PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hand - 07342722521
June 18th, 2017 : SOLEMNITY OF
The Church's great annual Thanksgiving for the
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Karen, Margaret,
Alex, and Joe
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Doris Deats
11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
10.30am (Con) Int.
1:30pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR
9:30am (St.F) Int.
Wednesday ST.ALOYSIUS GONZAGA
8:0am (St.F) Int. The Deanery Clergy
Thursday FEAST OF ST.JOHN FISHER
AND ST.THOMAS MORE
8.0am (St.F) Int
Noon (Con) Int.
Friday SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED
HEART OF JESUS
11:00am (St.F) Int.
5:00pm (Con) Int.
Saturday FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF
ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST
Noon (Con) Int. Sr.Joan
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, unless a funeral.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm or by
Sunday 9.0am-9.20am appointment
The Rosary Friday at 10.15am
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.83 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.821 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
THIS IS THE MASS OF EXPOSITION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymns 663, 662
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 644, 663, 660, 761
THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE THEIR CERTIFICATES AT THIS MASS
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Monday 1.30pm Funeral Mass for Betty Cuthbertson. No 9.30am at St.Felix, but the 10.30am at the Convent will be as normal.
Wednesday 11.0am Fr.John attends a meeting of the Diocesan Historic Churches Committee at Walsingham. Mass at St.Felix will be at 8.0am ; there won't be the usual 10.30am Mass at the Convent.
6.0pm Fr.John represents the Bishop at a
meeting of The Seckford Foundation,
Thursday 11.0am Fr.John attends a Meeting of Deans at Poringland.
Friday Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus : the usual Friday abstinence from meat is
dispensed today. Mass at the usual times.
Saturday No 11.0am Mass at St.Felix today : Sr.Joan is celebrating a special birthday, and there is to be a celebratory Mass at the Convent at Noon
Anniversaries this week Robert Boreham (2014), John Munro (1999), Florence Kitchingman (2001), Janet Doggett (2013), Valerie Howes (2007), Janet Mitchell (2000), John Milford (2006), and Halina Schoeberl (2016). R.I.P.
Money Matters Last Sunday £807.75 was given at the Offertory, and £109.30 for CAFOD. Today there is a retiring collection for Life Charities, and next Sunday for Peter's Pence, it being the nearest Sunday to the Solemnity of St.Peter & St.Paul.
Thank you Abigail Grace, the Syrian Vulner- able Person Resettlement Project Coordinator, has sent the following letter to Jenny Birchall, who organised the recent collection of items here :
'I would like to thank you for your contribution to the foodparcels/welcome packs for the Syrian families who will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. Richard, who collected the items, was overwhelmed by the generosity. The donations will be sorted amongst the families, and I am sure they will be very grateful to arrive and find their cupboards full!'
Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes 'The next Mass at the Port is this Tuesday at 7.0pm. Everyone is welcome.
Catholic Women 's League Barbara writes 'A big thank you to everyone who supported the Pudding Evening. Semolina pudding was the favourite. A most enjoyable evening, and we raised £123 for CWL funds.'
Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary
Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is on 5th July at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is - Gammon, Homemade Quiche, Salad + Fresh Fruit Meringue Nests + Tea/Coffee. Cost £5. If you are new to the parish or are now free on a Wednesday, give us a try. It is a good way to meet people or catch up with friends. You do not need to come every month. All we ask is that you pre-book by contacting Jenny. These lunches are open to everyone and we have regular diners from both Masses at St.Felix, the Convent, and from around the town. Team Felix are grateful fro the continued support of these lunches.'
By the time that many of you read this, our all-night Vigil of Corpus Christi - our watch of love, thanksgiving, and adoration stretching all through the night - will be over. I do hope that you will have taken part in it, and thereby contributed to the offering of love and praise which the Parish hopes to make for the wonderful gift of Holy Communion. 'Love so amazing, so divine, demands my heart, my life, my all' says the hymn. It certainly demands half an hour of my time.
The natural time for the Church to make its thanksgiving for the gift of the Blessed Sacrament would be Maundy Thursday, when the Sacrament was instituted at the Last Supper. But that day is overshadowed by the impending Cross, and so the Church has chosen another day, when we can give unbridled praise to God for this wonderful gift. The keeping of the Feast of Corpus Christi was only instituted in the thirteenth century by Pope Urban IV - with its prayers and sequence composed by St.Thomas Aquinas, and observance of it became general in the fourteenth century.
Where would we be without Holy Communion, in which salvation is applied to us, and the help we need day by day is bestowed!