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 30th, 2017 : 17th 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 ST.IGNATIUS LOYOLA

9:30am (St.F) Int.+Josie Hatchett (FM)

10:0am (Con) Int.

Tuesday ST.ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

9:30am (St.F) Int.

Wednesday FERIA

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

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today

Friday ST.JOHN VIANNEY

11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int.

6:00pm (St.F) Int.+ Jane, Karen, and James

Thomson

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 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

 

THIS WEEK

 

 

ALL PARENTS, CATECHISTS,

AND ASSISTANTS WITH

CHILDRENS LITURGY

are invited to

A MEETING

at 7.0pm in the Hall on

Friday this week

at which a new

STRATEGY

for the whole of our

WORK WITH CHILDREN

will be presented and discussed

 

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 1.0pm

THE PARISH BARBEQUE

In the Presbytery Garden

Tickets available after today's Masses

 

Below is a corner of the porch at St.Mary's South Dalton, just north of Beverley. It is an extraordinary building by the famous architect J.L. Pearson, who designed Truro Cathedral. It spire, a landmark for many miles around, is 218 feet high. The profusion of stone-carving within the building is almost indigestible, and yet just manages not to obscure Pearson's wonderful proportions!