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 22nd, 2017 : 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Henry Ashby & the

Ashby Family

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


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.Conversion of John & Karen

10.30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Baby Henry (CWL)

Wednesday FERIA

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

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Decd. members of Hilda &

Finnbarr Murphy's families

5:00pm (Con) Int.


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.


Money Matters Last Sunday 744.63 was given at the Offertory, and 106.93 for CAFOD. This Sunday there is a retiring collection for Foreign Missions - Mission (APF).


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.


Parish Race Night Philip Hills writes 'This venture, which will hopefully swell our parish funds, is to be held on Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm The race night consists of eight races. We would like a sponsor for each race, cost 25. Should you be able to be a sponsor, or know someone who would be, please let me know.

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




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.


But 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 Norwich, that with God at our side, 'All things will be well, and all manner of things will be well'.



Q. When are you likely to go through a sticky time?

A. When things are gloomy.