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 30th, 2017 : THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. Vincent Baughan

11:00am (Con) Int. Sr.Louise, RIP,

Sr.Claudine & all the Sisters

(A&PD)

Weekday Masses

Monday EASTER FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Roger Davison

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday ST.ATHANASIUS

9:30am (St.F) Int.

Wednesday FEAST OF ST.PHILIP AND

ST.JAMES

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FEAST OF THE ENGLISH

MARTYRS

Noon (Con) Int.

Friday EASTER FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday EASTER FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. Adrian McNeillis

6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People

 

The Daily Office

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

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am

 

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.259 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.373 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymn 283

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Belmont

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 271, 276, 607, 283

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

 

DURING EASTERTIDE WE USE REGINA COELI BEFORE THE 6.0PM MASS, AND AT THE END OF THE SUNDAY MASSES

 

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 Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

THIS WEEK

 

Today 6.0pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery for supper and instruction.

Wednesday 2.0pm Fr.John attends a meeting of the Art & Architecture Committee at the Walsingham Shrine.

Thursday 1.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Patricia Amey (2007), Denise Croskell (2001), Ruby Stevenson (2011), Lucy Buckwell (2002), Sr.Martha O'Malley (2002), Dorothy Real (2012), and Alan Deveney (2014). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters On Good Friday the collection for the Holy Places received 180.36 ; on Easter Day the Offertory collections totaled 1662.02 (thank you for your generosity) with a further 227.75 for CAFOD, and last Sunday the Offertory was 669.57 and the CAFOD collection 149.57.

Next Sunday there will be a retiring collection for the Priest's Training Fund.

 

Coming soon in May....

TUESDAY 9th The twice-yearly Mass for the Sick, with Anointing, at 3.0pm.

Afternoon Tea in the Hall afterwards.

TUESDAY 9th Meeting of the Parish Advisory Council, at 7.30pm

FRIDAY, 26th Parish Confirmation, 7.0pm

 

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'A reminder to those who have booked, our next Lunch is on Wednesday, at 12.30pm. We do have a few places left. The menu is Somerset Pork Casserole, Cheesecake, Tea/Coffee. Please contact Jenny by 6.0pm on May 1st,

 

Catholic Women's League Jenny writes 'Ladies, can I remind you about the Celebration Day on Saturday 20th May, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the East Anglia Branch. If you would like to come, please let me know by May 3rd at the latest. The cost of the ay is 7 and includes lunch, and must be paid by 8th May (section meeting night) at the very latest. Any queries please contact Jenny'

 

MISTAKEN IDENTITY?

 

Last week I spent three days in the charming North Yorkshire village of Kirby Hill, near Richmond, for my post-Easter break. The village is set on top of a hill, and consists of a group of old stone houses and cottages, set around a village green. I was staying in the old Grammar School, which functioned for four hundred years before closing in the 1950's. Next door was the mediaeval church, and when I went to look at it on arrival I was both surprised and delighted to find it dedicated to St.Peter and St.Felix! For three days I puzzled over the highly unusual dedication to St.Felix, especially in a part of England so distant from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire where St.Felix lived and worked.

And then on the last day a disappointing fact hit me : namely that it might not be OUR St.Felix. And when I got home yesterday I looked in my Book of Saints, and yes, there is not only a fourth century martyr named St.Felix, and the third century St.Felix of Nola, but, a note states, 'There are 66 saints of the name of Felix listed in the Roman martyrolgy.' Oh well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church of St.Peter and St.Felix,

Kirby Hill, NorthYorkshire