5th Week in Eastertide.
Jesus describes himself as the Vine to illustrate the relationship between himself and the believer. It is essentially about being ‘in’ him, drawing life from the Vine so that the branches can bear fruit. If the branches do not draw life from the Lord they are useless and unproductive. It is a work of grace; ultimately it is the love of God dwelling in the disciples which produces fruit and enables them to ‘live the sort of life that he wants’.
On Tuesday we join other Christians in a National Day of Prayer for victims and survivors of abuse.
The Rosary (North Walsham) will be said at 10.30am prior to Mass during the Sundays of May. Those who would like to lead, please speak with Adrian or Antonia. There are similar arrangements at Aylsham and Hoveton.
There will be a Eucharistic Service, instead of Mass, on Thursday 6th May at 9.30am.
At the Sacred Heart all services are now live streamed and are accessible from your computer. To access them click here or go to Live Streaming.
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church. Should you find you are unable to attend please make contact with your co-ordinator to cancel that booking and ‘free up’ a place for somebody else.
John Bolger at the Sacred Heart: 01692 58151(email@example.com)
Fran Ludden at Aylsham: 07849 602227 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Richard McGreevy, Hoveton: 01603 738255 (email@example.com)
PPC Meeting The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday 25th May at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Any points parishioners would like to raise, please make them known to the representatives for your church.
North Walsham – Becky Walker, Grazyna Skawinska and Antonia Martínez:
Aylsham – Keith Copperwheat, Ginny Keane and Sue Short.
Hoveton – Richard McGreevy (Chair) Elaine Haughton and Peter Rylands.
CAFOD is reminding us to take action to stop the climate crisis. This year the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil – the ‘COP26’ climate talks in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, must push world leaders to show the ambition we need to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5-degree threshold. This means that all countries must play their part. With the eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the PM to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at “COP26”. Please sign CAFOD’s petition at cafod.org.uk/reclaim or sign the green cards at the back of each church and post them to CAFOD. Further information can be found on the Parish website under Noticeboard.
Ignite Festival. Join members of the Ignite team for music, inspiring talks, workshops and prayer. This takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd May from 7.00 to 8.30pm.
Items for the newsletter will be most welcome, to be sent please by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Tuesday of the week, or if urgent, at the very latest by Wednesday, no later than 12 noon.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for Tony Boast, Lorna Diamond and Dione Anthony who died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Bernard Williams, Doris Beaumont, Josef Gawlina, Emily Gray , John Russell, James & Nan Byrne, Margery Huxtable, Charles Cornish and Anne Kelly.
May they rest in peace.