A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS. You are welcome to join our parishioners for coffee after Mass, at Aylsham, North Walsham and Hoveton. You may like to use a “one off” gift-aid envelope for your collection, available at the back of the church. Many thanks.
LENT 2014 Keep your mauve Lenten booklet to hand for details of Masses and events taking place over the final days of Lent, prior to Holy Week. Today’s insert will give the times of Services over Holy Week and Easter.
Regular events for this coming week : Stations of the Cross at:
Hoveton: Wed morning following 9.30am Mass. Aylsham: Friday morning following 9.30am Mass. North Walsham: Friday at 12noon.
Lent Lunches – N Walsham on Thursday; Aylsham on Friday – This week we are hosting the Aylsham Lunch at St John of the Cross at 12.30pm. Also at Aylsham, there will be Compline at St Michael’s Parish Church on Wednesday 9th April at 7.00pm.
Taize Style Worship this Sunday evening at St Nicholas Church, N.W at 6.30pm.
PARISH REFLECTION DAY will take place in the parish hall tomorrow Monday 7th, led by Fr David on “The Joy of the Gospel”. It starts at 11.00am (coffee from 10.30) and ends at 3.00pm. Do try to come along and share the “Reflection” together with fellow parishioners. Please bring food for a shared lunch.
The Senior Citizens’ Group will be attending our Day of Reflection. No further meetings for the group until 28th April.
HOLY WEEK CHOIR PRACTICE The second of our practices will take place on Tuesday 8th April at 7.00pm at St John of the Cross, Aylsham, with the third and final practice on Monday 14th April at 7.00pm at North Walsham. If you weren’t able to attend the first one last Saturday but hope to sing with us during Holy Week, please let John know: tel. 01692 581516 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY WEEK Readers and Ministers of Communion are needed for the Holy Week Liturgies; also 12 parishioners for the Maundy Thursday evening Mass to have their feet washed (4 from each community). Please sign the lists at the back of the church. Please remember: The Readers’& Ministers’ lists are only to give an indication of the Masses/Services at which you are going to attend, thus enabling each community to be represented – You will be notified if required.
A RECONCILIATION SERVICE will be held at Our Lady of Refuge Church, Overstrand Rd. Cromer on Saturday 12th April at 11.00am. (NR27 0JH)
NORTH WALSHAM 1914-2014 St Nicholas Church is holding an exhibition – “ A Hundred Years of North Walsham 1914-2014” and they have asked us to take part to which we have agreed. This is an appeal for photographs covering any of those years in the Sacred Heart Parish. We’d be very careful with them and return them. Please see Hilary Bolger for more details.
CHRISM MASS takes place on Wednesday 16th April in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich at 7.30pm. As usual we are running a coach for parishioners; picking up at Aylsham at 5.15pm; North Walsham at 5.35pm and Hoveton at 5.50pm. Departure from the Cathedral will be at 9.45pm. The cost of £4 will be collected on the 16th. Please sign the list at the back of the church. For those wishing to travel independently, please remember there is No Parking in the Cathedral parking areas except for Blue Badge holders: However, there is an IMPORTANT CHANGE TO PRECEDURE. Please Note: there is now to be no phoning the Cathedral, but a “first come, first served” policy (for Blue Badge holders only); once the spaces are filled, drivers will have to find alternative parking. Please make sure that holders on the day have their Blue Badges to hand. Do come along to this beautiful diocesan event, the Chrism Mass.
THE BIBLE GROUP that meets on 2nd and 4th Friday every month at 2.30pm in the parish hall, has now finished its long encounter with Fr Barron and his “Catholicism” and “Evangelisation”. It now heads out into a sharing of some strange and difficult passages in the Gospels, as well as viewing appropriate DVDs. Our next two meetings will be 11th and 25th April. For further information please see Deacon Ron.
TEACHING POST – All Saints Inter-Church Academy, March, Cambs. require a Head Teacher from September 2014. For more information please visit the Diocesan Website: www.catholiceastanglia.org
EASTER CARDS to our Cambodian friends need to go this week – the post takes 10 days. Address slips at the back of the church and on the parish website.
DISCERNMENT WEEKEND at the Shrine at Walsingham, for young women aged 18-33 who are considering their calling in life and interested in the religious life. Join the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham over weekend of 12th/13th April. Details visit www.walsinghamcommunity.org or 01277 373848.
OPEN MORNING at New Hall Catholic School, Chelmsford, for boys & girls, ages 3-18yrs, on Monday 5th May (Bank Holiday) 9.00am -12noon. Includes tour of school & facilities, talks with staff and pupils. To book, pick up booking form from the church porch. Further information on 01245 236098 or go online to newhallschool.co.uk
150 CLUB – winner for March no.75 Neil Boyle. No Draw for April.
We pray for Nora James who died last Thursday and for her family and friends. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Maurice Allain, Franciszek (Frank) Dominikowski, Monica Rose Furlong and Eileen Codd .
May they rest in peace. Amen.