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


November 5th, 2017 : 31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Mary Fleming 11:00am (Con) Int.

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fr.Bill Mason

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Margie Fleming

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.



No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int. + For those whose remains

rest in the Memorial Garden

5:00pm (Con) Int.



6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People


The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass (Except Saturday)


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.149 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.799 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 600

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Belmont

Sanctus & Benedictus Belmont

Hymns : 852, 991, 968, 971

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3




Monday 11.30am Funeral Service for Raymond Smith RIP, followed by Cremation at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills.

Friday 11.0am Annual Requiem for those whose remains rest in the Memorial Garden. If the weather is clement, we will go our to bless the Garden at the end of the Mass.

Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, beginning with a Childrens' Mass at 9.0am .

Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. The 11.0am will be a Solemn Requiem for all who have died in Battle, commencing with the traditional Act of Remembrance.

6.0pm-7.30pm The St.Felix Youth Group meets in the Hall.




Anniversaries this week Patrick Kelly (2009), Mary Russell (2003), Martin Gaffey (2005), Graham Conroy(2007), Edward Davison (2013), John Walsh (2001), and Mary Hourihave (2003). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 676.41 was given at the Offertory ; 114.00 was given for CAFOD.

Next weekend there will be a retiring collection

for the St.Edmund Fund (Social Work in EA).


The Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch -

Monica writes 'The Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch will be held this year on Sunday 10th December. All parishioners aged 70+ are warmly invited to this annual Christmas lunch held in the parish hall. If you have reached the age of 70 in the past year or are new to the parish and are 70+, or if you know of someone who is in that category, please contact Fr.John or Monica Macdonald so we can ensure you receive an invitation.'


Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our next meeting will be on Friday 24th November at 2.0pm at the Convent. We will be hearing about the RJM sisters who went to India and making our usual preparations for Advent. Please try to come at this new time. Apologies if Friday is a difficult day but we may be able to arrange to meet on a different day next year. We hope that the afternoon time will allow most of our members to attend during the winter months.'


Quiz Night Jenny writes 'Thank you to everybody who supported the Quiz last week. We raised 285 for parish funds. Looking forward to seeing you all next year! Our next event is our Christmas Social Evening on Saturday 16th December, more details nearer the time. Both events organised by Team Felix.'


Red Missio APF Boxes Barbara writes 'Thanks to everyone who handed in their boxes last weekend. If anyone was missed please let me know and I will collect the box, as I need to do my annual returns before the end of the year.


St.Felix Crib Festival , Dec.2nd & 3rd.

Barbara writes 'Many thanks to all of you who have offered Cribs. Please could you make sure that your Crib is named, and if there is anything about your Crib such as where it came from/who made it or gave it, perhaps you could make a note of this.

We will need two stewards every hour in church during the Festival. If you are able to help with stewarding please sign the list on the notice board in the Porch.


Support for Refugees

Philip Dance writes 'Many thanks to all who helped by donating items for the new born babies. We intend to continue our support through Advent and will be using a giving tree as a vehicle for specific donations to those in need at Christmas. Rebecca has written to us : 'Just a quick note to say a big thank you for the beautiful baby things from the church. I will make sure that the family gets them (with the baby girl) and I will save a few things for the baby due on 16th November too! I have been compiling a list of things for a giving tree with staff and will send it on to you shortly. Thank you so much for this amazing and generous support.' '


Items for the Newsheet It would be helpful if items for the Newsheet each week could be with me on the preceding Tuesday, as I have secretarial help available on Wednesdays. The deadline is Thursday. Many thanks. FJ




We've begun to keep the Month of the Holy Souls, November. Already we've kept the Commemoration of All Souls on the 2nd, and the special requiem for those who have supported the work of CAFOD in past years. Next Friday we will join in a requiem for those whose remains rest in the Memorial Garden, and then next Sunday, Remembrance Sunday, there will be the usual Solemn Requiem for all who have died in battle.


But as well as these public prayers for those who have died, November is also a time when we should be making a special remembrance of the departed in our own daily private prayers. As we thought last Thursday, it is wonderful that as Christians we can actually DO something for our departed friends and relatives - something that will actually help them as they are prepared to enter into God's presence. We know how helpful our prayers can be to those who are sick. They are just as important and helpful to those who have died.