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
September 3rd, 2017 : 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. In Thanksgiving
11:00am (Con) Int. Sylvano & Pamela
Franks (Golden W.)
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Mary and Peter Sutcliffe
9:30am (St.F) Int. +John Edwards
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Helen Hurry
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
Friday NATIVITY OF OUR LADY
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Mary Immelda Waldron
5:00pm (Con) Int. +Roy Fenton
11:00am (St.F) Int. +John McNeillis
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 at St.Felix
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45p.m. 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.123 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.766 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 837
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria New Celtic
Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic
Hymns : 807, 863, 795, 938
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Today 6.0pm Meeting and Supper for Teenagers, The Presbytery
Tuesday 7.0pm Mass in the Seafarers Centre.
Money Matters Last Sunday £648.29 was given at the Offertory, and £159.77 for CAFOD. The welcome summer break from retiring collections is, alas, nearly over, and next Sunday there will be a collection for the Catholic Education Service.
Anniversaries this week Anne Doyle (1998), Terry Madden (2008), Max Scott (2000), and Helen Gorham (2016). May they Rest in Peace.
First Holy Communion Application forms will be available after Mass for First Holy Communion. The course will begin in a month's time. Please register as soon as possible. Children must be at least in Year Three.
Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary
Together Club Teresa writes 'The Together Club meets after its summer break on Thursday this week at the Convent, 1.45pm to 3.45pm. We will be playing Bingo, and all are welcome.'
Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'A reminder to those who have booked, our next Lunch is this Wednesday at 12.30pm. If you would like to come please contact Jenny by 6.0pm on Monday, as we have a few places left.'
Canon Law (Canon 868) states that a priest is only allowed to Baptize a baby or young person if he has good reason to believe that the child will be brought up within the Catholic Faith - which means good reason to suppose that the child will be taught the Faith, and be brought regularly to Mass. The priest talks to the Parents, and ascertains whether they understand this, and are prepared to carry our their duty as Christian parents. They must confirm both that they will see that their child receives instruction (from themselves initially, and later perhaps from others - catechists, teachers, etc.), and that they are going to bring their child to Mass so that he or she grows up as part of the worshipping community which he or she has become part of through Baptism.
But I've known exceptional instances in which it has seemed right to receive the assurance of instruction and Mass attendance not from the parents, who may be indifferent, but from deeply committed Grandparents - who have the parents permission to see to the religious life of the child. There are cases where this has seemed right, bearing in mind the very close relationship which often exists between children and their grandparents. Often grandparents play a very important role in the life and learning of their grandchildren, and not least in their religious life. These days, it might well be the grandparents who will introduce their grandchildren to the Christian life, rather than the parents.....
Which makes me wonder whether it might be good to form a branch of the Catholic Grandparents Association in our parish? I'm in the process of finding out more about this Association, but what I've got in mind is that those grandparents in the parish who might wish to be involved would meet together once a month to pray for their grandchildren (using, perhaps, the Rosary) ; discuss the difficulties and opportunities which a Catholic grandparent encounters ; maybe have occasional talks on relevant issues; take part maybe in Catholic Grandparents events outside the parish ( such as the annual CGA Pilgrimage to Walsingham) and generally offer each other support and companionship. I wonder whether any of you would be interested in this? If you think that you might be, please would you tell me? If there is sufficient interest then we could meet together to discuss the matter further.
The aims of the Catholic Grandparents Association are :
'To recognise and support the Vocation of Grandparents, to help them pass on the Faith, keep prayer at the heart of family life, and foster mutual support for each other'