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 29th, 2017 : 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

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

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


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

8.0am (St.F) Int.


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Derek Hill-Willis

11.0am (Con) Int.

7.0pm (St.F) Int. For the People


9.30am (St.F) Int. +Carl Butler SOULS

11.0am (Con) Int. For the Pope's Intention

7.0pm (St.F) Int. +The Holy Souls

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.



Noon (St.F) Int. +Decd. CAFOD Supporters

6:00pm (St.F) Int.


The Daily Office

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


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. 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.146 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.796 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 803

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria New Celtic

Sanctus & Benedictus New Celtic

Hymns : 880, 721, 660, 772

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1




Tuesday 10.30am Fr.John has to attend a Deans meeting at Poringland, so Mass will be at 8.0am ; no Exposition & Benediction today.



Wednesday, November 1st


A Holy Day of Obligation,

when all of us must be at Mass

Masses :

9.30am St.Felix

11.0am Convent

7.0pm St.Felix


Thursday, November 2nd


Masses :

9.30am St.Felix

11.0am Convent

7.0pm St.Felix

If there is someone whom you would like to be remembered at the Altar, please write their name on the paper at the back of church, under the time of Mass you hope to attend.


Thursday 1.45pm The Together Club meets at the Convent for Beetle. All welcome.



Saturday this week, 9.0am-10.0am, St.Felix


for young people aged five to eleven

Each Saturday, a Childrens' Mass at 9.0am followed by instruction in groups.

All are welcome at the Mass, after which parents who are waiting for their children are invited to the Presbytery for Coffee.





Anniversaries this week Gordon Herries (1994),

Frederick Robertson (1998), May Bantick (2001), Mary Hockley (2004), Angela Waterhouse-Taylor (1999), Walter Shaw (2008), and Terence Butler (2008). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 535.66 was given at the Offertory ; 96.93 was given for CAFOD ; and 166.90 in the retiring collection, which was for Foreign Missions.

The Treasurer has now received our 'half' from the Suffolk Churches Sponsored Ride & Stride - a cheque for 706.50 to go into parish funds. (There is a picture of some of our walkers in the new edition of the Diocesan Newspaper, out today.)


CAFOD Memorial Mass This Mass, offered for all who have supported the work of CAFOD, will take place at St.Felix' next Saturday, at Noon, and all are welcome to attend. Following the Mass there will be a light lunch in the Hall : if you would like to attend this, please will you add your name to the list in the porch, at St.Felix' or at the Convent, so that numbers to be catered for can be estimated.


Catholic Women's League Teresa writes 'Will members please note that the date of the January dinner has had to be changed to 8th January, as the Alex has decided to close on the 15th.'


The Lunch Club Jenny writes 'A reminder to those who have booked : our next lunch is on Wednesday this week, 1st November, at12.30pm.

Any queries please contact Jenny.




When Mrs.Marlene Strachan died last year she left 10,000 to St.Felix Church TO BE SPENT ON A STAINED GLASS WINDOW, DEPICTING THE DIVINE MERCY. It must be stressed that legally the whole of the money, which the solicitor has recently released to us, must be spent in this, and in no other way. So please, don't let anyone say that it should be spent otherwise, because that is simply not possible. What is the Divine Mercy? It is a depiction of Our Lord shown standing, with one hand raised in blessing, and one pointing to his heart, from which proceeds beams of white and red light representing the Water and Blood which flowed from his side. The devotion stems from visions vouchsafed to the nineteenth century nun St.Faustina, in Poland.

Ways of representing Our Lord in this way differ considerably, and some, it has to be said, are very sentimental. I want us to avoid this. And also to commission glass which will be worthy of the church, which already has a notable collection of glass by the well-known and respected firm of Hardman of Birmingham. I've sought advice as to which stained glass artist we should approach, and have been advised that maybe the finest artist working in England at present is Tom Denny, who has his studio in Dorset. He has done important windows at Durham, Gloucester, and Hereford Cathedrals, as well as at Tewkesbury Abbey and St.Catherine College Cambridge. He also made the three windows in Leicester Cathedral to mark the burial last year of King Richard III, and most recently he has created a large window for Tralee Catholic parish church in County Kerry.

The whole project is very exciting, and we are most fortunate to be in the rather surprising position to be able to commission what will be an important piece of stained glass. Mr.Denny hopes to work on the design before the end of the year, and wants to come to talk to the Parish Council about his ideas. If all goes according to plan, the glass could be installed here in about a year's time. It so happens that he made a window for Stutton Parish Church - just below Holbrook School on the Shotley Peninsula - to mark the Millenium : why not take a trip to look at it? The church is open every day.