PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
July 30th, 2017 : 17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.
11:00am (Con) Int.
Monday ST.IGNATIUS LOYOLA
9:30am (St.F) Int.+Josie Hatchett (FM)
10:0am (Con) Int.
Tuesday ST.ALPHONSUS LIGUORI
9:30am (St.F) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int. The Deanery Clergy
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
Friday ST.JOHN VIANNEY
11:00am (St.F) Int.
5:00pm (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int.
6:00pm (St.F) Int.+ Jane, Karen, and James
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 pm
Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am or by appointment.
The Rosary Friday at 10:15
The Mass today The readings can be found
on p.108 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.748 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 938
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria New Celtic
Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic
Hymns : 962, 644, 627, 945
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Anniversaries this week Christiane Taylor (2004), Maria Maher (2007), Rose Mulholland (2014), Sr.George Deane (2008), Joan Jacobi (2012), Dennis Jones (2000), and Peter Newman (2006). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £584.02 was given at the Offertory, & £117.88 for CAFOD.
Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride Teresa writes 'This year, what we've previously known as the Sponsored Churches Cycle Ride - but which has included walkers in recent years - will take place on Saturday 9th September. Sponsor forms and maps are available in the church porch. Churches taking part in Felixstowe are quite close together, and can be accessed easily by walking, so if you do not ride a bike why not take a Saturday walk around Felixstowe and make money for your church? Half the money collected comes to the parish, and half to the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust, which makes repair grants to churches of all denominations. Or if you fancy a country walk, booklets are available linking the country churches nearby. For more details contact Teresa Doran.
Fr.John adds - ' I'm hoping this year to lead an all-age walk around the Felixstowe churches, maybe an hour before a picnic lunch together, and then a couple of hours afterwards. In a week or two's time, I will produce a map showing the route, and giving the anticipated times. Then you can join in for any part of the walk that you would like to do. As Teresa says, this is an excellent way of raising some money for our cash-strapped parish. The vital thing is that you take a sponsor form, and begin straight away asking your friends to sponsor you!'
LOOKING AT PASSAGES FROM THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS - IV
It is truly right to give you thanks,
truly just to give you glory, Father most holy,
for you are the one God, living and true,
existing before all ages and abiding for all eternity,
dwelling in inapproachable light ; yet you, who alone are good, the source of life,
have made all that is,
so that you might fill your creatures with blessings
and bring joy to many of them by the glory of your light.
These are the opening words of the Fourth Eucharistic Prayer, a prayer newly-composed for the current Roman Missal, and without the ancient origins of the First and Second Eucharistic Prayers. It is not used as frequently as the other prayers, both because it is rather longer, and because it can't be used with the Proper Prefaces that are used on Sundays and Saints days.
The Eucharistic Prayer lies at the heart of the
Mass, which in turn lies at the heart of the
Church's life. And they are all essentially prayers of praise and thanksgiving. That is especially clear in these opening words of the Fourth Eucharistic Prayer. Here is solid praise and adoration, such as don't often meet elsewhere. The adoration of God lies at the centre of our response to Him. For at the heart of the vocation of every living creature lies the offering of praise and adoration. Look again at these opening words : here we look at God in all his majesty and beauty, and respond to him with wonder, love, and praise.
Below is a corner of the porch at St.Mary's