PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
March 19th, 2017 : THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fr.John McNally 11:00am (Con) Int.
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
Wednesday LENT FERIA
1.0pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR HELEN
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
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
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
Hymns : 860, 788, 720 (Children)
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Kyries Hymn Book 516
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.
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)
with a Smile The
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.'
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)