Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

The Presbytery, 8, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7HT

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail


Parish Website: Helping Hands - 07342722521


August 20th, 2017 : 20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. A Private Intention

11:00am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses

Monday ST.PIUS X

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Jane, Karen, and James





9:30am (St.F) Int. + Kieran Connolly, P (FM)

10:30am (Con) Int. The Deanery Clergy


No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int. Joanne & her Parents

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11:00am (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.

Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am or by appointment.

The Rosary Friday at 10:15am

The Mass today

The readings can be found on p.117 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.759 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 366

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Hymn Book 498

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 811, 959, 662, 910

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1





teddy bears picnic





Young children are invited to bring their

Teddies and their Parents


Teddy Bear Games & a Teddy Bear Tea



Tuesday 1.30pm Funeral Mass for Enid Egan, followed by Cremation at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills (the 9.30am Mass , followed by Exposition and Benediction, will be as normal, since this is the joyful feast of the Queenship of Mary, the old Octave Day of the Assumption.)




Anniversaries this week William Demko (2008), John Chapman (2005), and William Allen (1998). May they Rest in Peace.

Money Matters Last Sunday 708.35 was given at the Offertory, and 111.17 for CAFOD.


Thank you to those who brought flowers for the Lady Chapel on last weeks Solemnity of the Assumption. It was much appreciated ; you made the chapel look very attractive.


First Holy Communion Classes will be beginning next month. Candidates need to be in at least Year 3. The first step is to obtain an enrolment form from Fr.John.


Childrens' Liturgy Childrens' Liturgy at the 9.30am Sunday Mass will resume on Sunday September 3rd.


The Memorial Garden I wondered whether the roses would have a second flowering : they have, and its happening now. Do have a look!

When people request a burial in the Garden, I give them both an Application Form (so that we've got a record) and also a copy of some very simple guidelines. It also says that when a burial takes place, it is both 'appreciated and appropriate' that a donation should be made towards the future upkeep of the garden. What upkeep? Well we pay a man to cut the lawn in the garden - along with the other lawns - and there is also the cost of the plants for the Summer and Winter planting-out of the various tubs and pots. At present Fr.John does the rest of the gardening - the planting and weed-ing - but of course a time may come when we would have to pay someone to do this..... Our guidelines don't give any suggestion as to what the donation might be, which is perhaps unhelpful. Burial of cremated remains at St.John's Church Orwell Road - or at any other church in the Anglican St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich diocese - has a standard fee of 150, which perhaps gives some idea of a reasonable donation. Maybe people should take into account all the other funeral expenses when deciding upon their gift : when they do that, I think they will see that a donation of around 150 is not excessive. I suppose how much one values burial in this very special place comes into it.... The Finance Committee and myself are agreed that we would prefer not to impose a mandatory fee, as the Anglican diocese does, but rather leave it to the individual to decide upon a realistic sum.


Ride and Stride - the sponsored cycle ride or walk is on Saturday September 9th. I'm rather disappointed that not many of the sponsorship forms seem to have been taken from the back of church, following my invitation to you last week to join me on the walk, and thereby raise money for our church. Please do consider joining in. Don't be put off by the 'twelve churches' : they are all fairly close together, and the venture should take just an hour before lunch and an hour afterwards. And of course you could, if you wished, just do the morning part, or the afternoon part. We will be going at an easy pace - no sort of marathon is envisaged!

So please, collect a sponsorship form, and then ask your friends and relations to sponsor you. An advantage of this form of fundraising is that it isn't 'the same people' who we are approaching - it can bring some much-needed funds in from outside. But above all it should be an enjoyable, companionable venture - and a good ecumenical one, too : good to visit other Christian communities, and have a friendly encounter with some of their members.