Today we welcome Fr John Abugri who is with us for the weekend. He will tell us about the work of the Spiritan Fathers and there will be a retiring collection.
Also today the Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage to Walsingham will be led by Bishop Alan Hopes. Please see poster for details.
In October Rob and Clare Hardie will be visiting a Welcome Centre for Refugees from Syria and Iraq who have landed on Kos and Rhodes via the perilous route from Turkey on overcrowded inflatable boats – we have all seen them on our TV screens. The Welcome Centre is run by an English Franciscan Fr John Luke Gregory. This visit is part of a Footsteps of St Paul pilgrimage and the organisers have suggested that it would be a great help if pilgrims on the trip were able to give some financial support for this great work. So Rob and Clare will be happy to receive any cash donations or spare euros left over from your holidays which they will give to Fr John Luke.
The Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 10th September 2016 – 9am to 5pm.
Churches Together SAFARI SUPPER – Saturday 10th September: Adult ticket £7.50; under 12s £5.00. Proceeds to Age Concern N.W.
A Flower Festival & Art Exhibition takes place on Friday 9th until Monday 12th September of St George’s Church, Sprowston. The diocese celebrates its 40 years of existence: flower arrangers from the diocese will represent their different parishes and this will include The Sacred Heart Church. Refreshments will be available.
Apostleship of the Sea Mass with Bishop Alan at St John the Baptist’s Cathedral at 7pm on Tuesday 6th September.
Bible Group meets again Friday 9th; 2.30pm, Committee Room.
Shoeboxes (Samaritan’s Purse), given to children from Third World countries at Christmas. Our boxes will be collected if the number exceeds 50: if less, someone will have to take them to the nearest Drop Off Point between 1st and 18th November. May I please know if you are intending to make up a box(es). Those at Aylsham have their own arrangements. Please email Antonia – (on home email) email@example.com or ring 01692 406452.
Senior Citizens’ Group at NW will reconvene on Monday 5th September. AM: Computer Workshop will continue; lunch will be provided: PM: Planning Meeting. An interesting programme is planned for the following weeks. Anyone wishing to come along will be most welcome. Please contact Teresa on 01692 405007.
St Helen’s Memorial Garden A volunteer(s) is required to take responsibility for the maintenance of the small area of grass around the memorial stones at St Helen’s. A manual lawn mower is available on site. If you can spare an hour or so on a regular basis please speak to Nick Walmsley or Francis Harmer.
Choir Practices at St John of the Cross resume on Tuesday 13th September at 7pm. The choir would be delighted to welcome new members. Experience not needed, just enthusiasm and commitment. Further details from Katie on 01263 577784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Concert by pupils of David Shippey at St John of the Cross, Sunday 11th Sept at 3pm. All are welcome. Free Entry with retiring collection for Support Cambodia’s Svay Sisophon “Water Tank Project”. Craft sales; teas; details from Katie on 01263 577784.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Anthony Bateman, Michael McCarthy, Teresa Moss, Patricia Nelder, Josephine Dady, Ivan Kulas, Pauline Gilmore and Christopher Beardshaw.
May they rest in peace.