Today the Church celebrates her faith in the Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ which we receive in the Eucharist. Catholics have a saying: ‘it is the Mass that matters’. It is the Mass that unites us with the risen Christ and with one another. We receive the Body of Christ in order to become more fully the Body.
Adoremus: Liverpool. In September (7-9th) there will be a big conference in Liverpool for Catholics from all over the country. I shall be attending and can provide information for anyone from the parish who may be interested in going.
Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets from 11am for the usual morning activities. After lunch there will be ’yarn bombing’. All materials will be provided, just come along to join in this fun project.
Monday 25th June will be the Group’s annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham. All parishioners and friends are welcome to join us. There is a £5 donation towards the cost of the coach. For further details or to book your place please contact Teresa on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327.
The Bible Group meets again on Friday 8th June at 2.30 pm in the committee room at North Walsham.
The Annual Parish Meeting is on Monday 18th June at 7pm in the parish hall at North Walsham. After supper provided by parishioners from Aylsham and Hoveton there will be reports about the parish from Fr James, Rob Hardie (Chair of the PPC) and Nick Sutherland (Chair of the Finance Committee). There will also be a presentation by Michael McMahon on the work of the North Norfolk SVP. Please sign the lists at the back of the church if you are able to attend.
Mass on Friday 8th June is at 10 am in North Walsham as it is the Patronal Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Marriage & Family Celebration. On Saturday, 16th June, Bishop Alan invites married and engaged couples to a Mass at the Cathedral at 12 noon. Certificates will be given to couples who have been married for 1 year, 5 years and every multiple of 5 years thereafter. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drink in the Narthex. Email Kerry Urdzik on: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Share the Journey’ – Parish Walk: on Sunday 24th June we will be walking as a parish as part of Pope Francis’ request that we ‘Share the Journey’ with people fleeing war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty. CAFOD’s aim is that all the walks of every individual will add up to 24,9000 miles, the distance around the whole world. After the 11 am Mass and coffee in the Hall (also a cake stall, tombola and book stall to raise funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais). Then we will walk approx. 2-3 miles along the Weavers Way towards Felmingham, stop to eat our packed lunches and return to North Walsham. Families are very welcome and there will be a Nature Trail for the children. For more info see: cafod.org/sharethejourney
The Annual Diocesan Summer Camp is from Friday 24th August – Monday 27th. The closing date is fast approaching. This camp is for 8-14 year olds and has proved very popular with those who have spent a weekend there. Do come and have a word with Kerry or Lauren – or email Lorraine Furmedge email@example.com for more details or any queries.
A Julian Quiet Day will be held at Rob and Clare Hardie’s home on Tuesday 5th June from 10.30am – 3.00pm. All are welcome; please ring Clare 01603897609, & bring packed lunch + £5 donation for the speaker – Dr. Pauline Lovelock.
We pray for Brenda White from Aylsham who died recently and all our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Joe Seely and Veronica Williams.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Grace Butler, Russell Skipper, Ann (Val) Edwards, Elizabeth (Betty) Kelso, Una Youngson, Mary Cushion and Barbara Winfield.
May they rest in peace.