PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May 1st, 2016 : SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Vincent Brannan
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. For the People 11.0am (Con) Int.+Elizabeth Korner
10.0am (Con) Int. +David Skeoch, P
Tuesday FEAST OF ST.PHILIP AND
10.0am (Con) Int.
Wednesday FEAST OF THE ENGLISH
10.0am (Con) Int.
Thursday EASTER FERIA
10.0am (Con) Int.
Friday EASTER FERIA
11.0am (Con) Int. +Alan Deveney
10.0am (Con) Int. +Adrian Chatterton, P
6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by appointment.
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.274 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.484 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Regina Coeli) Hymn : 283
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Hymns : 880, 341, 772, 366
(This is the first in a series of periodic Masses
arranged with children in mind. The Gospel
reading is that of the day, but the first two readings and responsorial psalm are proper to the celebration. As today is the first day of Our Lady's Month of May, we will be paying particular attention to Our Lady. At the end of Mass, Certificates will be given to the First Holy Communion children who made their First Confession recently.)
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
On the Sundays during Eastertide we use Regina Coeli instead 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.
Quite a lot of progress has been made in the Sanctuary this last week : the electrical installation has been completed, and half of the new tiling has now been laid. Of course this new week is a short week because of the Bank Holiday, but it may be possible for the remainder of the tiling to be put in place, and for the new stonework installed before the weekend.. It is possible that we could be back to normal by next weekend, but I don't think that we should bank on it! How good it will be to get back to
Meanwhile the daily Masses will be held in the Convent Chapel again this week.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Wednesday 12.30pm Wednesday Lunch Club (for those who have booked) The Hall.
Thursday 10.30am Fr.John attends the Diocesan Council of Priests, at Poringland.
Saturday 8.45am Childrens Activities at the Convent. Fr.John meets with the First Holy Communion Parents.
Next Sunday is Ascension Sunday.
Anniversaries this week Denise Croskell (2001), Deborah Kearney (1995), Ruby Stevenson (2011), Thomas Hallinan (1996), Lucy Buckwell (2002), Sr.Martha O'Malley (2002), Dorothy Real (2012), Alan Deveney (2014), and Ann Button (2013). May they Rest in Peace.
Sunday £633.83 was given at the Offertory, and £428.42 in the special
collection requested by Pope Francis for the
PROCLAIM! A reminder that this special Deanery event for the New Evangelisation is taking place in our Hall in three weeks time, on Saturday, May 21st. 10.0am-2.0pm. Subtitled 'BECOMING AN EVANGELISING PARISH', the day will include
* Mass at 10.0am
*A Presentation on the New Evangelisation and
some ideas about how to reach out to non-church going Catholics and others.
* A chance to discuss some of the difficulties and opportunities.
* A chance to pray for our parishes as we start to think about how we can answer the challenge to proclaim the Good News.
* An invitation to join a small team to be set up in each parish, who will develop the ideas which emerge on May 21st for use in each individual parish of the Deanery.
At the last Parish Advisory Council, concern was expressed about the declining Mass numbers here : those who are genuinely concerned about this will certainly want to attend the PROCLAIM! day on May 21st, so that we can think - as a Deanery - about how we can start reversing the trend in our various parishes.
Do put the date in your diary, if it is not already there........ as the host parish - and one which has acknowledged the need to do something - we certainly ought to be very well represented.
FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE DIOCESE
This occurs this year, and as previously mentioned there is to be a great Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral on Friday, June 3rd, at 6.30pm. The two Cardinals will be present, together with nine other Catholic bishops and seven Anglican bishops - and a host of others. Free picnic supper boxes will be provided for everyone to eat (well at least their contents) afterwards. It will be a memorable occasion in every way.
We hope to take a motor coach, and a list will be going up on the notice board in the next few days. Participants will be asked to pay £10 towards the coach, which the parish will subsidize.
the Sunday before, May 29th, will be CORPUS CHRISTI and I'm hoping that this year we will be able to have an all-night Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, from after the 6.0pm Mass, through until the 9.30am Mass. It would be a great offering of love and devotion to Our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament. But more of this later.
Something to look forward to.