The prophet Malachi and Jesus in the Gospel castigate their contemporaries who have responsibility for the practice and teaching of the faith to others. Jesus acknowledges that the Pharisees should be listened to when they teach but he condemns them for not following their teaching themselves, and for being pre-occupied with their own status. .
Today at North Walsham there is a Family Mass when the children take major roles in the liturgy.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 6th November: the group will have the usual morning activities. We will then be celebrating Ivy’s 80th birthday. Winky Brown will be entertaining the group.
The Craft Fair last Monday raised £210 for the Senior Citizens’ Group funds. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this annual event a success. Sheila Hall’s daughter, Patricia, presented us with £310, sponsorship money she collected completing the challenge of 1000 mile walk in a year.
Monthly Diary. To keep the whole parish informed of events in our three communities Elaine Haughton (firstname.lastname@example.org) has offered to be the contact person for information. Please let her know by the middle of each month of events in your community.
Aid to the Church in Need is organising a week of prayer this month for persecuted Christians. The highlight of the week will be Red Wednesday, 22nd November with events at the Cathedral and a special Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion and Rosary at St Helen’s.
Samaritan’s Purse Boxes should be completed and left at either North Walsham or Hoveton church porches or delivered to a various collection centres.
The ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’. As suggested by the Live Simply Group, we will again take part this year for Norwich and Cromer District Food Banks. Flyers in each church have suggestions of items the Food Banks really need in the boxes over the next 25 days. You can either fill your own bag or box at home or bring items to church to be put in the Food Bank collecting boxes. The filled boxes need to be returned to your church by weekend of 3rd December at the latest so that Food Banks have time to distribute food in time for Christmas.
St Francis of Assisi Cath. Primary School: Open Morning 7th Nov 9.30-10.30am; Open Evening (parents only) 23rd Nov at 7pm.
We pray for our sick parishioners especially Margaret Wynes, Linda Dawson and Peter Walmsley.
We pray for Andy Brett and Elsie Hughes who died recently and remember their families and friends at this time. We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Bernard Robb, Olive Fuller, Hester Armstrong, Michael Reynolds, Rose Dunham, Evelyn Andrews and Peggy Browne. May they rest in peace.
This month’s project: Living in Solidarity with the Poor & Persecuted
This week’s suggestion: Start collecting items for the Reverse Advent Calendar