In today’s second reading St Paul speaks about a ‘new mind’ which is reflected in the way we act. This is central to today’s readings. We operate on a human level with all its limitations. This was Peter’s mistake in the Gospel reading. We need to recognise that God’s ways are best for us because only God knows what life really means and what has real value.
The Journey in Faith will begin on Sunday, 15th October at 5pm in the church hall in North Walsham. This time, as well as enquirers, everyone is welcome to attend. Spread the word….
We also have a group of young people who will begin their preparation for Confirmation. Please let me know if you wish to join them.
The Mass today (Sunday) at the Sacred Heart is a Family Mass with the children taking major roles in the liturgy.
Next Sunday, ’Education Sunday’ there is a 2nd Collection.
Tomorrow, Monday 4th September, the NW Senior Citizens will be making their annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham. The coach will leave the Sacred Heart carpark at 10.00 am and leave Walsingham at 3.00 pm. I have booked a smaller coach this year but there will be a few seats available for any parishioners who would like to join us. Contribution towards coach hire will be £5 per person. I can be contacted on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327 for anyone who would like to book a seat on the coach. Teresa Butler.
Just a reminder to all who organise parish events. In order to avoid clashes, please make sure your dates are on the Parish Website Calendar. For this contact Clare Hardie (01603 890609) or Antonia at the Parish Office on email email@example.com
The Sponsored Bike Ride, Walk and Drive (run by the Norfolk Churches Trust) will be held on Saturday 9th September from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Sponsorship forms are available in church porches also online at norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk/sponsored-bike ride It is hoped that a number of you will feel able to rise to the challenge of this very worthy and healthy event.
At NW we will need recorders checking in the participants. Please select and sign for an hour from the 9am to 5pm list .
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club. We have changed the date of the 4th Wednesday club at St Helen’s (for September only) to the third Wednesday which is 20th September. The day begins at 11.30am with coffee and chat, continues with a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm and later tea and cake at 4pm. We will be celebrating “Harvest Home” with poems, readings, music and song. Free raffle also quiz and competitions. All senior citizens are welcome: pl call 01692 582418 if coming for the first time.
Please pray for our sick parishioners especially Margaret Wynes and John Bolger.
We pray for Dudley Hardingham who died recently and for his family and friends. We pray also for all whose anniversaries occur this week including: Beatrice Turton, Joan (Jean) Law, Anthony Bateman, Michael Mccarthy, Teresa Moss, Patricia Nelder, Josephine Dady, Ivan Kulas and Pauline Gilmore.
May they rest in peace.
This month’s project: Care of Creation
This week’s suggestion: Take time to appreciate the Beauty of Nature