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 15th, 2017 : 28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Chris & Vernon

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Alan Deveney 11:00am (Con) Int. For the People


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.


3.0pm (St.F) Mass for the Sick (No 9.30am)


9:30am (St.F) Int. Victims of Disaster (CWL)

10:30am (Con) Int. Our Medical Centres

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today.

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Agnes Curly

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int.

6:00pm (St.F) Int. Private Intention, in

Praise and Thanksgiving


The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass at St.Felix.


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.140 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.789 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 821

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Belmont

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 468, 604, 799, 652

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1




Tuesday this week


with the Sacrament of the

Anointing of the Sick


followed by Afternoon Tea in the Hall

If you would like tea, please 'phone


If you need transport, please 'phone

Helping Hands on 07342722521


Tuesday 6.30pm Catechists Meeting, at the Presbytery.

7.0pm Mass at the Seafarers Centre. All welcome

Thursday 1.45pm-3.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent. All welcome.

Friday 3.30pm Meeting for those interested in forming a parish branch of the Catholic Grandparents Association, at the Presbytery.




Anniversaries this week Fred Barnett (2006) (from last week), Catherine Rundle (2001), Joyce Hughes (2006), Audrey Beech (2001), Lionel Rickett (2012), Maureen Newman (2007), Nellie Raffe (2007), & Peggy Colson (2016).R.I.P.


Money Matters Last Sunday 592.88 was given at the Offertory, and a further 756.45 in the retiring collection for CAFOD. Next Sunday there is a retiring collection for Foreign Missions.




In a couple of weeks time, on Saturday November 4th, our new initiative with children begins - replacing the former Saturday Catechism at the Convent, which had come to an end. There has been, as you know, much debate over the past weeks as to whether we should replace the Saturday Catechism, and if so, with what. The Catechists and myself have come to the decision that we should experiment with a new venture at St.Felix, 9.0am-10.0am each Saturday morning. The first half hour will be devoted to a simple Childrens' Mass, which anyone is welcome to attend. After which the First Holy Communion candidates will go into the Presbytery for their instruction, and other children will go into the Cooper Room for instruction according to their age. We can only deal, I'm afraid, with school-aged children. I invite Parents to come and have a cup of coffee in the Presbytery whilst waiting for the children.

I would remind Parents that any children who are not attending Catholic Schools should be coming along to these Saturday morning sessions, so that they have opportunity to learn the Faith.


Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'The next meeting of AFJM will be on Wednesday 18th October at 7.30pm at the Convent - our usual 3rd Wednesday. As October is the month of the Holy Rosary this will be the focus of our meeting, but we will be thinking too about the future shape of meetings, so please come with your ideas.'


Life in the Spirit Course Fr.Adrian Gates writes

'You are invited to THE GIFT which will run for six weeks in St.James', Landseer Road, Ipswich Parish Hall on Wednesday evenings from Wednesday 15th November to Wednesday 20th December, 7.15pm fro a 7.30pm start. Sessions will finish by 9.0pm. Refreshments will be provided. For further details or to express an

interest contact Sue


Quiz Night Jenny writes ' To be held on

Sat.28th Oct. in the Hall, 7.0pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale, cost 7, which includes supper, but please bring your own drinks. Teams should be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6. So get together with family and friends and make a team up. All welcome.


Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny further writes 'Our next lunch will be on Nov.1st, 12.30pm in the Hall. The menu is - Oven baked fish and chips, Blackberry & Apple and custard, tea/coffee. Cost 5. All welcome, but you must pre-book by contacting Jenny


Safeguarding Training Philip Dance, one of our Safeguarding Representatives , writes 'Fellow parishioners, the Catholic church in England and Wales is committed to ensuring that we have a safe environment for all and especially for our children and vulnerable adults. To assist with this, Safeguarding representatives are appointed in all parishes to answer questions and deal with issues. To further help parishes thrive, training material is now available for all to help understand the threats to a safe environment and how to spot and overcome them. The material is available on line and if you are interested please ask Phil or Anne Dance for details or pick up a leaflet at the back of church.'


Support for Refugees The Chairman of the Parish Council writes 'Those who attended the PAC last Tuesday were impressed with a talk given by Rebecca Crerar from Suffolk Refugee Support. Rebecca explained the work of her team and thanked us for the kind donations we had made to help the Syrian families that arrived earlier in the year. As a community we will be looking to see what more we might do to help in the coming months. Rebecca did mention that one of the families was expecting a baby in the coming weeks, a little girl, and that they would find it hard to provide clothes, nappies and equipment for her. In response to this immediate call for help we will be placing a box at the back of the church where you are invited to donate an item that would be useful in the early months of parenthood.'


Next Week Find out about a parish Race Night!