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

 

August 5th, 2018 : 18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. The Ashby Family

(CWL)

11:00am (Con) Int. The Sisters RJM

(Craft Group)

Weekday Masses

Monday FEAST OF THE TRANS-

FIGURATION OF THE LORD

9:30am (St.F) Int.+Decd. members Track Fam.

10.0am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. Patrick & Winifred

Goulborn (70th Anniversary)

10.0am (Con) Int.

Wednesday ST.DOMINIC

9:30am (St.F) Int. Special Intention (H)

10:0am (Con) Int.

Thursday FEAST OF ST.TERESA

BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS

10:00am (Con) Int.

Friday FEAST OF ST.LAWRENCE

10.0am (Con) Int.

11:00am (St.F) Int. + Decd. members Hills Fam.

Saturday ST.CLARE

10.0am (Con) Int.

11:00am (St.F) 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.

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday 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.115 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.893 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 788

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Sacred Heart

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 962, 970, 659, 860

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Hymns 934, 956, 627

 

THIS WEEK

 

 

WEEKDAY ADORATION OF THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0p,m-3.0pm

This week on MONDAY

 

 

Today 1.0pm Parish Barbeque. in the Presbytery Garden

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

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week Dennis Jones (2000), Peter Newman (2006), and John Ashe (2008). RIP

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 569.94 was given at the Offertory, and 107.60 for CAFOD.

 

Congratulations to Patrick and Winifred

Goulborn, celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary this week.

 

WELCOME AUGUST -

MONTH OF OUR LADY

 

Yes, I know that May and October are the 'official' months of Our Lady. And yet to me August always seems to be Mary's month too. Primarily, I suppose, because August has at its centre the joyful and triumphant feast of Our Lady's Assumption. But also, perhaps, because there is a gentleness in this one month which is mercifully free from meetings and hyper-activity which seems to speak of the gentleness and quietness of Mary. Most of us don't seem to rush about quite so much in this prime holiday month of August : there is a little more time to think and reflect, to move more slowly, to see our family and friends, and to enjoy the things which God has given us. It is a gracious month, and our thoughts easily come back to the gracious, calm, unhurried Mother, who 'pondered in her heart' the mysteries which had been revealed to her.

As we find a little more time for reflection during this holiday month, I think we should try to let our thoughts return often to the wonder of the Assumption, when Mary was taken up, body and soul, into the glory of heaven. It is claimed that August 15th used to be known as the 'Feast of Our Lady in Harvest', and the event certainly speaks to us powerfully of our own future, when in that great reaping on the Last Day, we will experience the resurrection which Our Lady underwent at the end of her earthly life. The Assumption reminds us year by year of the time when, in heaven, we shall know that eternal rest and peace and joy to which August and its pre-eminent feast seems to point us.

 

(We keep the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, which is a Holy Day of Obligation, a week on Wednesday.)

 

SALVATION, SANCTIFICATION, AND SACRAMENTS VIII

 

And so we come to the end of this consideration of the Seven Sacraments of the Church, in which we have been seeing how each of the Sacraments is a means by which Salvation and Sanctification are applied to us, and then strengthened within us. Today, the second of the 'Sacraments of Vocation' that of Ordination to the Sacred Ministry, with its three Orders of Deacon, Priest, and Bishop.

 

The one who administers this Sacrament must always be a bishop (in the case of the ordination of a bishop, several bishops) ; the outward part of the Sacrament is the laying on of hands with prayer, and the gift given is the ability to carry out the functions belonging to the particular Order to which the man is being ordained. In the case of a priest, principally the ability to give God's forgiveness to the penitent, and to consecrate the Eucharist, thereby making present and offering to God the Body and Blood of Christ.

 

How does this Sacrament pertain to Salvation? Well simply because the sacrament of Baptism, celebrated by all three Orders, is itself necessary to salvation, as is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ which is celebrated by absolution. The Sacrament of Holy Orders therefore bestows what is required for salvation to be delivered to God's people.

 

And Sanctification? Again we are made holy through the sacramental- and other - ministrations of the ordained minister. He has a definate part to play in God's gracious plan whereby we are made ready for the life of heaven.