Today’s Gospel links the love of the Father for the Son with the love of the Son for the disciples – and therefore for us. Human love is a reflection of the love which has its origin and source in the Holy Trinity. When Jesus calls us friends he is bringing us into the life of the Trinity.
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Monday – hopefully with good weather! Coach picks up: Hov. 9.30 & NW. 9.50 am. There is also a Children’s Pilgrimage on Tuesday 29th May.
Next Sunday is World Communications Day – there will be a retiring collection for the Catholic Communications Network.
Thursday is Ascension Day, a Holy Day of Obligation.
The Rosary will be said before Mass during the month of May; at North Walsham at 10.30am, Aylsham at 8.30am and Hoveton at 5.00pm. NW, please sign the list those wishing to lead praying the Rosary.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) will not be having their usual meeting it being the Bank Holiday.
Fr James will be giving a Day of Recollection for the whole parish on Monday, 14th May in the Parish Hall at 11am. Mass will be at 12 noon followed by a shared lunch.
Advance notice: the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 18th June 2018 at 7pm in the Parish Hall at North Walsham.
Vacancy at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School (Jessop Rd, Norwich NR2 3QB) required from 1st September 2018. Class teacher + TLR. Closing application is 11th May. Enquiries to Head of School on 01603 441484. Warmly invited to visit school when post can be discussed.
Marriage and Family Life Coordinator: An opportunity has arisen within the diocese for the role of MFL coordinator. Average of 20 hours per week to include occasional Saturdays, at £13 per hour, based at home. For more information contact Kerry Urdzik on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 251301
Interested in joining the Ignite Team? Are you leaving school or university this summer, in between jobs or would like to do something ‘different’? The Diocesan Youth Service is looking for people aged 18-30 to join the Ignite Team from Sept ‘18 – Aug ‘19 full time. Accommodation, food and a monthly allowance are provided. Email: email@example.com
Christian Aid Week 13-19 May 2018 at North Walsham. Poverty is an outrage against humanity: it robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. Together we have the power to transform lives. Please support the volunteers from Churches Together in NW who are running a Christian Aid stall on Thursday morning, 17th May.
Rob and Clare Hardie will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Evening to raise funds for the North Norfolk SVP on Saturday 2nd June at 7pm, at their home at Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ. All are most welcome. Tickets on sale at £7.50 per head or ring Clare on 01603 897609 if you would like to come and pay on the night.
We pray for our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Veronica Williams, Linda Dawson and Mary Johnston.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Margery Huxtable, Anne Kelly, Marjorie Reynolds, Christopher Smith, Florence Dady, Lillian Davis and Olive Carr. May they rest in peace.
Living Simply: Theme – Recycling:
Suggestion: CAN be recycled – empty bleach bottles, clean juice cartons
Can NOT be recycled – take-away coffee cups, sweet and crisp wrappers