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 20th, 2016 : SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Roy Fenton

11.0am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses


9.30am (St.F) Int. Fr.Russell Frost

10.30am (Con) Int.


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

Wednesday FERIA

9.30am (St.F) Int. A Special Intention

10.30am (Con) Int. + Sandy Phelps, Priest


No services today

Friday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. + For those whose remains

are buried in the Memorial Garden

5.0pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11.0am (St.F) Int. Peter Kearney

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


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.167 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1095 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 319

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

There will be a Ceremony marking the end of the Holy Year of Mercy at the beginning of Mass.

Gloria Belmont

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 320, 323, 644, 322

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3





HOLY HOUR, 4.0pm-5.0pm




The Exposition will include Rosary,

and Vespers of the Solemnity


The Study Groups this Week


Tuesday 11.0am The Convent

Wednesday 7.30pm 10, Priory Road

Thursday 2.30pm 8, Knights Close

Friday 3.0pm The Presbytery


You are welcome to come along to a group this week, even if you were unable to come last week. The papers with the extracts from Pope Francis THE JOY OF LOVE which we will be discussing this week are available at the back of church.


Today 6.0pm-8.0pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery.

Tuesday No Benediction today as Fr.John has to attend a Deanery Clergy Meeting at Ipswich at 10.30am. The annual Requiem for former Deanery Clergy takes place at St.Pancras' Church at Noon,

to which all are invited.

Friday 11.0am The annual Requiem for

those whose remains rest in the Memorial Garden. Weather permitting, we will go out to the Garden at the end of Mass to asperse it and say a prayer.

Saturday 8.50am Childrens' Activities at the Convent.

2.30pm Christingle making in the Cooper Room of the Hall. Helpers needed.Do please come along.



NEXT SUNDAY at 4.0pm


A special Service to mark the beginning of


All will be given a Christingle, and the Service will be followed by refreshments in the Hall.

The Christingle Service is particularly geared to children and young families,

but all are welcome. Please bring friends!





Anniversaries this week Ellen Moran (2000), Bridget Chalcraft (2011), Marguerite Gamble (2013), and Charles Burnham-Slipper (2013) RIP

Money Matters Last Sunday 529.14 was given at the Offertory, and a further 109.14 for CAFOD. Today is being kept as Youth Day, and there is a retiring collection for the Diocesan Youth Service.

Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch

Sunday, December 11th. Monica writes 'Invitations to parishioners of 70+ are now ready to be collected from the Porch of the Church or from the Convent. Please be sure to collect your invitation and reply by Monday December 5th.'


An Evening of Opera Boniface Pinto writes

'Roberto Moldovan is a Verdian Baritone and a member of our parish, who will be singing well-known Christmas songs and famous opera arias and canzones at the Convent on Monday 12th December at 7.0pm. This is a fund raiser for Sr.Annie of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, in support of the people of Aleppo. Ticket price 10 includes light refreshments. Please invite friends along too. Contact Boni & Kate for tickets.

Christmas Party Jenny writes 'this will be held on Saturday 17th December, 7.0pm for 7.30pm in the Hall. Tickets 6, which includes a meal. but please bring your own drinks. We will be selling tickets from 26th November, or contact Jenny.


Grand Christmas Raffle Jenny writes 'This will be drawn during the Christmas Party on December 17th. Please try to sell as many tickets as possible, as it is a very easy way to raise funds for the parish. The first prize is 100 and there will be at least 14 more prizes. If you need any more, or haven't had any tickets yet, just speak to a member of Team Felix - Jenny, Barbara (Lamberton), Fiona, or Sylvia. Thank you.'




Will you welcome Mary and Joseph into your home as they travel towards Bethlehem?


What is a POSADA ? It is a figure of Our Lady and St.Joseph with the donkey, making their way towards Bethlehem for the birth of Our Lord . According to an old custom, the figure is blessed, and then during Advent it is welcomed each night into a different home within the parish. In the evening, the people whose home it is gather together a few of their friends, offer them simple refreshments, and say together the simple prayers which come with the Posada. It makes a very pleasant little pre-Christmas get together.

Many people like myself had never heard of the Posada until Advent last year, when the diocese sent out a posada figure to all of the parishes, and encouraged us to adopt the custom. This was done with the New Evangelization in mind, in which we are encouraged to reach out to the lapsed and to the unconverted. It was felt that whereas we might be a little shy of asking them to come to Church with us, we might be less shy about inviting one or two people into our home for what is a part-social part-religious occasion at a time of the year when hearts and minds tend to be open.

I'm hoping to bless the Posada at the end of the 9.30am Mass next Sunday, and then it will begin its journey around the parish. If you would like the Posada to come to your home, please sign the rota at the back of church.