PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Website "http://stfelixfelixstowe.uk/"
July 10th, 2016 : FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Michael Orton 11.0am (Con) Int. Sr.Sheila
Monday FEAST OF ST.BENEDICT
5.45pm (Con) Int.
No Mass today
5.45pm (Con) Int.
10.0am (Con) Int.
5.45pm (Con) Int.
11.0am (St.F) Int. Peter & Mary Sutcliffe
6.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) will be said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass on Saturday.
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.108 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1021 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
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
Fr.John hopes to be away for a few days this week. Fr.Adrian Gates has kindly undertaken to say Mass at the Convent, at 5.45pm, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so weekday Masses are available. They resume at St.Felix on Saturday morning. In an emergency, please contact the Dean, Fr.Russell Frost , 01473 741975.
Today Is being kept as Sea Sunday, something close to our hearts in Felixstowe in view of our being a port. We will pray for Mariners, and for Sr.Marion A.o.S in the Prayer of the Faithful, and there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.
9.30am Kian Christian Searle will be baptized in the course of the Liturgy.
Tuesday Noon A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of
Halina Schoeberl RIP at St.Felix'
a private Cremation. The Service will be conducted by Deacon Chris Brightman
Saturday The Childrens Activities at the Convent are now in abeyance for the holidays.
Anniversaries this week Reginald Johnson (2009), Michael Donnelly (1998), Anthony McGrath (2010) and Sean McManus (2011). RIP
Money Matters Last Sunday £535.35 was given at the Offertory, and a further £107.69 for CAFOD.
Please don't forget the meeting of the Parish
Advisory Council a week on Tuesday, at 7.30pm. Agendas will be available next Sunday.
The Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, on Saturday August 6th It is very good to see the list of the names of those who wish to come growing day by day. Do add yours : this should be a most happy and profitable day for us all as we keep the Holy Year of Mercy.
Confirmation A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the possibility of a Parish Confirmation in late Spring next year, but so far no one has shown any interest. As I said then, the Bishop wants dates to be booked as soon as possible. Candidates need to be at least thirteen years old. Please tell me ASAP if you are interested.
Also whilst on the subject of Christian Initiation, it won't be too long before we begin to think about preparation for First Holy Communion next year : the first step is to obtain an enrolement form from Fr.John. Also, preparation for adult Baptism and Reception at Easter 2017 will begin in September ; again, please speak to Fr.John if you would like to know more about this.
Barbara writes 'The next meeting is on
Monday July 11th, at 7.0pm at The Hut for our fish and chip supper. There will
be a 'bring and buy', a raffle, and a One Pound draw as this is a fund raising
evening.. There will be no meeting in August, but on
September 12th John and Sue Hockenhull will be giving
a presentation on
Sea Sunday The Apostleship of the Sea writes ' Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today's retiring collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea, the Church's official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. For more information about the Apostleship of the Sea, please visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk '
OUR SAINTED COAST
Sunday is maybe an
appropriate time to recall
the Saints associated with the coastline of the Diocese of East Anglia. Four of
them come to mind. First. St.Withburga,
whose feast we kept last Friday. She lived in the eighth century, and was a
daughter of King Anna of East Anglia, and sister of St.Etheldreda,
founder of the monastic community at Ely, and one of the co-patrons of the
diocese. She lived as a solitary at Holkham on the
North Norfolk coast, before establishing a community at
Then next St.Botolph, who lived a century
before St.Withburga and who founded a monastic
community at Iken, the hamlet situated on a promontary in the Alde estuary, between Orford
and Snape. The mediaeval church which
stands on the site is a pleasant place to visit, and not too far away from
here. Like Withburga he was a native of
Of course we are very aware here of St.Felix, another seventh-century
saint, and first Bishop of East Anglia,
another coastal saint. He was a Burgundian, and came to bring the Gospel to
this region at the invitation of Sigebert, the
Christian king of
It was during the episcopate of St.Felix that St.Fursey, the fourth coastal saint of
So today, as we keep Sea Sunday, it is good to think of our East Anglian coast as encircled by the prayers of these four saints, who lived by our shores in the seventh and eighth centuries. They still pray for us, and they inspire us who, like them, live in times when there is a great need for the proclamation of the Christian Gospel by word and by deed.