAY, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. This weekend's SECOND COLLECTION is for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the Catholic Church's official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. For an appeal talk from Bishop Paul Mason, and a video showing some of what Stella Maris does, please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/SeaSunday

This collection is vital to enable Stella Maris to continue its important work. To donate ONLINE, please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate ; or TEXT 'SEA' to 70460 to donate £5. Stella Maris is dependent on voluntary donations, so please

Seafarers' Version of Psalm 23

The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.

He guides me across dark waters.

He steers me in deep channels.

He keeps my log.

He pilots me by the star of holiness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I sail 'mid the fenders and tempests of life

I shall dread no danger for He is near me.

His love and care shelter me.

He prepares a harbour before me in the homeland of eternity.

He anoints the waves with balm, my ship rides calmly.

Surely sunlight and starlight shall favour me on my voyages

And I will rest in the Port of Our Lord forever.


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.

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

Ask your MP to vote against abortion up to birth


The abortion lobby, led by the UK’s largest abortion provider, BPAS, has worked with Diana Johnson MP to bring forward an amendment to hijack the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth to England and Wales.


This would be the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967 and would leave England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. We are expecting that this radical proposal will be voted on by MPs this Monday.


Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool that makes it simple for you to send an email to your MP asking them to vote against the motion. Please click the link below to contact your MP now. It only takes 30 seconds!

www.righttolife.org.uk/StopAbortionUpToBirth




July 4th 2021 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Patrick Egan, Norah Weaver, Mary Josephine Catt, Thomas Tyler, Lewis Heavens, Frances Lloyd, Sylvia Bow, Jaqueline Kendle.

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.

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

Please pray for Kathryn and Daniel who celebrate their wedding this weekend.

Please pray for the priests of our diocese who are celebrating jubilees of their ordination, including Fr Peter Brown, a former parish priest of St Dominic's, who celebrates 50 years.

THANK YOU to Masson-Seeley for our newly refurbished church sign, and to Toni for repainting the frame.

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.

Prayer intention for July: Pope Francis invites us to pray that, in situations of social, economic and political conflict, we may be courageous and passionate in seeking to build bridges of dialogue and friendship.

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

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.

NEWMAN CONVERSATION: The second conversation in the series will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 6th July on the subject of Catholic Education in Scotland. For more details and to register, please visit www.rcdea.org.uk/newman-conversations-tackle-education-in-scotland/

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS www.godwhospeaks If you're curious about the Bible, The God who Speaks is the place for you. Here, you'll find great resources, events and ideas to help you deepen your faith and love of the Scriptures. It's all about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word.

NEXT SUNDAY 11th July is SEA SUNDAY, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.

There will be a SECOND COLLECTION next weekend 10th and 11th July for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. For an appeal talk from Bishop Paul Mason, and a video showing some of what Stella Maris does, please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/SeaSunday

To DONATE and for more information, please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate or text 'SEA' to 70460 to donate £5. Stella Maris is dependent on voluntary donations, so please give generously. Thank you.

GAZA bears 'emotional not just physical scars' after the 11-day conflict in May. Sami El-Yousef, CEO of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, shares his reflections on a recent visit to Gaza with the Latin Patriarch. To listen to the podcast, please visit www.cbcew.org.uk/podcast/emotional-not-just-physical-scars-in-gaza/

Mass for Young People 5pm Saturday 10th July at our Bishop's residence in Poringland. Join the Mass in person or streamed online at www.youtube.com/igniteyea

CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news

- Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: CAFOD has a local presence in Ethiopia and is working with Church and aid agencies to respond to the growing crisis in Tigray.

- South Asia's covid hotspots show urgency of vaccine equity.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Sunday 25th July

Please visit www.cbcew.org.uk/world-day-grandparents-elderly-2021/ for a message from Pope Francis, a reflection from Cardinal Vincent Nichols and prayers.


June 27th 2021 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: John Devlin, Sonia Redhead, Margaret Breed, Mary Hill, June Brigid Woolston, Martin Ostroski, Anna Wright, Rev Fr. Oswald Charles Baker.

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.

A Requiem Mass for Mary Wareham will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 30th June at St Dominic's. Our church's capacity is much-reduced due to the need for social distancing. After taking into consideration the seats for family and friends, there will be a very limited number of spare seats available in church for the Mass. If you would like to attend, you must phone 01366 347455 in advance to check whether there are still seats available. We ask you, please, not to come to the church without first checking because you risk not getting a seat. Please pray for the repose of Mary's soul, and for Geoffrey and their family.

THIS WEEKEND 26th and 27th June we have a SECOND COLLECTION for PETER'S PENCE, which supports the Holy Father in the universal mission of the Church and the relief of those most in need.

The total offertory collection for May was £1289.00 Thank you.


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.

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.

CAFOD https://www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Summer-FUNraiser

This summer, support CAFOD with your own Summer FUNraiser! By raising money, you'll be helping people around the world who are suffering because of the climate crisis, the pandemic and poverty. For ideas and lots more information, please visit the CAFOD website above.

THE GOD WHO SPEAKS www.godwhospeaks If you're curious about the Bible, The God who Speaks is the place for you. Here, you'll find great resources, events and ideas to help you deepen your faith and love of the Scriptures. It's all about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word.

ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN: Earlier in June, Professor John Morrill (a Deacon of our diocese) and Professor John Charmley took part in the first of a new series of Newman Conversations, which accompany the well-established Newman Lectures from our diocese. They discussed St John Henry Newman and Cardinal Henry Manning, and their respective influence on the First Vatican Council. To watch the full, hour-long conversation, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/newman-conversations-are-a-first-for-the-diocese/ The next conversation in the series will take place online in September 2021.

SEA SUNDAY 11th JULY Please pray for all those who live and work at se


June 20th 2021 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time




ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Mary Byrne, Phillip Clive Tuffin, Phyllis Brittain, Elizabeth Anne Epithite, Vera Merron, Arthur Martin, Madge Healy, Margaret McKenna, William Carey.

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.

THIS SUNDAY 20th June is the DAY FOR LIFE. There will be a SECOND COLLECTION this 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

Bishop John Sherrington is the Lead Bishop for Life Issues. Please read his message at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/life-bishops-message-for-the-2021-day-for-life/

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.

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.

CAFOD Please read CAFOD's response to the G7 Summit: "a missed opportunity to plan for a green recovery from the pandemic which leaves no one behind." https://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/G7-summit-wasted-opportunity

SEA SUNDAY 11th JULY Please pray for all those who live and work at sea.




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