A WARM WELCOME to all our VISITORS. Do feel free to stay for coffee after Mass. “One off” gift-aid envelopes for your collection are available at the back of the church for those who would like to use them. Thanks.
Fr. Paul Maddison, who has been with us since Thursday, will also be celebrating this weekend’s Masses; we are very grateful for his being with us.
TODAY there will be a Second Collection for the St Edmunds Fund. Leaflets are available in the porch with information on this Diocesan Fund and listing the grants made.
In Remembrance You will find in each church a Memorial Book or paper slips on which to write the names of your deceased loved ones; these will be placed on the altar during Masses throughout November.
NEXT SUNDAY is Remembrance Sunday. At the Mass at North Walsham we will observe a Minute of Silence at 11.00am. – please be in church before this time.
There is a Remembrance Day Service at St Nicholas Parish Church today at 3pm to which we are warmly welcome to attend.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GRP – Meeting on Monday 4th November: am. Computer Workshop; pm. A return visit from Sandra accompanied by some of her owls by special request. This was a very popular event last time.
JOURNEY INTO FAITH – How to become a Catholic, or know more about the Catholic Faith. Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Presbytery.
REFLECTIONS on the Mass readings: the weekly group sessions at Hoveton commence on Wednesday 6th November following the 9.30am Mass. Contact Renata Orlowska for details (07759 143391).
“WORLD GIFTS” (CAFOD) Christmas 2013 Catalogues are at the back of the church. These are given as alternative Christmas presents to family and friends but will make a huge difference to people in developing countries. It includes order form, gift-aid facility – postage FREE.
CHURCHES TOGETHER – NORTH WALSHAM will, as in previous years, be supporting a Christmas Day lunch in the Community Centre for anyone living within the North Walsham community who will be on their own on Christmas Day. To reserve a place simply write to Mr & Mrs R J Vincent, Wisiwig, 14 Marshgate, North Walsham NR28 9EE email@example.com (No telephone calls).
Volunteers are also needed to help with driving and serving. Please offer using the same postal or email address.
PARISH SUPPORT GRP Don’t forget we have a support group that can be reached either by phoning 07501 265779 or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
JENNIFER BRACEY’S APPEAL last Sunday to help with repairs to her Catholic church in the Philippines: “To my Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ….. Words are not enough to express my warmest appreciation of your enormous support in achieving my goal helping my hometown’s church. An incredible outcome raising the total amount £1,003. Truly amazed and touched of your great love and affection. From the deepest chamber of my heart, A MASSIVE THANK YOU.”
‘YEAR OF FAITH’ There’s still time to put your thoughts into words about your faith so that we can form a collection of testimonies from our parish. We’ve had a few submissions come in – don’t be shy (it can also encourage others) What does your faith mean to you? (No more than 400 words).
CELEBRATIONS for the end of the Year of Faith: over three days – Friday 22nd through to Sunday 24th November, the Solemnity of Christ the King. There will be a torchlight procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Norwich Castle to the Cathedral, and an All Night Vigil; also, on the Saturday a ‘Solemn Mass of Celebration & Commissioning of each Parish for Mission’ at 11am. Sorry, owing to too few passengers there is now no coach for Friday (to the Torchlight procession) but do make your own way if you can.
TODAY is the last day for signing up for the coach for the Saturday 11am Mass. Reminder: coach will pick up from: Aylsham 9.00am, N Walsham 9.20am & Hoveton 9.40am, expected to arrive at 10.15am for 11am Mass. Refreshments available in the Narthex. It will depart at approx. 2pm. Please make every effort to take part in some way as a witness of faith in this Year of Faith. A small donation is requested to help cover the cost of the coaches.
ALL-NIGHT VIGIL For those who wish to participate in the all-night vigil, the hour 10 – 11pm is the hour chosen for our Parish (particular times have been chosen in order to keep abreast of numbers). Please sign list in the porch.
“MISSIO” Collection (red) Boxes Please hand in to Peter Adamson (Aylsham); Sue Perrott (North Walsham); Maureen Keane (St Helen’s) a.s.a.p.
SHOEBOX APPEAL – leaflets available at the back of the church (North Walsham & Hoveton). Collection deadline Sunday 17th Nov. Aylsham have their own system for this appeal.
NATIVITY PAINTING COMPETITION the Knights of St Columbia are organising this competition for young people aged 5 to 11. Please see the poster at the back of the church for full details of how to enter.
We pray for Czeslaw Stanislaw Pelik, Helena Winifred Oakley, Ronald Chapman, Bernard Robb, Olive Marjorie Fuller, Michael Joseph Condon Reynolds, Rose Mary Dunham and Evelyn Ann Andrews.
May they rest in peace. Amen.