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
June 3rd, 2018 : SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY
BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. +Margaret, Karen,
Joe, & Sean
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Alan Deveney
11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
10.30am (Con) Int.
1.30pm (St.F) FUNERAL MASS FOR BOB
8.00am (St.F) Int. For Vocations
9:30am (St.F) Int. + Norma Rush
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
Friday SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
11:00am (St.F) Int. A Special Intention
5:00pm (Con) Int.
Saturday IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
9.0am (St.F) CHILDREN'S 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 Mon. & Sat.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45pm. 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.85 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.960 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 627, 662
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Gloria Sacred Heart
Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert
Hymns : 663, 629, 662, 945
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Hymns 318 (Chorus), 663, 627
Ministers of Holy Communion will be re-commissioned for the coming year at each
Monday 1.30pm Funeral Mass for Bob Fisher, RIP, followed by cremation at the Crematorium of the Seven Hills : no 9.30am Mass today, but 10.30am at the Convent as usual.
Tuesday 10.30am Fr.John attends a Priest's Study Day at Poringland.
Wednesday 12.30pm The June Parish Lunch.
Thursday 7.30pm Fr.John attends
the annual Catenian dinner at
Friday Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus . Masses at the usual Friday times. The Friday abstention from meat is dispensed today.
Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for children of Primary School age, resumes after the half-term break.
Anniversaries this week Sr.Bridget Carbery (2017), Joan Hazell (2004), Sr.Clare Cook (2003), Florence O'Donnell (2005), and Rita Pahlas (2007). May they Rest in Peace.
Money Matters Last weekend £459.41 was given at the Offertory (not including the Convent collection), and £51.69 for CAFOD. Next Sunday is being kept as the annual Day for Life, and there will be a retiring collection for Life Charities.
At the heart of the Catholic Faith lie certain Mysteries - things which lie beyond our very limited human understanding Last Sunday we contemplated what is the central Mystery of our Faith, the Most Holy Trinity. We thought of how within the unity of the divine being are the three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And now today another great Mystery is brought before us - the mystery of the Holy Sacrament, in which bread and wine are mysteriously, miraculously, transformed into the Body and Blood of the risen Christ. This too lies beyond our human understanding. Three Persons in one Substance, and bread and wine being changed into the living Christ, may sound straightforward when we rattle them off as a formula. But once we begin to consider carefully what is being asserted we see very quickly that these things are indeed mysteries, which our human mind is not equipped to deal with. These are things to be accepted with humility and faith rather than to be fully understood.
Do these mysteries which lie at the heart of our religion trouble us? Do they cause problems for us in believing? I don't think that they should do so. Rather I think that when we are dealing with things concerning God's very being and his working out of our salvation, we should not expect to fully grasp and understand divine Truth. Just as a young child does not understand all that its parents do and say, not yet being mentally equipped to do so, in the same way we should rather expect to be baffled by the things of God.
Maybe because of our human cleverness and advances in knowledge we expect that nothing should lie beyond our human understanding. There is something of pride and arrogance in that. We are far from being all-wise and all-knowing, and the Christian recognizes this and seeks to accept what God has revealed to us with childlike trust.
SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART
Maybe the proximity of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to
A couple of weeks ago I urged you to look again at the Holy Trinity window in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St.Felix. Do look at the Sacred Herat window too. There you will find St.Gertrude and St.Margaret Mary, both of whom promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus