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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



May16th 2021 – 7th Sunday of Easter



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



May 9th 2021 – 6th Sunday of Easter




NEXT SUNDAY 16th May is WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY.

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

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

Big thank you to everybody in the parish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- You can DONATE to CAFOD's Coronavirus Appeal.


May 2nd 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



April 25th 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter



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

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK George Riddiford, Louise Wright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



April 18th 2021 – 3nd Sunday of Easter




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



April 11th 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Our Diocesan Youth Service has lots of upcoming events.

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

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

- A personal message of thanks for your support.

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

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

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



April 4th 2021 – EASTER SUNDAY





Friday Abstinence is dispensed during the Easter Octave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER

The Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

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

Alleluia Alleluia.


March 28th 2021 – Palm Sunday




CLOCKS GO FORWARD ON PALM SUNDAY, 28 MARCH

PALM SUNDAY We will have a collection for Easter Flowers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED HOLY WEEK.

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

Plenary Indulgence

A message from Fr. Erico



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

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

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

Conditions for the plenary indulgence

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

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

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

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

A few clarifications

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

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

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

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

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

Indulgences

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

By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ

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

  1. Sacramental Confession,

  2. Communion, and

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



March 21st 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.cafod.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




March 14th 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



March 7th 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Lent


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



February 28th 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Lent





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PASTORAL LETTER OF

THE RIGHT REVD ALAN HOPES

THE BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With warmest good wishes and prayer for you all,

Yours devotedly in Jesus Christ,

+Alan S. Hopes

The Right Reverend Alan S Hopes

Bishop of East Anglia



February 21st 2021 – 1st Sunday of Lent





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



14th February 2021 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time





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

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Gent, and for Dee and her family that they may be comforted in their grief.

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

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

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

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

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

CAFOD Lent Family Fast Day, Friday 26 February

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

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

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

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

YOU ONLY NEED TO BOOK FOR A SUNDAY MASS

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

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

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

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

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

PRAYING FOR A NEW BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA

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

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

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


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



7th February2021 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time