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
September 2nd, 2018 : 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int.+Joseph Alexander
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. +Lorna
11:00am (Con) Int. For the People
Monday FEAST OF ST.GREGORY THE
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.
No Mass today
5:00pm (Con) Int.
Saturday FEAST OF THE NATIVITY
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
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
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
Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert
Hymns : 601, 721, 663, 784
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Hymns : 716, 604, 795
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
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.
Holy Hour, in conjunction with the ADOREMUS Pilgrimage and Congress in
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.
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
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.