Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail

Parish Website ""




Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int.

11.0am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

10.0am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

10.0am (Con) Int. +Bernard Davies

Wednesday FERIA

10.0am (Con) Int. A Special Intention


No services today

Friday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int.

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

10.0am (St.F) Int. The New Evangelisation

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


The Daily Office

Morning Prayer is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass at St.Felix. This will resume on Friday this week.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

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


The Rosary

Fridays at 10.15am


The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.294 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.503 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

(Regina Coeli) Hymn : 302

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria 527-R

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Acclamation C

Hymns : 851, 301 (Sequence),

303, 302, 771

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1


Today is the last day of Eastertide. 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.




Well we are semi back the normal : the new floor has been laid, and a temporary wooden Altar set up, but the new stonework - the tabernacle base and the Altar supports - will not be here until the early days of next week. And so I think it is probably wise to wait to resume the daily Mass at St.Felix until Friday. We are most grateful to the Sisters for having accommodated us on weekdays during these past few weeks, and especially last week, when they were in Retreat, and it was not particularly convenient to them to do so.

Wednesday 11.0am Those training to be Lay Ministers of Holy Communion meet at the Presbytery.

7.30pm The annual Marian Devotion of the Association of the Family of Jesus & Mary, at the Convent. All welcome.

Friday Daily Services resume at St.Felix.

Saturday 8.45am Childrens Activities at the Convent.

10.0am Mass at the Beginning of the Deanery Day on the New Evangelisation at St.Felix.




Anniversaries this week Mary Moore (2003), John Davy (2003), Lily Dunn (1998), Lloyd Fenton (2010) and John King (2014). R.I.P.

Money Matters Last Sunday 585.33 was given at the Offertory, and a further 153.37 in the retiring collection, which was for the Catholic Communications Network. 129.56 was given for CAFOD. Next Sunday there will be a retiring collection for the Catholic Trust for England and Wales.

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is 1st June at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is - Lamb Casserole, Fruit jelly, & Tea/Coffee, only 4. To book, please contact Jenny as soon as possible. If you are new to the parish, this is a good way to meet people.'

Celebration Lunch 'Sunday 12th June, 12.30pm for 1.0pm, in St.Felix Hall. Tickets 7 (bring your own drinks), available after Mass from 21st May or by contacting Jenny. This is to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, We will be having live music and a tiara/crown/hat competition - the fancier the better, among other things. Please buy a ticket and come along. Organised by Team Felix.'

The Cathedral Mass Please don't forget to put your name down for the coach to the cathedral to join two Cardinals and nine Bishops in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the creation of our diocese - June 3rd, 6.30pm. Lists at St.Felix & Convent.


From SPUC 'THREE DAY TO LIVE PETITION' A new petition against euthanasia has been launched by the SPUC 'Lives Worth Living' campaign. The petition is addressed to the Chief Executive of the NHS in England and Wales. It points to new guidelines in NHS hospitals which put elderly and terminally ill people at risk. These guidelines mean that people may be denied all food and fluids it they are deemed to have only three days to live. Patients can be given powerful drugs, depriving them of the ability to communicate, and masking the distress of dehydration. Anyone subject to this treatment is certain to die, not from their illness, but from dehydration. This amounts to euthanasia by dehydration. Please support the petition and help protect vulnerable people from euthanasia. Please sign the petition today : copies will be available at the back of your church.'




This special event for the Ipswich Deanery is being held here, in our Hall, next Saturday,

10.0am-2.0pm, and has been organised by the Diocesan New Evangelisation Team




How do we respond to our emptying churches?

How do we help lapsed Catholics to come back?


Mass at 10.0am will be followed by a presentation on the New Evangelisation and some ideas about how to reach out to non-church going Catholics and others.

There will be 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.


Bring a packed lunch : tea and coffee will be provided.



Fr.John adds : would anyone be prepared to help with coffee/tea after Mass & at lunch time? Please tell me if you can assist. I'd be most grateful.



Q. "What ingredients will I need to make a Chicken Tikka?"

A. " I'm afraid I've no idea. But surely a clock will be one of them?"