PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24th, 2016 : FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. Joanne, Friends,
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. Pauline & Neville Mayes (30th w.)
11.0am (Con) Int. Catholic Womens
Monday FEAST OF ST.MARK
10.0am (Con) Int. Sr.Catherine (90th b.)
Tuesday EASTER FERIA
10.0am (Con) Int. + Fr.Edward Walker
Wednesday EASTER FERIA
No Mass today
Thursday EASTER FERIA
10.0am (Con) Int.
Friday FEAST OF ST.CATHERINE
11.0am (Con) Int.
Saturday EASTER FERIA
10.0am (Con) Int. + Fr.Ivor Morris
6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Vincent Brannan
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by appointment.
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.271 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.480 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Regina Coeli) Hymn : 287
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Hymns : 268, 279, 748, 271
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Gloria Hymn Book p.498
On Sundays during Eastertide we use Regina Coeli in place of Angelus :
Joy to thee of 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.
It is disappointing and frustrating that the work in the Sanctuary seems to be proceeding at such a slow place. I'm finding the continuing upheaval in church most depressing, as I'm sure you are too. You are all being so patient about it, and not complaining ; you are teaching me a lesson! I continue to chivvy the builder....
And so again this week the weekday Masses will all be in the Convent Chapel. We are fortunate in having an alternative venue for this, and Sisters who are so welcoming.
Today 9.30am Baptism of Gabriel Morley Andrews, son of James and Danielle Andrews.
Wednesday 10.30am Fr.John attends a
meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Committee in
Saturday 8.45am Childrens' Activities at the Convent. Fr.John meets with the First Holy
Anniversaries this week Vera Pawlowski (2006), George Friel (2010), Roman Nanowski (1995), Stanislaw Janikowski (2015), David Thomson, Priest (1998), Richard Morley (1996), and Patricia Amey (2007). R.I.P.
Money Matters Last Sunday £571.27 was given at the Offertory, and £148.53 for CAFOD. There was a retiring collection for the Priests Training Fund, which brought in £248.22.
Congratulations to our excellent First Holy Communion Catechist, Pauline Mayes, and her husband Neville who are celebrating their Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary today. They will receive a special blessing at the end of the 9.30am Mass. And also Congratulations to Sr.Catherine, who will be celebrating her Ninetieth Birthday tomorrow. A splendid achievement, and just when ninetieth birthdays are much in our mind.......
A LETTER FROM THE BISHOP
Special Humanitarian Collection for Sunday April 24th
My dear brothers and Sisters,
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked that a special collection be taken up throughout Europe this Sunday which will be added to his own substantial offering towards the growing humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine, that has come about as a result of the ongoing war in that country. These funds will be used for the benefit of those living in the conflict zones and those who are displaced within the country. In order to ensure that this aid is effectively and properly managed, the Holy See will organise specific projects for the most urgent humanitarian emergencies. These projects will be examined on site by a special Commission, and the Pontifical Council Cor Unum will approve and evaluate the management of these funds.
I am sorry that this adds yet another special collection to the ones we already have, but I know that you will respond generously to Pope Francis' appeal.
With all good wishes and gratitude,
+ Alan, Bishop of
Catholic Womens' League Jenny writes
'The Felixstowe Section of the Catholic Womens' League sincerely thanks everybody who supported our
cake stall last weekend : we raised £134, which we
will use to buy items for the Women's Refuge in
Together Club Teresa writes 'The Together Club meets at the Convent this Thursday 1.45pm-3.45pm for a quiz with a difference! All welcome.'
ST GEORGE, MARTYR
Yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. George, Patron Saint of England. As ever our observance of the day was muted, certainly as compared with the keeping of those other patrons of our Isles, St.Patrick, St.Andrew, and St.David.
Quite often one hears people say that it would be much better to have as
our Patron St.Alban, the first martyr of
Two reasons are advanced for St,George's
supposed unsuitability : first he was foreign, and second the details of his
life are sketchy to say the least. All that we know for certain about him is
that he was martyred in the early fourth century in
To make you laugh (maybe)
Q. What do our feline friends burn on their open hearths?
A. Catalogues, I suppose...........