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


October 8th, 2017 : 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. John & Stephanie


Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Roy Bragg

11:00am (Con) Int. For the People


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int. For the Lapsed

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. Gloria Lee & Rita Miel


9:30am (St.F) Int. For Vocations to priesthood

10:30am (Con) Int.


No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. For the Deanery Clergy

6:00pm (St.F) Int. Chris & Vernon's Intention


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 5.45pm. 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.134 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.784 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 678

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Hymn Book 527

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 887, 765, 627, 465

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3




Monday 6.30pm Fr.John represents the Bishop at the AGM of the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust, at Haughley Barn.

7.30pm Meeting of the CWL in the Hall ; Rosemary Elliston from Coffee Break will be the speaker.




Tuesday this week, 7.30pm, in the Hall


The Meeting will include a talk by Rebecca, from the Suffolk Refugee Council.

A few months ago, many of you contributed foodstuffs, etc. to refugee families in Ipswich :

come and hear an up-to-date account of what is




Thursday 6.30pm Fr.John represents the Bishop at the AGM of Churches Together in Suffolk, Bramford Road Methodist Church, Ipswich.



Anniversaries this week Joe Bonner (2006),

Glynis Loube (2004), Philip Birt (1997), Mary

Garner (1999), Sheila Gow (2002), and Mary Scott (2006). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last weekend 646.27 was given at the Offertory, and a further 117.38 for CAFOD. Today there is a retiring collection for CAFOD, following the Family Fast Day last Friday.


Suffolk Historic Churches Ride and Stride

Teresa writes ' A big thank-you to all who took part in the recent Ride and Stride : seven people joined Fr.John in walking around the churches, and five people took to the road on bicycles. A grand total of 1,423 was raised, half of which comes back to our own parish. A great result.'


Memorial Mass for deceased CAFOD volunteers and donors Boni & Kate write 'This Mass will be held at St.Felix on Saturday 4th November at midday. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Hall. Please will people wishing to attend let us know, if possible, so that we know how many to cater for -01394 275416. This Mass is for everyone across the diocese, so if parishioners have friends from elsewhere who have supported CAFOD they are welcome also. If people wish to add names to the book of remembrance they can contact Roisin at remembrance or call 02070955348. Alternatively you can add names online via the give in memory page of CAFOD's web site.

Please note : a proportion of CAFOD's Harvest Fast Day appeal will be going to DEC's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.'


Weekend for Women Catherine Richardson writes 'This retreat is called a Beloved Weekend which is taken from Song of Songs 7:10 - "I am my Beloved's and his desire is for me". It is the weekend of Friday 27th October and starts in the evening and finishes after lunch on the Sunday. I will be going to serve on the retreat so if you would like to know more or would like a lift please contact me on 07790521835. The invitation is to women of all ages. I have put some forms at the back of St.Felix & the Convent or if you would like to book online the address is .'


Mass for the Sick The next half-yearly Mass for the Sick will be held a week on Tuesday, 17th October, at 3.0pm. At it the Sacrament for the Sick, the Anointing of the Sick, will be administered. This is a wonderful Sacrament, given by God to those who need spiritual and physical help and support in their weakness. Who should receive it? Certainly those who are undergoing some serious illness, or those who are about to undergo surgery. But also those to whom old age has brought a general decline in health, and a continuing infirmity. A person is anointed on their forehead and on the palms of their hands. Will anointing cause me to get better? Not necessarily : it may be God's will that we should continue to undergo our sickness or infirmity, as part of his plan for our sanctification. Sometimes, though, people do feel markedly better after the anointing, or even recover completely, but not always. What we do when we receive this Sacrament is to put ourselves into God's hands, asking him to do with us whatever may be his will. But no one, I think, goes away from this Sacrament empty handed. We may be much better physically, or we may find that we have been strengthened inwardly to bear our illness or infirmity, trusting in God's love more completely, and feeling more ready to bear whatever weakness has come upon us. It is well worthwhile making a special effort to get to this Mass, and I do hope that people who know someone who would benefit from it will make a particular effort to help them get there.

Team Felix always serves a very nice afternoon tea in the Hall afterwards ; it is helpful if they have some idea of how many to cater for : 'phone Jenny.

Meanwhile Helping Hands has undertaken to offer a lift to those who need transport to the Mass. If you would like to avail yourself of this kind offer, please 'phone


Catholic Grandparents Please will those who are interested in forming a Catholic Grandparents Group in the parish come around to the Presbytery a week on Friday, October 20th, at 3.30pm, so we can have a cup of tea and talk about it.