PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE

 

Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

The Presbytery, 8, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7HT

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail frjohnfelixstowe@gmail.com

 

Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hand - 07342722521

 

June 18th, 2017 : SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI

The Church's great annual Thanksgiving for the

Sacrament of Holy Communion

 


Sunday Masses

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

 

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

10.30am (Con) Int.

1:30pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR

BETTY CUTHBERTSON

Tuesday ST.ALBAN

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 ALL-NIGHT CORPUS CHRISTI VIGIL, WHICH WILL END JUST BEFORE THE 9.30AM MASS TOMORROW. PLEASE TRY TO WATCH BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOR A PART OF THIS TIME.

 

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymns 663, 662

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Said

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

 

THIS WEEK

 

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, Woodbridge

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

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

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

Elizabeth writes ' The Tenth Strawberry Tea will be at the Convent on Saturday 8th July from 2.30pm-4.0pm. Tickets cost 4 and they will be on sale at all Masses from this weekend. Admission is by ticket only, so get yours early! The profits are used to support the work of the Sisters' mission in many countries.'

 

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.'

 

CORPUS CHRISTI

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!