PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE
Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF
The Presbytery, 8,
Tel.01394 282561 e-mail email@example.com
Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521
June 24th, 2018 : SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Jim Bell
11:00am (Con) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Winifred Barnes
10:30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday FEAST OF THE DEDICATION
OF THE CATHEDRAL
9:30am (St.F) Int. +James & Dorothy Kearney
9:30am (St.F) Int. +John Brickwell (FM)
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
Friday SOLEMNITY OF ST.PETER AND
9.30am (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. For the People
9.00am ( 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
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays at10.0am Benediction at 10.30am
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.167 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.1150 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 378
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria Sacred Heart
Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert
Hymns : 378, 970, 908, 862
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Hymns 378, 970, 908
Today 3.0pm Solidarity with Refugees : our teenagers do a three-mile circular walk from St.Mary's Walton , as part of the CAFOD SHARE THE JOURNEY initiative.
Fr.John says Mass at St.Mary's,
Monday The redecoration of the Sacristies begins.
Tuesday 7.30pm Fr.John attends the St.Alban's High School Presentation Evening.
Friday SOLEMNITY OF ST.PETER & ST.PAUL - a Holy Day of Obligation, when all of us must be at
Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for young people of Primary School age. The 9.0am Childrens' Mass will be followed by a Penitential Service and a Rehearsal for those making their First Holy Communion tomorrow.
Next Sunday is First Holy Communion Sunday.
The First Communions will be made at the 9.30am
Mass. The Mass at the Convent will begin at
11.30am , rather than at the usual 11.0am.
Anniversaries this week Mary Humphries (1998), Austin Ryan (2006), Mary Newby (2003), Antonietta Dimascio (1998), Olive McElhinney (2014), John Ryan (2006). May they rest in peace.
Money Matters Last Sunday £533.12 was given at the Offertory and £85.02 for CAFOD. Today there is a retiring collection for Peter's Pence.
Strawberry Tea Jenny writes 'this is to be held on Saturday 7th July at 3pm in the Presbytery garden (if weather not suitable it will be in the hall). Tickets are now on sale and cost £5. Profit from the food will be donated to Aid to the Church in Need. Any queries please contact Jenny. Please try to support this event.'
Grand Summer Raffle Jenny further writes 'just to remind you that counterfoils and money and any unsold tickets need to be returned by 1st July either by handing to a member of Team Felix or through the Presbytery door. Also if you are kindly donating a raffle prize, we would be grateful if you could leave it in the sacristy or hand to Team Felix by 1st July. Profit from the raffle is for parish funds. Thank you for your support. Any queries please contact Jenny.'
The Together Club Teresa writes 'the Together Club meet at the Convent on Thursday 28th June 2pm to 4pm. The Ukulele Band are coming to play so if you would like to come along as a visitor for music and cake you will be very welcome.'
Confirmation I'm hoping that there will be a Confirmation here next summer - our custom being to have a Confirmation every other year. Preparation will begin at the beginning of September, and candidates must be aged Thirteen at the time of the Confirmation. Please tell Fr.John if you would like your son or daughter to be Confirmed ; he will call a Parents Meeting in due course.
DECORATING THE SACRISTIES
Since I've been here I've hoped that we might
be able to have the Sacristies and the passage
adjoining them redecorated, as this area of the church is very shabby and
gloomy. I did get a quotation from a decorator soon after I came, but I thought
the price prohibitive. Now however an opportunity has presented itself. Dennis,
one of our Lay Ministers of Holy Communion, is in charge of the workforce at Hollesby Bay Prison, and two of his men are good
decorators, who have
already worked very successfully at St.Mary Magdalen's
SALVATION, SANCTIFICATION, AND SACRAMENTS II
I wrote last week of how the Salvation and Sanctification which are necessary if we are to enter Heaven, are applied to us principally through the Sacraments of the Church. This is especially obvious in the case of the first Sacrament of Initiation, namely the Sacrament of Baptism. In Baptism we are washed clean from the sin which alienates us from God - a cleansing which is made possible by the sacrifice which Our Lord made for us on the Cross. There he bore the punishment due to our faults, and so opened the way for God to reconcile us to Himself, as he does in Baptism. And also in Baptism, besides the washing away of sin, there is the gift of new and endless life, as we come to share in the new resurrection life of our risen Lord. The water used in Baptism reminds both of washing, and of the giving of life.
Salvation is thus applied to us in Baptism, and so too is Sanctification. We are made holy, sanctified, by being joined to the Christ who both died for us, and who shares his divine life with us at the Font.