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

Parish Website "http://stfelixfelixstowe.uk/"

 

June 19th, 2016 : TWELTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int.Vernon & Chris Watts

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int.The First Communic- ants.

11.30am(Con) Int. For the People

 

Weekday Masses

Monday ST.ALBAN

9.30am (St.F) Int. +The Holy Souls

10.30am (Con) Int. + Anton Cowan, P

Tuesday ST.ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

9.30am (St.F) Int. Young People of the Parish

(CWL)

Wednesday ST.JOHN FISHER AND ST.

THOMAS MORE

9.30am (St.F) Int. +Fred De L'Orme, P

11.30am (Con) Int.

Thursday ST.ETHELDREDA

No services today

Friday SOLEMNITY OF THE

NATIVITY OF ST.JOHN BAPT.

11.0am (St.F) Int. Tony Webb,P

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11.0am (StF) Int. +Adrian Chatterton, P

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.

 

Rosary Fridays at 10.15am

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.100 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1010 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 837

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

There will be a special leaflet for this Mass, which is the Mass at which the First Holy Communions will be made.

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS AND ALL GOOD WISHES TO

 

TED BYRNE

SEAMUS BYRNE

MAKSYMILIAN CALOW

RUBY CHEESEMAN

JAMES COX

AARON LOBBETT

EMILY McMORROW

SAM RYAN

JULIA SLOCIAK

NICHOLAS STARK

FLORENCE WHITLEY

 

WHO ARE MAKING THEIR

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION TODAY,

AND TO THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

THIS WEEK

 

Monday 3.0pm Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee, at the Presbytery.

Tuesday 7.0pm Apostleship of the Sea Mass at the Seafarers Centre. All welcome.

Wednesday 10.30am Funeral Service for William Strachan, RIP, at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills. Please note that because of this the Convent Mass will be at 11.30am today.

Thursday 7.0pm Fr.John attends the Vigil Mass for the funeral of Fr.Tony Webb, at St. Anthony's, Fakenham.

Saturday 8.45am Childrens' Activities at the Convent.

Next Sunday The First Holy Communion Cert- ificates will be given out at the 9.30am Mass.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week John Munro (1999), Florence Kitchingman (2001), Janet Doggett (2013), Valerie Howes (2007), Dolly Turner (1994), Janet Mitchell (2000), and John Milford (2006). May they Rest in Peace.

Money Matters Last Sunday 584.95 was given at the Offertory, with a further 113.73 donated to CAFOD. Today is being kept as the annual 'Day for Life', and there will be a retiring collection for Life Charities.

The sale of St.Cecilia's Church has now been completed, for 292,725 net. We are most grateful to our Treasurer, David Richardson, for having dealt with this matter.

Congratulations to Vernon and Chris Watts, celebrating their Fortieth Wedding Anniversary today.

Confirmation I wonder whether any teenagers are interested in Confirmation in Eastertide next year? If so, we will begin preparation in the early Autumn. Candidates must be at least thirteen years old at the time of the Confirmation. I need to know fairly quickly, because the Bishop needs to agree a date in the next few weeks.

Team Felix 'would like to thank everybody who supported the Celebration Lunch last Sunday. We made a profit of 170.0, which is for parish funds.'

Association of the Family of Jesus & Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our annual Strawberry Tea will be on Saturday 9th July from 2.30pm-4.0pm at the Convent. Tickets -4 each - will be available after all Masses. Please note : Admission is by ticket only and they are limited in number - so get

yours early!'

A 'Support Group'? Catherine Richardson

writes 'On Friday 1st July at 2.0pm there will be a meeting at the Presbytery for anyone interested in discussing ways in which we might reach out to some of the more isolated members of our parish family through, for example, visiting them at home. If you would like to come along for a cup of tea and a chat about what such a group might be able to offer you would be very welcome. If you would like to come, but are unable to attend, please let me know and I will keep you informed.'

 

AT LAST!

 

Coming into church today, I expect you were as glad as I am to see things back to normal! And I hope that you are as pleased as I am with the result. I feel that it was worth waiting for. Especially good, I think, are the new Altar supports - such an improvement on the old dark concrete and gravel ones. I think our Honorary Architect, Mr.Neil Birdsall, is to be especially congratulated on their design - and on that of the new Tabernacle support too - all based on the original stone mouldings to be found in the Sanctuary. I wanted this new work to look as if it was simply part of the original 1912 design of the church.

Of course this is only the completion of Part One of the scheme : still to come are the pair of stone ambos (or reading desks) incorporating the fine 1930's carvings of the Four Evangelists from the former stone pulpit. These have now been disengaged from the 'whatever' in the Memorial Garden, and are awaiting the making of the Architect's design. And then lastly will come the re-decoration of the Chancel.

The removal of the stonework from the Memorial Garden means that it too can be completed, by the extension of the lawn to meet the pavings adjacent to the enclosed gravel burial area. It will be so good to have the garden completed- I think that the extension to the lawn will really make a great difference.

I'm sure that someone is going to ask who has paid for all this work : the remodeling of the Sanctuary is, of course, our project for the ALIVE IN FAITH initiative, under which 25% of what has been and is being given comes back to the parish to finance its particular project. So none of the money spent has come out of normal parish funds. So thank you those who supported Alive in Faith!