PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE

 

Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

The Presbytery, 8, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7HT

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail frjohnfelixstowe@gmail.com

Parish Website "http://stfelixfelixstowe.uk/"

 

February 7th, 2016 : FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Evelyn Bond 11.0am (Con) Int. Our Benefactors

RJM

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. + Mary Paul

10.30am (Con) Int. +Sheila Christie

Tuesday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. +Paul

 

Wednesday ASH WEDNESDAY

9.30am (St.F) Int. +Edith Thomas (F)

10.30am (Con) Int. +John Coppen (F)

7.30pm (St.F) Int.

 

Thursday LENT FERIA

No services today

Friday LENT FERIA

Noon (St.F) Int. +John Battersby (A&BL)

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday LENT FERIA

11.0am (St.F)

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

Acclamation A

Hymns : 934, 169, 648, 795

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

 

THIS WEEK

 

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.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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.'

 

Catholic 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, and Elizabeth will be pleased to receive your 22 (cash or cheque). Any queries please contact Jenny.

 

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 England and Wales are immediately passed on to the police. The Church works closely and cooperatively with the statuary authorities as these allegations are investigated. Following this investigation, which follows UK law, the Church conducts its own investigation, following Canon Law.

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.