“Today the Church’s proclamation echoes throughout the world: ‘Jesus Christ is risen!’ – ‘He is truly risen.’ Like a new flame this Good News springs up in the night: the night of a world already faced with epochal challenges and oppressed by a pandemic severely testing our whole human family. In this night, the Church’s voice rings out: ‘Christ, my hope, is risen!’
This is a different ‘contagion’, a message transmitted from heart to heart – for every human heart awaits this Good News. It is the contagion of hope: ‘Christ, my hope, is risen!’ This is no magic formula that makes problems vanish. No, the resurrection of Christ is not that. Instead, it is the victory of love over the root of evil, a victory that does not ‘by-pass’ suffering and death, but passes through them, opening a path in the abyss, transforming evil into good: this is the unique hallmark of the power of God.” (Pope Francis)
At the Sacred Heart church live streaming of the services during Holy Week began on Maundy Thursday. The new equipment is working well and provides a clear picture and good sound. All services are now accessible from your computer. To access them simply go to the parish website and click on ‘Live Streaming’, or go directly to
https://camstreamer.com/redirect/12c4810cb144c12/S-58568. You can make a virtual visit to the church at any time.
We are indebted to Sean Martin and Martin Avery of St Laurence’s parish, Cambridge, for installing the audiovisual equipment free of charge, and particularly to Sean for the many hours he has spent on this project. All costs have been covered by a private donation.
The Collection at Masses this weekend is personal to your parish priest. Please keep all general contributions for the parish until the following week.
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church:
John Bolger at Sacred Heart – 01692 581516 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fran Ludden at Aylsham – 07849 602227 (email@example.com);
Richard McGreevy,Hoveton – 01603 738255 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Tony Randall, Jean Wood and James Hamilton Gunne-Braden who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Joe Seely, Eric Moll, Paul Humphrys, Maurice Allain, Sylvia McCready, Franciszek Dominikowski and Monica Furlong. May they rest in peace.
A Happy and Blessed Easter to all!
Last week’s collection: £273.40 Standing orders: £553.00