Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail

Parish Website "" Helping Hands - 07342722521


November 13th, 2016 : 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6.0pm (St.F) Int. +Billy Smythe

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. + For all who

have died in Battle 11.0am (Con) Int. For the People


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

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

10.30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. Alex, Walter, and Anne


9.30am (St.F) Int. +Edith Pritchard (FM)

10.30am (Con) Int.


10.0am (Con) Int.

Friday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. +Paul Mercer, Priest

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. +The Holy Souls

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.164 of the Parish

Mass Book, and on p.1091 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 955


At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

This Mass will be offered as a Solemn Requiem for All who have Died in Battle, and will be preceded by the traditional Act of Remembrance. This will include The National Anthem :

God save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen.

Send her victorious, happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us, God save the Queen.


Thy choicest gifts in store,

On her be pleased to pour, Long may she reign.

May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause,

To sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen.


Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 876, 663, 938

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1




The Autumn Study Groups begin to meet this week. It is not too late to sign up for one (see the notice board for days, times, and venues ). The papers with the passages from Pope

Francis' THE JOY OF LOVE which we will be thinking about this week are available at the back of church. Everyone is welcome to take part.


Thursday 1.45pm-3.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent.

Saturday 8.45am Childrens' Activities at the Convent.



Anniversaries this week Kenneth Pooley (2000), James Reiley (2004), Sr.Pauline Callan (2011), Joshua McGinn (1997), Barbara Schmitz

(2008), and Margaret Mooney. R.I.P.


Money Matters Last weekend 581.93 was given at the Offertory, and 234.71 in the retiring collection, which was for the diocesan St.Edmund Fund. 91.33 was given for CAFOD. Next Sunday is Youth Sunday, and there will be a retiring collection for the Diocesan Youth Services


Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch Sunday, 11th December. Monica writes 'All parishioners aged 70+ are warmly invited to this lunch in the Hall. If you have reached the age of 70 in the past year or are new to the parish and are 70+, or if you know of someone who is in that category, please contact Fr.John or Monica Macdonald so we can ensure that you receive an invitation.'

Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes 'There will be a Carol Concert in aid of AoS on Saturday December 3rd at 7.0pm in the St.Felix Church Hall. Do come and bring a friend - it will be lots of fun, and if you could bring a small plate of food to share that would be wonderful.'


Sr.Annie The Sisters write 'Following the recent visit of our Sr.Annie from Syria, we would like to thank all those who supported us by coming to hear her speak about her work. We were very touched by the donations given which amounted to 1,950. These donations were taken back to Syria to help continue the work she is doing amongst those affected by the war in Aleppo.'


Catholic Womens' League Barbara writes 'Our meeting on Monday 14th November will begin at 7.30pm with a short business session. Following this there will be a presentation about the War Memorials of Felixstowe, Walton, and The Trimleys by Beverley Boyce. All ladies of the parish are welcome to attend. Please note that the December meeting will be on December 5th (Founders Day) when we will be entertained by the Ukele Band of Felixstowe. Again all ladies are welcome.'




Perhaps you've noticed that the Lady Chapel is looking rather shabby these days - grubby stone-work, grimey ceiling, etc. I would like to have the Chapel rejuvenated as a personal gift to Our Lady, and in thanksgiving for two happy years in Felixstowe. I've ask Donald Smith, an old friend and a well-known conservator to carry out the work, and hopefully he will begin tomorrow. He will be cleaning the stonework of the Altar, together with the splendid statue of Our Lady, and re-decorating the walls and ceiling. I'm hoping that you will be pleased with the result. Donald will be staying at the Presbytery whilst he carries out the work, as his home is in mid-Wales. Do make yourself known, & make him welcome.




Next Sunday, November 20th, is the Feast of Christ the King, and sees the end of the Holy Year of Mercy. The Bishop will be saying a special Mass in the Cathedral for the Closing of the Holy Door, and each parish is asked to send a family or a couple to collect and bring back a special candle, which will be received into church the following Sunday. Would you like to be our rep? If so, please tell me as soon as possible. Here, there will be a ceremony at the beginning of the 9.30am Mass to mark the end of the Holy Year, and celebrate what we have achieved during it. In the afternoon there will be a Holy Hour here in honour of Christ the King, 4.0pm-5.0pm.


Sunday, November 27th Advent Sunday. The Candle from the Cathedral will be welcomed at the beginning of the 9.30am Mass. In the afternoon, at 4.0pm THE CHRISTINGLE SERVICE will be held ; all will receive a Christingle, and there will be refreshments in the Hall afterwards. This is a rather charming service for Advent, and I hope that many families & children will attend. We need help with making the Christingles next Saturday afternoon, 2.30pm in the Hall. Please can you help? - it will be reminiscent of the working party to make the Palm Crosses! Not know what a Christingle is?- Come and find out!

Sunday, December 18th The Bishop comes to bless the by-then-completed work in the Sanctuary