A WARM WELCOME to all our VISITORS. Do feel free to stay for coffee after Mass. “One off” gift aid envelopes for your collection are available at the back of the church for those who would like to use them. Thanks.
Harvest Thanksgiving will be celebrated in our Masses this weekend. At all Masses parishioners are invited to bring items up in the Offertory Procession. Perishable items will be sold after Mass for CAFOD – store cupboard items will go to the Food Bank at Norwich and Cromer.
The Rosary is said during October: at Hoveton before Saturday Mass at 5pm; Aylsham – Sundays at 8.30am and NW at 10.30am. Volunteers needed to lead at the Sacred Heart – some new people would be great. Please sign the rota in the porch.
Collectors Please note that for the next four weeks we need to take a Mass Count and record the numbers on the sheet at the back of the church. Thanks.
FAIRTRADE Owing to the sale of Harvest items after Mass this weekend, stalls for Fairtrade will be set up accordingly: North Walsham next Sunday 13th; for Aylsham Sunday 20th and for Hoveton this Saturday 5th.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets Monday 7th October: am – informal. Introductory meeting with Mandy Smith for those interested in joining the Computer Workshop at about 11.30 am. At 2.00 pm a representative from the East Anglian Air Ambulance will give a presentation on their current services. All are welcome.
HARVEST SUPPER – St Helen’s (Hoveton) Monday 7th October at 7pm
“BE OPEN TO GOD” a quiet day, led by Magdalen Houlihan (Clare Priory) in the Parish hall NW on Sat 12th October, 10.15am – 3.15pm. To book ’phone Betty Dady 01692 402398. For further details see poster in the church.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in the parish hall at 2.30pm on Friday 11th October continuing their study of the book of Job. All are welcome.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Nominations are requested for 4 new PPC members; 2 for The Sacred Heart, 1 for St Helen’s and 1 for St John of the Cross. Nomination forms are at the back of each church. Please ensure that the completed forms are handed to Fr. David by October 27th to allow time for a ballot, if necessary, before the next PPC Meeting in November.
“YEAR OF FAITH” There is still time to put your thoughts into words about your faith and in so doing form a collection of testimonies from our parish. (No more than 400 words).
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS: This coming Friday at the home of Elaine and Michael Haughton, The Rustics, Chequers St, East Ruston, NR12 9JT.
BISHOP ALAN has appointed Fr. David as Vicar General for the diocese.
JOURNEY INTO FAITH – How to become a Catholic, or just find out more about the Catholic Faith. Wednesday at 2.30pm in the Presbytery. All welcome.
CAMBODIAN-STYLE MASS to celebrate the Khmer Festival of the Ancestors’ (Pchum Ben) on Friday 18th October at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Please read the separate insert for details. For the Church in Cambodia, this is ‘All Souls Day’ and so through our Mass we will join in spirit with our friends in Svay Sisophon as they pray for their departed loved ones.
HOVETON Reflection on readings for Mass. This is a new group which will focus on the Readings & Psalms used at the Vigil/Sunday Mass, week by week, offering a chance to explore what these mean to us personally and their application to life and the wider world. Starting 6th November at St Helen’s at 10.30 am, every week after 9.30am Wednesday Mass – it is likely to be for up to an hour – open to all. Please contact Renata Orlowska (07759 143391) for details.
INVOCATION – “FACE 2 FACE” A special event for young adults aged 16 – 30, discerning their vocation or who are just looking to deepen their faith. Held at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham on Saturday 12th October. Please go to www.invocation.org.uk for more details. A group will be going from the diocese: please see poster & contact Hamish on 07812 004934.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL in our Diocese. Saturday 19th October at The Worship Centre, Bowthorpe, Norwich. Ross Powell’s theme for the day is Faith “Expectant Faith”: 10.00 am to 4.30 pm – day includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration Confession & Prayer. To bring a packed lunch. Contact Phil Waters 07910157584 or go to www.ccr-eastanglia.org.uk
SHOEBOX APPEAL – leaflets with the necessary forms and details for packing up shoeboxes are available at the back of the church (North Walsham & Hoveton). Deadline for collection is Sunday 17th November. Aylsham have their own system in response to this appeal.
FOUND Two separate sets of keys have been found on church property; also a camera. Contact the presbytery for more details.
Michael and Elaine Haughton would like to thank Fr David and parishioners from our three communities for the prayers and support during Michael’s recent illness. “The power of prayer has no limits.”
We pray for all those whose anniversaries are at this time including: Eileen Winson, Sylvia Ann Butcher, Joyce Mary Bailey, Deanna Maris Gawlina, Mary Merrill, Thomas Purdy and Wladislaw (Val) Tanistra. May they rest in peace. Amen.