PARISH OF SAINT FELIX, FELIXSTOWE

 

Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail frjohnfelixstowe@gmail.com

 

Parish Website: stfelixfelixstowe.uk Helping Hands - 07342722521

 

June 24th, 2018 : SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Jim Bell

11:00am (Con) Int.

 

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

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

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +John Brickwell (FM)

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday ST.IRENAEUS

No Mass today

Friday SOLEMNITY OF ST.PETER AND

ST.PAUL

9.30am (Con) Int.

11:00am (St.F) Int. For the People

Saturday FIRST MARTYRS OF ROME

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

 

THIS WEEK

 

WEEKDAY ADORATION OF THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm-3.0pm

THIS WEEK ON MON, TUES, & FRI.

 

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.

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

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 Mass.

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.

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

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 Ipswich, and at Aldeburgh church. Happily, they are able to start work here tomorrow, and will be working Monday to Friday for two weeks. The arrangement is that we buy the materials, whilst they provide the labour and bring the tools. In addition, we have to give them a cold lunch - sandwiches or maybe a Ploughmans - and a simple cooked supper at about five. I'm quite happy to 'do' the meals here at the Presbytery, but I'm not sure about missing my day off for two weeks running. I wonder whether anyone would be prepared to come in on those days and do the midday cold lunch, and someone else perhaps come here and do the hot supper before they leave? I'd be very grateful for volunteers. I'll cover all the other days.

 

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.