PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parisg Website "http:stfelixfelixstowe.uk/"
August 28th, 2016 : 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. Mary & Norman
Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Alan Deveney
11.0am (Con) Int. For the People
Monday PASSION OF ST.JOHN THE
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Marian Gardiner (FM)
10.30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday ST.MARGARET CLITHEROW
9.30am (St.F) Int. +Lucia Hunt
9.30am (St.F) Int. Glenys Lowden (100)
10.30am (Con) Int.
No services today
11.0am (St.F) Int.
5.0pm (Con) Int.
Saturday ST.GREGORY THE GREAT
11.0am (St.F) Int. +Norah Sandford
6.0pm (St.F) Int. Tom & Brenda Brazier
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.130 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1049 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 934
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria Hymn Book 527
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 962, 803, 967, 898
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Today 3.0pm-5.0pm THE TEDDY BEARS PICNIC for Young Children & Families, in the Presbytery garden. Teddy Bear activities, games, and tea.
Wednesday 11.45am A Syro-Malabar Funeral Mass for baby Albert Jacob. RIP
Anniversaries this week Gerard Stattery (2001), Sr.Margaret Mary Flynn (2000), Annie Logan-Mann (2010), and Anne Doyle (1998). RIP
Money Matters Last Sunday £558.15 was given at the Offertory, and a further £110.34 for CAFOD. Next Sunday there will be a retiring collection for the Walsingham Shrine Developement Fund.
Our Congratulations to Mary and Harold Cawston, who are celebrating their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary this weekend. Also celebrating are their daughter Christine and her husband John, who were married at St.Felix forty-five years ago. Both couples will receive a special Blessing at the end of the 6.0pm Mass. As, next Saturday, will Brenda and Tom Brazier, who will be celebrating their sixtieth wedding anniversary. These are very significant occasions - and a great testimony to the lifelong fidelity which is so important a part of our Christian understanding of Marriage. We send our love and good wishes to all three couples.
A big thank-you Teresa writes 'A big thank-you to all who made the BBQ such a memorable Parish occasion. So many people were instrumental in its success. Those who took tables and chairs to the garden and returned them to the Hall afterwards, organised the cooking, made delicious puddings and salads, provided raffle prizes, worked tirelessly in the kitchen, or just chipping in in general. It was good to see so many people involved in this venture ; it all went so smoothly. A special thanks to the youngsters who gave us such an entertaining display of martial arts.'
Fr.John adds : And a big thank you to you, Teresa, for having organised the Barbeque. You had put in so much work and effort, and it all went like clockwork, and was a huge success. I think everyone was pleased that we had revived the Parish Barbecue.
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Mary's Meals Barbara also writes ' Did you know that it costs just £12.20 to feed a child in school for a whole year? Come to St.Felix Church Hall on Wednesday Sept. 14th at 7.0pm for a presentation by Julian Wong for Mary's Meals. If you need transport contact Barbara Lamberton.
Sponsored Cycle Ride Fr.John is
practicing hard for Saturday September 10th (theoretically), and whilst he's
not actually heard of any other potential riders from the
parish, he feels sure that there must be.... He would be most grateful for
sponsorship, and will have his form with him after
MORE ON HYMNS
Following my piece in last week's Newsheet, two good people submitted lists of suitable hymns. I've already completed the list for September, but I will draw on these two lists from October onwards.
I said last week that choosing hymns for Mass is not easy - mentioning the facts that different people like different hymns, and also that the quality of the tunes, and the words of the hymns, have to be carefully considered. It is easy to choose hymns whose words don't really say anything much worth saying, and which have dreary or banal tunes. Quality matters in the serving of God.
At least three further things have to be taken into account. One is the theme of the Mass, which is usually set in Ordinary Time by the subject of the Gospel, the focus of the three Sunday readings. If, for example, Our Lord is speaking in the Gospel about repentance, then for example Dear Lord and Father of mankind would be an appropriate choice, whereas Shine, Jesus, shine would not, perhaps, be particularly appropriate.
Then length is a factor. We need a longish opening hymn to cover the entrance Procession and the censing of the Altar. Likewise we need an even longer hymn at the Offertory to cover the taking of the collection, the Offertory Procession, the preparation of the Altar, and the censing of the gifts, priest, and people. Whereas the final hymn should snappy rather than over-long : people are ready to go, and the hymn only needs to cover the procession to the back of the church.
another factor which the person choosing hymns has to take into account is the
mood at a particular moment of the
I've mentioned the hymns as 'covering' certain liturgical actions, and yes, when music first came into the Mass in the fourth century, when Christians were no longer having to worship in secret, the chant was initially seen as 'covering' movements in this way. And then as hymnody developed it was, of course, seen as something which is valuable in itself - an offering of praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, and a means of giving expression to the truths of the Catholic Faith.