Today’s 1st reading describes the first encounter of human beings with evil. St Paul sees Jesus as the new Adam who confronts evil and overcomes it by the sacrifice of himself on the Cross. We are already looking towards Holy Week and Easter for which Lent is preparing us.
To mark the Year of the Word I will be giving the first of two talks next Saturday on the theme ’The God who Speaks.
Next Friday is Lent Fast – please take an envelope for your donation and return it for the second collection next weekend.
Next Weekend there will be a retiring collection for the work of CAFOD
The next session of Journey in Faith is today at 5pm in the presbytery.
Sacred Heart Taskforce Appeal There has been a great response to the appeal, with people coming forward to offer their time and skills. Thank you for your generosity. Rotas for the various tasks are being prepared and will be available at Sunday Mass. We’re still open for more offers!
“My Day by Day” booklet is a Lenten Journey of readings and prayer in preparation for Easter. It is available in church porches at just £1.
Please Note. The meeting on Saturday 14th March, at 12noon, of the Diocesan Cambodia Link in Bury St Edmunds is a meeting not a Mass and is open to anyone with an interest in Cambodia.
Lenten Alms will be collected throughout Lent for the Diocesan Appointed Charity.
Events taking place during Lent
World Day of Prayer – on Friday 6th March at 2pm in North Walsham it is being held at the Salvation Army Citadel.
It is also being hosted on the same day at St John of the Cross in Aylsham at 2.30pm and again at 7.30pm.
At St Helen’s, Hoveton, it will be held at 10.30am
Lenten Lunches. For lunches in North Walsham see poster for dates and venues.
In Aylsham (Churches Together) – simple Lent Lunches at 12.30pm for charity & friendship: all most welcome. Mon.2nd March, Salvation Army: Fri 13th March, Quakers: Thurs 19th March, Emmanuel: Fri 27th March: St John of the Cross, RC and Wed 8th April, St Michael’s, CofE.
Bible Study – At the Sacred Heart on 2nd and 4th Friday in the month.
At Hoveton every 3rd Wednesday.
At St John of the Cross during Lent there will be weekly Bible Study sessions starting on Thursday 27th February at 6.45pm. All are welcome: please bring your bible.
Stations of the Cross will be held at the Sacred Heart on Fridays at 12noon and at St Helen’s, following the Wednesday 9.30am Mass and following the Friday 9.30am Mass at Aylsham.
Support Cambodia’s “Soups, Slides & Crafts” lunch is on Saturday 28th March from 11.30am – 2.30pm in the parish hall (soup served from 12 – 1pm). Admission by ticket only, price £3.50 – available after weekend Masses this weekend or from Katie on 01263 577784. Ticket includes soup, bread, fruit, tea/coffee (bacon rolls extra), an illustrated talk on the recent Trustee Visit and the chance to buy from the new selection of Cambodia crafts. Early booking advised – it was sold out in advance last year!
We pray for our sick parishioners: Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Tom Ender, Derek Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice David Battigan and Mary Carr.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Colin Johnson, Agnes Daniels, Henry (Harry) Trainor, John Broom, Ann Carty, Margaret (Peggy) Forder, Joan Elsmore, Shaun Tusting and Patrick Shiell.
May they rest in peace.
Next Family Mass: Sunday 12th April
(11.00 am Mass at the Sacred Heart)