27th Week in Ordinary Time 2020
4th – 11th October
The image of a vineyard in the Bible refers to Israel as God’s people. The parable in the gospel is aimed at ‘the chief priests and the leaders’. They have taken over the vineyard and neglected it. Others will take on this task who will produce fruit. Matthew, writing for the early Church, is saying that Christians were now the vineyard of the Lord and the love song of Isaiah would now end with a rich yield of fruit which Paul describes in the second reading.
This Friday, the 9th of October, is Family Fast Day. Although this is a difficult time for us, our families and our parishes, CAFOD encourages us to look beyond our immediate situation to communities across the world, many of whom have far less in the way of resources than we do. We unite in solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable people and communities in the world helping them to survive, rebuild and heal. As in previous years we are asked to eat less on Family Fast Day and to bring what we save to church on the following Sunday. You can also simply make a donation to CAFOD. Donation envelopes are available.
We are looking for bicycles for a group of asylum seekers. If you have one to spare please let me know.
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)
At present there is no need to book a place for a weekday Mass.
Weekday Masses: Tuesday: 9.30 at Sacred Heart, Wednesday: 9.30 at St Helen’s, Friday: 9.30 at St John of the Cross.
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We remember those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Gwendoline Faupel, Thomas Rawlinson, Eileen Winson, Sylvia Butcher, Joyce Bailey, Emanuel (Manny) Galea, Deana Gawlina, Mary Merrill and Reinike (Ron) Papendick.
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