A WARM WELCOME to all our VISITORS Do stay for coffee after Mass (Aylsham and North Walsham) and meet some of our parishioners. Our visitors may like to use one of the “one off” gift aid envelopes for your collection, available at the back of the church. Many thanks.
Continuing on our Advent journey in preparation for the coming of our Lord, we will be praying the Angelus before the start of Mass – a beautiful prayer with a focus on the Incarnation Do make sure you have our Advent leaflet giving details of Services during Advent & Christmas Mass times; please pick one up from the porch.
Copies of Walk with Me – A Journey of Prayer for Advent & Christmastide 2012 are available at the back of the church for £1.
Next Sunday (16th) is Gaudete Sunday: there will be a 2nd collection for the Dependent Priests Fund. Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the porch.
CAROL SERVICE – at St Helen’s this Sunday at 6pm. We are hosting the “Churches Together on the Broads” Annual Carol Service. All welcome.
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS – the feast day is on Friday (14th): Mass is at Aylsham at 9.30am followed by refreshments. All are welcome from around the parish.
BENEDICTION – an Advent Feast of Word & Song leading to Exposition is next Sunday (16th) at 3pm at North Walsham – for all the parish.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP: Monday 10th December – am. Computer Workshop: pm. Beetle Drive; Group photo for Cambodia; Planning Christmas party.
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER MEETING Tues 11th December at Tony & Betty Dady’s; 25 Sendall Rd., North Walsham: 01692 402398, 2-3.30pm.
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS is at the home of Mary Edmunds on Friday 14th: Leo House, Stalham Green, NR129PU. Tel no. 01692 580712. All Welcome.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE at St Joseph’s, Cromer Road, Sheringham, Saturday 15th at 3pm. A number of priests will be available for confessions within this Service.
AYLSHAM – Mass Announcements. Following a recent Forum it was agreed with Fr David, future notices will be read out by one of four nominated members of the congregation. Pl hand any notices in writing to Michael Ludden or Bob Maidment.
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH (Supported by Churches Together in North Walsham) – an invitation to those living in the North Walsham area who will be on their own for Christmas Day (no matter what age) to come and enjoy a free Christmas Lunch at the Community Centre. Please apply as soon as possible – forms at the back of the church. Volunteer drivers needed to collect those without transport (late morning) and return to their homes around 3.15pm.
MINUTES of the PPC meeting (6th Sept.) are now available in each church.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA – A HUGE ‘okoon charen’ (thank you very much) to everyone who contributed so generously to the ‘Gift for Svay’, bought Gift or Christmas Cards or supported recent events to provide practical assistance for our friends in Svay Sisophon. It really is appreciated. If there is still anyone who would like to make a financial donation or donate an unwanted laptop, please contact Bob on 01263 577784.
Support Cambodia Gift Cards will be on sale this week after all Masses. Last chance to buy for Christmas! Also Christmas cards and Raffle tickets for a Christmas hamper organised by Carol Shippey.
Presentation Album: please give your photo and simple message for inclusion in the album to Kerry (NW), Pippa (Aylsham), Abby (Hoveton) or to your local Support Cambodia representative. Closing date: 6th January.
WORLD GIFTS (CAFOD) – Christmas 2012 Catalogues are at the back of the church with details on what can be bought/provided with varying donations.
REQUEST – Children’s Liturgy, NW. would be most grateful for BITS ‘N’ BOBS, like wool, spare cards, buttons, old sweet wrappers (eg. Roses) for the children to use to make things. Please place in the box in the church porch.
CINEMA IN WROXHAM Churches Together in the Wroxham area is presenting a film entitled “Nativity” (shown on television last year) depicting the human story beneath the classical biblical tale. Thursday 13th December, 2.30pm & 7pm in the Church Hall, Norwich Road, Wroxham. Admission FREE – seasonal refreshments, donations welcome.
CROMER FOODBANK: Churches Together are now distributing food to clients in North Walsham, on behalf of Cromer Foodbank, from our parish hall on a Wednesday 1.30-3.00pm. If you wish to help or require information please contact Kevin Willimott at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
Charles Cornish and family wish to thank Fr David and friends in the parish especially at St Helen’s for their support by prayer and encouragement of Barbara and the family over time and at her funeral. It was an enormous comfort to Barbara and to us. Every good wish, Charles.
We pray for Ana Taylor also for John Wills, both who died this last week: we remember in prayer their families and friends. We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Joseph (Joe) Rose, Jean Mary Gawthorpe, Effie Kathleen Krzyszton, Angela Gabielle Holmes, Mildred Parker and Ivan Fisher. May they rest in peace. Amen.