5 SUNDAY Fifth after Epiphany. St Agatha, Virgin Martyr, double. Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Sunday. Red. Second Vespers of St Agatha to the Little Chapter, thence of St Titus (Meruit supremos) with commemoration of St Agatha, the Sunday and St Dorothy, Virgin Martyr. White. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Plenary Indulgence.]
6 Monday St Titus, Bishop Confessor, double. Second prayers of St Dorothy, Virgin Martyr. White.
7 Tuesday St Romuald, Abbot Confessor, double. White.
8 Wednesday St John of Matha, Confessor, double. White.
9 Thursday Sts Vincent and Anasthasius, Martyrs, semidouble (22 January). Second prayers of St Appollonia, Virgin Martyr. Red. [In diocese of Westminster, the XXVI Martyrs of Japan, double. Second prayers of St Appollonia, Virgin Martyr. Red.]
10 Friday St Scholastica, Virgin, double. White. Abstinence.
11 Saturday Of the Immaculate Conception, semidouble. Second prayers of the Holy Ghost. Third prayers for the Church or the Pope. Preface of the BVM. White. [In the diocese of Westminster Sts Vincent and Anasthasius, Martyrs, semidouble (22 January). Red.]
The parish of St Edmund, at 23 Westgate-street Bury St Edmunds is served by the Rev James Brownbill SJ. On Sundays High Mass at 10.45. On Holydays Mass at 9.00. On weekdays Mass at 7.15. Vespers and Benediction on Sundays and Holydays at 3.00. On Sundays Catechism after Vespers. On first Sunday of month Devotion of Bona Mors instead of Vespers. Confessions on Saturdays and eves of Holydays at 2.00 and 6.00 pm; also every morning before Mass. Confraternities of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Bona Mors.
In 2017 the parish is served by Fr Mark Hackeson, Fr Alvin and Fr Gerard Quigley. Three retired priests live in the parish: Fr Paul Mercer, Fr Christopher Hogan and Fr William Mason. The Rev Alan McMahon is Permanent Deacon. Sr Marie of the St Louis nuns works in the parish and the Benedictine Sisters of Grace and Compassion run a residential home, Montana, at Great Barton.
Mass on Sundays is at 8.30, 10.30 and 6.00 pm. There is also Mass at Our Lady’s Lawshall and at Montana at 10.30. Anticipated Mass on Saturdays in Malayalam on the second Saturday and in Polish on the third Saturday. Adoration and Benediction is at 4.00. On weekdays Mass is at various times at Bury, and at Montana on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8.15. There is a Eucharistic service at Montana on Wednesday and Saturday. Mass at Lawshall on Tuesday at 9.30. Adoration, Confession and Benediction on Wednesday at 10.30. Confession also 10.30 to 11.00 on Saturday and by appointment. Parish groups are: Catenians, St Edmund’s Social Club, SPUC, History Group, Guild of St Stephen, MISSIO, a charismatic prayer group, the choir, Flower Arranging Group, Guild of St Martha, Helping Hands Group, Justice and Peace Group, Link Couple, Marian Prayer Group, Mothers’ Prayers, Parents and Toddlers Group, St Edmund’s Ladies Club, SVP, and a Walsingham Association.