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 25th, 2018 : SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Mary Ward

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

11.0am (Con) Int. For the People

Weekday Masses

Monday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. +Rosemary Chase (FM)

10.30am (Con) Int. +Marianna Jozwiak

Tuesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. Bridget McKeague

Wednesday FERIA

9:30am (St.F) Int. For the Persecuted Church

10:30am (Con) Int. For the Persecuted Church

Thursday FERIA

No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int. Betty Bewick

5:00pm (Con) Int. +Joe Gardiner (FM)

Saturday FERIA

9.0am (St.F) Childrens Mass

6:00pm (St.F) Int. Fr.John (Rosary Group)


The Daily Office

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


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.160 of the Parish

Mass Book, and on p.592 of The Sunday Missal.

At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 319

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Gloria Lourdes

Sanctus & Benedictus Schubert

Hymns : 320, 323, 629, 322

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 1

Hymns 322, 320, 644





in the Sacred Heart Chapel 2.0pm-3.0pm

This week on Friday


Tuesday 7.30pm Confirmation Group, Presbytery

Saturday 9.0am Childrens' Saturday Club




Anniversaries this week Mary Sutcliffe (2017), Charles Burnham-Slipper (2013), Patricia Thompson (2012), Patrick Hall (2007), Constance Donohue (1996), Sr. Carmel Murphy (2003), Mary Kalo (2003), Tadeusz Drouet (1998) . May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 526.15 was given at the Offertory and 86.59 for CAFOD. There is a retiring collection today for the Diocesan Youth Service.


Afternoon Tea Jenny writes ' to be held on Saturday 15th December at 3pm in the parish hall. Tickets are 5 and on sale from 1st December or by contacting Jenny. A chance to relax and have a chat during the busy month of December whilst enjoying an afternoon tea.

Organised by Team Felix in aid of Parish funds.'


Giving Tree Phil Dance writes 'The Giving Tree in aid of the Suffolk Refugee Service will be in the Church until the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Please take a look at the labels on the tree, each label represents a gift that we can offer to local refugee families to help them at Christmas. Please take a label and return the gift (unwrapped) to the box beside the tree by the third Sunday of Advent. This will allow sufficient time to get the gifts to those in need. This is a very easy way for our community to reach out to those who have had to flee their homeland as a result of war and persecution. Thanks in advance for your gift.'


Red Wednesday - November 28th Barbara writes 'Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in the hall 10.0am-11.30 am. Wear something red, bring a cake, buy a cake, have a coffee and chat. All money for Aid to the Church in Need which supports among other causes, Sr. Annie RJM in Syria.'


Carol Concert Barbara writes 'a Carol Concert will take place on December 1st 7-9pm in the parish hall in aid of Apostleship of the Sea. Entrance is free. Come and sing some carols, have a go on the raffle, bring a plate of food to share, watch a short play and have a fun evening, supporting our lay port chaplain and her work with seafarers. Any raffle prizes would be gratefully received by Barbara'


Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch - 9th December Monica writes 'There are still quite a number of invitations to be collected from the porch at St.Felix. If you are 70+, please collect your invitations and be sure to return your reply by December 3rd.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are needed to bring some of the senior parishioners to the lunch : if you are able to offer a lift, please put your name and telephone number on the list in the porch at St.Felix.


Mary's Meals Film "Generation Hope" Phil Hills writes 'showing Saturday 24th November at 7.15 pm. Please try and come along to see this wonderful film. Only 30 minutes long. Tea/coffee and biscuits whilst you watch.'

Mary's Meals Phil further writes 'next weekend please don't forget to collect your Mary's Meals jars. Fill them with 13.90 if you can during Advent or what you can afford or more if you wish. If you require more jars please collect from the box in the porch. Return jars to the same box but only at weekend Masses. Thank you.'


Last Weekend The visit by the Bishop to bless the two new stained glass windows was a memorable occasion. Thank you to all who took part, and especially to Jenny and Team Felix for the delicious and original refreshments in the Hall afterwards.


Penitential Service before Christmas When the Deanery Clergy met recently they discussed the usual round of Penitential Services, and decided that in view of the current shortage of priests it is unrealistic to try to muster a team of priests for such a Service in each of the parishes. Instead there will be one Deanery Penitential Service, at St.Pancras', Ipswich, on Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm, at which there will be a selection of priests hearing Confessions. Here in Felixstowe there will as usual be extra Confession times in the days before the festival.




Once again the Posada - the figure of Mary and Joseph making their way to Bethlehem for the birth of Our Lord - will be travelling from house to house during Advent, which begins next Sunday. The Posada figure will be blessed at the 9.30am Mass next Sunday. If you would like the Posada to come to your home (ie. if you are ready to welcome Mary and Joseph into the place where you live, and give them shelter overnight) then please sign up on the list in the church porch. Your 'phone number is important, so that the person who has the Posada before you can contact you to arrange bring it on to you.

It is important that on the evening when the Posada is with you, you invite a few friends or neighbours into your house, give them a coffee or something, and with them say the simple Posada prayers. An small act of witness & evangelization.