PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website "http://stfelixfelixstowe.uk/"
February 7th, 2016 : FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Evelyn Bond 11.0am (Con) Int. Our Benefactors
9.30am (St.F) Int. + Mary Paul
10.30am (Con) Int. +Sheila Christie
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Paul
Thursday LENT FERIA
No services today
Friday LENT FERIA
Noon (St.F) Int. +John Battersby (A&BL)
5.0pm (Con) Int.
Saturday LENT FERIA
6.0pm (St.F) Int. +John Battersby (TB)
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 Friday at 11.15am
The Mass today The readings can be found
on p.136 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.984 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 720
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic
Hymns : 934, 169, 648, 795
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Wednesday Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Do be sure to begin this sacred season at the Altar : the times of Mass are given opposite, and each Mass will include the Blessing and Imposition of Ashes.
5.0pm Stations of the Cross, Convent
Friday Please note that the Friday Mass is at Noon, and will be so throughout Lent, to dovetail with the CWL Lent Lunches for CAFOD in the Hall at 12.30pm. Rosary during Lent will be said at 11.15am rather than at the usual10.15am.
Saturday No Childrens' Activities today - it is the beginning of the half-term holiday.
Anniversaries this week Jean Evans (1996), Mary Sanford (2002), William Pipe (2006), Mary Drouet (2003), Tori-Anne Williams (2004), Joan Nelson (2014), Henry Dukes (2004), and John Battersby (2015). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £651.83 was given at the Offertory, and a further £120.87 to CAFOD. £161.49 was given in the White Flower Appeal for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child.
Readers at Mass Volunteers are sought to read at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays. See Fiona.
Churches Together in Felixstowe Barbara writes 'Thank you for your support of the CTF initiatives during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Sisters were delighted with the numbers attending Vespers, and our Mass and hunger lunch raised £116 for CTF. The 'Pilgrimage' proved popular, and the Unity Service was also very well supported. Our next event will be the Good Friday service at the Triangle. More details later.'
Womens' League Jenny writes
'Just a reminder that our meeting is at 7.0pm this Monday,
followed by a talk from Alison Love, our National Family & Health Officer -
ladies of the parish are most welcome to come along. Capitations are now due,
Lenten Hunger Lunches 'will be held every Friday in the Hall during Lent, starting next Friday. They are organized by CWL in aid of CAFOD. Everyone is welcome, and your support will be greatly appreciated.
The next Wednesday Lunch Club will be on Wednesday 2nd March at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is Poached Salmon, Sponge Pudding & Custard. Cost - £4. A few places are left and early booking is recommended. Please contact Jenny'
FROM OUR SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
With the film "Spotlight" just released and the Goddard enquiry underway it is timely to give an update on the approach the Catholic Church takes to protect young people and vulnerable adults.
The safeguarding of children and the vulnerable is a Church priority from the top down, and there will be no place to hide for offenders. In December 2013, Pope Francis reminded all that there should be "zero tolerance" of abuse, an approach echoed here in our diocese.
All allegations of abuse reported to the Church in
Victims come first. This has not always been the case. The church deeply regrets all instances of sexual abuse and the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, and accepts that grave mistakes were made in the past. The Church is looking forward to assisting the historical inquiry into child abuse, led by Justice Lowell Goddard, in any way possible and learning from its findings and recommendations. The Church has already implemented the 83 recommendations from the Nolan report in 2000.
A CHANGE IS ANNOUNCED
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has recently announced a change in the Liturgy of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday. Since 1955, when the new Rites for Holy Week came in, the Roman Missal has said quite distinctly that the ceremony of the Footwashing should only involve men - since it is the washing of the (male) Apostles feet which we are commemorating. I know that in some churches the feet of both men and women have been washed, but this has been contrary to the discipline of the Catholic Church as laid down in the Roman Missal. Now, however, Pope Francis has decided to change the ruling, and from this Holy Week onwards the feet of both men and women are to be washed. So when the time comes, I will be putting up a notice inviting six men and six women to participate in the ceremony.
PREPARING FOR LENT
There are now only a couple of days to go before we begin to keep this demanding and exciting season of the Church's year, with its opp-ortunities for deepening and developing our faith and our friendship with God. Please take a Lent Paper when you leave Church today, and give some thought to what you are going to do to make this season special for you, and a time of grace.