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 Hands - 07342722521

 

June 25th, 2017 : TWELTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Winifred Barnes 11:00am (Con) Int.

 

Weekday Masses

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.

Wednesday ST.IRENAEUS

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday SOLEMNITY OF ST.PETER

AND ST.PAUL

9.0am (St.F) Int. Patricia & John Peacock

(65th Anniversary)

Noon (Con) Int.

Friday FIRST MARTYRS OF ROME

11:00am (St.F) Int. The Clergy of the Deanery

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

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 Mass.

 

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

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish MB p.16, Latin

Hymns : 601, 683, 799, 846

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

 

THIS WEEK

 

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.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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 Mass. Please try to come and make this a very special occasion.'

 

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.

 

THE MEMORIAL GARDEN

 

Fr.John writes 'Have you been into the Memorial Garden recently? If not, do make a point of going down the passage sometime soon, as the roses and the summer bedding in the pots are quite a sight at present.

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

overactive.

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!