Joan Westwood has died recently. Her service at West Suffolk Crematorium is on the 17th February (Ash Wednesday) at 2.30pm. This will be streamed live. To find out how to view the streamed service please click here.
Family Fast day is Friday 26th February. For details of how CAFOD continues to provide support to those in need, please click here.
Big Walk for Water
Alice and Sebby Dubroeucqare taking part in the Big walk for water for CAFOD, for details how you can support them click here.
National Lockdown - January 2021
The government is allowing churches to remain open for public worship. This means that Mass, and other liturgies will continue to be celebrated publicly each day.
It is very encouraging that the Government has recognised that people have worked hard to make our places of worship safe for people to come in and pray and to attend Mass. Bishop Alan has asked us to thank all those who have helped to achieve this across the Diocese. We must make sure that, in the coming weeks, we continue to ensure the safety of our parishioners and all who enter our churches at this time. Stay Safe and Keep Well.
Booking for Mass, please click here for details
Statement on Safeguarding
The account given in the IICSA Report of abuse known to be inflicted on children in the Catholic Church in England and Wales in the past 50 years is shocking and overwhelming. At our meeting this week, we Bishops have stood together in profound shame. We express our sorrow and contrition before God. Please read more here
Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. Click here for more.
Statement from the Bishops Conference Department for Social Justice concerning Covid-19 and Vaccination. Click here
Waveney Food Bank
There has been considerable attention in the media recently concerning food poverty. Our local Food banks are struggling at present. They urgently need: Tinned Veg, Corned Beef, Tinned Ham, Tinned Tomatoes, Sweets for kids and Microwave Puddings.
People can still leave food at the church when attending Private Prayer and hopefully Mass (when restrictions are eased), but we can also help by donating money directly to our local Waveney food bank. The Waveney Food bank have provided us with a document explaining how we can help, please take the time to read the attached document , please click here. To register your donation for Gift Aid please click here
Useful Links for masses being streamed locally
Live stream from Walsingham: https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/
Mass from St Edmunds Church Bury St Edmunds; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTV82GBvpx0FKN-Uz47Q6w/videos
A number of our parishioners do not have internet access, if you know anyone like this can we ask that you try and keep them informed about the
information that we have on our website.
CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal
Many of us here in the UK have suffered terribly because of coronavirus, coping with grief, anxiety and hardship. In the world's poorest countries, health care systems are not coping, and families are going hungry because people cannot go out to earn money. CAFOD is helping to protect and improve the lives of our sisters and brothers during this global emergency. If you can support our Coronavirus Appeal, please donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus, where you will find also more information about how CAFOD is responding. Thank you.