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 17th, 2017 : 24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. +John & Joan Kelly
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.+Vi Picton
11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
10:30am (Con) Int.
10.30am (Con) Int.
Wednesday ST.ANDREW KIM TAE-GON
10.30am (Con) Int.
Thursday FEAST OF ST.MATTHEW
10.30am (Con) Int.
5.45pm (Con) Int.
6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm
The Rosary Friday at 10:15am
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.128 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.773 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 934
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Hymns : 851, 934, 748, 971
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer
Fr.John plans to take his Summer holiday this
week and the major part of the following week. He hopes to leave this
afternoon, and return on Friday 29th. The first week will be spend in Cornwall,
at a cottage near the Helford River, and then the remaining days in Devon, in
an 1839 folly called The China Tower - where he hopes to have a smashing time.
As you can see opposite, there will be a Mass at the Convent almost every day
this week : a visiting priest is staying there until
Thursday, and then Fr.Adrian from St.James'
Thursday 1.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent. All welcome.
Anniversaries this week Marjorie Atkinson (2002) and Christine Seale. May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £660.08 was given at the Offertory, and a further £226.70 in the retiring collection, which was for Catholic Education Services. £124.36 was given to CAFOD. This Sunday there is another retiring collection, this time for Home Missions.
Sponsored 'Ride and Stride' took place
a week ago, and more people than usual from our parish walked or
cycled to churches in the area. All of us who took part would like to thank our
generous sponsors ; a good deal of money will have been raised - 50% coming to
the parish, and the other 50% going towards the repair of all the churches in
Suffolk. We won't know the exact amount until all the sponsorship money comes
in. I was a little disappointed that only seven walkers accepted my invitation
to come with me, but we were
a very happy group. How fortunate we were with the weather! The Sisters kindly invited us to eat our
picnic lunch at the Convent ; we had already visited
eight churches, and five more were to follow in the afternoon. We were grateful
to the three good men who provided us with lifts from far down the
So thank you to everyone who was involved - not least the people who 'manned' the church and the convent chapel throughout the day.
Teresa, our Parish Organiser for the event, adds
'If you have any sponsor money for the Ride and Stride event, please could you give it to me, or put it in an envelope clearly marked 'Ride and Stride', and put it through the Presbytery door. Thank you.'
Catholic Grandparents Association I wrote a fortnight ago about the important part which Catholic grandparents often play in commun- icating the Faith to their grandchildren, and in encouraging them in prayer - and suggested that maybe we should think about a branch of the Catholic Grandparents Association in this Parish. Its members might meet together monthly to pray for their grandchildren, and to share their experiences, both their difficulties and their encouragements.
A number of people expressed interest, and so when I return from my holiday in a fortnight's time I'll get in touch with those people, suggesting a date when we might meet to talk about it. The date will be in the Newsheet too, in case others are also interested.
CAFOD Boni and Kate Pinto, our parish representatives, write : 'Boni and Kate wish to thank everyone for their continuing support of CAFOD throughout the year.
As the parish has a regular collection,
half the money donated each week will be given to the Connect2:
Thank you once again for you continuing support.
Crib Festival 2017 Barbara renews her appeal :
'We are planning to hold a Crib Festival at