Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail

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October 9th, 2016 : 28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Dan Madden

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. For the People 11.0am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. Peter & Mary Sutcliffe

10.30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA


Wednesday ST.WILFRED

9.30am (St.F) Int. Denis Brophy, Priest (FM)

10.30am (Con) Int.


No services today

Friday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. +Helen & Nigel Gorham

5.0pm (Con) Int. (K&BT)


11.0am (St.F) Int. +Marjorie Dawson (FM)

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


The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first (morning) Mass


Sacrament of Reconciliation

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


The Rosary

Friday at 10.15am


The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.149 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1073 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

(Angelus) Hymn : 873

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 969, 820, 607, 971

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1




Monday 7.0pm Meeting of the 'Helping Hands' group in the Cooper Room, Hall.

Tuesday 3.0pm Mass for the Sick, with administration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick , followed by Afternoon Tea in the Hall, arranged by Team Felix. Please encourage and help sick, elderly, and normally-housebound people to come. No morning Mass today.

Saturday 8.45am Childrens Activities, at the Convent.

Next Sunday 6.0pm Teenage Confirmation Group, at the Presbytery.




Anniversaries this week Joe Bonner (2006), Glynis Loube (2004), Philip Birt (1997), Mary Garner (1999), Sheila Gow (2002), Mary Scott (2006), Catherine Rundle (2001), and Joyce Hughes (2006), May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 593.33 was given at the Offertory, and 97.32 for CAFOD. A further 50 came in for the Walsingham appeal. This Sunday, a collection of the money given last Friday on the CAFOD Family Fast Day. The diocese has pointed out that this is not a normal Second Collection, but rather a gathering in of the money donated on Friday. There may of course be those who wish to give an extra donation to Cafod.

Goodbye We are very Sad to say Goodbye to

Joseph & Teresa Shabu, with their children Angel, Irina, and Felix, who are moving to Ipswich. Joseph and Teresa have been faithful Lay Ministers of Holy Communion, and have been at Mass most days. Our loss is St.Mary's gain ... We wish them every happiness in their new home.


Quiz Night Jenny writes 'This will be held on Saturday 22nd October in the Hall, 7.0pm for 7.30pm Teams should be a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6. Tickets are 6 and include supper, but please bring your own drinks. Tickets are on sale after Mass or by contacting Jenny. Organised by Team Felix.'


First Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'The next lunch will be held on 2nd November at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is oven baked fish and chips, trifle, tea/coffee. Cost 4. must be pre-booked by contacting jenny.


Catholic Womens' League Barbara writes 'We are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 15th October from 10.30am-12 Noon. There will be a cake stall, a tombola, and a Bring & Buy. Do come along and bring a friend or neighbour - everyone very welcome.'


Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes ' Beetle Drive with Bangers & Mash at St.Mary's Woodbridge Road on Saturday October 29th at 7.0pm. Tickets 4 from Barbara Lamberton.

'Retreat Day at Holy Family Church, Kesgrave on Saturday October 15th starting at 10.30am with coffee and ending about 3.30pm Please bring a packed lunch - Sr.Marion provides a 'seafarers for those brave enough!'. The day will be led by Fr.Colum Kelly, AoS Chaplain.'


Office Administrator Required Fr.Edmund writes 'The Parish of Woodbridge & Framlingham is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Office Administrator to join the existing team of parish clergy and volunteer officers. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiastic desire to support the parish in its key aims and objectives and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively at all levels. We are looking for a dedicated team player who can bring fresh and original ideas to support and develop our Parish Office at Woodbridge. Part-time - Two mornings per week, 9.30am to 12.30pm, 9.60 per hour. e.mail Father Edmund Eggleston for further information: Closing date 31st October 2016.'




Last Friday we kept the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, but traditionally the Rosary is the particular devotion of this whole month of October.

I find that most Catholics like to have a Rosary - there is much giving of them around First Holy Communion time for example - but I'm not sure as to whether everyone who has a Rosary actually uses it - or indeed knows quite how to use it. Which is a great pity, because the Rosary is a wonderful way of deepening our faith and understanding, and indeed of furthering our growth in union with Our Lord. It is, of course, a method of meditation - we meditate upon, think about, some of the principal events in the life of Jesus and of his blessed Mother. Pope St.John Paul II wrote a fine document about the Rosary, besides instituting the five 'Mysteries of Light' to accompany the 'Joyful Mysteries' (centered upon the Incarnation of Our Lord), the 'Sorrowful Mysteries (centred upon his Passion and Death), and the 'Glorious Mysteries' (centred upon his Resurrection). Pope St.John Paul said so memorably that when we pray the Rosary we are 'looking at Jesus with Mary' - a wonderfully succinct account of what the Rosary is about.


No least of the benefits of the Rosary is that it is prayer with a definite shape and form, which can be very helpful when we don't know quite what to do and say in our prayer time.


Do you use the Rosary? Are you maybe a little unsure of what to do? If so, I would be delighted to get you started, and, if you wish, to give you a copy of the card which Aid to the Church in Need

produces which gives a wonderfully clear explanation about how to use the Rosary. October is the month of the Holy Rosary : why not start to use it regularly this month? And maybe come along to the Rosary Group which meets in church each Friday morning at 10.15am?