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

 

July 2nd, 2017 : 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.

11:00am (Con) Int.

 

Weekday Masses

Monday FEAST OF ST.THOMAS, AP.

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int. +Marjorie Dawson (FM)

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fr.Denis Brophy (FM)

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. The Deanery Clergy

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday ST.MARIA GORETTI

Noon (Con) Int.

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday ST.WITHBURGA

9.0am (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 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-9.20am Appointment

 

The Rosary Friday at 10:15

 

The Mass today The readings can be

found on p.96 of the Parish Mass Book, and on

p.733 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 934

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 87, 865, 607, 898

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

 

THIS WEEK

 

Monday 2.30pm Meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee, at the Presbytery

4.30pm Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee, at the Presbytery

Tuesday 7.30pm Meeting of the Parish Advisory Committee, in the Hall. Please collect an Agenda today

Wednesday 12.30pm Parish Lunch, The Hall

Saturday 8.50am Childrens' End of Term Mass, at St.Felix. No 11.0am Mass today.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Betty Adams (2004). May she Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last weekend 636.35 was given at the Offertory, with a further 108.44 for CAFOD. 164.38 was given in the retiring collection, which was the annual 'Peter's Pence' collection. Next Sunday is Sea Sunday, and there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea. If you would like to gift aid your contribution, please collect an envelope from the back of church today.

From the Chairman of the Finance Committee:

'Following the recent appeals for Gift Aid and

Direct Debit donations, the Finance Committee is posting information in the church entrance showing the 2017-18 income and expenditure budgets presented at the last Parish Advisory Committee AGM, and the monthly total income from all offerings and other items such as Hall rental etc. This information will be updated monthly so that interested parishioners may be aware of the balance of required income against received income. If you have queries please attend the PAC meeting this Tuesday at 7.30pm and raise them there.'

 

Church Cleaners I would very much like to invite you to an Afternoon Tea at the Presbytery again this year, in appreciation of all that you do. I've got two days fixed in my diary - Tuesday July 18th and Friday July 21st. Both at 3.30pm.There is a list on the Notice board in the Sacristy for the purpose ; please would you write down which day you would like to come? (I can't manage more than twelve on any one day!) Do come!

 

Beetle Drive Jenny writes 'To be held on Saturday 15th July in the Hall at 2.30pm. Tickets are now on sale and cost 5 for adults and 2 for children 15 and under. Includes a light meal, but please bring your own drinks.'

Grand Summer Raffle Jenny continues 'The Grand Summer Raffle will be drawn during the afternoon. If you are donating a prize, please let a member of Team Felix or Fr.John have it by 9th July ; I would be very grateful, and thank you to those who have already given me a prize. We still have raffle tickets left and we will be handing them out again this weekend. The first prize is 100 and there will be at least 15 other prizes. This is such an easy way to raise money for parish funds and helps towards the day to day costs of running the parish. We all appreciate a well cared for church with a warm and welcoming feeling, which meets our spiritual needs. For our social needs, we have an excellent hall, and on many occasions we enjoy refreshments and a good chat. It is also an ideal venue for our fund-raising events. So, your support of this raffle will be greatly appreciated, thank you. Organized by Team Felix. Any queries , please contact Jenny.

'Brian & Monica Macdonald would like to thank everyone for their prayers, masses, and wonderful support during the past 6 months while their son Paul has been so ill in hospital. Paul was discharged from hospital this week, to continue to recover at home. He still has a long way to go, but with continuing prayer & support he will get there.'

Children's Mass Monica writes 'There will be a special Childrens' Mass at St.Felix next Saturday to celebrate the end of the school year. This Mass is for ALL the children and their families. The catechists would like anyone who has ever been involved with classes at the Convent, past catech- ists, musicians and pupils, to join the children at the Mass. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass. Please do try to come and make this a very special occasion, marking the end of the Saturday morning classes for children at the Convent.'

 

NEW SERIES LOOKING AT PASSAGES FROM THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS : I

 

The Mass lies at the heart of the spiritual life of the Catholic church, and the Eucharistic Prayer lies at the heart of the Mass. There are passages in these prayers, some of which are ancient, and some of which are modern, which merit our attention and understanding. Today, a passage from Eucharistic Prayer I (called The Roman Canon) which dates back to the early centuries.

In humble prayer we ask you, almighty God : command that these gifts be borne by the hands of your holy Angel to your altar on high in the sight of your divine majesty,

so that all of us, who through this participation at the altar receive the most holy Body and Blood of your Son, may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing.

 

So who is 'your holy Angel'? Is it the Arch- angel Gabriel? Or St.Michael? No, it is Jesus himself. In some early Christian writings - and in origin this Eucharistic Prayer is such - Our Lord is called God's 'holy Angel'. I suppose because the word angel means messenger, and Jesus the divine Word is truly the Father's 'messenger'. We are asking here that Jesus will present himself before the Father at the heavenly Altar - present there his risen and glorified Body and Blood as the sacrifice which brings about our reconciliation with the Father. Then our reception of it truly 'fills us with every grace and heavenly blessing'.