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

 

July 3rd, 2016 : FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. A Private Intention 11.0am (Con) Int. A Special Intention

 

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

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

10.30am (Con) Int. A Special Intention

Tuesday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. +Michael Orton (B&KT)

Wednesday ST.MARIA GORETTI

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

10.30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

No services today

Friday ST.WITHBURGA

11.0am (St.F) Int. +Harold & Mary Orton

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

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.

 

The Rosary

Fridays at 10.15am

 

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.105 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1017 of The Sunday Missal.

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

(Angelus) Hymn : 963

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria New Celtic

Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic

Hymns : 807, 963, 772, 356

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

 

THIS WEEK

 

Thursday 1.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent for a Quiz.

Friday 2.30pm Interment of the cremated remains of William Strachan. in the Memorial Garden.

Saturday 8.50am Final session of the Childrens activities before the Summer break : Mass in the Hall at St.Felix (so no 11.0am Mass today).

Next Sunday is being kept as Sea Sunday. How ought we to mark it? Maybe we could all give each other a wave.........

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Betty Adams (2004), & Mary Clapham (2003). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 673.03 was given at the Offertory, and a further 127.04 for CAFOD. Next Sunday there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.

 

The Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Aug.6th

Fiona writes 'There is to be a Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 6th August. The coach will leave Felixstowe at approx.9.0am, and be back by about 6.30pm. Mass will be celebrated at the Shrine at Noon, and there will be the opportunity to go through the Holy Door and obtain the special Indulgence of this current Holy Year. You will need to brig your own packed lunch, and the cost (subsidized by the Parish) will be ten pounds per person. Further details will be available nearerthe time. If you would like to go on the Pilgrimage, please would you sign your name on the sheet on the notice board in the Porch of either St.Felix or the Convent, so that we can organize appropriate transport.'

(Fr.John adds - I do hope that you will all make a special effort to come on the Pilgrimage, which this year is taking the place of the Parish Outing. I gather that it is the first time for some years that we have had a Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, and it is most fitting that we should mark the Holy Years in this way.)

 

Volunteers Catherine Richardson writes 'An enthusiastic first meeting was held on Friday to discuss the forming of a group of volunteer in the parish who might reach out in a variety of ways to our more isolated fellow parishioners. We shared ideas about what kind of help may be offered (these included visiting, lifts to medical appoint- ments and church, and help with some small domestic tasks such as changing light bulbs).

We now plan to hold a second, short meeting at 7.0pm on Monday 18th July on the Cooper Room to discuss the practical aspects of the group and decide what are the next important steps in bringing the group to action. Please come and join us if you feel you would like to be involved in helping in some way. If you can't be there and would like to be kept informed please let Fr.John know on 282561 or use the parish website or call Catherine Richardson on 01394 285047.'

 

A Living Light You may have noticed that at least for the time being we have changed the light burning before the Tabernacle from an electric bulb to a seven-day-burning candle. Some people prefer that 'the Lord's light', as it's sometimes called, should be a living flame, signifying the presence of the living Lord, rather than a mechanical electric light. The light before the Tabernacle burns day and night, and is a reminder of Lord's constant presence with his people in the Holy Sacrament contained within the Tabernacle, and also of the constant praise and thanksgiving which the Church seeks to offer to him. In some

 

churches a white light is burned, but most often it

is a red one.

 

WISDOM FROM POPE FRANCIS

There are many good things in the Holy Father's recent document Amoris Laetiia , sub-titled 'An Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family', but one which particularly impressed me was his words about the importance of how we listen to other people. Maybe you would like to hear what he says.

137 'Quality time means being ready to listen patiently and attentively to everything the other person wants to say. It requires the self-discipline of not speaking until the time is right. Instead of offering an opinion or advice, we need to be sure that we have heard everything the other person has to say. This means cultivating an interior silence that makes it possible to listen to the other person without mental or emotional distractions. Do not be rushed, put aside all of your own needs and worries, and make space. Often, with married couples, the other spouse does not need a solution to his or her problems, but simply to be heard, to feel that someone has acknowledged their pain, their disappointment, their fear, their anger, their hopes and their dreams. How often we hear complaints like :"He does not listen to me." "Even when you seem to listen, you are really doing something else." "I talk to her and I feel that she can't wait for me to finish." "When I speak to her, she tries to change the subject, or she gives me curt responses to end our conversation".

138 'Develop the habit of giving real importance to the other person. This means appreciating them and recognizing their right to exist, to think as they do and to be happy. Never downplay what they say and think, even if you need to express your own point of view. Everyone has something to contribute, because they have their life experiences, they look at things from a different standpoint and they have their own concerns, abilities, and insights. We ought to be able to acknowledge the other persons truth, the value of his or her deepest concerns, and what it is that they are trying to communicate, however aggressively.

We have to put ourselves in their shoes and try to peer into their hearts, to perceive their deepest concerns and to take them as a point of departure for further dialogue.'