PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
February 18th, 2018 : FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +John Battersby
11:00am (Con) Int. A Special Intention
Monday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. In Thanksgiving (BR)
10:30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. Douglas & Jenny Birchall
Wednesday LENT FERIA (CWL)
8.0am (St.F) Int. Donal Hannon
Thursday FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF ST.
No Mass Today PETER
Friday LENT FERIA
Noon (St.F) Int. +Ian
5:00pm (Con) Int.
Saturday LENT FERIA
9.0am (St.F) Int. A Special Intention
6:00pm (St.F) Int. +John Edwards
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of
an hour before the first
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45pm or by Sunday 9.0am to 9.20am appointment.
The Rosary Friday at 11:15am
The Mass today
The readings can be found on p.148 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.183 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 206
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Kyries Hymn Book 497
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 199, 206, 938, 860
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Kyries Hymn Book 497
Hymns 199, 206, 627
ALSO THIS WEEK
Tuesday 11.30am Monthly Service at the Mill Lane Retirement home
Wednesday 10.30am Fr.John attends the Council of Priests, at Poringland. Mass at 8.0am
Thursday 10.30am Fr.John attends a Deans'
Meeting at Poringland. No Mass today
2.0pm -4.0pm The Together Club meets at the Convent for Beetle. All welcome.
Friday CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY
Friday 2.0pm-3.0pm Catholic Grandparents meet at the Presbytery. All Catholic Grandparents welcome.
Saturday Saturday Club is on holiday; it resumes next Saturday.
Anniversaries this week Daniel Mullin-Henderson (1999), and Pamela Evans (2008).
may they Rest in Peace
Sunday £660.53 was given at the Offertory, and £92.34
for CAFOD. Next Friday is the CAFOD Family Fast Day in Lent - please bring back
your envelopes next weekend. This year all donations will be doubled by the
Goodbye Today we are sad to be saying goodbye to Paul McIntee, who is moving with his wife Julia to live at Elmswell, near Bury St.Edmund's. Paul has served the parish in various ways over many years - not least as Cantor at the Convent - and he will be much missed. We wish him and Julia every happiness in their new home.
Helping Hands Catherine writes 'There will be a meeting in the Cooper Room of St.Felix Hall on Monday 26th February at 7.0pm to talk about our Parish help group, Helping Hands. All are welcome whether you are an existing volunteer, would like to consider becoming a volunteer, are just interested in coming along or, indeed, have been helped in some way.'
Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary
NOW IT'S LENT..........
You'll notice in church that :
* There are no flowers These will return when we celebrate with joy the new life of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Easter - that new resurrection life which is His for ever, and in which in its fullness we will come to share. The flowers re-appearing at Easter will be symbolic of the triumph of life over death, of good over evil.
* The liturgical colour is purple This is a solemn colour, for Lent is one of the two Penit- ential seasons, when we recognise our disobed- ience, and turn to God for forgiveness. But also Purple is a rich colour : this season is rich in opportunities for us to grow in grace.
* We don't use the Gloria during Lent The Gloria is an ancient song of joy and praise : when it returns at Easter, it will be expressive of our delight that the Lord is risen from the dead.
* And we don't use the word Alleluia : this is the Easter cry of victory, which we won't hear again until Easter night, when we begin to celebrate the Resurrection ; then, and throughout the fifty days of Eastertide, we will hear it many many times!
PLEASE DON'T SUPPORT....
On receiving the latest edition of the free local magazine The Flyer , I was both surprised and saddened to see that the Town Mayor has arranged as a charity event next month a Medium Night at the Orwell Hotel. Resorting to Mediums and Seances has always been held to be very wrong, not just by the Catholic Church, but by the whole Christian world.
As Catholics, we pray - earnestly and often - that the departed may Rest in Peace. To seek to disturb them, contact them, or in any sense 'bring them back' (always assuming that this is in any way possible) is quite contrary to our right desire that they should rest in peace, and is an offence against charity.
What a sign of the times it is that something which is so palpably wrong is reduced to entertainment. You may like to write to the Town Mayor about this. But certainly I hope that no Catholic will even consider supporting the event, which is contrary to both universal Christian teaching and to good taste.