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


December 2nd, 2018 : FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Sunday Masses

Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Fr,John (Rosary Gr.)

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

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


Weekday Masses


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Dorothy Milton

11:30am (Con) Int.


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


9:30am (St.F) Int. +Peter Roberts

10:30am (Con) Int.


No Mass today


11:00am (St.F) Int. +Peter McGuire (FM)

5:00pm (Con) Int.



9:00am (St.F) Int. +Roy Fenton (FM)

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, 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.82 of the Parish Mass Book, and on p.61 of The Sunday Missal.


At the 6.0pm Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Sanctus & Benedictus Parish Mass Book p.16 (Angelus) Hymn 102

At the 9.30am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 2

Kyrie Hymn Book 497

Sanctus & Benedictus

Hymns 982, 109, 820, 92

At the 11.0am Mass Eucharistic Prayer 3

Kyrie Hymn Book 497

Hymns 100, 112, 720





in the Sacred Heart Chapel 2.0pm-3.0pm

This week on Friday


Today 3.0pm Music in Felixstowe Concert in St.Felix - 'Seckford Brass & Singers'.

Tuesday 1.30pm Fr.John has his preliminary session at Papworth Hospital.

7.30pm Orwell Connection Christmas Concert, in St.Felix Church.

Wednesday 12.30pm The December Parish Lunch.

Friday Noon Interment of the cremated remains of Clement Loizeau, in the Memorial Garden.

Saturday 10.0am A short Penitential Service with First Confessions for the First Holy Communion children.




Anniversaries this week Kenneth Hylins (2013)

Helen Richards (2000), Elizabeth Barnes (2005),

Sr.Ursula Tiernney (2009), Sr.Mary of the Sacred Heart (1999), Ivy Watts (2001), Victor Ward (2008), Sr.Assisi Clifford (2006), Joseph Smyth

(2007), and Kate Godfrey (2001), and Cyril Duran (1999). May they Rest in Peace.


Money Matters Last Sunday 557.18 was given at the Offertory, with 90.19 for CAFOD. 155.67 was given in the retiring collection, which was for the Diocesan Youth Services.


Red Wednesday Barbara writes 'Thank you to all who wore red, came to the coffee morning, and brought and bought cakes. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours on a miserable morning, and we raised 799.55 for Aid to the Church in Need. Well done the Reds.'


Mary's Meals Philip Hills writes 'This 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 can. If you require more jars please collect them from the box in the Porch. Return jars to the same box, but only at weekend Masses. Thank you.'


Senior Parishioners Christmas Lunch Monica writes 'If you have received an invitation to the lunch next Sunday, 9th December, please make sure you return your reply by this coming Monday, 3rd December.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are still needed to bring some of the senior parishioners to the lunch on Sunday 9th December. We do not have enough drivers yet, so if you can help please put your name and telephone number on the list in the porch at St.Felix.'


Wednesday Lunch Club Jenny writes 'Just a reminder to those who have booked, our next lunch is on December 5th - this next Wednesday - at 12.30pm. Any queries please contact Jenny Afternoon Tea Jenny further writes 'An Afternoon Tea will be held on Saturday December 15th at 3.0pm in the Hall. Tickets are 5 and are now on sale or by contacting Jenny. A chance to sit and relax and have a chat whilst enjoying an afternoon tea. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Organised by Team

Felix in aid of Parish Funds.'




Yes, today - Advent Sunday - sees the begin- ning of the Church's New Year. During the four-week-long season of Advent we both prepare ourselves to celebrate the Coming of Our Lord in the past, at the first Christmas, and also we consider how He comes to us in the present, in word and in sacrament, and how He will come again in glory at the end of time. The coming of Christ is the theme of this holy season.

Advent is a solemn but not a sorrowful season. Solemn because the awareness that Our Lord is going to come again in glory as our judge, before whom we will have to give an account of ourselves, is a solemn theme. And so the colour of the season is purple, the Gloria is not sung at Mass, and no flowers are placed in church. Instead the Advent wreath is put at the entrance to the Sanctuary, and an extra candle is lit each Sunday as the season progresses. This speaks of how God progressively taught his ancient people about himself in preparation for the Incarnation and birth of the Saviour. In the Old Testament we see God gradually revealing the truth about his being and his purposes.



at the 9.30am Mass today


Priest Jesus, born in a stable

All Bring hope to the homeless

Priest Jesus, nurtured by Mary and Joseph

All bring hope to all families

Priest Jesus, light of the world

All Bring hope to the dark places of this

Priest Jesus, bearer of peace. world

All Bring hope to those suffering from

conflict and war.

Priest Jesus, who fled to another country

All Bring hope to all refugees

Priest Jesus, who knew hunger and thirst

All Bring hope to the poor and the hungry

Priest Jesus, Son of God, Messiah,

All Bring us hope at this coming



The prayer of Blessing follows.