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

 

April 2nd, 2017 : FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Josephine Gouldie

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

 

Weekday Masses

Monday LENT FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.+Catherine Kodicek

10.30am (Con) Int. Peter & Mary Sutcliffe

Tuesday LENT FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Molly Versey (MO)

Wednesday LENT FERIA

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

10:30am (Con) Int. Sisters of Jesus & Mary

(Wednesday Craft Group)

Thursday LENT FERIA

Noon (Con) FUNERAL MASS FOR SR.

LOUISE RJM, RIP

Friday LENT FERIA

10:00am (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR MARY

VERSEY, RIP

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday LENT FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Brian Evans (WG)

6:00pm (St.F) Int. A Special Intention

 

The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass (except funeral Masses)

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.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.171 of the Parish

Mass Book, and on p.176 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 809

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Kyries Hymn Book 497

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 844, 752, 659, 809

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Kyries Hymn Book 516

 

 

THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT

 

TODAY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

430pm, St.Felix

 

TUESDAY

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

5.0pm, at the Convent

 

ALSO ON TUESDAY

THE PARISH PENTITENTIAL SERVICE

BEFORE EASTER

7.30pm, at St.Felix

Fr.Russell Frost and Fr.Edmund Eggleston

will be assisting, and there will be

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

FRIDAY

CAFOD HUNGER LUNCH

12.30pm in the Hall

 

 

ALSO THIS WEEK

 

Today 6.0pm The Confirmation Group meets

at the Presbytery for Supper and Instruction.

Friday 10.0am Funeral Mass for Molly Versey, followed by burial at the Town Cemetery. Because of this there will not be a Mass at Noon.

2.30pm Burial of the Cremated Remains of Ernie Veitch, Memorial Garden

7.30pm Fr.John assist at a Penitential Service at St.Mary's, Ipswich.

Saturday 2.0pm Palm Cross Making in the Cooper Room in the Hall. Lots of volunteers needed. Don't worry if you haven't made Palm Crosses before - it's fun. Especially if there are plenty of helpers!

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. The Palm Ceremonies and Procession will precede each of the three Sunday Masses.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this Week William Twomey (2015), Elsie Barratt (2011), and Helen Samkin (2009). May they Rest in Peace.

Sr.Louise, RJM It was a great sadness to learn of the death of Sr.Louise, in her hundred and second year. She was a remarkable person, with a lively and mischevious sense of fun. She will be much missed, and we send our sympathy to the Sisters. The Funeral Mass will be at the Convent at Noon next Thursday. (There will be no meeting of the Together Club on Thursday.)

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 627.28 was given at the Offertory, and a further 144.76 was given for CAFOD.

From our Gift Aid Officer Alan Lamberton writes 'The yellow envelopes for the tax year 2016-2017 finish this Sunday, April 2nd. The new envelopes will start on Sunday 9th. There are still some packets in the Porch to be collected.

The Diocese will reclaim the tax paid by Gift Aid Donors in May. If you are a Gift Aid Donor and your tax position has changed or if you are affected by the change in allowance which takes place in the new year, or have changed address since signing the Gift Aid Form, please notify me on 01394 279373. We cannot reclaim tax if you have not paid it, and we need to have the correct details of your address. Thank you for your assistance and your continued contributions.'

Catholic Women's League Barbara writes

'Ladies are reminded that our next meeting is on Monday April 3rd at 7.30pm. There will be a short business meeting followed by a Beetle Drive. All ladies are welcome.'

 

DBS Cleared Volunteers Philip and Anne Dance, our Safeguarding Officers, write 'The refresh of the DBS Certificates for our parish volunteers is now complete. Thanks to the help and co-operation of our volunteer teams we were one of the first parishes to complete the exercise in our diocese. If you wish to volunteer to work with young people and vulnerable adults, please make sure that you have an up to date certificate issued by the Diocese of East Anglia. This is not only the law of the country but is required by the Church and is common sense and good practice for all. If you have any questions contact Phil or Anne Dance.'

 

Helping Hands Catherine Richardson writes 'Helping Hands, our Parish support Group, has now been in place now for several months. We have a good number of volunteers who have helped, or are currently helping, a number of parishioners in a variety of ways. Some provide lifts to Mass, parish events, the hospital or surgeries, the station or wherever people request. Some visit parishioners at home on a regular basis and some are helping with small domestic tasks around the home.

We will always welcome more volunteers who, once through the obligatory DBS process, might be available for the sort of help that suited them. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more please speak to me or call the Helping Hands number which is at the top of the Newsheet every week.

We are here to help people of all ages in the parish so if you think we might be able to help on a regular or occasional basis please speak to me or call the number and we will see what we can do.'

 

Sampson Helga writes 'Why not come along to a performance of Handel's oratorio Sampson at St.John's Church next Saturday at 7.0pm?

 

Palm Sunday Monica writes 'Children, try to bring small branches of greenery and banners to the Palm Procession next Sunday.'