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 12th, 2017 : 32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. +Lionel Hill-Willis

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. For the People

11:00am (Con) Int. The Sisters RJM


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

11.0am (Con) Int. The Congregation RJM

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.


No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int.

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA


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 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.152 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.803 of The Sunday Missal.

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 955

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : Nat.Anth., 876, 938, 862

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1




Today is Remembrance Sunday : the 9.30am Mass will be a Solemn Requiem for all who have died in Battle ; there will also be an Act of Remembrance at the beginning of the 11.0am.

6.0pm The St.Felix Youth Group

meets in the Hall

Monday 11.0am The Sisters RJM celebrate the

200th Anniversary of the founding of their Congregation with a Mass celebrated by the Bishop. No 9.30am Mass today.

Tuesday 11.30am The monthly Service at the Mill Lane Home.

7.30pm St.Felix Young Fathers meet at the Presbytery for supper and discussion.






12.15pm at St.Pancras Church, Ipswich

It is hoped that people from all of the parishes in the Deanery will attend


Friday 2.0pm-3.0pm A second meeting for those interested in forming a branch of the Cath- olic Grandparents Association, at the Presbytery

Saturday 9.0am-10.0am Saturday Club, for young people of primary school age. All are welcome at the 9.0am Childrens Mass.



Anniversaries this week Mary Holding (2011), Kenneth Pooley (2000), James Reiley (2004), Sr.Pauline Callan (2011), Joshua McGinn (1997), & Barbara Schmitz (2008). R.I.P.


Money Matters Last Sunday 672.27 was given at the Offertory, and 195.10 for CAFOD.


CAFOD World Gifts The catalogues for these are available at the back of church. You send the money to CAFOD to buy something for people in real need, and receive a certificate to give to the friend whom you want to remember at Christmas. A solution to the problems of what to get people, and how to send them by post : it is always a pleasure to give and receive a CAFOD World Gift at Christmas.


Catholic Women's League Teresa writes 'On Monday the C.W.L meets in the hall at 7.30 pm. Please bring you menus for January lunch. We will have a report from National Council and will be discussing the charities'.


Together Club Teresa writes 'Thursday the Together Club meet at the Convent at 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Barbara Lamberton will be talking about Mary's Meals. Please note we will be collecting the money for our Christmas meal to be held on 14th December'.


Senior Parishioners' Christmas Lunch Monica writes 'This 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'.


Parish Race Night Philip Hills writes 'Parish Race Night Saturday 13th January 7.30 pm start, includes food , bring your own drink. Don't miss this fantastic fun evening. Tickets will be on sale next week cost 5. See Phil after Mass .

Churches Together in Felixstowe Forum Barbara writes 'this will take place on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30 pm at Seaton Road Methodist Church. Come at 7pm for a cup of tea or coffee. Hear what the Christian churches of Felixstowe are doing. This is more a prayerful gathering than a business meeting and everyone is welcome'.


Advent Food Bank Catherine Richardson writes 'There is a new initiative to do with Advent Calendars. The idea is that for every day opened on an Advent Calendar one puts in a box or bag an item of food to do with Christmas so people using the Food Bank at Christmas, the busiest time of the year, can receive some "festive" food. Children can be involved perhaps by choosing some of the Christmas items to put in the food box/bag such as cake, biscuits, sweets, nuts, dried fruit etc. The bags could be brought to church in the usual way to be taken to the Felixstowe Food Bank distribution centre. If you want to look up how groups are doing just Google "Reverse giving advent food bank".

Old Pound Coins Wilf writes 'The old pound coins are no longer accepted in most shops, but we are still happy to have them in the collection plate so please feel free to throw in as many as you like and we will pester the bank to take them. The internet tells us there are up to 400 million still in people's piggy banks, sofas and car parking meter boxes'.


From the Convent 'We are celebrating the two hundredth Anniversary of the foundation of our Congregation tomorrow (Monday 13th), with a Mass celebrated by the Bishop in a 'canvas cathedral' in our grounds. Parishioners are most welcome to attend, but if you would like to do so, please telephone and let us know, because of seating arrangements :


God save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen.

Send her victorious, happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us, God save the Queen.


Thy choicest gifts in store,

On her be pleased to pour, Long may she reign.

May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause,

To sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen.