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

 

March 11th, 2017 : FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Marie & Basil

Richardson

11:00am (Con) Int.+ Norah Sandford

(FM)

Weekday Masses

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

10.30am(Con) Int.

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

 

 

THE FOURTH 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 at Springfield Road

Wednesday 5.0pm Stations of the Cross

at the Convent

Friday 12.30pm Lent Lunch in St.

Felix Hall, following Mass at Noon

 

Friday DEANERY STATION MASS at

St.Pancras Church, Ipswich

(postponed from a fortnight ago)

6.0pm Exposition and Confessions

7.0pm The Mass

8.0pm Soup in the Hall

 

 

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 in London. Mass at 8.0am today.

Thursday 11.0am Fr.John assists with

Confessions at St.Alban's School

 

THIS THURSDAY

 

PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE IN LENT

7.30pm at St.Felix

Your opportunity to make your Confession before Easter.

Fr.Christopher from St.Mark's Ipswich and

Fr.Adrian from St.James Ipswich

have agreed to assist

 

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

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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.

 

Money 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 Syria and Iraq) and DON'T SCREEN US OUT

(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.