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
December 2nd, 2018 : FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Saturday 6:00pm (St.F) Int. Fr,John (Rosary Gr.)
Sunday 9:30am (St.F) Int.
11:00am (Con) Int.For the People
Monday ST.FRANCIS ZAVIER
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Dorothy Milton
11:30am (Con) Int.
Tuesday ADVENT FERIA
9:30am (St.F) Int. +Rosemary Bantick (FM)
Wednesday ADVENT FERIA
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.
Saturday SOLEMNITY OF THE
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
THIS WEEK SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Today 3.0pm Music in Felixstowe Concert in St.Felix - 'Seckford Brass & Singers'.
Tuesday 1.30pm Fr.John has his
preliminary session at
7.30pm Orwell Connection Christmas Concert,
Wednesday 12.30pm The December Parish Lunch.
Friday Noon Interment
of the cremated remains of Clement Loizeau, in the
Saturday 10.0am A short Penitential Service with First Confessions for the First Holy Communion children.
PARISH NOTICE BOARD SSSSSSSSSSSS
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.'
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.'
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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 BLESSING OF THE POSADA
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.