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St Felix Catholic Parish Newsletter - 3rd Week of Advent 2009

St Felix Catholic Parish Newsletter - 3rd Week of Advent 2009

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ST ALBAN’S SCHOOL AND FRIENDS A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS ST JOHN’S, CAULDWELL HALL ROAD 14th DECEMBER, 7.

30pm ADMISSION FREE RETIRING COLLECTION FOR FAMILIES IN NEED, IPSWICH Coffee & mince pies served in the church hall afterwards.

BEWARE—A SCAM SCENARIO: A card is posted through your

door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize. If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call. If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

Saint Felix Catholic Parish Newsletter

8, Gainsborough Road Felixstowe IP11 7HT Tel: 01394 282561 Parish Priest: Fr David Hennessy e-mail: sacerdotus@googlemail.com Website: www.saintfelix.org.uk

DECEMBER 13th, 2009

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

WEEKEND MASS TIMES SATURDAY 6pm SUNDAY 9am 10.30am ( Convent )
( Sr. Ursula+ )

MASSES THIS WEEK
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The meaning of the expression "advent" therefore includes that of visitatio, which simply and specifically means "visit"; in this case it is a question of a visit from God: he enters my life and wishes to speak to me. In our daily lives we all experience having little time for the Lord and also little time for ourselves. We end by being absorbed in "doing". Is it not true that activities often absorb us and that society with its multiple interests monopolizes our attention? Is it not true that we devote a lot of time to entertainment and to various kinds of amusement? At times we get carried away. Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us. How often does God give us a glimpse of his love! To keep, as it were, an "interior journal" of this love would be a beautiful and salutary task for our life! Advent invites and stimulates us to contemplate the Lord present. Should not the certainty of his presence help us see the world with different eyes? Should it not help us to consider the whole of our life as a "visit", as a way in which he can come to us and become close to us in every situation?
Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Basilica Saturday, 28 November 2009

11.30am ( Trimley )
( Pinto family intentions)

MONDAY—SATURDAY Monday: Mildred King+ Saturday: Patricia Mary Thraves+ 10.00am AT THE CONVENT

RECENT COLLECTIONS
OFFERTORY: £892.15 CAFOD:£226.22 MANY THANKS!

AND, IN ADDITION FRIDAY, 18th December MASS AT 12noon at ST FELIX

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY FOR THE SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS’ FUND

Sylvia and Jenny would like to sincerely thank everybody who supported the parish party evening and £220 was raised for the Bishop's Cambodian Appeal.

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OUR PARISH CAROL SERVICE is NEXT SUNDAY, 20th December at 3pm, followed by punch and mince pies.
CHILDREN WANTED FOR THE CAROL SERVICE. A number of children are needed to take part in the Nativity scenes in this year’s Carol Service on Sunday December 20th at 3.00pm. If there are any children who would like to take part, please contact Teresa Whitley (tel: 672513), Pauline Mayes or Monica Macdonald (tel: 278258), as soon as possible. There will be a short rehearsal at 10am on December 20th, after the 9 o’clock mass at St Felix.

SCHOLA MASS: on 20th

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
DECEMBER 24th

CHRISTMAS EVE
( Vigil Masses ) Convent: 7.00pm St Felix: 9pm +++++++++++

THE KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA will be distributing Christmas posters this
weekend .It is most important at this time when the feast is being secularised that the real meaning of Christmas is put across. Please take one and display it in your window. Please save the used stamps—there is a box for these in the porch at St. Felix; also unwanted spectacles are welcome! ( John King ) THE KSC are holding their Christmas Dinner at the Marlborough on Dec 15th, 7 for 7.30pm. Cost is £20 .Contact Tom Brazier 671499 .

DECEMBER 25th

CHRISTMAS DAY
St Felix: 9.00am St Cecilia’s: 10.45am ************ SATURDAY, 26th DECEMBER 10.00am at the convent

December the music for morning mass at St. Felix will be a bit different. Instead of the usual hymns, the music will be led by an unaccompanied singing group ( a "schola"), and it will be more in the style of traditional plainchant. Some of the music will be unfamiliar to most people, but there will also be parts that everyone can join in to sing; I will explain a bit more about this before Mass on the day. This is an experiment to try out a different style of music which we might use from time to time, and I don't intend it to completely replace what we normally do. Afterwards, I'd be pleased to hear people's views as to whether it helped to make the mass a more uplifting experience, which is really what I'm aiming for. DougBirchall

PARISH SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION IS ON THURSDAY,
17th DECEMBER AT 7.30pm. NO BETTER WAY TO PREPARE FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF CHRISTMAS!

DECEMBER 26th / 27th

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
WEEKEND MASS TIMES AS USUAL

THE CHURCH WILL BE DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 22nd ( 6pm ) AND CLEANED ON DECEMBER 23rd AT 9am. ALL HELP WILL BE WELCOMED!

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS ALL WHO ARE SICK AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY OR HAVE ANNIVERSARIES: Sick: Jack Gaffney, Stanley Ring Sr Ursula, Sr Felicitas Arkwright, Sr Joan Swaffield, May Poulton, Georgina Stephen, Arthur Raffe, Lillian White, Kitty Spencer, Tony Byrne, Olga Searle, Phillis Ainsworth, Ione Waite, Eileen Ascott, Alphonse Gluba, Helena Hussey, John Spencer, Albert Scahill, Alice Robinson, Derrick Hockley, Anthony Bowker, Patricia Thraves, Betty Vickers RIP

We need greenery, holly with berries and other evergreens. Please leave in the porch next weekend.
2010 CALENDARS are being sold in aid of Battambang Diocese,

Cambodia, with which our diocese is twinned. They cost £5 each and your support will, as always, be most welcome! They are in the porches. Please

buy the last few!

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