PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
June 25th, 2017 : TWELTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Winifred Barnes 11:00am (Con) Int.
Monday FEAST OF THE DEDICATION
OF THE CATHEDRAL
9:30am (St.F) Int.+Angela Hills-Willis
10:30am (Con) Int.+Michael & Joan Hazell
Tuesday FERIA (FM)
9:30am (St.F) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int.
10:30am (Con) Int.
Thursday SOLEMNITY OF ST.PETER
9.0am (St.F) Int. Patricia & John Peacock
Noon (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. The Clergy of the Deanery
5:00pm (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Fred Bantick (FM)
6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of
an hour before the first
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm 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.94 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.730 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 873
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Gloria Hymn Book 527
Hymns : 601, 683, 799, 846
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Tuesday 7.30pm Fr.John attends the St.Alban's School Ipswich Presentation Evening.
Thursday Solemnity of St.Peter & St.Paul. Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at 9.0am.
Anniversaries this week : Mary Humphries (1998), Austin Ryan (2006), Mary Newby (2003), Antonietta Dimascio (1998), Olive McElhinney (2014), and John Ryan (2006). R.I.P.
Money Matters Last Sunday £535.84 was given at the Offertory, £101.22 to CAFOD, and £196.04 in the retiring collection, which was for Catholic Life Charities. Today there is the annual retiring collection for Peter's Pence, which goes towards the maintenance of the Holy See.
Childrens' Mass Monica writes 'There will be a special Childrens' Mass at St.Felix' on Saturday
8th July at 8.50am
to celebrate the end of the school year. This Mass is for ALL the children of
the parish and their families. The catechists would like anyone who has ever
been involved with classes at the Convent, past catechists, musicians and
pupils, to join the children at this
Beetle Drive Jenny writes 'To be held on Saturday 15th July in St.Felix Hall, at 2.30pm. Tickets will cost £5 for adults and £2 for children 15 and under, and will be available from the 1st July. The afternoon will include a beetle drive, The Grand Summer Raffle will be drawn, and a light meal served , but please bring your own drinks. All welcome. Organised by Team Felix. Any queries, please contact Jenny.
Fr.John writes 'Have you been into the
When I came here, and took on the Garden, I was unable to find any record of where the burials of cremated remains had taken place within it. It is quite important, I think, to know where the burial places are, not least so that they are not disturbed by future burials. There really should have been a plan from the outset, but on the principle 'better late than never', I'm hoping to draw up a plan of the garden in the course of the next few days. After which, I would be grateful if those whose loved ones are buried there would take a look at the plan with me, and then together we can mark the spot on the plan. The plan will then (I hope) be carefully preserved for the future.'
YOU MIGHT FIND IT HELPS.....
I can't imagine that I'm the only one who experiences problems with my daily prayer, and one of those problems is 'staying put'. For some of us it is easy to soon become restless when we are trying to pray : to think of other things to do, to feel almost compelled to leave the place where we are sitting or kneeling, and to slope off well before our prayer time has come to its proper end. I suppose the problem is really one of concentration, and perhaps of being somewhat
I've recently started using a ploy which I've found very helpful. When I begin my daily prayer time, I look at my watch and decide exactly how much time I am going to give to God. And then, this amount of time having been made-over to God, I must remain where I am until the time is up. I'm glued to my seat until then. This can be wonderfully liberating. Since I've decided that I can't get up until the time is up, I find that I accept the situation, and remain there quite happily until the time decided upon has passed. The fact that I've vowed to remain until the time is up seems to prevent any restlessness or wanting to 'cut and run'.
Well it works for me, but all of us of course are different. I'm only sharing it with you just in case it might be helpful. We all know how vital our daily prayer is to the maintenance and growth of our relationship with God. So any tips are worth passing on!