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

 

May 14th, 2017 : FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Alan Deveney

11:00am (Con) Int.

 

Weekday Masses

Monday EASTER FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday EASTER FERIA

8:30am (St.F) Int. +Louis & Mary Lazell

Wednesday EASTER FERIA (FM)

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Robert Aylward (FM)

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday EASTER FERIA

Noon (Con) Int.

Friday EASTER FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +John Alcock

Saturday EASTER FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. Catholic Women's League

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.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. or by

Sunday 9.0am-9.20am appointment

 

The Rosary Friday at 10:15am

 

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.265 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.381 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymn 272

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Belmont

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 270, 279, 627, 350

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, why by 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.

Tuesday 11.0am Fr.John attends the Council of Priests at Poringland ; this means that Mass has to be at 8.30am today, and there will not be the usual Exposition and Benediction this week.

7.30pm St.Felix Young Fathers meet at the Presbytery for Supper and Discussion.

Saturday The Catholic Women's League celebrate the fortieth Anniversary of their East Anglia Branch here at St.Felix. Mass at the usual

Saturday time of 11.0am.

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Madge Hallinan (2000), Mary Moore (2003), John Davy (2003),

and Lily Dunn (1998). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 640.28 was given at the Offertory, and 162.98 for CAFOD. There was a retiring collection for the Priest's Training Fund, in which 365.26 was given.

 

Mass for the Sick This Mass is always rather special when held in Eastertide, when we are full of the hope and confidence which the Resurrection of the Lord engenders. Nearly twenty people received the Anointing of the Sick, and afterwards we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea which Team Felix had kindly prepared.

 

Reaching out to Families in Need Philip Dance writes 'We have an opportunity to fulfill our mission as Christians in reaching out to those in need. Next month three families will be arriving in Ipswich having fled the war in Syria. They will be in great need of help and reassurance as they attempt to rebuild their lives. A local charity has asked if we can provide food, toiletries and baby products to welcome the families to Suffolk. A box will be provided at the back of church, and a list of suggested items will be available. Can you please select some items from the list and bring your gifts to the church over the coming two weeks, so that the welcome packs can be available for when the families arrive.'

 

The together Club Teresa writes 'We meet at the Convent on Thursday, and the Ukele Band will be entertaining us. Everyone is welcome to come along for the entertainment between 1.45pm and 3.45pm.'

 

Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our next meeting will be on Wednesday this week, 7.30pm at the Convent - our May celebration in honour of Our Lady. A date for your diary - the Strawberry Tea will be on Saturday 8th July. Tickets - 4.0 - will be on sale nearer the event.'

 

Churches together in Felixstowe Barbara

writes 'There will be an Election Hustings at

St.John's Church Orwell Road on Sunday May 21st at 7.0pm. All welcome.'

 

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is on the 7th June at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is Chicken in blankets, Vanilla Terrine, & Tea/Coffee. Cost 5.0. All welcome, but lunches MUST be pre-booked by contacting Jenny.'

 

Cathedral Celebration of Marriage & Family

Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating Marriage and Family at St.John's Cathedral. Norwich on Saturday June 17th, at twelve Noon, followed by a Lunch reception. Certificates will be presented to those married for one year, five years, and every multiple of five years thereafter. Certificates will also be given to those who have had a new baby. For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Kerry Urdzik.

 

FAITH IN THE HOME

 

Last Sunday afternoon I was able to visit the much-acclaimed Madonnas and Miracles exhib-ition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Actually the title is rather misleading : the subject is piety in the home in Renaissance Italy. It seeks to explain the means by which devout Catholic people in 15th/16th century Italy sought to practice their religion in the home, and thereby deepen their relationship with God. It does this by a whole range of beautiful and facinating pictures and artefacts, and very informative notices.

To a secular audience, such objects as devotional pictures and crucifixes, rosaries and holy water, votive lights and statuettes, are all carefully introduced and explained. To a practicing Catholic of today, though, these things are completely familiar - they are indeed the very objects by which we ourselves stimulate and witness to our own faith today. This continuity is impressive and reassuring. But also it emphasizes, I thought, how valuable these traditional things are in reminding us of our beliefs, and in deepening those beliefs. Are there holy items in your home? I do hope so.