Jesus appears to his disciples at the lake of Galilee. It is an important moment in the growth of their Easter faith. The amazing catch of fish is a powerful sign of their future apostolate which will be made effective by the risen Christ. Peter, in spite of his moment of weakness, is re-affirmed as their leader. Jesus repeats his call to follow him – a reminder that discipleship is a life-long vocation.
The Annual General Meeting of the parish which was due to take place on Monday 16th May in the church hall has been postponed.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Tuesday 31st May 2022 led by Bishop Alan. At 12.00 noon there is the Pilgrim Mass; at 3.00pm the procession to the Priory Grounds followed by Benediction; 4.30pm – depart. Bring a packed lunch. Please put your names and those of any children you are accompanying, to the COACH LIST, that is in the church porch as soon as possible, as we need to know numbers for the size of coach. Ticket cost to follow. It picks up from: Hoveton 9.30am; North Walsham 9.50am; Aylsham 10.15am arriving in Walsingham at 11.15am. See Day’s Programme on the notice board.
The Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on the same day Tuesday 31st May also led by Bishop Alan. The aim will still be to give our children a special and memorable time. See poster for details. Please make sure the children’s names are on the list mentioned above if wishing to travel on the coach.
Aylsham Churches Together (ACT) has set up a support group for those hosting or hoping to host Ukrainian refugees, working with a Christian group in Felixstowe (Ukraine 2 Felixstowe) helping to match refugees with hosts. (Naomi Perone is the Parish rep on this ACT group). As there may be the opportunity to work together with the Felixstowe group the next stage is to collect more information from those who are considering hosting. An online form has been set up for this: ttps://forms.gle/PcRtWy7LKci66RPr8 We have been asked to forward this to those in our parish who are considering hosting.
St Helen’s Coffee Morning will take place after Mass on Wednesday 4th May from 10.20-11.30am. Please come and join us for a chat over refreshments including home made bakes for just £1.50p. You are all most welcome. We would love to see you.
Farewell message from Robert and Clare Hardie:
Robert and Clare just wanted to say that we are sad that we haven’t really been able to say a proper farewell to lots of you as we leave the UK this weekend for new adventures in NZ. But we are sure you understand that with strict Covid restrictions still in place in NZ we did need to socially isolate before we left. Thank you for all the good wishes and cards we have received, we will miss you all but we will see you again as we plan to come back quite often for visits.
A Day of Prayer & Renewal in the Holy Spirit on Saturday 14th May at St Peter’s Church Hall, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SQ, 10.30am to 4.30pm. The day will be led by Fr Alvan Ibeh, the theme “God has not forgotten you” to include prayer & praise, Mass, adoration and reconciliation. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. For further information contact Philip on 07910 157584 or go to www.renewaleastanglia.org/future-events. See leaflet.
A Requiem Mass for Mari Copperwheat will be held at St John of the Cross, Aylsham, NR11 6 AY at 10.00am on the 3rd May. This will be followed by a short service at the grave-side and committal at St Michael & All Angels, Church Road, Barton Turf, NR12 8YU at 11.45am. Everyone is very welcome to both services and at the Wayford Bridge Inn, NR12 9LL, afterwards for refreshments.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton and Patricia Newton.
We pray for Barbara Elizabeth Simmins and Mari Copperwheat who died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Bernard Williams, Doris Beaumont, John Gibbs, Josef Gawlina, Emily Gray, John Russell, James & Nan Byrne, Margery Huxtable and Charles Cornish.
May they rest in peace.