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

 

February 25th, 2018 : SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. +John Edwards

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Lucy Fitzpatrick

11:00am (Con) Int .+Seamus Hunter,P

 

Weekday Masses

Monday LENT FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Fred Conti

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday LENT FERIA

8.0am (St.F) Int.

Wednesday LENT FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am(Con) Int.

Thursday FEAST OF ST.DAVID

9.30am (St.F) Int.

Friday LENT FERIA

Noon (St.F) Int. +Thomas & Louise Denning

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday LENT FERIA

9.0am (St.F) Childrens' Mass

6:00pm (St.F) Int. +Karen Thomson

 

The Daily Office

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

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. 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.151 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.187 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 209

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Kyries Hymn Book 516

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 851, 770, 658, 209

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Kyries Hymn Book 516

Hymns 208, 770, 874

 

 

THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT

 

Today 4.30pm Stations of the Cross,

St.Felix

Monday 3.0pm-4.0pm Lent Group I meets

at 10, Priory Road

Tuesday 11.0am-Noon Lent Group II meets

at the Convent

Tuesday 3.0pm-4.0pm Lent Group III

meets in Springfield Road

Wednesday 5.0pm Stations of the Cross

at the Convent

Friday 12.30pm Lent Lunch in St.

Felix Hall, following the Mass at

Noon

Lent Group IV does not meet this

week - Deanery Station Mass.

 

 

PENITENTIAL SERVICE IN LENT

This will take place on Thursday, March 15th at St.Felix, earlier than planned. Please note the date.

 

ALSO THIS WEEK

 

Tuesday 10.30am Fr.John attends a meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Committee at Cathedral House, Norwich : Mass is at 8.0am today.

 

The 9.30am Mass will be the Enrolement Mass for the First Holy Communion Candidates.

Next Sunday The Youth Group meets for a visit to the Bowling centre at Martlesham. Those who would like to come need to collect a Parental Consent Form from the back of church, and return it with a contribution of 6.50 towards the cost of the trip to Fr.John or Paula before the trip takes place. We leave from the church at 4.0pm

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Olivia Schwan (1999), Patrick Bailey (2004), Ferdinando Conti (2011), Christian Jones (1999), Ellen Newman (2006), Margaret Lupton (2003), Bertie Simpkin-Kane (2009), Ernie Veitch (2017), and Kathleen Thomson (2007). May they Rest in Peace.

Money Matters Last Sunday 699.97 was given at the Offertory, and 160.49 was given for CAFOD. Today there is a retiring collection for CAFOD, following the Family Fast Day in Lent last Friday.

Chrism Mass Fiona writes 'The Chrism Mass will be taking place on Tuesday 27th March - the Tuesday in Holy Week - at St.John's Cathedral in Norwich. The parish is planning to hire a coach to go there. If you would like to attend the Mass, please sign the list on the noticeboards in the Church or Convent porches by the weekend of 17th/18th March. The cost will be 10 per person, and the coach will leave from the Convent (Orwell Road) in the late afternoon, returning approx 11.0pm.'

Apostleship of the Sea Barbara writes 'The next Seafarers Mass will be on Tuesday Feb.27th at 7.0pm at the Seafarers Centre. Everyone welcome.'

 

THE DEANERY STATION MASS

NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND

AT ST.PANCRAS CHURCH, IPSWICH

During Lent, the Bishop says Mass in each of the Deaneries. He hopes to see us all. Please make every effort to come along.

6.0pm Exposition and Confessions

7.0pm The Station Mass

8.0pm Soup, Rolls, and Cheese

 

Womens World Day of Prayer Helen writes 'This will take place next Friday, with a service in St.John's Church, Orwell Road, at 11.0am, followed by a Hunger Lunch in aid of Christian Aid. All welcome.'

 

SO HOW IS LENT GOING?

 

Today we embark upon the second week of Lent, this annual time of renewal and reaffirm- ation. How is it going? Did we get off to a good start?

In the Parish, Lent began well with a good Mass attendance on Ash Wednesday, and a good attendance at the first Stations of the Cross at St.Felix last Sunday afternoon. The number of people joining the four Lent Groups, though, has been disappointing. It's not too late to take part : each weekly meeting is complete in itself, so come along this week even if you missed last week. The times and venues are on the front of this New- sheet, and the fact that Groups are meeting in the morning, afternoon, and evening should be of help. And rather disappointing too was the attendance at the first Friday Lent Lunch, follow- ing the Noon Mass. There was delicious homemade soup and bread, and it was happy occasion. Try to come this week.

But how is your own individual keeping of Lent going? Are you doing something about the Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving to which Our Lord called us in the gospel reading on Ash Wednesday? These things really help us to grow in grace, and so let's not miss the opportunity which Lent gives to us all.

As regards Almsgiving, a reminder that the two charities which the diocese is supporting this Lent are Aid to the Church in Need, especially its work in Iraq and Syria, and Don't Screen us out a charity which supports the parents of Downs Syndrome children. There is a marked box in the Porch for donations, and we will have a retiring collection for these two charities a week on Sunday.

At the centre of Lent, as at the centre of our life, is the Mass. And since every attendance at Mass promotes God's glory, and our own growth in grace, please ask yourselves very seriously whether there is any real reason why you can't attend Mass EVERY DAY during Lent. For most retired people this may well be possible.