PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
December 20th, 2015 : FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. Betty Ryles 11.0am (Con) Int. Peter & Mary
Monday ADVENT FERIA
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Agnes Carley
10.30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday ADVENT FERIA
9.30am (St.F) Int. In praise & thanksgiving
2.15pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR
DOROTHYT VEITCH RIP
Wednesday ADVENT FERIA
9.30am (St.F) Int. + Dorothy Veitch (CWL)
10.30am (Con) Int.
Thursday ADVENT FERIA
9.30am (St.F) Int. Moore, Greene, & Hughes F.
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday 10.0am-10.30am (During Exposition)
Christmas Eve 10.0am-10.30am, 2.0pm-2.30pm
Fr.Anthony Watkins will be available to hear Confessions on Christmas Eve 11.30am-Noon, and 4.0pm-4.30pm
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.90 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.74 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 113
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Kyries Hymn Book 516
Hymns : 106, 112, 113, 100
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Monday 7.30pm Fr.John
assists at the Penitential Service at St.Mary Magdalen,
Tuesday 2.15pm Funeral Mass for Dorothy Veitch RIP, followed by Cremation at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills at 4.30pm.
Saturday 11.0am Mass of the Feast, at which our Altar Services renew their promises.
6.0pm The usual anticipatory Mass on Saturday.
Anniversaries this week Stanley Ring (2009), Doris Bird (2002), Margaret Hanlon (2009), Joseph Grace (2003), Heather Campbell (2001), Keith McGinn (1997), and Sr. Barbara Brent (2014). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £616.72 was given at the Offertory, and a further £96.88 for CAFOD. £278.29 was given in the retiring collection, which was for the Dependant Clergy Fund. At Christmas, the collection goes to the Parish Priest, as a basic constituent of his annual income.
Alive in Faith Have you seen the thank-you letter from the Bishop on the notice board, thanking us for the wonderful effort we made as a parish to support Alive in Faith? He tells us too what our contribution has made possible.
The Christmas Lunch The annual Lunch for senior parishioners was held last Sunday, and as ever was a great success. The food was excellent, and served with great efficiency. Our thanks to Monica Macdonald, the principal organiser, to those who helped with the cooking, and to those who did the serving. It was a splendid team effort, and was much appreciated.
2016 Diocesan Year Book The new year books are available at the Repository in the porch, priced at £3.0.
Perhaps you thought as I did that nothing was ever going to happen as regards the re-ordering of the Sanctuary! The planning and negotiations have certainly seemed endless. But now at last things are moving. Last month the Bishop and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission gave approval to the plans which, some months ago, our Parish Advisory Council approved, and now a few days ago the Diocesan Finance Committee also gave us the go-ahead. So I have at last been able to contact the Contractor, Messrs. Hogg of Coney Weston, and ask them to go ahead. Work should begin in the New Year - but not, I suspect, for several weeks. The main works, you remember, are (i) the installation of a stone plinth for the new tabernacle against the east wall, (ii) the moving back of the Altar by a three or four feet, to allow room for the Celebrant to sit in front of it (to one side), with the provision of stone supports for the Altar to match the tabernacle plinth, replacing the present concrete ones, (iii) the replacement of the present jazzy floor tiles with quieter dull-red ones, appropriate to the building, and (iv) the provision of a pair of stone ambos (lecterns), incorporating the fine carved stone panels from the former pulpit. How is it all being payed for? - a quarter of the money raised by Alive in Faith comes back to the parish for its Parish Project - the re-ordering of the Sanctuary being our project.
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