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
July 1st, 201 : 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SUDAY
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. The First Comm-
11:30am (Con) Int. icants
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
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Hugh Melly
10:30am (Con) Int.
No Mass today
Friday ST.MARIA GORETTI
10.0am (Con) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Hugh Culling
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
Today 2.0pm Baptism of Olivia, daughter of Robert and Justina Stepien.
Fr.John says a Mass at St.Mary
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
The Stawberry Tea in the
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!
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.