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




Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. Veronica & David

Milburn (Golden Wedd.)

11:00am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.


8.00am (St.F) Int.

Thursday FERIA

8.0am (St.F) Int.

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Josephine Gouldie

5:00pm (Con) Int.

Saturday FERIA


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 5.45pm 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.92 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.863 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

(Angelus) Hymn 934

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Sacred Heart

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 962, 865, 607, 938

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Hymns 898, 972, 874






in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm-3.0pm

This week on Monday & Wednesday


Tuesday 10.30am Fr.John attends a Meeting of the Deanery Clergy, at St.James, Ipswich. Hence no Exposition & Benediction after the 9.30am Mass this week.

Wednesday Fr.John attends a Day of Recollection in London ; Mass here at 8.0am.

Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for children of Primary School age, beginning with a Childrens' Mass.




Anniversaries this week

Norah O'Brien (2004), Michael McKeon (2013), Norah Liffen (2014), Mary Spillane (2004), Sr. Campion Green (2003). May they rest in peace.


Money Matters Last weekend 705.10 was given at the Offertory (including 2 weeks from the Convent collection) and 139.91 for CAFOD.


CWL The next CWL meeting will be on Monday 11th June at 7.00pm and will be followed by "Me

And My Cello" by Hattie Bennett.


Fun & Faith at Felixstowe Carnival 2018 Barbara writes: 'On July 28th and 29th in the Family Area of this year's Carnival there will be exciting Bible based activities for children and families and a place to chill in the hustle and bustle of a busy weekend. Fun & Faith is organised by Churches Together in Felixstowe and needs YOUR HELP to meet this challenge. There is something for everyone who wants to be involved. Please see posters and information at the back of the Church or go to the website or call Barbara Lamberton.


Grand Summer Raffle Jenny writes 'the Grand Summer Raffle is to be drawn on 7th July during the Strawberry Tea. The first prize is 100 and there will be at least another 14 prizes. We are handing out raffle tickets, please try to sell as many as you can to family and friends as this is a very easy way to raise money for parish funds. Also lists are up for raffle prizes if you can help in this way. Please put your name against the prize your wish to donate. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Once you have sold the tickets, please return counterfoils and money to any member of Team Felix or through the presbytery letterbox. Thank you.'


Strawberry Tea Jenny writes 'this is to be held on Saturday 7th July at 3pm in the Presbytery garden. Tickets are available from the 16th June and will cost 5. Profit from the food will be donated to Aid To The Church In Need. Both the raffle and Strawberry Tea are organised by Team Felix, any queries please contact Jenny.




Many of us were disappointed and saddened by the result of the Irish referendum vote on abortion. Especially distasteful was the way in which many hailed this acceptance of a culture of death with positive glee, as if it were a move towards enlightenment. It is natural - which means in line with those instincts implanted in us by God - for a Mother to want to protect and cherish her unborn child, rather than to seek to kill it. A parishioner sent in the following prayer, which you may like to use :


O Mary, Mother of the Life Within, all life we

entrust to you :

The life of every expectant mother, and

the child within her womb,

The life of every human body,

The life of every human soul,

The life of every newborn child, and

the life of all grown old.

You held the Lord to your own heart, and drew

him so close in.

So draw us now, in all our needs, to you

O Mother of the Life Within. Amen




CAFOD is seeking to draw the attention of world leaders to the plight of Refugees, forced to leave their homes, work, and familiar environment and to flee for their lives, in the hope that more will be done on an international scale to assist those who suffer in this way. To this end they have set up a programme called SHARE THE JOURNEY, whereby groups of people will go on walks together, seeking to play a part in walking a total of 24,900 miles, that being the circumference of the world. Pope Francis has launched the initiative.


I'm inviting our young people - members of the Youth Group and others - to take part in such a walk a fortnight today, Sunday June 24th., thereby identifying with refugees throughout the world. In the next week I will be sending out an invitation to each one, together with a booklet produced by CAFOD which explains the venture. Two parents of teenagers have agreed to help me. When we have done the walk, we are to add together how many miles each one of us has done, and send the total in to CAFOD.