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
April 9th, 2017 : PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. A Special Intention
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. + Fr.John McNally 11:30am (Con) Int. For the People
Monday MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
9:30am (St.F) Int.+Michael Cuthbertson
10:30am (Con) Int.+Edith Pritchard (FM)
Tuesday TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
9:30am (St.F) Int. Gabrielle Compton
Wednesday WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
9:30am (St.F) Int.
10:30am (Con) Int.
The Daily Office
Mon, Tues, & Wed : Lauds at 9.15am
Thurs. Lauds at 9.0am
Fri.and Sat. Office of Readings & Lauds at 9.0am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday 10.30am (During Exposition) & 2.30pm
Thursday Noon and 3.0pm
Good Friday 4.30pm (following the Liturgy)
Holy Saturday Noon and 5.0pm
Or by appointment 01394 282561
The Mass today
The Mass is preceded by the Palm Ceremonies and Procession. We assemble in the forecourt at St.Felix' before the 6.0pm and 9.30am Masses.
The Liturgy begins on p.177 of the Parish
Mass Book, and on p.233 of The Sunday Missal. At the
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 Hymn 756
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic
Hymns : Procession - in Mass Book
237, 756, 809
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Please pick up a holy Week Leaflet as you leave church today : it contains a full list of the
Holy Week Services
Today 4.30pm Stations of the Cross, St.Felix
Wednesday 2.30pm Burial of the
Cremated Remains of Helen Hurry RIP in the
6.0pm Servers rehearsal for the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Liturgies. All available servers required.
Holy Saturday 11.0am Blessing of Polish Easter Baskets at St.Felix. Coffee in the Hall afterwards.
PARISH NOTICE BOARD
Anniversaries this week Rose Cotton (1999), Miriam Harcourt (2004), Michael Birt (1999), Kathleen Newman (2008), Brian Hughes (2006), Edith Martin (2008), David Holding (2009), Margaret Smyth (2010) and Ida Shaw (2012). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £597.50 was given at the Offertory, and £112.55 to CAFOD. After the Good Friday Liturgy there will be the traditional retiring collection for the Holy Land Shrines. Next Sunday the collection is given to the parish priest, as a basic ingredient of his income.
The Chrism Mass on Tuesday Fiona writes
'If you put your name down to go to the
Chrism Mass, would you please be outside the Convent on
Easter Spring Clean John Y. writes 'Brass-cleaning will take place on Tuesday 11th April from 10.40am. All are welcome - please bring some cleaning rags.
Church cleaning will take place on Thursday 13th April from 9.200am (after Morning Prayer). Members of all three cleaning teams are asked to assist on this date if at all possible.'
Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is on 3dr May at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is Somerset Pork Casserole, Cheesecake, tea/coffee. Cost £5. If you are new to
the parish or are now free on Wednesdays, these
lunches are a good way to meet people. You do not need to come every month, but you MUST pre-book by contacting Jenny. Everyone is welcome.'
Parish Advisory Council Phil Dance writes 'Fellow parishioners, the date for the April PAC had been set fro Tuesday 18th April. Unfortunately diaries have become very congested and Fr.John has kindly agreed that we move the PAC Meeting to 9th May so that we might be clear of the Easter and Spring bank holidays. The date of the meeting has now been set for 9th May at 7.30pm. I do hope to see as many of you as possible at this meeting.'
THE PALM CROSS
When we come into church today we receive a Palm Cross. The purpose of
it is that we carry it in the Palm Procession, thereby identifying ourselves
with the people who carried palms as they welcomed Jesus to
The Palm Cross is rich in symbolism - a symbolism which the twigs and branches which some churches use, and the unfolded palm leafs used by others just don't have. The Cross shape reminds us of course of Our Lord's sufferings in the course of his Passion and in the Crucifixion itself. Whilst the palm leaf is a traditional emblem of Victory. And so the Palm Cross speaks of both the Death and the Resurrection of the Lord, the two saving events which we will be celebrating with all Christendom in the next few days.
The Palm Crosses, blessed with the sprinkling of Holy Water, are one of the Sacramentals of the Church, along with the Candles blessed and carried at Candlemas, the Ash used on Ash Wednesday, the Crucifix, etc. A Sacramental does not convey grace in the way that a Sacrament does. But, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, a Sacramental 'disposes' us towards being open to God's grace.
Catholics usually place their Palm Cross behind a Crucifix or religious picture in their home, before bringing it back to church before the next Lent to be burnt to make the Ash for the following Ash Wednesday.