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 Hands - 07342722521

 

March 19th, 2017 : THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fr.John McNally 11:00am (Con) Int.

 

Weekday Masses

Monday SOLEMNITY OF ST.JOSEPH

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Baby Thomas

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday LENT FERIA

1.0pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR ERNIE

VEITCH RIP

Wednesday LENT FERIA

10:30am (Con)

1.0pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR HELEN

HURRY RIP

Thursday LENT FERIA

Noon (Con) Int.

Friday LENT FERIA

Noon (St.F) Int. +Brian Evans (JY)

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUN-

CIATION OF THE LORD

9.30am (Con) Int.

11:00am (St.F) Int. David Compton

6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Helen Hurry (C&PR)

 

The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first morning Mass.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45p.m. or by

Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am appointment

 

The Rosary Friday at 11:15am

 

The Mass today The readings can be found on

p.159 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.163 of The Sunday Missal.

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 788

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Kyries Hymn Book 497

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 860, 788, 720 (Children)

846

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Kyries Hymn Book 516

 

 

THE THIRD 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

 

FRIDAY

CAFOD HUNER LUNCH

Following the Noon Mass, in the Hall

 

 

ALSO THIS WEEK

 

Today 6.0pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery for supper & instruction.

Monday THE SOLEMNITY OF ST.JOSEPH

Procession to St.Joseph's Chapel at the end of the 9.30am Mass.

Tuesday 1.0pm Funeral Mass for Ernie Veitch. No 9.30am Mass today.

Wednesday 1.0pm Funeral Mass for Helen Hurry. No 9.30am Mass at St.Felix, but the 10.30am Mass at the Convent will be as usual.

Thursday 1.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent. Flower Arranging & a chat. New members always welcome.

Saturday SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD. Masses of the Solemnity : 9.30am, Convent, 11.0am, St.Felix.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Kathleen Williams (2003), Sr.Francis (2001), Marie Richardson (2014), Frederick Sykes (2007), and Donovan Stocker (2012). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 620.46 was given at the Offertory, and a total of 660.97 for CAFOD (including the Friday Fast Day collection)

 

Service with a Smile The Mill Lane Home has asked us to arrange a short Service each month : are there two or three people who would be prepared to come along and help me? Please say.

 

Transport to the Chrism Mass to take place at the Cathedral on Tuesday 11th April.

Fiona writes 'The Parish is hoping to organise a coach to take parishioners to this annual celebration. The coach will leave from the Convent at 4.30pm, and return there around 11.0pm. You will need to bring a packed tea to eat on the coach, and the cost will be 10 per person, payable on the day. If you would like to go, you must sign up on the list on the notice board in the Porch (St.Felix) or outside the Chapel (Convent) by this weekend.'

 

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is on 5th April at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is - Special Cottage Pie, Raspberry Roulade & Tea/Coffee. Cost 4. To book please contact Jenny by 31st March. Thank you.

 

Traidcraft Teresa writes ' A Traidcraft Stall

has been run in the Hall after the 9.30am Mass on the first Sunday of each month for many years. If anyone is interested in taking over running this stall, please contact Teresa Whitley.

 

Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes 'The next Mass at the Seafarers Centre will be on Tuesday this week at 7.0pm. All are welcome.'

 

Felixstowe Town Pastors Barbara also writes 'Churches Together in Felixstowe are recruiting for the Town Pastors Team. We need pastors, both men and women, and people for the base team. We currently provide one pastor, Tony Lazell, and one base team member, Barbara Lamberton. This requires one night per month from 10.00pm until 3.30am. I consider it a real privilege to serve my community and witness to Christ at the same time. If you are interested please speak to Tony or Barbara, or contact Town Pastors on 07722757714 or e.mail : info@felixstowetown pastors.org.uk '

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER IN LENT

 

I think that the Lord's Prayer can take on a special dimension during Lent. In the first clause of the prayer we look at God, remembering that he is our loving heavenly Father. Lent, as we've been thinking, is a time for looking at God and listening to him, and also for playing our individual part in bringing about the coming of his kingdom through being more in tune with his will. Already the angels and saints in heaven are in perfect harmony with God's wise and loving will : we ask that this may come to be the case on earth too.

We ask for daily bread, and we remember how on the first Sunday of Lent we heard Our Lord say 'Man does not live on bread alone'. We ask for food for our bodies, but also we must ask for the food that feeds our souls - the word of God and the Bread of Heaven.

Lent is a Penitential season, when we remember our need for God's forgiveness and actively seek to obtain that forgiveness through the Sacrament of Penance. But if it is a time for being forgiven, it is also a time when we must be ready to forgive. Forgiving and being forgiven go together. (To be continued next week)