PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hand - 07342722521
MARCH 12th, 2017 : SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Brian Evans
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. For the People 11:00am (Con) Int. Sr.Mavis
Monday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Eric Track
10:30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Olive Rigby (BR)
Wednesday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Dec'd.members of the
Roberts & Track families
10:30am (Con) Int.
Thursday LENT FERIA
Noon (Con) Int.
Friday FEAST OF ST.PATRICK
10.0am (Con) Int.
Noon (St.F) Int. +Finnbarr Murphy
Saturday LENT FERIA
11:00am (St.F) Int.+Alan Deveney
6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of
an hour before the first
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by appointment.
The Rosary Friday at 11:15am
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.155 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.158 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 208
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Kyrie Hymn Book 516
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 962, 770, 795, 753
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Kyrie Hymn Book 516
ALSO THIS WEEK
Monday 7.30pm The AGM of the CWL.
Tuesday 11.0am Fr.John attends a Deanery Clergy Meeting at Aldeburgh.
2.15pm The Funeral of Cyril Keeble RIP at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills.
Thursday 7.0pm The Deanery Station Mass at St.Pancras. Fr.John has three seats available in his motor car, leaving at 5.30pm. If others require or can offer lifts, please tell Fr.John, who will try to connect them.
Friday Feast of St.Patrick. Masses at 10.0am (Convent) and Noon (St.Felix).
Anniversaries this week Basil Richardson (1996), Margaret Smurthwaite (1999), Catherine Brasley (2006), Vera Mackay (2001), Jean Donnelly (2002), Peter Styles (2007), Kathleen Smith (1998), Ron Howell (2015), Catherine Pooley (2009), and Clarita Smy (2011). R.I.P.
Helen Hurry RIP and Brian Evans RIP These two faithful parishioners both died in the course of last Sunday. Helen had been ill for some weeks, and died in hospital; Brian died suddenly and unexpectedly. They were both greatly loved and respected, and we will miss them sorely. We send our sympathy to their respective families. Helen's funeral will take place next week, on Wednesday 22nd at 1.0pm, at St.Felix. Brian's funeral will be the following week, on Friday 31st, at 2.30pm.
Money Matters Last Sunday £569.63 was given at the Offertory, and £125.08 for CAFOD. This Sunday there is a retiring collection for CAFOD, following the Family Fast Day last Friday.
Women's League Barbara writes 'Ladies are reminded that our next meeting, on Monday
13th March at 7.0pm, is our Annual Review (AGM). Capitation is due (£22) and
will be a time of Taize-style Prayer at St.Mary's,
WHAT YOU RECEIVED AT YOUR CONFIRMATION
We've recalled how in the Sacrament of Confirmation we received the gifts of WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, and COUNSEL. The fourth gift which we received, and which our teenage Confirmation Candidates thought about at their meeting last week is the gift of FORTITUDE.
The first part of the word, 'fort', rightly makes us think of 'strong', but there is more to it than that. Fortitude carries with it the notion of 'standing firm', 'being resolute', ready to persevere, not being discouraged, not giving-up. And that being the case, we can see how necessary this gift of the Holy Spirit is at a time when many many people are under pressure to give up, to abandon the Faith. It takes guts to be a Catholic these days - a Catholic, that is, who is open about his or her Faith - ready to profess it, and eager to bring others to share in the treasures of Catholicism.
So let us pray earnestly that this gift will be given to those who are preparing for Confirmation. And also that we ourselves may ask that this precious and necessary gift may be stirred up within us.
IN THE DESERT
At the first Listening to Jesus session last Tuesday, we began by discussing last Sunday's gospel, the Temptation in the Wilderness, and we asked what Jesus is saying to us in this incident. We felt that he is inviting us into the desert, and one participant usefully suggested that a church building is a kind of spiritual desert - a place where we can get away from mobile phones and computers and televisions and whatever, and find God there in the silence. How important our churches are in these frenetic days, and how vital it is that they are always open. We are all searching for God. He is there to be found.