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 12th, 2018 : 19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 


Sunday Masses

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

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

11:00am (Con) Int. +Sr.Dolores RJM

(EB)

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

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

Family

Tuesday ST.MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

9:30am (St.F) Int.

10.0am (Con) Int.

Wednesday SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMP-

TION OF THE BVM

9:30am (St.F) Int. For the People

10:0am (Con) Int.

7.0pm (St.F) Int.+ Hilda & Finnbarr Murphy

Thursday FERIA

10.0am (Con) Int.

Friday FERIA

11.30am (Con)) FUNERAL MASS FOR

KATHLEEN DUNNE RIP

Saturday OF OUR LADY

9:00am (St.F) Int.

10.0am (Con) 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 at 10.0am 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.118 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.897 of The Sunday Missal.

 

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 604

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Gloria Lourdes

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 962, 820, 772, 753

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Hymns 283, 770, 569

 

THIS WEEK

 

WEEKDAY ADORATION OF THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm - 3.0pm

This week on MONDAY

 

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

Tuesday 11.30am The monthly Service at the Mill Lane Home.

Friday 3.0pm Burial of the cremated remains

of Michael & Mary Sutcliffe, Memorial Garden

 

Wednesday

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION

OF OUR LADY

Holy Day of Obligation

 

Masses : 9.30am St.Felix

10.0am Convent

7.0pm St.Felix

.

Friday 11.30am Funeral Mass for Kathleen Dunne, Convent Chapel, followed by Cremation at 2.0pm, Crematorium of the Seven Hills. (No 11.0am Mass at St.Felix today).

 

PARISH NOTICEBOARD

 

Anniversaries this week John Sullivan (2002), Sr. Angela Foody (2008), Lilian Hart (2000), Maria Connell (2008), Elizabeth Bartholomew (2011), Eileen Poole (1997), Bernard O'Reilly (1998), June Gilson (2001), Bridie Burns (2015). Rest in peace.

 

Money Matters Last Sunday 573.65 was given at the Offertory and 83.01 for CAFOD.

 

Parish BBQ Phil Dance writes 'Thank you to everyone who helped with and came to the Parish BBQ last Sunday. A large number of people contributed their talents in preparing raffle prizes, side dishes, desserts, cooking and arranging the celebration on the day. Thanks to the martial arts team for an excellent display and most of all to those who helped clear away. A good deal of fun was had by all and 217.00 in profits have been added to the parish funds.'

 

Teddy Bears Picnic Phil Dance writes 'The Teddy Bears Picnic will take place in the presbytery garden on 19th August 2018 from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. The event is free to all children in and associated with the parish. Please let Fr. John or one of the team know if you would like to come along so that we can have an idea of the number to cater for. Bring your teddy bears, parents and grandparents for an afternoon of fun and games. Volunteers to help on the day with games and food preparation will be warmly welcomed.'

 

Sponsored Walk Once again we will be taking part in the Suffolk Churches sponsored

STRIDE AND RIDE on Saturday, September 8th. As last year, Fr.John will be leading a group of people to twelve of the Felixstowe churches. Half of the money raised goes to repair churches throughout the county, and half to the church of the rider's choice (hopefully St.Felix!) It is always an enjoyable occasion - besides raising money for a good cause, we get exercise, and the event has a very definate ecumenical dimension. So please collect a programme from the back of church, and also a sponsorship form. It is not too early to be asking your friends to sponsor you!

 

A GLORIOUS ASSUMPTION

 

This week we celebrate the major feast of Our Lady in the Church's year, the Assumption. Because it is the major feast, it is kept as a Holy Day of Obligation, when all of us must be at Mass. But where else would we want to be on such a joyful occasion? We celebrate the fact that at the end of her mortal life, Mary's body, the body in which her divine Son had taken flesh, and in which he, God the Son, had be tabernacled for nine months, was not allowed to see corruption in the grave. Instead, she underwent resurrection, and was taken up into heaven to be with her Son in his glory.

 

On Wednesday we will be giving thanks for this wonderful event, and by being at Mass we will express our love for the one who is truly OUR Mother, since by baptism we are brothers and sisters of Jesus her Son. One way in which you might like to show your love for Mary is by bringing flowers to decorate her altar for this feast, as in previous years. Vases will again be available on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

 

The Church of Our Lady

in Cambridge.