A LENT CALENDAR
Parish of St.Felix, Felixstowe
Each year the Church invites us to prepare ourselves for our annual celebration of the Dying and rising of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We do this during the six weeks of Lent. This holy season originates in the time of prayer and fasting undergone by adults preparing for baptism at Easter. In due course the whole Church came to share in this exercise. It is a time for spiritual awakening and growth. We aim to discipline ourselves so as to develop both self-control and an enhanced awareness of the place of God in our lives. A good Lent enables a good keeping of Holy Week, the crown of the Christian Year. And a good Holy Week deepens in a wonderful way our relationship with the Christ who has died for us, and who has risen that we might have new life.
The Gospel at Mass of Ash Wednesday gives us our Agenda for Lent : we hear Our Lord bid us to Pray, to Fast, and to give Alms. What is listed below is aimed at helping us to work together through this Lenten Agenda.
( A day of Fasting and Abstinence)
The first day of Lent, when all of us should begin our Lenten observance at the Altar. Mass, with the Imposition of Ashes ( a sign that we are taking upon ourselves the disciplines of Lent) will be offered at
11.0am (The Convent)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
In which we walk with Our Lord from Pilate’s House to the place of his entombment. We witness in a vivid way the depths
of both his suffering and of his love. There will be Stations
Every Sunday during Lent at St.Felix, 4.30pm
and on Wednesdays at the Convent at 5.0pm.
LOOKING AT JESUS WITH MARY
MEDITATING ON THE LIFE OF JESUS WITH THE HELP OF
THE HOLY ROSARY
These Meeting will take place in the Hall on Monday evenings during Lent, 7.30 to 8.30pm
Using the Rosary : how can it help us?
The wonder of Jesus’ coming amongst us.
Some momentous moments in his incarnate life.
Love expressed through suffering.
Mon. April 8th
The Power and the Glory
LENT LUNCHES IN AID OF CAFOD
These will be held on Fridays during Lent,
at 12.30pm in the Hall, following Mass at Noon.
Beginning on Friday March 8th.
With the diocese, we will be supporting three good causes during Lent this year.
By means of the Lent Lunches, and the Retiring Collection on Sunday March 17th, following the Family Fast Day on Friday March 15th. Envelopes will be available.
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Please place donations in the box marked ‘Lenten Alms’ in the church porch.
THE CAMBRIDGE NAZARETH TRUST
Again, please place donations in the box marked ‘Lenten Alms’. The contents of the box will be divided equally between Aid to the Church in need and The Cambridge Nazareth Trust.
ALSO IN LENT
THE DEANERY LENT STATION MASS
The Bishop will celebrate this Mass for the Ipswich Deanery on Tuesday March 26th at St.Mary’s Church, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, during which the Bishop and the Deanery clergy will be available to hear Confessions.
The Station Mass
Refreshments – Soup and a roll, and Cheese.
The traditional posies for the children to give to their Mothers will be blessed and distributed at the end of the 9.30am Mass at St.Felix
THE PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE
It is hoped that this will take place on Tuesday April 9th at 7.30pm.