Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail


Parish Website: Helping Hands - 07342722521


April 22nd, 2018 : FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. The Machin Family

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. In thanksgiving (B&

11:00am(Con) Int. For the People JC)


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Marjorie Yelverton

10:30am (Con) Int.


8.0am (St.F) Int. CWL intentions


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Coleen Brennan

10:30am (Con) Int.


8.0am (St.F) Int.


11:00am (St.F) Int. +Trevor Laplain

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA

9.00am (St.F) Childrens' Mass

6:00pm (St.F) Int. +Angelina Pacisico


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 5.45p.m. 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.262 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.433 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

(Regina Coeli) Hymn 268

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Sacred Heart

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 273, 269, 627, 270

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Hymns 283, 269, 651




Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven, Alleluia!

He whom thou wast meet to bear, Alleluia!

As he promised hath arisen, Alleluia!

Pour for us to him thy prayer, Alleluia!

Let us pray

O God, who by the resurrection of thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to bring joy to the whole world, grant we beseech thee, that aided by the prayers of his Mother the Virgin Mary, we too may be brought to the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.




This week it will be possible to have the 2.0pm-3.0pm Exposition in the Sacred Heart Chapel only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday : a Lay Minister has kindly offered to expose the Blessed Sacrament on any Monday when Fr.John is not available, but no other offers have been made.....

Perhaps you wonder what happens when you come to Exposition? Quite simply the Blessed Sacrament is placed on the Altar for a time of silent adoration. You either kneel or sit, just as you wish. And of course people can come and go just as they like (unless they have actually signed up for an hour) : just slip in for five minutes if you wish. It is all about showing love for Jesus.



Tuesday Fr.John has to attend a meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Committee in Norwich this morning, so Mass will be at 8.0am.

Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for young people of primary school age, beginning with a Childrens' Mass.




Anniversaries this week Cornelius Lane (2002), Mary Harney (2000), Vera Pawlowski (2006), George Friel (2010), Stanislaw Janikowski (2015) and David Thomson, P (1998). R.I.P.


Money Matters Last Sunday 578.50 was given at the Offertory, and 235.70 in the retiring collection for MISSIO , following Deacon Chris' appeal. 98.67 was given to CAFOD. This Sunday is being kept as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and there will be a retiring collection for the Diocesan Priests' Training Fund.


The Parish AGM This will be held in the Hall a week on Tuesday, May 1st, at 7.30pm. Please put it in your diary, and will Secretaries of the various Parish organizations please prepare a short report on their activities during the past year.


Our Youth Group The next meeting will be on Sunday May 13th, when we will go Ten Pin Bowling - the trip that had to be postponed because of snow and ice. We leave at 4.0pm.


Helping Hands Next Sunday at the end of the 9.30am Mass, all participants in Helping Hands will be invited to come forward to make a simple commitment to the work of helping others, and will receive a special blessing. Do please try to be present, to support each other, and make the work of Helping Hands better known.


Suffolk Refugee Support Rebecca has sent the following request : 'We are looking for landlords with a social conscience who could offer move-on properties to lovely refugee families (mainly Syrian) who are established after 18 months-2 years in the UK, and are looking for a new home as part of the next chapter in their re-settlement.

Landlords need to be willing to accept tenants on Housing Benefit and with no guarantor. The families would have a good reference from Anglia Care Trust on their tenancy and would continue to be supported by Suffolk Refugee Support. Most importantly, you would be giving a huge helping hand to families who are trying to rebuild their lives and for whom a safe, secure place to live mans everything. Also you would be freeing space for more families and enabling Suffolk to meet its resettlement commitments.

If you or someone you know might be able to help, please contact our Resettlement Programme Co-ordinator Susannah :



NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 3.0pm


What is it? An initiative whereby at 3.0pm next Sunday, groups of people will be saying the Rosary together all around the coast of the British Isles, encircling our land with prayer 'For the re-flourishing of our Faith, for grace to build a culture of Life, and for true Peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples and Nations.'

I am very keen that our own coastal parish should take part in this initiative, and the place where we will be saying the Rosary together will be Felixstowe Ferry. The exact location will be a small piece of ground which immediately adjoins the slipway down to the Ferry itself, on the edge of the Deben, overlooking the sea. Some might like just to drive down there, park, and assemble in time for 3.0pm. But others might like to join me for a twenty-five minute walk along the coast to the ferry, starting from a location on the road to the Ferry which is opposite a cul-de-sac called 'The Pines', and where there is a layby and a block of public toilets. It is a pleasant walk, which I tried out a day or two ago! After the Rosary you might like to repair to the cafe at the Ferry for a cup of tea. Do join in : it is a splendid initiative, in which it would be good for us to involve ourselves.