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

 

MARCH 6th, 2016 : FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Timothy O'Mahony

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int.+Alan Deveney

11.0am (Con) Int. For the People

 

Weekday Masses

Monday LENT FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. Patricia Egerton

10.30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FEAST OF ST.FELIX

9.30am (St.F) Int. For the Parish

Wednesday LENT FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. +Helen Lawrence

10.30am (Con) Int.

Thursday LENT FERIA

No services today

Friday LENT FERIA

Noon (St.F) Int. +Agnes Curley

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday LENT FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. +Phyomena Kelly

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, during Lent at 11.15am

 

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.169 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.222 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 934

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Kyries Hymn Book 516

Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic Acc. A

Hymns : 807, 721, 748, 898

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

 

FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

 

SUNDAY

9.30am MOTHERING SUNDAY MASS

Posies will be given to the children to present to their Mothers

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

St.Felix 4.30pm

 

MONDAY

LENT COURSE : THE SAINTS HELPING US TODAY IV ST.PATRICK

St.Felix Hall, 7.30pm

 

WEDNESDAY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

The Convent, 5.0pm

 

THURSDAY

THE BISHOP'S LENT STATION MASS

at St.Pancras' Church, Ipswich

6.0pm - Exposition and Confessions

7.0pm The Station Mass

8.0pm Soup and rolls

 

FRIDAY

HUNGER LUNCH FOR CAFOD

St.Felix Hall, 12.30p

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

St.Felix, 7.30pm

ALSO THIS WEEK

 

Tuesday Feast of St.Felix, our Patron. No special event has been planned this year, as so much else is happening during Lent, but do try to be at Mass (9.30am) today.

1.15pm Fr.John assists with a school Penitential Service at St.Mary's Ipswich.

Saturday 8.45am Childrens' activities at the Convent. Fr.John will be hearing the Confessions of the children who have already made their First Confession & First Holy Communion.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Dennis Haylock (2003), Harry Porter (1998), Leslie Hart ("006), Elizabeth Baston (2011), Anne-Marie Bayles (2014), Hellen Weal (2001), Janina Droury (2004), Mary Read (2008), and Basil Richardson (1996). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 640.19 was given at the Offertory, and a further 98.99 for CAFOD.

From our Gift Aid Officer 'Envelopes for the next financial year commencing 10th April 2016 are now available for collection in the church porch at St.Felix. Any uncollected envelopes will be removed at the end of April. Alan Lamberton.'

 

Chrism Mass Sadly, it doesn't seem possible for us to take a parish coach to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral this year. Just too few people have expressed interest.........

 

Catholic Womens' League Barbara writes 'The Hunger Lunch on Feb.26th raised 1344. Many thanks to all concerned.

I have some tickets for a theatre trip on Wednesday March 16th 2.30pm to see Shadowlands at the New Wolsey Theatre, 17 each. Please contact me asap.'

 

Lunch Club Jenny writes The next Lunch Club will take place on Wednesday 6th April at 12.30pm in the St.Felix Hall. The menu is Chicken Kiev, Cheesecake, tea/coffee. Cost 4. Early booking is essential. Please contact Jenny.

 

Catholic Womens' League Jenny writes 'Ladies, our next meeting is on Monday 14th March and is our AGM. It will start at 7.30pm. Capitations of 22 are now due. If you have any items for the Womens' Refuge please bring them along. This is an ongoing collection as part of our national project. Any queries please contact Jenny.

 

SOMETHING RATHER DIFFERENT

 

A few months ago I was approached about a performance of Haydn' s The Seven Words from the Cross taking place here on Palm Sunday. It sounded a most suitable work to be performed in church on the day of the year when the Solemn Mass of the Passion is celebrated, and so I readily consented. In my ignorance, I supposed that this work was an oratorio, rather like Stainer's Crucifixion and the like, with a chorus and soloists. And so I was rather surprised when the lady organising it came to see me last week, and I discovered that it is quite a different kind of work from what I had imagined. Apparently a reader reads each of the seven Words, and follows each Word with a short meditation. And then after each vocal meditation, a string quartet plays a musical meditation, in which Haydn expresses the feelings which each word arouses in him. I'm surprised, but still very enthusiastic. I think it should be a worthy addition to our keeping of Holy Week.

(Note. There is a mistake in the advertising material : it says 'By invitation', as if one could only attend by invitation! It is meant to be that the musicians are coming to St.Felix by invitation - the invitation which I was asked to issue!)

 

HOW'S IT GOING?

 

Today, Mothering Sunday, is also called Mid-Lent Sunday. It's amazing to think that we are now, in fact, rather more than half-way through the forty days.... So how is your Lent going? Are those notes of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving sounding loud and clear in your keeping of this holy season? If not, then why not make a new start today: half a good Lent will give infinitely more glory to God than no Lent. It's not yet too late to make progress in faith and love in readiness for celebrating the Easter Mysteries.