PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE

 

Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

The Presbytery, 8, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7HT

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail frjohnfelixstowe@gmail.com

 

Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521

 

January 21st, 2018 : THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

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

 

Weekday Masses

Monday ST.VINCENT

9:30am (St.F) Int. A Special Intention

10:30am (Con) Int. +Myrtle Shevlin

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. Clement Loiseau

Wednesday ST.FRANCIS DE SALES

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int. The Sisters RJM

Thursday FEAST OF THE CONVERSION

OF ST.PAUL

9.30am (St.F) Int. A Special Intention

Friday ST.TIMOTHY & ST.TITUS

11.0am (St.F) Int. For Christian Unity

5:00pm (Con) Int. +Maria Dolores Funes

Saturday FERIA

9:00am (St.F) CHILDRENS' MASS

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.130 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.839 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 863

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Sacred Heart

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 851, 863, 648, 852

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

 

THIS WEEK

 

Monday 4.0pm A Meeting of the Parish Liturgical Committee, at the Presbytery

Tuesday 11.0am The monthly Service at the Mill Lane residential home.

Thursday 1.45pm Together Club, Convent, with a celebration of Betty's 90th birthday.

Friday 11.0am The annual Mass for Christian Unity at St.Felix; this will now be at the usual Friday time of 11.0am, as the Hunger Lunch has been cancelled.

2.0pm A meeting of Saturday Club Catechists, at the Presbytery.

Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for young people of primary school age, St.Felix

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

Anniversaries this week Martin Amey (2000),

Myrtle Shevlin (2004), Michael Backler (2011), Patricia West (2011), and Kenneth Doubleday (2016). May they Rest in Peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 600.24 was given at the Offertory ; 74.62 for CAFOD ; and 147.41 for the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child.

Douglas Birchall It is good to know that Doug is now beginning to make slow but steady progress, although he is still in the Critical Care ward. He and Jenny are most appreciative of all the prayers which have been offered, and ask that they be continued.

 

Race Night Many thanks to everyone who came along to support the Race Night last Saturday, and to the sponsors, horse owners, and Team Felix. The amazing sum of 1,000 was raised for parish funds! A special thank you to Philip Hills, who organised it. It was a great success in every way.

 

Congratulations to Betty Ryles, who celebrates her ninetieth birthday on Friday! We hope that she will have many more happy birthdays.

 

Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our next meeting - Friday 26th January at 2.30pm at the Convent - will be all about St.Claudine, Foundress of our Sisters. It will not all be serious - there will be a quiz. So please come with any thoughts, ideas, feelings you might have about her and the work of the RJM sisters.

As discussed we will be planning future meetings/events and giving final details about the meal in February.'

 

Christmas Giving Tree Rebecca Crearer of the Suffolk Refugee Services writes 'I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and a happy New Year to you! We had a fantastic morning just before Christmas, delivering the items which your church members so kindly donated for our refugee clients.

Thank you so much to everyone involved. Many thanks for making this possible. It is the practical support that really makes the difference in people's lives. Best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2018.'

 

THE PROPOSED STAINED GLASS WINDOW FOR ST.FELIX

 

I've written before about the legacy to St.Felix of 10,000 from the late Mrs Marlene Strachan, which, under the terms of her will, can only be spent on stained glass ( and nothing else), and of how I've approached the eminent stained

glass artist Thomas Denny about making a window for us.

Perhaps the high point of my few days break after Christmas, taken last week in the Welsh borders, was visit Hereford Cathedral to see the two windows which Mr.Denny made for the Cathedral a few years ago. There were a number of other visitors in the Chapel in which they are situated, and it was interesting to listen to their comments. Everyone seemed to be full of admiration, and indeed delight. The windows positively shimmer and twinkle, and are full of colour and incident. I too thought that they were quite beautiful. These Hereford windows are not large - maybe the same sort of size as the two windows he will hopefully do here - the small windows at the back of the two side-aisles, above the side doors. They are much small than his noted windows at Durham Cathedral and Gloucester Cathedral, and indeed than his most recent window at the Catholic church in Tralee, his home town in County Kerry, but his work on a small scale seems to be just as impressive as that on a larger scale.

Mr.Denny's glass is very distinctive, and quite unlike the stained glass which most of us are familiar with. There is a jewel-like quality about it - the quality which we see in the best of the windows in our own St.John's Cathedral.

 

He is very keen to talk with parishioners about the commission, and is coming here with his designs for that purpose a week on Monday, to a parish meeting in the Hall, at 7.30pm on Monday January 29th. I do hope that as many of you as possible will come along. It would be good for us all to do a little preparation if possible : I expect most of you have a Google facility - put his name in and see what comes up. There is also a short film about his making of the Richard III windows for Leicester Cathedral on 'You-Tube' - it also shows his home and workshop in Dorset.

 

Communication

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE E.MAIL FACILITY AT THE PRESBYTERY CONTINUES TO BE OUT OF ACTION. IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE OR SEND E.MAILS FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS. PLEASE CONTACT FR.JOHN BY TELEPHONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.