PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
October 22nd, 2017 : 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Private Intention
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Henry Ashby & the
11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
9:30am (St.F) Int.Conversion of John & Karen
10.30am (Con) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Baby Henry (CWL)
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fr.Augustine Hoey
10:30am (Con) Int. The Sisters RJM (The Craft
Thursday ST.CHAD & ST.CEDD
No Mass today
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Decd. members of Hilda &
Finnbarr Murphy's families
5:00pm (Con) Int.
Saturday FEAST OF ST.SIMON & ST.JUDE
11:00am (St.F) Int.
6:00pm (St.F) Int. Private Intention (forgive-
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 5.45 p.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.143 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.792 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
(Angelus) Hymn 967
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria Hymn Book 498
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 725, 865, 607, 761
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Tuesday 7.30pm St.Felix Young Fathers
meet at the Presbytery for
supper and discussion.
Anniversaries this week Elsie Fordham (2001), Veronica McDonald (2003), Arthur Burgess (2009), Alice Gotch (2004), James Dunne (2010), John O'Brien (2002), Michael Brookes (2009), and Mary Cooper (2013). R.I.P.
Sunday £744.63 was given at the Offertory, and £106.93
for CAFOD. This Sunday there is a retiring collection for Foreign Missions -
Confirmation I'd not expected there to be a Confirmation here next year - I think they have only been every other year. But if there are people over thirteen who would like to be Confirmed, then I'm more than ready to prepare them. If anyone is interested, please would they speak to me as soon as possible.
The Notice Board Please will people wishing to
display a notice on one of the church notice boards hand the notice to me; I like to put them up myself to ensure both the tidiness of the boards, and also that the two very important notices - the Service times, and the one about the Intercession Book, both remain prominent.
Quiz Night Jenny writes 'Quiz night to be held next Saturday, October 28th, in the Hall, 7.0pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale after Mass and cost £7, which includes supper, but please bring your own drinks. Teams should be a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6. All welcome. Any queries please contact Jenny.
Each race has 8 horses. Horses need to be sold at £5 each, name your horse, and the winning horse in each race receives a prize. If anyone can take a race sheet and sell eight horses, or would just like to buy a horse, please 'phone me.
The tickets will be on sale in November.'
MISSIO APF Red Boxes Barbara writes 'I shall be collecting Red Boxes on 28th/29thOctober (next weekend). If this is not convenient for you I am happy to collect your box from your home.
Please call me.
Crib Festival Barbara also writes 'The Crib Festival at St.Felix has been scheduled for 2nd/3rd of December. This weekend is the last chance to sign up for lending your Crib for the festival. See the list in the church porch and at the Convent, or call Barbara Lamberton.
Catholic Grandparents Association
Sadly only three people turned up last Friday to discuss the possibility of setting up a branch of the Association here : I was rather surprised in view of the fact that so many parishioners here seem to be grandparents! But it was pointed out that I had chosen a bad time : apparently 3.30pm-4.30pm is a time when many grandparents collect their grandchildren from school. We decided to give it another try, and plan to meet 2.0pm-3.0pm on Friday November 17th, here at the Presbytery. Please put the date in your diary if interested.
Coming Shortly Our new Childrens' venture - Saturday Club - begins at St.Felix a week on Saturday, Nov.4th, 9.0am-10.0am
INNER TURMOIL/INNER PEACE
Do you sometimes - or always - feel an inner turmoil? - anxiety, worrying about this and that, and not feeling comfortable about one thing or another? Things on your mind, things getting at you, which you mentally turn over again and again? I think that many people do feel like this. And what we need in such a situation is the grace of inner peace. Well Peace, inner peace, is of course one of the principal fruits of the Holy Spirit. And so we have to ask him to bear this fruit within us. At our Confirmation, God the Holy Spirit became active within us. So He is there, ready to give us his gifts and graces, ready to produce his fruits in our lives. But we need to both recognise our need, and to ask that He will meet it.
with this recognition and this asking there must also be a putting of ourselves
into God's loving hands in a trustful spirit. In other words a self-surrender
of ourselves to God, who is seeking to draw us closer to Himself, and to give
us all the gifts - including that inner peace - which we need so much. We must
tell God our anxieties, and ask him to help us, sharing our burdens with him -
indeed asking him to bear them with us. 'Father, into your hands I commend my
spirit' - words not just to be spoken as death approaches, but morning and
evening, day by day. We must learn to truly surrender ourselves to God,
trusting in his mercy, love, and care. Only then will we find liberation from
anxiety and fear. We aim to share in the conviction of the fourteenth-century
writer Mother Julian of
Q. When are you likely to go through a sticky time?
A. When things are gloomy.