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 Hands - 07342722521
June 4th, 2017 : THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Monika Franke (CWL)
11:00am (Con) Int.+ Loris Squirrell
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Dec'd Morris & Cuddon Families (FM)
10.30am (Con) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Michael & Joan Hazell
Wednesday FERIA (FM)
9:30am (St.F) Int. + Loris Squirrell (CWL)
10:30am (Con) Int.
Noon (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Parents of Finnbarr &
5:00pm (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int.
6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of
an hour before the first
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.288 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.418
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 : 296, 301 (Sequence),
303, 720, 302
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 by the resurrection of thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to being 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.
Tuesday 10.30am Fr.John attends a Deanery Clergy Meeting at St.Mark's Ipswich ; because of this there will not be Exposition and Benediction today, but the 9.30am Mass will be as normal.
Wednesday 12.30pm Parish Lunch, in the Hall.
Fr.John makes a visit to St.Alban's
Saturday 8.45am Confessions before First
Holy Communion, at the Convent.
12.30pm Marriage of Joe Sherman and Mary Batcock, St.Felix.
Next Sunday First Holy Communions at the 9.30am Mass.
Anniversaries this week Joan Hazell (2004),
Sister Clare Cook (2005),
Money Matters Last week £829.09 was given at the Offertory (this includes the collection at the Confirmation Mass) ; also £146.81 was given in the retiring collection for Catholic Communications, and £100.62 for CAFOD.
Pudding Evening Barbara writes 'Do you have your ticket for the CWL Pudding Evening on June 12th at 7.0pm? bring a friend or a husband, try lots of puddings, win something lovely on the tombola. Tickets £2 from Barbara Lamberton 279373.'
From Stephen & Fiona Babcock 'Our daughter Mary is getting married to Joseph Sherman next Saturday, at St.Felix Church at 12.30pm. If any parishioners would like to join us at the Marriage Service, they would be most welcome.'
SO ENDS EASTERTIDE........
.........These words are printed in the Office Book at the end of Vespers (Evening Prayer) for this Solemnity of Pentecost, and they always make me feel sad. The great fifty days during which we have celebrated the Resurrection and Ascension of the Lord are over. After tomorrow the liturgical colour in church will be green - the white and gold of Eastertide will be put away for another year. And the Paschal Candle which has stood by the Ambo throughout Eastertide, to illumine the proclamation of the Lord's resurrection, will return to stand by the Font, where the Easter life flows into us at Baptism.
Were the Apostles sad, though, when the days of Our Lord's resurrection appearances were over, and also those ten days in which they prayerfully anticipated the coming of the Holy Spirit were done? It doesn't seem so : they were too much engaged in the mission for which the Holy Spirit had empowered them - the proclam- ation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - to hang about feeling miserable. And so it must be with us. Yes, Eastertide ends today, but we must apply ourselves to the mission for which the Holy Spirit has empowered US, at our Baptism and Confirmation. By our lives and by our words, and always in the power of the Holy Spirit, we too must make Jesus known!
Today is the Solemnity of Pentecost, when we give thanks for the gift of God the Holy Spirit, given to Our Lady and the Apostles at the first Pentecost, and subsequently given to us ; next Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, when we give thanks that God has revealed to us the very mystery of his own being - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ; and then a week next Sunday comes the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, when we give thanks for the wonderful gift of Our Lord himself, given to us in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
As I wrote last week, I am inviting you to take part in an all-night Vigil for Corpus Christi, a vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament from after the 6.0pm Mass, until just before the 9.30am. A rota will appear in a day or two, divided into half-hour slots, for three people at a time. Do sign up for as many 'slots' as you can. During those hours the Blessed Sacrament will be there in the Monstrance on the Altar, surrounded by many candles.
Some people - not you - might ask Why? Why go to such a lot of bother? Why ask people to turn out to spend time in church when they could be watching the television or sleeping? Because our coming before Jesus, present there in the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar, will be a great expression of our love for him, as individuals and as a parish. Our Lord gives so much to us : here, we will be giving to him, giving to him our time and our adoration. A gift which will be precious to him. Answering the divine generosity generously.
The General Election How fortunate we are here to have a candidate who is a practicing Catholic, and who can be trusted to vote the right way on Life issues such as abortion, euthanasia, etc