In today’s Gospel in the evening of the first Easter Jesus comes to his own to give them the Spirit and his fruits: peace, joy and the power to forgive sins. Thomas is reluctant to embark on the adventure of faith until he sees the risen Lord for himself. Only then does he make his own personal and moving act of faith. Our faith depends on the eye-witness accounts of the apostles and of the women: ‘We have seen the Lord’.
Today is also Divine Mercy Sunday which takes on a special meaning in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. We will have extra prayers at the Sunday Masses to mark this devotion. Also the Polish community will meet at 3 pm in the church to say the Divine Mercy chaplet. This will be followed by refreshments in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend.
A big Thank You for your generous Easter offerings.
God bless you all.
We have been having problems in getting Google to recognise our parish website. However this has now been put right and we are accessible to all!
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) recommence on Monday 4th for AM Computer Workshop & Chair Exercises; PM a short planning meeting followed by Part II of “Who do you think they are?”
Celebrate our Faith conference at St Benedict’s School, Bury St Edmunds on 9/10th April. Contact T&B Dady on 01692 402398.
Newman Lectures at UEA. The 2016 lectures take place each Monday in April beginning on April 4th. Speakers include Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor and Bishop Philip Egan. Lectures begin at 6.30 pm in the Julian Study Centre and are free. There is also free parking for those attending. Information: www.newmanlectures.co.uk
The Bible Group normally would meet 8th April, now will meet Friday 22nd April for first time after Easter.
Stalham Area House Mass is on Friday 8th April at Frances Hall’s home, at 7.00pm; 3 St John’s Gardens, Stalham.NR12 9BD. Tel. 01692 582596.
There is a Celebration Mass for the Cambodian New Year on Friday 15th April at Aylsham at 7.00 pm. Please read insert for details.
The community at St Helen’s expresses it’s grateful appreciation to Peter Walmsley for his long period of inspirational reading in their church…….35 plus years!
Inviting ALL young people in Year 9 – 13 to the Ignite Festival, 30th April – 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. Held in Swaffham, the weekend will include live music and talks as well as free time for sport and activities. It is organised by the Diocesan Youth service. Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more information.
The Diocesan Youth Service wish to appoint three people to join the Ignite Team. These are full-time residential positions, sharing the Gospel Message in schools and parishes, in a way people can relate to including using music, drama and tech. Please see www.rcdea.org.uk/youth for more information.
Vacancy at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School (Jessopp Road, Norwich NR2 3QB). Required from Sept 2016. We are seeking to appoint a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) (0.5) who can take a lead role in coordinating the SENCO provision at our School. For further details or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Theresa Dashley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 14th April 2016.
We pray for David Randall who died two weeks ago; we remember in prayer his family and friends at this time. His Requiem Mass is at the Sacred Heart Church on Friday 8th April at 1.00 pm.
We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Eric Moll, Henry Newton, Paul Humphrys and Maurice Allain: and from last week’s anniversaries, Tony Dickerson.
May they rest in peace.