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
August 27th, 2017 : 21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Anne Hannon
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Ian Anderson 11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
9:30am (St.F) Int. +John Montague
10:30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday THE PASSION OF ST.JOHN
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Finnbarr Murphy
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Edward Congdon
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Peter Davey
5:00pm (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Bernard Davies (FM)
6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
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 5.45pm. or by
Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am appointment
The Rosary Friday at 10:15am
The Mass today The readings can be found
on p.120 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.762 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 962
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Hymns : 794, 970, 883, 898
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Anniversaries this week Gerard Stattery (20001), Sr.Margaret Mary Flynn (2000), and Anne Logan-Mann (2010). R.I.P.
Money Matters Last Sunday £650.96 was given at the Offertory, and a further £131.48 for CAFOD.
Teddy Bear's Picnic The Picnic last Sunday afternoon was a very happy occasion, and we were blessed with good weather, just as we were for the Barbeque a fortnight earlier. There was much to keep the children amused, including blowing bubbles, making animal masks, listening to a story, - besides the teddy Bear games and the Teddy Bear Tea. We are very grateful to Emma, Katie, Philip, and Anne for organising it so well.
Clothes needed Donal Hannon, who was PAC Chairman in my previous parish, and who visits me here from time to time, has asked me to put this paragraph in the Newsheet :
'On 20th September I hope to fly to
The Sponsored Ride or Stride, Sat. Sept. 9th
are you getting on with collecting your sponsorship? It is good to get as many sponsors as you
can, so that the overall effort brings in a good amount of money to be shared equally
between our own church and all the churches of
It is not too late to begin collecting sponsorship - there are another couple of weeks to go before the big day. Just take a sponsorship form from the table in the Porch, and ask your family and friends to support you.
Then be ready to join Fr.John and other walkers from the parish when they sally forth from St.Felix at 11.30am on Saturday 9th. We aim to walk to churches for an hour or so before a picnic lunch at the Convent, and then do another hour or so afterwards. Nothing too strenuous or demanding. A gentle, companionable, ramble. Exercise after which we'll all feel much better - as hopefully will our Parish bank account too!
BEING TRUE TO OURSELVES
half a chance to visit a historic building, and I'll leap at it. So early last
week, when I found myself in Ipswich, I went to look at one of the historic
was deeply depressed not just because here seemed to be an icon of the secularization
of our society - a
rejection of our Christian past - but because this distinguished building was
not being allowed to be true to itself. It had been built for the glory of God,
and consecrated to his worship. Built to be a holy place, where prayer was made
and sacraments celebrated. That had shaped it. This was what it was for. And
But then I thought about how this a kind of picture of contemporary humankind. We were made by God to give him praise and glory. That is our purpose - what we were created to be. To live in his world and to care for it, to enjoy his gifts, and to offer thanksgiving to him for all his mercies. We human beings only make sense in relation to our having been made by God. If we cut ourselves off from him, disregard him, see him as irrelevant to our lives, then we have lost our moorings, our orientation, our very purpose, as surely as that sad building in Ipswich has done. We , without God, don't make sense. We are neither true to ourselves or him.
Tomorrow we will be keeping the feast of St.Augustine of Hippo, the fifth century bishop and saint who is regarded as one of the greatest ever of Christian thinkers. And maybe we will recall his most famous words addressed to God 'Our hearts are restless till they rest in thee'. We were made by God and for God, and until we acknowledge him and live for him, our hearts will be restless, and we will be incomplete. And, in a self-imposed state of alienation from God and from his Church, we will be unable to be true to ourselves, and true to that for which we were made.
To cheer you up...........
Q. What do you need if you have to provide a lot of mashed potato?
A. A mashine, I should think.................