PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE

 

Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail frjohnfelixstowe@gmail.com

 

Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hand - 07342722521

 

MARCH 12th, 2017 : SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Brian Evans

(C&PR)

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. For the People 11:00am (Con) Int. Sr.Mavis

 

Weekday Masses

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 Mass.

 

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

 

 

 

THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT

 

TODAY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

4.30pm, St.felix

 

TUESDAY

LISTENING TO JESUS

We discuss last Sunday's Gospel before

Silent Adoration and Benediction

7.30pm-8.30pm in St.Felix Church

 

WEDNESDAY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

5.0pm, at the Convent

 

THURSDAY

THE BISHOP CELEBRATES THE

DEANERY STATION MASS

at St.Pancras Church, Ipswich

6.0pm - Adoration & Confessions

7.0pm The Mass ; 8.0pm Refreshments

 

FRIDAY

CAFOD HUNGER LUNCH

Following the Noon Mass, in the Hall

 

 

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).

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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.

 

Catholic 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 Elizabeth will be collecting items for the clothing guild. The meeting will be followed by a Cheese & Wine Party. Do join us.'

 

Taize Prayer There will be a time of Taize-style Prayer at St.Mary's, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on Monday evening this week, 7.0pm-8.0pm. The organizors describe it as 'a service developed by the ecumenical community of Taize, in Burgundy, which involves chanted prayers, a reading, and deep silences. The short chants, sung in different languages and repeated again and again, help with meditation and show how to pray to God using simple forms.'

 

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.