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 23rd, 2017 : 16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.+Isabel Leon de

Garzon

11:00am (Con) Int.+Michael Chilcott

(CWL)

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

10:0am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FEAST OF ST.JAMES

10.0am (Con) Int.

Wednesday ST.JOACHIM & ST.ANNE

10:0am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

9.0 am (Con) Int. +Jim Shevlin

Friday FERIA

10:0am (Con) Int.

Saturday ST.MARTHA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Wilma Dermody

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

 

The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) will be said a quarter of an hour before the Mass on Saturday.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. or by

Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am appointment

 

The Rosary No public Rosary this week

 

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.105 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.744 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 820

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 852, 770, 662, 862

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

 

THIS WEEK

 

Fr.John is taking a few days Summer holiday this week, on the North Yorkshire moors. Mass will be available each day at the Convent (times opposite), and the daily Mass at St.Felix will resume on Saturday morning.

 

Tuesday 7.0pm Mass at the Seafarers Centre

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Maurice Simms (2004), James Shevlin (2011), Roy Fenton (2001), and Ronald Hockery (2002). R.I.P.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 586.32 was given at the Offertory and 105.22 for CAFOD.

 

Thank you Pauline Mayes writes 'Thank you for all your support and encouragement during my training for the Bournemouth Pier to Pier sponsored swim. I completed the 1.4 mile swim in 57 minutes, and together we have raised 430 (plus 40.75 gift aid) for the British Heart Foundation. Thank you all so much for making this possible.'

 

Parish Barbeque Phil Dance writes 'There will be a Parish Barbeque on Sunday 6th August at 1.0pm in the Presbytery garden. Last year's event was a great success, and all enjoyed the food, fun, and entertainment. It is a great opportunity for all to get together so please do come along. Tickets available after all Masses. If you can help with the organization or on the day please let Phil and Anne know. Many hands make light work and will ensure we have a great time. If you are unable to make it but would like to contribute to the event, a donation of a raffle prize would be very welcome.'

 

Summer Raffle & Beetle Drive Jenny writes

'A very sincere Thank You to everyone who supported the Raffle. There is a list of the winners in the church porch. After expenses (1st prize and printing) a profit of 259 was made for parish funds. Thank you to those who supported the Beetle Dive, where 80 profit was made, again for parish funds.

Team Felix is organising two more fund raising events for parish funds - a Quiz in October and a Christmas Social in December. Details nearer the time.'

 

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny further writes 'Our next lunch is on the 2nd of August at 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is Pork Chop, wedges & peas, Fruit Strudel, Tea/coffee. Cost 5. All welcome. Lunches MUST be pre-booked by contacting Jenny. Part of the profit goes to the parish and part to charity. We are now in our 6th year, and over the past 5 years we have raised 3,625 for parish funds, and donated 3,005 to a variety of charities. The lunches are also an opportunity to catch up with friends and have a good chat. You support at these events is always appreciated.'

 

 

THE 2017

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

will be held on

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH

at 3.0pm in the Presbytery Garden

 

 

LOOKING AT PASSAGES FROM THE

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS - III

 

The Third Eucharistic Prayer is very widely used in the Church, often for Sunday Masses. A striking paragraph reads

Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :

by the same Spirit graciously make holy

these gifts we have brought to you for consecration,

that they may become the Body and Blood

of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,

at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.

Here we are reminded of three important things. First of the part which God the Holy Spirit plays in the changing of the bread and wine which we have brought to the Altar into the Body and Blood of the Lord : He, the life giving Spirit brings about this wonderful transformation. As the priest speaks these words, he extends his hands over the bread and the wine, calling down the Holy Spirit upon them.

Then second, we are reminded of what this transformation brings about. It is indeed the Body and Blood of the living Lord which become present upon the Altar. It is wrong to speak of 'receiving the bread and wine' at Mass, because truly no bread and wine are there after the Consecration has taken place - only the outward appearances of bread and wine. It is the Lord.

And third, we are reminded that Jesus himself has commanded his Church to celebrate the Eucharist. The Mass is no human invention. It is at the Lord's command that we do what we do.

OUR WORK WITH CHILDREN - UPDATE

 

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the re-think which is taking place as regards our work with children. I am grateful to the Parents and others who have contacted me with their thoughts and opinions, and now, having considered these contributions very carefully, I'm able to offer this invitation :

 

 

ALL PARENTS, CATECHISTS,

AND ASSISTANTS WITH

CHILDRENS LITURGY

are invited to

A MEETING

at 7.0pm in the Hall on

Friday, August 4th,

at which a new

STRATEGY

for the whole of our

WORK WITH CHILDREN

will be presented and discussed