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


November 11th, 2017 : 32nd 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. +Heather Morris

10:30am (Con) Int.

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Louise Lazell (FM)

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Michael McGuire (FM)

10:30am (Con) Int.

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today

Friday FERIA

11:00am (St.F) Requiem for those whose remains rest in the Memorial Garden. The Garden will be blessed after the Mass.

5:00pm (Con) Int.



6:00pm (St.F) Int.


The Daily Office

Lauds (Morning Prayer) is said a quarter of an hour before the first Mass.


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.155 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.945 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 938


At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

THIS MASS WILL BE OFFERED AS A SOLEMN REQUIEM FOR ALL WHO HAVE DIED IN BATTLE It will begin with the traditional Act of Remembrance & Two Minute Silence.

(The Gloria is omitted)

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16

Hymns : 955, 451, 938, 862


At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Hymns (The Act of Remem- brance replaces the opening hymn.) 955, 938




in the Sacred Heart Chapel 2.0pm-3.0pm

This week - Friday


Monday 7.30pm C.W.L. meets in the Hall

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

7.30pm The Confirmation Group meets at the Presbytery.

Thursday 10.30am Deanery Clergy Meeting.

12.15pm ANNUAL REQUIEM FOR REPARTED DEANERY CLERGY, at St. Pancras', Ipswich. All are invited to attend.

2.0pm The Together Club meets at the Convent.


Next Sunday

11.0am The Bishop celebrates Mass at St.Felix, and blesses the new stained glass windows.


This will be the only Mass this morning, and all are urged to gather around the Altar with their bishop. There will be refreshments in the Hall afterwards.





Anniversaries this week John Walsh (2001), Mary Hourihave (2003), Mary Holding (2011), Kenneth Pooley (2000), James Reiley (2004), Sr. Pauline Callan (2011), and Barbara Schmitz (2008). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 527.90 was given at the Offertory, and 100.23 to CAFOD.

266.02 was given in the retiring collection, which was for the diocesan St.Edmund Fund.


Missio Red Boxes Barbara writes 'The third and final reminder this year for Red Boxes, because I have to count and bank the money before Christmas. I am happy to collect boxes if you can't bring them to church. Please call 279373'


Bishop's Visit Jenny writes 'The Bishop visits the parish next Sunday, and Fr.John has asked Team Felix to serve light refreshments after Mass. We will be setting the Hall up next Saturday at 10.30am and would be most grateful for help to put out tables and chairs. If you can help please let Jenny know. Thank you.'


Association of the Family of Jesus and Mary

Elizabeth writes 'Our next meeting is on Friday 16th November 2.30pm at the Convent. We will be looking back at the events of the Bicentenary and forward to the outcome of recent discussions about the future of the AFJM worldwide.'


The Senior Parishioners' Christmas Lunch

Monica writes ' The Lunch will be held this year on Sunday 9th December. All parishioners aged 70+ are warmly invited to this annual Christmas Lunch in the parish Hall.

If you have reached the age of 70 in the past year or are new to the parish and are 70+ or if you know of someone who is in this category, please contact Fr.John or Monica Macdonald so we can ensure you receive an invitation.

Is there anyone in the parish who has a Hostess Trolley that they would be willing to lend to be used at the Christmas Lunch? Please contact Monica Macdonald on the number given above, or Fiona Badcock if you can help.'



Thank you Fr.John was deeply touched by the many expressions of good will and promises of prayer which were offered regarding his recent cardiac procedure. They were a very great help.

Because for a Catholic priest the parish is his family, I would like to share with you the outcome of the procedure. I'd felt that nothing much was wrong with me, but this has not proved to be the case. In fact I'm in urgent need of major heart surgery. I need to have a by-pass operation, as apparently three of my arteries are blocked.

I expect to be admitted to Papworth Hospital in the next few weeks - probably before Christmas, as the Consultant at Ipswich is asking for the operation to take place as a matter of urgency - and until then I have to take things here fairly quietly. I will be in Papworth for a couple of weeks, I'm told, and then will need three to six months recuperation.

I've informed the Bishop, of course, and already arrangements are being made for the care of the parish during my incapacity. The Bishop hasn't had time to think about whether or not I should resign from here, but since the Consultant said that if all goes well I should be very fit at the end of the procedure, I hope that he will allow me remain as parish priest


I does explain, I suppose, why I have been lacking in my accustomed energy recently (hence the lack of work in the garden!). I would greatly appreciate your continued prayers, and ask your indulgence over the fact that I'm going to have to go rather slowly for a while.