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

 

July 1st, 201 : 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SUDAY

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. The First Comm-

11:30am (Con) Int. icants

 

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FEAST OF ST.THOMAS

9.30am (Con) Int. +Rosie Hatchett (FM)

11:30am (Con.) FUNERAL MASS FOR

SR.DOLORES RJM

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Hugh Melly

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today

Friday ST.MARIA GORETTI

10.0am (Con) Int.

11:00am (St.F) Int. +Hugh Culling

Saturday FERIA

9:00am (St.F) Int. +John Hatchett (FM)

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

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 Mass today

The readings can be found on p.101 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.874 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 873

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

There is a special Service Sheet today.

At the 11.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Hymns 852, 644, 938

 

 

Congratulations to those who are making their

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION today , and to their families :

NIKOLA CERANOWSKA

KACPER DABROWSKI

FAUSTE JANKAUSKAITE

ARIELLA ROIG-MEYN

SAMANTA STEPIEN

VANESSA STEPIEN

MICHALINA WALTER

ANNA WISNIEWSKA

NIKOLA WOJTOWICZ

ANTHONY ZIEBA

 

 

THIS WEEK

 

WEEKDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm-3.0pm

THIS WEEK ON WED. and FRI.

 

Today 2.0pm Baptism of Olivia, daughter of Robert and Justina Stepien.

6.0pm Fr.John says a Mass at St.Mary Magdalene, Ipswich.

Monday 2.30pm Meeting of the Parish Liturgy

Committee, at the Presbytery.

Tuesday 11.30am FUNERAL MASS FOR SR.DOLORES RJM in the Convent Chapel.

Wednesday 12.30pm July Parish Lunch in the Hall.

Thursday 11.0am Fr.John attends a Meeting of the Diocesan Historic Churches Committee.

Saturday 11.0am Burial of the cremated remains of Norman Cawston RIP in the Memorial Garden.

3.0pm The Stawberry Tea in the Presbytery Garden.

A Week on Saturday The Parish Outing to Beccles, to see two other churches by the architect of our own church, F.E.Banham. Please collect a leaflet about this from the back of church, and do plan to join in!

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversary this week Betty Adams (2004) May she rest in peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 429.57 was given at the Offertory; 110.16 for CAFOD and 153.99 for Peter's Pence. Next Sunday is being kept as Sea Sunday, and there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.

 

Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Just to remind you our next lunch is on 4th July for those who have booked. Any queries please contact Jenny on 671217.'

 

Grand Summer Raffle Jenny writes 'Counterfoils, money and any unsold tickets do need to be returned by 2nd July at the latest. The raffle will be drawn during the Strawberry Tea on 7th July. Thank you for your support.'

 

Strawberry Tea to be held on 7th July at 3.00pm. Tickets are available until 4th July by contacting Jenny. The profit from the food will be donated to Aid to the Church in Need and your support at this social afternoon will be greatly appreciated.

All of the above are organised by Team Felix.

 

DECORATING THE SACRISTIES

 

The work is going well, and the two sections completed are hugely improved. The Priests Sacr- isty will be undertaken this week. I was very grateful to Mike Bucknell and Fiona Batcock for enabling me to get a much-needed day off last week. I'm asking for help with the meals again this week - not in order to get a day off, that's not possible this week, but to fit in with my duties. The two decorators have a simple cold lunch at Noon, and a hot meal at five ; I wonder are there any volunteers for doing the lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and the supper on Thursday? I'd be most grateful. And so would the two men! (The Parish pays for the food of course - that's part of the arrangement.)

 

SALVATION, SANCTIFICATION, AND SACRAMENTS III

Last week we thought about Baptism, the 'foundation' Sacrament : only when we have been joined to Christ in Baptism can we be saved and sanctified, and as we saw, Baptism indeed brings us those two necessities in a very special and obvious way. It is apt that this week we should move on to the Sacrament of Holy Communion, in view of this being our First Holy Communion weekend. What part does this great Sacrament - the 'Holy Sacrament' as we often call it - play in the work of our Salvation and Sanctification?

As regards Salvation, well of course when we receive Holy Communion we receive the Body and Blood of the Lord - we are united more closely to the Christ who is our Saviour. His Life, which we first received in Baptism is strengthened, deepened, and maintained within us - and without that infusion of divine life there is no salvation.

And as regards Sanctification, being made holy, well we are made holy by sharing in the risen life of the Holy One, Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is not just in the two Sacraments of Healing - which we will consider later - that healing is given to us, nor just in the Sacrament of Confession that we are cleansed and made holy : these things are also applied to us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. And so the Sacrament of the Altar too is part of God's plan for our Salvation and Sanctification.