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
October 28th, 2018 : 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. For the People
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int. Joy Crooks
9:30am (St.F) Int.
10:30am (Con) Int.
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Hubert Badcock
No Services today (FJ's Day off this week)
Thursday SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS
(Holy Day of Obligation)
9.30am (St.F) Int. For the People
11.0am (Con) Int.
7.0pm (St.F) Int.
Friday COMMEMORATION OF ALL
11:00am (St.F) Int. +Jack Munro
5:00pm (Con) Int.
7.0pm (St.F) Int.
11:00am (St.F) Int.
6:00pm (St.F) Int. Fort he People
The Daily Office
Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass, except Saturday.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays 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.149 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.939 of The Sunday Missal.
At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 607
At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2
Gloria Sacred Heart
Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16
Hymns : 283, 959, 967, 898
At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1
Hymns 465, 863, 971
Fr.John says Mass at St.Mary's,
Monday 7.0pm Fr.John, as
Dean, attends the Induction of Fr.Peter Raj as Parish
Priest of St.Mark's,
Tuesday 7.30pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery.
Wednesday 7.30pm The CaFE Course, LET IT BE continues in the Hall.
4.0pm Fr.John attends a Meeting at Poringland.
Thursday SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS Mass times opposite.
2.0pm Together Club, Convent. All welcome
Friday COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS
Mass times opposite. If there are people whose names you would like to be remembered at the Altar, please write them down on the list at the back of church, under the time of the Mass you hope to attend.
Saturday 9.0am Saturday Club, for young
people of primary school age.
Anniversaries this week John O'Brien (2002), Michael Brookes (2009), Mary Cooper (2013), Frederick Robertson (1998), May Bantick (2001), Mary Hockley (2004), Angela Waterhouse-Taylor (1999), Walter Shaw (2008). R.I.P.
Money Matters Last Sunday £580.52 was given at the Offertory, £87.93 to CAFOD, and in the retiring collection for World Missions £121.44. Next weekend there will be the annual collection for the St.Edmund Fund.
Churches Together in Felixstowe Barbara further writes 'The Forum Meeting will be on November 14th (Wednesday) 7pm, for 7.30pm at the Convent. Please see poster on the notice board'
Many thanks John O'Mahony writes 'My sincere thanks to all those many people who have offered their kind wishes of condolence, Masses and other help at this time following the death of my loving wife Stephanie. God bless you all.'
THE NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
(The gift of Marlene Strachan RIP)
Thomas Denny, the stained glass artist, writes :
'The theme for the two windows is The divine Mercy. The figure of Jesus stands in the right
hand light of the (liturgically) southerly window, his right hand raised in
blessing, his left hand on his breast. This figure is reminiscent of the
familiar image of The Divine Mercy, but also different. We are aware of the rays
of light emanating from him : "the pale ray
stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the
Blood which is the Life of souls.." (Diary of St.Faustina). Jesus
seems to be standing on a shore, perhaps evoking the idea of his follower, St.Felix, arriving on the shingly coast of
In the left hand light of the northerly window is St.Faustina,
suddenly aware of the presence of Christ, and trying to keep hold of her vision ; the narrative, the connection between the two
figures, bridges the space across the Nave of the church. St.Faustina
is depicted at night, in her cell in the Convent at
The other two lights of the windows, to the left of Jesus and to the right of St.Faustina, contain explorations of their particularities, as well, perhaps, as suggesting the effect or the possibility of Christ's Mercy in the world.
In her Convent Faustina often worked as a gardener : to the right of her are depicted rows of seedlings in a fenced enclosure, with the landscape beyond. Here we see figures walking on a the road, a road which forks into two. Faustina's frequent visions included one of heaven and hell : "I saw two roads.... one was broad.... the other road, or rather a path, was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks." (Diary of St.Faustina).
In the 'Jesus window', the left hand light also contains a wide
landscape, in this case intended to suggest the vast expanse of the forested
Lithuanian plain and, in the distance, a Vilnius-like city silhouette. Faustina lived at
In the small diamond shapes at the tops of the two designs are scenes that are precursors to Faustina's encounters with Jesus : Mary Magdalene and the Risen Christ in the garden, and Jesus and the woman at the well.'