Parish Priest : Fr. John Barnes MA VF

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

Tel.01394 282561 e-mail


Parish Website: Helping Hands - 07342722521


August 19th, 2018 : 20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

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

Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.

11:00am (Con) Int.


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int.

10:0am (Con) Int.

Tuesday ST.PIUS X

9:30am (St.F) Int. Fr.Connolly Kieerson (FM)

10.0am (Con) Int.


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

10:0am (Con) Int.


10.0am (Con) Int.


10.0am (Con) Int.

11:0am (St.F) Int.

Saturday ST.LOUIS

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 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.120 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.901 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 350

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Lourdes

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 356, 347, 662, 366

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Hymns 366, 347, 967






in the Sacred Heart Chapel, 2.0pm-3.0pm

This week on MONDAY and FRIDAY


Today 2.0pm Baptism of Grace, daughter of Adam and Edyta Grimshaw.

3.0pm THE TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC, in the Presbytery Garden.

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

Tuesday 1.30pm Funeral Service for Charles Buckley RIP, followed by burial at the Felixstowe Cemetery.




Anniversaries this week Bettina Hutchinson (1998) and William Demko (2008) R.I.P.


Money Matters Last weekend 524.79 was given at the Offertory, and 139.53 for CAFOD.


Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Our next lunch is on the 5th September at 12.30pm. The menu is Toad in the Hole, Summer Pudding, Tea/Coffee, only 5. Perhaps you are now free on a Wednesday : why not give us a try?

You don't have to come every month, and you will find a very friendly atmosphere. You do need to pre-book by contacting Jenny. We are now in our seventh year, and Team Felix appreciate the continued support of not only the parish but the wider community. All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you, regular and new diners alike.'


Can you help? Catherine writes 'If you live in the Trimley area and attend Mass at St.Felix' on Saturday evening, would you have space in your car for one or two parishioners? It would not be every week, as someone else is already helping when they can. If you can help please call me on the Helping Hands telephone number 07342722521. If you don't live in the Trimleys but would still like to help it would be great to hear from you.'




In the time before the liturgical reforms of 1955 we would now be in the Octave of the Assumption of Our Lady. What is an Octave? It is when a feast in the Church's Year is prolonged to cover eight days - day eight being called the Octave Day. The idea is - was - that twenty-four hours was an insufficient time to celebrate some really great event or person in the history of the Church, so that the celebrations might extend over an eight-day period. It is suggested that the Old Testament eight-day celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles might have provided a model.

These Octaves were first celebrated in the fourth century - they have a venerable history. At first it was just the feasts of Easter, Pentecost, and Epiphany which had them. But from the seventh-century, certain saints days were also afforded an Octave - most anciently, in the Roman Rite, St.Peter & St.Paul, St Lawrence, and St.Agnes. But then in the reforms of the mid-twentieth century, only the Octaves of Easter and Christmas were retained, and the Assumption of Our Lady, which we celebrated last Wednesday, was one of the Octaves which were lost. However in the case of the Assumption, a trace remains -rather like the smile of the vanishing Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland - and this is the feast of the Queenship of Mary, which we celebrate eight days after the Assumption, on what used to be its Octave Day. So when on Wednesday this week we keep this particular feast of Our Lady we will in fact be keeping alive the venerable practice of observing an Octave Day.




The fact that we CAN criticize someone doesn't mean that we SHOULD criticize them. When we criticize someone, we often do more harm to ourselves than to the other person. Jesus said 'Judge not, and you will not be judged.......' His words, as always, are words of true wisdom.