I am always glad to see the end of February and, now that we are beginning the month of March, the first signs of spring. The Second Sunday in Lent tells of the Transfiguration of Jesus – a glimpse of his divine nature that was given to his closest followers. It was an experience they would never forget and one that would sustain them in the difficult times that lay ahead.
We are now well into Lent and there are a number of Lenten activities taking place both ecumenical and parish-based. One event that we can all attend is the North Norfolk Deanery Station Mass on Wednesday, 18th March at 7pm in Sheringham. Bishop Alan will be joined by the clergy of the deanery and people from all the parishes in our deanery. The priests will be available for Confessions from 6 pm and there will be refreshments and time to socialise afterwards. If you are planning to attend please add your name to the list to help with the catering.
On the 4th Sunday of Lent the Church gives us a respite from our Lenten penance. A good way to relax and enjoy this weekend will be the
St Patrick’s Night Supper and Dance. Tickets are on sale – we need to know numbers for catering (the menu looks delicious!).
An organ consultant has draw up a comprehensive report with recommendations for a new organ for North Walsham. I have put a copy in the porch. Doreen will be selling her hand-made cards in the hall after Mass in support of the organ fund.
God bless you all.
PS. From a genuine report from a hospital in Glasgow:
‘ While in ER the patient was examined, x-rated and sent home’.
Lent Courses (Ecumenical) taking place in the Wroxham/Hoveton area on Thursdays on the following dates each commencing at 7.00 pm: 5th March at The Hub, Wroxham (Bible Study & Discussion); 12th March at St Helen’s, Hoveton (Stations of the Cross); 19th March at St Mary’s, Wroxham (Iona Service with prayer) and on 26th March at the Baptist Church, Neatishead (Songs of Praise).
The Senior Citizens’ Group meets Monday 2nd March: am. Computer Workshop; pm. A flower demonstration will be given by David Wright (Larch Cottage Florist).
Lent Lunches will take place on Thursdays in North Walsham from 12.30 to 1.30 in the parish church hall. In Aylsham they will be at the same time but on different days and venues: Wednesday, 4th at Aylsham Parish Church, Friday, 13th at the Methodist church, Monday 16th at the Friends Meeting Hall and 27th at Cawston Road Chapel.
Women’s World Day of Prayer – Friday 6th March, will be taking place at the following venues: for North Walsham, at the Salvation Army Hall, Hall Road, at 2.00 pm., prepared by the Christian women of the Bahamas. For the Aylsham area, at St John of the Cross at 2.30 and 7.30 pm. and for the Wroxham/Hoveton area, at St John’s Church at 10.30 am.
For the Stalham area the gathering will be at St Mary’s Church.
St Patrick’s Supper & Dance is on the night of Saturday 14th March. More details are on the flier given out last weekend.
‘Soups, Slides & Crafts’ in aid of Support Cambodia projects on Saturday 21st March at 12noon to 1.30pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Homemade soup, bread, fruit & coffee, news & pictures of the recent Cambodia visit and a chance to purchase Cambodian crafts. Tickets £3 available from Katie Maidment (01263 577784) or Carol Shippey (01603 872901).
Catholic East Anglia – Diocesan newspaper available. FREE.
We pray for Nancy Powles who died recently and those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Colin Arthur Johnson, Agnes Mary Daniels, Livia Bligh, Henry (Harry) Trainor, John Broom, Ann Hannah Carty, Mary Agnes Goralow, Margaret (Peggy) Forder and Joan Anna Elsmore.
May they rest in peace.
All items for the newsletter should reach us by Tuesday. Thank you!