‘It is not good that man should be alone’. We all have a network of relationships that form an essential element of our lives. They give us identity and purpose. The marriage relationship is an important part of this network. For Christians marriage is not based on convenience or a passing infatuation. It involves an unqualified commitment which reflects the faithful commitment that God makes to us.
The second session of the Journey in Faith programme will take place in the parish house today, 3rd October, at 6 pm.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham, all Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are accessible from your computer or tablet. Simply click here.
It is no longer necessary to book a place at the weekend Masses in any of our three churches. However we are still encouraged to use the QR codes when we arrive at the church or to give our contact details to the stewards.
Today there is a Second Collection for CAFOD (see below)
Next Sunday is the start of Prisons’ Week when we are asked to pray for prisoners and their families.
CAFOD Family Fast Day, (which was Friday 1st October) – Local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change and protect our common home. By donating to CAFOD you can help communities affected by the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Please donate by using the CAFOD envelopes or online via the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis or you can easily donate via text. Text CAFOD 10 to 70580
A Mass Count will be taken; this will be the third of four following consecutively on Sundays.
At the Sacred Heart tea/coffee is now available in the parish hall and at Aylsham in the church, following the Sunday Mass.
St Helen’s Coffee Morning will resume after Mass on the first Wednesday of the month beginning on 6th October. For £1.50 we can once again enjoy a chat over tea/coffee and refreshments including home-made cakes/scones. Proceeds go to local charities.
Fortnightly Bible Study at the Sacred Heart. The next meeting will be on Friday 8th October at 2.30pm in the Committee Room.
Diocesan Newman Lectures. The Rt Hon Prof Ruth Kelly will give this year’s Newman Lecture on ‘What should we expect from politics after Covid?’ at St John’s Cathedral at 7 pm on Saturday 9th October. No need to book – simply turn up!
Minutes of the recently held PPC meeting, (on 7th September), are now available to read on church notice boards and can also be viewed on the parish website in the section headed “Parish Life” by clicking here. One or two hard copies are also available in church porches. We would urge parishioners to take an interest in the running of our parish and catch up on the latest details from these Minutes.
The time has come for election of Parish Pastoral Council representatives. Nomination forms are at the back of all three churches. Due to last year’s disruptions we are looking for two new representatives from each church. This is a vital service for your church community so please think prayerfully about whether you could contribute in this way to the life of the Parish.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley and Mary Carr.
We pray for Charlotte Drury, daughter of Simon and Veronique Cornish who died recently and those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: John (Jack) Barrett, Gwendoline Faupel, Thomas Rawlinson, Eileen Winson, Sylvia Butcher, Joyce Bailey, Emanuel (Manny) Galea and Deanna Gawlina.
May they rest in peace.