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
July 23rd, 2017 : 16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.+Isabel Leon de
11:00am (Con) Int.+Michael Chilcott
10:0am (Con) Int.
Tuesday FEAST OF ST.JAMES
10.0am (Con) Int.
Wednesday ST.JOACHIM & ST.ANNE
10:0am (Con) Int.
9.0 am (Con) Int. +Jim Shevlin
10:0am (Con) Int.
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
Fr.John is taking a few days Summer holiday this
week, on the
Tuesday 7.0pm Mass at the Seafarers Centre
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.'
'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.'
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 :