Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail

Parish Website "" HelpingHands - 07342722521


November 27th, 2016 : First Sunday of Advent


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9.30am (St.F) Int. +Michael Orton

11.0am (Con) Int. +John Clune, P


Weekday Masses


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

10.30am (Con) Int. + Decd. Members of the

Assoc. Family of Jesus & Mary


9.30am (St.F) Int. + Decd. Members of the

Lamberton Family


9.30am (St.F) Int. + Finnbarr Murphy

10.0am (Con) Int. A Special Intention


10.0am (Con) Int.


10.0am (Con) Int.

11.0am (St.F) Int. + Decd. Members of CWL


11.0am (St.F) Int. +Dorothy Milton

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 Friday at 10.15am (Presbytery)


The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.82 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.27 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn : 92

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

(At the beginning of the Mass the Candle of Mercy, blessed by the Bishop at the Cathedral last Sunday, will be received).

Kyries Taize - Hymn Book 516

Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic

Hymns : 851, 109, 87, 100

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2






At which all will be given a Christingle.

The Service will be followed by

refreshments in the Hall.

The Christingle Service is especially geared to children and young families, but all are Welcome!


The Study Groups this Week


Tuesday 11.0am The Convent, Orwell Road

Wednesday 7.30pm 10, Priory Road

Thursday 2.30pm 8, Knight's Close

Friday 3.0pm The Presbytery


You are most welcome to come along to any of the Groups. We are studying Pope Francis' THE JOY OF LOVE, and papers giving this week's extracts can be found at the back of church.


Monday 4.15pm Members of the Confirmation Group meet at the Salvation Army Hall to decorate their 'Holy Spirit Christmas Tree': the Christmas Tree Festival opens tomorrow.

Thursday 1.45pm-3.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent. (Don't forget your parcel value 1).

Saturday 8.50am Childrens' Advent Reconciliation Service at the Convent. All children are welcome.

11.30am-12.30am The PROCLAIM! Group meets in the Hall, as we continue to explore ways of propagating the Faith. New members and new ideas will be most welcome!

Next Sunday 6.0pm-7.30pm The Confirm-ation Group meets at the Presbytery.




Anniversaries this week Patricia Thompson (2012), Patrick Hall (2007), Constance Donohue (1996), Sr.Carmel Murphy (2003), Mary Kalo (2003), Tadeusz Drouet (1998), Kenneth Hylins (2013), and Mary Richards (2000). R.I.P.

Money Matters Last Sunday 711.88 was given at the Offertory, and 143.80 in the retiring collection, which was for Diocesan Youth Services. 104.70 was given for CAFOD.

R.I.P. Laura Kinder, who left the Parish in 2011, died on 17th November at Fareham in Surrey. May she rest in peace.

Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch - 11th December Monica writes 'There is still quite a number of invitations left to be collected from the porch at St.Felix. If you are 70+, please collect your invitation and be sure to return your reply by Monday December 3rd. Volunteer Drivers are needed to bring some of our senior parishioners to the Lunch. If you can help, please put your name and telephone number on the list in the porch at St.Felix.

Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'AFJM thanks everyone who came to the Coffee Morning on Saturday. We raised 450 for the Sisters' missions and the money will be sent out to the areas where there is most need.

Don't forget to visit the Charity Christmas Tree Festival at the Salvation Army from next Tuesday to the following Saturday. Opening time details are on the notice board.'

An Evening of Opera Boni & Kate write 'Roberto Moldovan, a Verdian Baritone and a member of our parish will be singing well-known Christmas songs & famous opera arias & canzones at the Convent on Monday 12th December at 7pm.

This is a fund raiser for Sr.Annie of the Sisters of Jesus & Mary, in support of the people of Aleppo. Ticket price 10 includes light refreshments. Please invite friends along too. Contact Boni & Kate for tickets.

And a Concert , here at St.Felix, next Sunday afternoon at 3.0pm, arranged by Music in Felixstowe. The Seckford Ensemble (a brass quintet), together with the Felixstowe Community Choir and the Felixstoiwe Childrens Choir will sing and perform seasonal music. For full details, see the poster on the notice board in the porch.




This figure of Mary & Joseph travelling to Bethlehem for the birth of Our Lord will be blessed at the end of the 9.30am Mass today, and will begin its journey from house to house in the parish during Advent. If you would like it to come to your house, please put your name and 'phone number down on the rota in the Porch at St.Felix. The Posada will be brought to you by the people from its previous stop, and you in turn then pass it on the next day. If there is a gap, return it to the Presbytery. On the evening that the Posada is with you, maybe place candles and evergreens around it, and try to gather together a few friends - including non-Catholics and lapsed Catholics - for light refreshments. Then together use the short prayers which you will find by the rota in the porch. Take as many copies as you think you will need.




The stone Lectern, which will complete the re-ordering of the Sanctuary, and which is being given anonymously by two generous parishioners, will be put in place this coming week. The Bishop is coming to bless the work on Sunday December 18th, at an 11.0an Mass. The stonemasons will be working on Tuesday and Friday, and whilst the times of Lauds and Mass will remain the same as usual, there will be some disruption to our normal programme : there will not be Exposition and Benediction on Tuesday, and on Friday, Rosary will be in the Presbytery, and not in church.