Parish Newsletter

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December 2019:-

Mon 9th           9.15 a.m.        Wood      Morning Prayer – of the Immaculate Conception

Mon 9th             9.30 a.m.      Wood      John Greene,     (Ann Jones)

Tue 10th           9.15 a.m.       Wood      Morning Prayer - Psalter week 2

Tue 10th           9.30 a.m.       Wood       Agnes Eggleston,

Wed 11th         - - - - - - -        No services on Wednesday

Thu 12th           12.00 p.m.     Fram       39 victims of trafficking,    (M Ellesley)

Fri 13th            9.15 a.m.       Wood      Morning Prayer

Fri 13th             9.30 a.m.       Wood      Leonard Mercer, †   (Maggie Shield)

Sat 14th            5.30 p.m.       Wood      Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sat 14th            6.00 p.m.       Wood      Gay Green, †          (Ann Cass)

SUN 15th          9.00 a.m.       Fram       For the people of the Parish

SUN 15th          11.00 a.m.     Wood       Marivic P. Decierdo,  (Celine Brown)

¶  Second Collections, 14th & 15th Dec. – Dependent Priests’ Fund

Mon 16th        9.15 a.m.       Wood         Morning Prayer - Psalter week 3

Mon 16th        9.30 a.m.       Wood         Rosemary Luxmoore, †  (Peter Luxmoore)

Tue 17th          9.15 a.m.      Wood         Morning Prayer

Tue 17th          9.30 a.m.      Wood         Fr. Tom Fenlon   (Foundation)

Wed 18th        No services on Wednesday

Thu 19th         12.00 p.m.     Fram         Mr. Chwastek,   (Gerry & Penny)

Fri 20th           9.15 a.m.       Wood        Morning Prayer

Fri 20th           9.30 a.m.       Wood        Fr. Peter Wynekus, (2012)

Sat 21st           5.30 p.m.       Wood        Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sat 21st           6.00 p.m.       Wood        Marie King, †    (Felicity Byrne)

Sat 21st           7.30 p.m.       Wood        Illuminati Singers’ Christmas Concert

SUN 22nd        9.00 a.m.       Fram        For the people of the Parish

SUN 22nd        11.00 a.m.     Wood        June Rycraft, †  (Linda Flaherty)

Mon 23rd        9.15 a.m.        Wood        Morning Prayer - Psalter week 4

Mon 23rd        9.30 a.m.        Wood        June Rycraft, †   (Ladies’ Group)

Tue 24th          9.15 a.m.       Wood        Morning Prayer

Tue 24th          9.30 a.m.       Wood       For expectant mothers and the unborn




Christmas Flowers:  A collection will be taken at Woodbridge this weekend for donations to help cover the cost of decorating Saint Thomas’s church with flowers for the Christmas festival.


Lilies at Christmas:  There are envelopes in the Community Room at Saint Clare’s Church, Framlingham, for you to write the names of the ones you would like to remember with a flower at Christmas.  Your donation can be put in the envelope, which will help with the cost of decorating Saint Clare’s Church with flowers at Christmas.  Gillian Clark.


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS - Sunday 8th December to Saturday 14th December.

In the cycle of prayer in the diocese it is the turn of the Woodbridge & Framlingham parish to pray daily for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and the religious life of the Church during the coming week.  We pray that more young men and women will answer God’s call to serve Him in the Church.


Monday is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mass of Our Lady at 9.30 a.m.


The next Ladies' Group Coffee Morning will be at 10.30 on Tuesday at the church. Everyone welcome, writes Jo Roberts.



Framlingham Ladies’ Choir will perform their concert of seasonal music in Saint Clare’s Church, Framlingham, on Friday 13th December at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets are £6.00 per person, available in advance from Mrs. Ann Vipond, or at the door.

The Illuminati Singers will perform their concert of seasonal music in Saint Thomas’s Church, Woodbridge, on Saturday 21st  December at 7.30 p.m.



The purpose of this fund is to assist the bishop of our diocese in the care of the secular priests of the Diocese of East Anglia who are permanently or temporarily incapacitated by old age, infirmity, illness, or accident. 

The fund exists to assist priests as regards needs that may arise that are not met by their own retirement income and/or because of illness etc. whilst still in active ministry in the diocese.  Next weekend there will be second collections to support our retired and sick priests.   Gift Aid envelopes for this fund are available.


BRASS CLEANING at Saint Thomas’s Church, in preparation for the Christmas festival, will take place on Friday 20th December after the morning Mass.  Please come and help with our pre-Christmas cleaning.  Coffee will be available.


Epiphany Candlelight Mass - Sunday 5th January at 5 p.m.  For all young people and their families from across the diocese. Mass of the Epiphany, followed by hot dogs, a bonfire, and fireworks. There will be a collection of presents for children who are refugees: please bring wrapped presents and indicate whether suitable for a boy or girl or either, and approximate age. Held at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service.   


Come and set your faith alight at Glow: Suffolk. A dynamic day of faith for those of secondary school age, especially Confirmation candidates and those who have been Confirmed in recent years. To be held at St. Mary's Church, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4BD, on Saturday 18th January, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information and to book please visit


YEARBOOK  2020: The Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook for 2020 is now on sale.  It includes a directory of all parishes and clergy in the diocese, together with the full liturgical calendar for next year.  £2.00 per copy.


IPSWICH  HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY:  Please note that the staff of the N.H.S. Trust at Ipswich will not automatically inform the hospital’s Catholic chaplain when a Roman Catholic person is admitted to Ipswich Hospital.  If you wish to be visited when in hospital, you or your relatives must inform the hospital chaplains’ office about your stay in hospital. Telephone the hospital switchboard on 01473 712233 and ask for the chaplains’ office, where you may leave a message.


Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Kevin Dillon who has died at Park View Care Home, Ipswich, age 88.  May he rest in peace. Amen.


December Anniversaries.  Please pray for the repose of the souls of the Faithful Departed, whose anniversaries are in December: James Smith (1996), Naomi Hastings-Wells (1999), Joan Swales (1999), Jean Rix (1999), Raymond Leyman (2002), Peter North (2002), Clifford Daniels (2002), Patrick Angland (2002), Michael Flaherty (2004), James Coughlan (2004), Alice Milner-Smith (2005), Ann Baker (2006), Kathleen Murphy (2007), Daniel Ryan (2008), Mary Smith (2008), Roma Millward (2009), Anthony Lightfoot (2009), Rosemary Hepburn-Clark (2010), Grace Quinn (2010), Charles Finch (2011), Father Anthony Seeley (2011), Father Peter Wynekus, (2012), Ursula Twomey (2013), Bernard Hurley (2014), David Holliday (2014), Peter Healey (2014), Michael Curran (2015), Kathleen O’Connor (2015) Brian Siswick (2018), and Edward McAuley (2018).    May they rest in peace. Amen.

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