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 23rd, 2017 : SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Marjorie Yelverton 11:00am (Con) Int. Sr.Helen RJM
Monday SOLEMNITY OF ST.GEORGE
5.45pm (Con) Int. Catholic Women 's League
Tuesday FEAST OF ST.MARK
No Mass today
Wednesday EASTER FERIA
5.45pm (Con) Int.
Thursday EASTER FERIA
Noon (Con) Int.
Friday EASTER FERIA
5:45pm (Con) Int.
Saturday ST.CATHERINE OF SIENNA
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Finnbarrr Murphy
6:00pm (St.F) Int. Bernadette & Keith
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of
an hour before the first morning
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by
Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am. appointment
The Rosary Friday at 10:15am
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.255 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.368 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Gloria New Celtic
Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic
Hymns : 270, 279, 748, 272
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
DURING EASTERTIDE WE USE
Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven, Alleluia!
He whom thou wast meet to bear, Alleluia!
As he promised, hath arisen, Alleluia!
Pour for us to Him thy prayer, Alleluia!
V. Rejoice and be glad, O virgin Mary, Alleluia!
R. For the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Let us pray
O God who through the Resurrection of thy Son Our Lord Jesus Christ hast vouchsafed to bring joy to the whole world, grant, we beseech thee, that aided by the prayers of his Mother the Virgin Mary, we too may come to the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Fr.John hopes to take his Easter break this week, and spend a few days near
Saturday Noon Baptism of Oliver, son of Kacper and Karolina Pas.
Next Sunday 6.0pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery, for supper and instruction.
Anniversaries this week Mary Harney (2000), Vera Pawlowski (2006), George Friel (2010), Stanislaw Janikowski (2015), and David Thomson, Priest (1998). May they rest in peace.
Money Matters I haven't yet been given the figures for last weekend ; hopefully they will appear in the next Newsheet.
Easter We are all most grateful to those who worked so hard to prepare for Holy Week and Easter, and to those who played a special part in it. Many thanks to Giavanna and her team of Flower Arrangers for the memorable floral decorations ; to our Cleaners, to the Musicians, and to our Altar Servers and Readers. A special word of thanks to John Yelverton - Holy Week and Easter is always an especially busy time for a Sacristan.
Found The Cleaners found a gemstone on the floor of the church - it may be from a ring or a brooch. If you have lost one, please contact Fr.John.
Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes 'The next Port Mass will be on Tuesday this week, 7.0pm at the Seafarers Centre. Everyone welcome.
Missio Red Box Charity (APF) Barbara writes 'I shall be collecting Red Boxes at the 6.0pm and 9.30am Masses next week, 29th/30th April. If this is not convenient please call me to arrange collection of your box.
Catholic Women's League Barbara further writes 'There will be a cake sale after the 9.30am Mass next Sunday, April 30th. We are hoping to raise money to support our National President's charity, Catholic Social Action Network. This charity is helping to resettle Syrian refugee families in this country (see poster in porch). If you can make a cake please bring it to the Hall at 9.0am on the 30th, and please come and buy a cake to support this very worthwhile cause.'
TO OUR READERS IN CHURCH -
both at St.Felix and at the Convent.
I would like to thank you all for the important
contribution which you make to the Liturgy week by week, and especially for the part which you played in the Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. We are very fortunate to have such a band of dedicated and able readers.
There are three matters in which clarification might be helpful :
* At the end of reading the Responsorial Psalm on weekdays, or the second reading on Sundays, please leave the Lectern when you have finished. There is no point in remaining standing at the Lectern whilst the Gospel Acclamation is being sung. And there is no need to announce the Gospel Acclamation - people know what is coming next!
* If you are leading the Prayer of the Faithful, please don't leave the Lectern until the Prayer is finished - and that is when we have kept a short silence, the priest has said 'We make these prayers etc.', and everyone has said AMEN. Only then should you return to your seat.
* And please remember to say 'The Word of the Lord' after your reading : the Catholic Church ceased saying 'This is the Word of the Lord' nearly four years ago! - Just as the person giving you Holy Communion does not say 'This is the Body of Christ', but rather just 'The Body of Christ'.
ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA
I suppose Advent has the word 'Come!', and maybe Lent has the word 'Repent!', but no season has such a distinctive and oft-repeated word as the word 'Alleluia!' which distinguishes the fifty days of Eastertide ( Yes, fifty days, and not forty as was stated in an article in last week's Catholic Herald!)
Alleluia is a Hebrew word meaning 'Praise the Lord' ;
it occurs in several of the Psalms, and in the Apocalypse (TheBook
of Revelation) it is shouted by the
inhabitants of Heaven.
Sometimes Holy Saturday has been known as 'Alleluia Saturday', because this cry of victory and joy reappears then in the Easter Liturgy : the priest solemnly sings it three times, on a higher note each time, ushering in the Easter Celebration. It is a shout of joy, praising the risen Lord.