We are hearing St Luke’s Gospel in these Sunday readings. He puts the ministry of Jesus in the context of his journey to Jerusalem, his goal. On the way he encounters those who are friendly and those who are hostile: but to all he proclaims the Good News and challenges his hearers to respond to it – as he does to us Sunday by Sunday.
CAFOD has launched an appeal for the people of Ethiopia who are suffering a severe famine. Special envelopes are in the porches of our three churches. If you wish to donate please put your donation in with (and in addition to!) the weekly collection. This appeal will be open for the next three weeks.
Next Sunday is Sea Sunday and there will be a retiring collection following the Mass. Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the official maritime welfare/mission agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. They support more than one million seafarers arriving in our ports each year. It is a vitally important mission to a hidden group of people, many of whom are Catholic. Please be generous in your support.
Laudato si. Today is the third of five sessions of discussions and reflection on the Pope’s letter on global issues that affect us all, in the hall from 5 – 6pm. It is for the whole parish: John Bolger will lead today’s session and all are welcome. Leaflets in the church.
The interment of Olwen Bagstaff is on Monday 11th July at 12noon in the Memorial Garden at the Sacred Heart: all are welcome.
Next Friday 8th July at St John of the Cross the 9.30 am Mass will be a ‘simple Cambodian-style’ Mass followed by tea and cake. There will be no singing or special rituals, just Mass in a slightly different way. All are welcome.
Bible Group meets 2.30pm on Friday 8th in the hall (NW).
Bikes, Vacs & Tools. After a generous response to this appeal to help refugees/asylum seekers in Norwich, we will be collecting the bikes during the next two weeks. When they are assembled in Fr James’ garage, they will be collected by English+, the project we are assisting. Thanks again! Any queries telephone John & Hilary on 01692 581516 or email email@example.com
A Family Picnic, especially for the children, is on 10th July at the Sacred Heart on 10th July, after the 11.00am Mass. Games, a children’s tombola and tea & squash in the hall. Donations of tombola items appropriate for the event – box for items in NW porch). to encourage the children to feel they belong to the parish.
Also on July 10th Churches Together in Aylsham are supporting the family fun day on the Recreation Ground especially for the children. If you can help between 3-4pm please contact Pauline Andrews on 01263 732780.
There is a vacancy for Graduate Internship, at St Louis Catholic Academy, Newmarket, please visit Diocesan Website for more details: http://rcdea.org.uk/school-vacancies/
Kay and Clare would like to thank everyone who came and supported the Cheese & Wine evening on the 18th June. The magnificent sum of £745 was raised to help with the redecoration of St John of the Cross Church.
The Norwich Secular Franciscans are organising a pilgrimage walk around Norwich on Sun 24th July, at 2pm at St John’s RC Cathedral, taking in the Julian Shrine & Anglican Cathedral, returning before 5pm to walk through the Holy Door. For lunches – Debbie on 07737 9093366 by 10th: more details to follow.
Diocesan Summer Camp 2016: Friday 26th to Monday 29th August for ages 8-14. Staying at New Eccles Hall School, Norfolk. Those interested in going should contact Kerry or Lauren Thorpe via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07504048352.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Ellen McKeown, Martin Wood, Pauline Watson, Doris McGee and Stephen Rothon.
May they rest in peace.