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

 

April 9th, 2017 : PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

 


Sunday Masses

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

 

Weekday Masses

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.

 

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

8.0pm THE MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER,

and Maundy Watch until Midnight

 

GOOD FRIDAY

10.0am Good Friday Service for Children

and young families

11.15am Ecumenical Service, The Triangle

3.0pm THE GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY

7.0pm Mater Desolata

 

HOLY SATURDAY

11.0am The Blessing of Polish Easter Baskets

8.30pm THE EASTER VIGIL AND FIRST

MASS OF EASTER

 

EASTER DAY

9.30am (St.F) THE MASS

11.0am (Con) THE MASS

 

 

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 Reading of the Passion, please join confidently in the parts marked 'C' (Crowd).

 

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

 

 

THIS WEEK

 

Today 4.30pm Stations of the Cross, St.Felix

Wednesday 2.30pm Burial of the Cremated Remains of Helen Hurry RIP in the Memorial Garden.

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 Orwell Road by 4.20pm. The coach is due to leave at 4.30pm, and cannot wait for late-comers. The cost is 10 per person, and will be collected at the time. don't forget to bring your packed tea with you to eat on the coach.. Thank you.'

 

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 Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.

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.