PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Website : St.FelixFelixstowe.uk
January 10th, 2016 : FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Hugh & Delia
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int.+John Kaziow 11.0am (Con) Int. For the People
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Jonathan Coates
10.30am (Con) Int. Sr.Immaculata
Tuesday ST.AELRED OF RIEVAULX
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Alan Deveny
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Bill Pain
10.30am (Con) Int.
No services today
11.0am (St.F) Int. The Hurford Family
5.0pm (Con) Int.
11.0am (St.F) Int. +Ita English
6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
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
Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by appointment.
The Rosary Fridays at 10.15am
The Mass today The readings can be found
on p.120 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.139 of
The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 171
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 851, 172, 627, 171
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Friday 3.30pm The ABC (About Becoming Catholic) Group resumes its meetings at the Presbytery.
Saturday 8.45am Childrens'Activities at the Convent. Fr.John resumes the meetings with the First Holy Communion Parents.
Anniversaries this week Johanna Pope (2001), Lynn Goulden (2005), Roy Dawson (2008), Kenneth Leadbetter (1996), Elizabeth Durrant (1998), Rutland Barsby (2005), and Albert Schmitz (2004). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £581.95 was given at the Offertory, and a further £111.79 for CAFOD.
Congratulations to Sr.Immaculata RJM, who celebrates her 101st birthday tomorrow. A great achievement. We send her our love and good wishes.
A small gold ring was found in the Hall last week. Fr.John has it at the Presbytery.
Prayers Our prayers
are requested for Kenneth Doubleday, who is currently receiving treatment at
Catholic Womens' League Jenny writes 'A reminder to our ladies who have booked to go to The White Horse on Monday 11th January - we will meet at 7.0pm for 7.30pm. Our first meeting of the year will be on Monday 8th February, and we are looking forward to hearing from our National Family and Health Officer, Alison Love. More details nearer the time.
Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary
Elizabeth writes 'Our next meeting on Wednesday 20th January at 7.30pm at the Convent is a talk about Coffee Break, an organisation which offers English conversation ( and much else) to ladies for whom English is a second language.'
Thank you Pauline Mayes writes 'Thank you for supporting our Cake Stall last Sunday. £171.98 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Support.'
A COMPLEX ISSUE
In recent weeks and months our hearts have
gone out to the countless refugees, fleeing from intolerable conditions in
It seems perhaps churlish and uncharitable to even suggest that we
should at least be mindful of the consequences of taking this path. But I was
very impressed by an article I read some weeks ago, written by a well-known
Catholic writer, in which he realistically noted the effects of a further swelling the numbers of Muslims in
our country - and of course most of the refugees are Muslims. Maybe we are
living in only the remnants of a Christian society in
I'm not necessarily arguing against an uncontrolled acceptance of refugees who belong to the Islamic faith. But I am arguing that we should not be swept by a wave of emotion into something which might promote the sidelining and eventual suppression of those things which we count as precious.
THE END OF CHRISTMASTIDE
Today, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord sees the ending of the Christmas season. Last Sunday we kept the Solemnity of the Epiphany, and enjoyed following the Three Kings and the Star to the Epiphany Crib at the 9.30am Mass. (It is right that the Epiphany Crib should have a quite different character from the Christmas Crib, because St.Matthew tells us that the Wise Men came to Jesus 'in the house', and not in the stable.)
Traditionally, the Epiphany - or showing - of the incarnate Christ is
seen as comprising three events, the Visit by the Wise Men, the Baptism of the
Lord in the