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
March 11th, 2017 : FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Marie & Basil
11:00am (Con) Int.+ Norah Sandford
Monday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Bernard Davies (FM)
10.30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday LENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Helen Hartley
Wednesday LENT FERIA
8.0am (St.F) Int. +John McNally, P
Thursday LENT FERIA
9.30am (St.F) Int. Edmund Eggleston, P
Friday LENT FERIA
Noon (St.F) Int.
Saturday FEAST OF ST.PATRICK
9.0am (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
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.163 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.198 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
(Angelus) Hymn 347
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Kyries Taize, Hymn Book 516
Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert
Hymns : 807, 331, 772, 846
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Kyries Taize, Hymn Book 516
Hymns 720, 344, 874
ALSO THIS WEEK
Tuesday 10.30am The Deanery Clergy meet
in the Hall. No Exposition today.
7.30pm Fr.John attends the Induction of the new Vicar of St.Andrew's Church, St.Andrew's Road, Felixstowe.
Wednesday Fr.John attends a Day of Recollection
Thursday 11.0am Fr.John assists with
Confessions at St.Alban's School
Friday 1.30pm Fr.John assist with
Confessions at St.Mark's School
Saturday FEAST OF ST.PATRICK, which
we will keep at the 9.0am Mass
Anniversaries this week Basil Richardson (1996), Margaret Smurthwaite (1999), Catherine Brasley (2006), Fr.John McNally (2007), Vera Mackey (2001), Jean Donelly (2002), Peter Styles (2007), and Kathleen Smith (1998). R.I.P.
Matters Last Sunday £810.11 was given at the Offertory,
and £148.71 was given for CAFOD. Today there is a Lenten retiring collection
for the two good causes which the diocese is supporting this Lent
: AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (especially
for its work in
(supporting Downs Syndrome parents). This collection is an important part of our Lenten Almsgiving.
From the Chairman of the Finance Committee
Alan writes 'New Offertory Envelopes are now available in the porch at St.Felix. Please take only the envelopes with your name on the top. Everybody has a different number from last year's number. You only need envelopes if you Gift Aid your donations. We can now claim some tax refund on the loose plate collections as well. If you are not a Gift Aid donor, please place your offering on the offertory plate, and then we can claim tax refund on your donation. We currently claim the maximum amount on St.Felix donations. The Convent loose plate collections are less than the maximum allowed. If you do not pay tax and therefore cannot Gift Aid your donations, but still wish to use envelopes, then please ask for envelopes to be issued to you. If your name is not listed and you would like to receive envelopes, please contact Alan Lamberton, or in the Hall after Sunday Masses in March.'
Catholic Womens' League Teresa writes 'We meet on Monday this week in the Hall at 7.30pm for our Annual Review. Please bring items for the Clothing Guild.'
Chrism Mass Fiona writes 'This will take place at St.John's Cathedral on the Tuesday in Holy Week, Tuesday March 27th. It is the great annual gathering of the diocese, priests and people, around our Bishop. Most parishes send a coach to the Cathedral, and we are hoping to do so. The (subsidized) cost per person will be £10, and the coach will leave the Convent in the late afternoon, and return around 11.0pm. Please sign the list in the porch of both St.Felix and the Convent. Names need to be in by next weekend.
DAILY EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT?
I remember the Bishop asking me about Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament here a while ago, and I told him that we have Exposition for half an hour every Tuesday morning. He replied "Well that's a start", which rather took me aback. I've thought about it often since. Well yes, I know that Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for adoration is a most powerful way of deepening the spiritual life of a parish and of its individual members, and maybe the time has come to act. I'm suggesting that during the forthcoming Eastertide we should aim to Expose the Blessed Sacrament for adoration for one hour every day. We will need a rota of 'watchers'. Are YOU prepared to give up one hour each week to be on such a rota? Spiritually, you would benefit greatly from this. Please tell me if you be prepared to do so.