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


September 2nd, 2018 : 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Joseph Alexander

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

11:00am (Con) Int. For the People


Weekday Masses



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

10:30am (Con) Int.


9:30am (St.F) Int.

7.0pm (Sea.Cent.) Int. Apostleship of the

Wednesday FERIA Sea

9:30am (St.F) Int. +T.Madden

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today

Friday FERIA

5:00pm (Con) Int.



9.0am (St.F) Int.

10.0am (Con) Int. +John McNeillis

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 5.45 pm. 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.126 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.909 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 973

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Lourdes

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 601, 721, 663, 784

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Hymns : 716, 604, 795






Monday, 2.0pm-3.0pm

Saturday, 5.0pm-6.0pm


Today 9.30am Childrens' Liturgy resumes after the Summer break. Please note that this is ONLY for children who are over three years old.

Tuesday 11.30am Monthly Service at the Mill Lane Home (early this month because of Fr.John's forthcoming summer holiday).

7.0pm Mass at the Seafarers Centre.

Wednesday 12.30pm The September Parish Lunch, in the Hall

Friday Please note that there is no 11.0am Mass at St.Felix today : this is because Fr.John has a hospital appointment at 10.0am. The 5.0pm Mass at the Convent is hopefully as normal.

Saturday FEAST OF OUR LADY'S BIRTHDAY Mass times opposite.

11.30am The Sponsored RIDE AND STRIDE The Walk sets off from St.Felix to visit twelve churches in the town. Why not get some sponsorship and join in? Details on the notice board.

5.0pm Holy Hour, in conjunction with the ADOREMUS Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool - see below

Next Sunday 9.30am Pat Ezra from the

Apostleship of the Sea will speak - not to raise

money, but to encourage volunteers for ship visiting.




Anniversaries this week Anne Doyle (1998), Terry Madden (2008), Max Scott (2000), and Helen Gorham (2016). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 522.5 was given a the Offertory (this is without the Convent collection), and 69.15 for CAFOD. Today there will be a retiring collection for relief work in Kerula, following the devastating flooding there. Half of what is collected will go to help the relief work being carried out by SVP, and half to that of Mary's Meals.


Day with Mary Philip Hills writes ' A DAY WITH MARY is going to be held at St.Felix on Saturday 20th October beginning at 10.0am. Bring and Share lunch. Come along and enjoy an uplifting spiritual day with Our Lady. See the poster in the Porch for more details.'


First Holy Communion The Preparation for First Holy Communion next Summer will be beginning shortly. Candidates should be in Year 3 (or older) when they go back to school this term, and be at least eight at the time of the Comm- unions. Parents, the first step is to speak to Fr.John, and obtain from him an application form No child can begin preparation until this form has been filled in and returned.


Becoming Catholic next Easter Would any adult who is toying with the idea of coming into the Church next Easter, either by Baptism or Reception, please speak to Fr.John as soon as possible.


Saturday Club will resume on Saturday October 6th, when Fr.John is back from his summer holiday.


Wednesday Lunch club Jenny writes 'A reminder that our next lunch is this coming Wednesday, September 5th, at 12.30pm. The menu is : Toad in the Hole, Summer Pudding, Tea/Coffee - only 5. To book please contact Jenny. All Welcome, but you must pre-book. Organised by Team Felix in aid of Parish Funds and two charities which are chosen by the diners at the end of the year.'




Next weekend ADOREMUS : THE NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE AND CONGRESS takes place in Liverpool. This is an important event in the life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. However because of the distance, comparatively few people will be able to travel to it from our own diocese, and so the Bishop has asked that each parish should arrange some local celebration - maybe a Procession of the Blessed or a Holy Hour. I've been thinking what we might do here - bearing in mind this is the day of the RIDE AND STRIDE event, and I think that maybe the best thing would be to precede the 6.0pm Mass with a Holy Hour, beginning at 5.0pm and end with Benediction at about ten to six.


This Holy Hour will follow on very nicely from the Sunday Gospel readings which we heard during August - all taken from Chapter six of St.John's Gospel - the Bread of Life discourse. There we hear Our Lord speaking powerfully of how his 'flesh is real food, and his Blood is real drink' : the food of the Eucharist is nothing other than the Lord himself, becoming miraculously present upon our altars, and giving himself to us in the Holy Sacrament, to join us ever more closely to himself. Our reaction to this life-giving Mystery should properly be adoration. We bow down in wonder to worship the Christ who both becomes present, and who gives himself to us. Hence the importance and the rightness of eucharistic Adoration. It's about love and thanksgiving.