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


June 17th, 2018 : 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Richard Harvie

11:00am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

10:30am (Con) Int.



Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

Wednesday ST.ALBAN

8.0am (St.F) Int. +James Gibson


8.0am (St.F) Int.



11:00am (St.F) Int. Bishop Peter Doyle (CWL)

5:00pm (Con) Int.



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.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.15pm to 5.45 pm. 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.95 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.867 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 644

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Sacred Heart

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 955, 966, 799, 910

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Hymns 720, 966, 607





in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm-3.-pm

This week on Tuesday and Friday


Today 6.0pm Fr.John says the 6.0pm Mass at St.Mary's Ipswich.

Monday 1.30pm Funeral Mass for Audrey Flynn RIP, followed by burial at the Cemetery. No 9.30-am Mass today.

3.30pm Catechist's Meeting at the Presbytery.

Tuesday 11.30am The Monthly Service at the Mill Lane Home.

Wednesday 10.30am Fr.John attends the annual Celebration of Priesthood at Poringland.

Mass at 8.0am , no 10.30am Mass today.

Thursday 10.30am Fr.John attends a Dean's Meeting at Poringland.

Next Sunday 3.0pm Young People's Walk in support of Refugees.




Anniversaries this week Robert Boreham (2014), John Munro (1999), Florence Kitchingman (2001), Janet Doggett (2013, Valerie Howes (2007), Janet Mitchell (2000), John Milford (2006), & Halina Schoeberl (2016). R.I.P.


Money Matters Last Sunday 604.32 was

given at the Offertory, 116.60 for CAFOD, and 202.08 in the retiring collection, which was for Catholic Life Charities. Next Sunday there will be a retiring collection for Peter's Pence.


Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning on Saturday. We raised 237 and with donations received, this amount was doubled. So we will be sending over 400 to the Sisters missions where help is most needed.'


Grand Summer Raffle Jenny writes 'Just a polite reminder that the lists are up requesting prizes. If you can help in this way we would be most grateful. Please leave the prize either in the Sacristy or hand it to a member of Team Felix. Thank you.'


Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny continues 'Our next lunch is on 4rh July at 12.30pm. The menu is Pork Chops, Wedges + Peas, Vanilla Terrine, Tea/Coffee. Only 5. All welcome, but you must pre-book by contacting Jenny.'


Strawberry Tea Jenny further writes 'This is to be held on Saturday 7th July at 3.0pm in the Presbytery garden (weather permitting). Cost 5 - profit from the food will be donated to Aid to the Church in Need. Tickets are now on sale after Mass or by contacting Jenny on 671217. Please try to support this event so we can then make a donation to this worthy charity, which works in over 140 countries, supporting projects to help persecuted and suffering Christians.'


'That' bicycle Several people have asked about the bicycle seemingly abandoned outside the door of the Hall for so many weeks. Someone 'phoned me and asked if it would be alright to leave it there over night. This seemed to be such a simple request that I didn't bother asking for details. Nothing has been heard since, and I think that if no one has claimed it by the end of the month we will have to think of disposing of it. If YOU know who it belongs to, please would you ask them to come and take it away?


The Memorial Garden The pots have now been planted out for the summer - petunias and lobelia - and the lavender and rose bushes are just beginning to come in to flower. I had feared in both cases that my inexperienced pruning would have proved fatal, but quite the reverse it seems! Do go down and have a look. There are some lovely rose blossoms to see and smell.




God's loving will is that all people should be reconciled with him, and enjoy the life of heaven. Indeed he created us to live in his presence, in our Father's house, for eternity. But for this to come about, we need to be Saved and we need to be Sanctified : saved from the death-dealing effects of our disobedience, and hence alienation from God, and then made holy -sanctified.


In our Salvation and Sanctification, the Sacraments of the Church play a vital part. It is God's will and God's plan to reconcile us to himself, and to fit us for heaven, by this means. Which is why the Sacraments are so important in Catholic teaching. They are about Salvation and Sanctification.


There are seven Sacraments, and they fall into three groups. There are the three

Sacraments of Initiation , whereby we are united to God, and become part of the family of the Church. These Sacraments are BAPTISM, HOLY COMMUNION, and CONFIRMATION.

There are also the two

Sacraments of Healing - CONFESSION, for the healing of our souls, and the ANOINTING OF THE SICK, to benefit our body and mind.

And then there are the two

Sacraments of Vocation - ORDINATION and



Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the Sacraments, in particular from the angle of how they bring to us Salvation & Sanctification.