We are so small and weak on this earth of ours. But there is one who came to give us a new vision and a new way of living. His words had the power to inspire, his actions showed the way of love. That love was directed to his Father from whom he held his very being. Those who shared his life and listened to his words did not fully understand their true meaning. When he left them they found that they were not abandoned. An inner strength, his Spirit, guided them towards the full truth of his life and words: it gradually revealed the meaning of what he had said and done. It also revealed that man’s life is bathed in the life of the Blessed Trinity. This we celebrate in today’s feast.
We welcome into the family of the church Raul Santiago-Suarez who was baptised at the 11 am Mass at the Sacred Heart last Sunday. It is always a joy to celebrate a baptism and particularly during a Sunday Mass when we are gathered to celebrate our faith and to welcome the newcomer into the parish family.
After more than two years of the relaxing of the Sunday obligation our bishops are reminding us of the importance of the Sunday Masses and are encouraging us to return to the normal practice pre-pandemic. You can access their joint pastoral letter via the parish website.
Advanced notice – Parish Hall. Work on the hall continues. The hall will be closed for a week from Tuesday 5th July for the floor to be sanded and varnished. This is the only week the craftsman has available until mid-September. The hall will be open as normal on Monday 4th July and from Sunday 10th July it will be open every day.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
Every Sunday from 10.30am Faithful Flames Children’s Group meets in the parish hall at the Sacred Heart: this is for all children up to the age of 16. It would be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352
Catholic Listening and Prayer Ministry. The diocese has just set up a new way of helping parishioners who need to talk over issues in their lives. If you have problems including anxiety, stress, faith, depression, family, then help is at hand. Business cards are now available in our churches with an initial contact number. Please take one if you are interested.
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet this Tuesday, 14th June, at St John of the Cross, Aylsham. Parishioners having matters which they wish to raise should approach one of their representatives whose details are on the noticeboards in the church lobbies.
Headteacher Vacancy at St Mark’s catholic Primary School, Ipswich, please see Diocesan website for more details:
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant, Michael Hawley and Celia Cooper.
We pray for Paddy Clynch and Brendan Smyth who died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: James Bailey, John Stevenson, Grace Rock, Robert Franklen, Jan Fiszer, Peter Kelly, Catherine Bateman, William (Jack) Price, Angela Upton and Marie Adcock.
May they rest in peace. .