Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail

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April 17th, 2016 : FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int.

11.0am (Con) Int. +Bruce Fisk


Weekday Masses


10.0am (Con) Int. For the Lapsed


10.0am (Con) Int. Anne Hannon


10.0am (Con) Int.

Thursday ST.ANSELM

10.0am (Con) Int. For HM The Queen (90th)


11.0am (Con) Int. A Private Intention



10.0am (Con) Int. For our Country

6.0pm (St.F) Int. Joanne, Friends, & Family


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by appointment.


The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.269 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.476 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Regina Coeli) Hymn : 806

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Acclamation C

Hymns : 601, 644, 607, 278

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1


On Sundays during Eastertide we use Regina

Coeli in place of Angelus :

Joy to thee O Queen of Heaven, Alleluia!

He whom thou wast meet to bear, Alleluia!

As he promised hath arisen, Alleluia!

Pour for us to Him thy prayer, Alleluia!

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia!

R. For the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Let us pray

O God, who by the Resurrection of thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to bring joy to the whole world, grant, we beseech thee, that aided by the prayers of his Mother the Virgin Mary, we too may be brought to the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Gloria Doug writes 'Today's Gloria at the 9.30am Mass is from the well-known Missa de Angelis, using the Latin words. Both words & music are in the hymn book, number 498. The setting is sung straight through, without a refrain or repeats. There is an instrumental accompani- ment to help with the singing. It is good to have a further setting of the Gloria to alternate with the others which we use, and good that we should have one setting in Latin, the universal language of the Church : a sign of our age-old tradition, and of our fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.'




The works in St.Felix are continuing : the electrical installation under the new tiled floor of the Sanctuary is due to take place tomorrow, and hopefully the laying of the tiles will begin on Tuesday. And so again this week the daily Mass will take place in the Convent Chapel. See the Mass List opposite for times.


Saturday 8.45am Childrens' Activities at the

Convent ; Fr.John Meets with the First Holy Communion Parents.




Anniversaries this week Phyllis Miller (2001), Bruce Fisk (2013), Kevin Hendley (2015), Bernard Moran (2006), Cornelius Lane (2002), and Mary Harney (2000). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 552.74 was given at the Offertory, and a further 85.03 to CAFOD. Today there is a retiring collection for the Priest's Training Fund. Those who did not take part in the Alive in Faith campaign - the main objective of which is to raise money for the training of new priests and the care of sick and retired priests - may like to give especially generously to this collection, as of course the raising of money to train priests is a responsibility which all of us share. Envelopes in which to both place & to gift aid your contribution are available by the front door. It's not too late, however, to sub- scribe to Alive in Faith. No need to fill in a form : Fr.John has some recently-issued envelopes to use for the purpose. Ask him if you would like one.


Thank you Boni Pinto writes 'I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes whilst I was in hospital recently. I am happy to say I am now home and recovering gently, and the op appears to have been a success. Thank you once again for your thoughts and prayers.'


Association of Friends of Jesus and Mary Elizabeth writes ' Members are reminded that our celebration will be on Wednesday 20th April at 7.30pm at the Convent.'


Diocesan Summer Camp This will be taking place at Eccles Hall, Norfolk, Friday August 26th- Monday August 29th, for young people aged eight to fourteen. There is a poster on the notice board, and Fr.John has Application Forms.




When the PAC met last Tuesday, its first task was to elect a new Chairman. The person elected was Philip Dance, who proceeded to chair the meeting with considerable vigour, and much to the satisfaction of its participants.

One of the items on the Agenda was the New Evangelisation ; in our diocese, each Deanery in turn is being asked to come up with new ideas and strategies, and the present focus is on our own, the Ipswich, Deanery. (We were reminded that a particular aim of the New Evangelisation is to bring back into the life of the Church those baptized people who have lost touch with it, and who are no longer practising Catholics.) There is a diocesan Commission, which is meeting in Woodbridge this week, and which will be joined by the New Evangelisation Representatives from the constituent parishes of the Deanery. It will be planning a larger meeting, which is scheduled to take place in our Hall here on Saturday, May 21st, 10.0am-2.0pm. It is hoped that each parish will send along ten to twenty people to this meeting, and that from it many ideas will emerge as to how we can best reach out to those whom we would like to draw back into the full sacramental life of the Church. Will you be one of those ten to twenty people representing us? I do hope so.

We also looked ahead to our Parish programme of events for the Summer. This includes (please enter them in your diary) -


Friday June 3rd : 6.30pm DIOCESAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Cathedral. We hope to take a motor coach.

Sunday June 12th : 12.30pm PARISH LUNCH TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY, in the Hall

Sunday June 19th : 9.30am FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS.

Saturday August 6th PARISH HOLY YEAR PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM. Again, we will be taking a motor coach.

Later in August (date not fixed yet) A TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC, FOR YOUNG FAMILIES, in the Presbytery Garden.

Early September (date not fixed yet) A PARISH BARBEQUE , in the Presbytery Garden.


(In the past week, Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia, has been published, to much acclaim. I hope that in the Autumn we will have house groups to study it, as we did last year for Pope Francis' Introduction to the Year of Mercy.)