“There is only one way I can get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life. And live it bravely and cheerfully and as faithfully as I can.”
My dear friends as we near the end of the church’s liturgical year, the readings become more eschatological – having to do with the end of times. The main theme of this weekend’s readings is the reality of life after death and of the relationship between our lives on earth and the life of glory or punishment that will follow. The readings invite us to consider the true meaning of the Resurrection in our lives.
Next Sunday is Remembrance Day – a minute’s silence will be observed at 11.00 am at the commencement of Mass at the Sacred Heart.
Faithful Flames Children’s Group meet in the parish hall at 10.30 am today, Sunday. This is for all children up to the age of 16 years.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time of quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
World Youth Sunday – November 20th 2022. As well as the diocese taking a group to the International World Youth Day in Portugal next summer, World Youth Sunday, is when the global church recognises and celebrates young people. The Diocesan Youth Service is holding a special event at St. John’s Cathedral, Norwich. Everyone of secondary school age and upwards is welcome! Amongst other activities, there will be live music, inspiring talks and good food! See www.rcdea.org.uk/youth for more details.
First Holy Communion. We will be starting our New First Holy Communion classes at the beginning of December. Parents and children from the age of 7, wishing to register, please complete registration forms at the back of the church and hand them to Father Peter.
For World Youth Day: Kerry and Lauren are busy preparing fundraising with the following events to raise money ahead of their World Youth Day trip to Portugal next year with the Diocese,
a Bric-a-brac sale on 6th & 20th November,
a Christmas Bake sale on 4th December and
the Children’s Tombola & face painting at the Children’s Party on Saturday 17th December.
Any kind of donation, no matter how big or small will be really appreciated. Please keep an eye out for fundraising events over the Christmas period. Thank you in advance.
A Christmas Party has been arranged by Faithful Flames Children’s Group for Saturday 17th December at 2pm – 5pm in the Parish Hall in North Walsham. Please sign your names to the sheets in the church porch or speak to Kerry on 07504 048352 for more details.
Parish Directory. An updated edition of the directory is now available so do please pick up your copy from church porches. This is a very handy booklet to have giving you useful information on all areas of parish life in our three communities.
Parish Pastoral Council Elections. Nominations are requested for a new representative for the Sacred Heart and St Helen. Please pick up a nomination form from the table in the church porch.
Minutes of the last meeting of the PPC are available online and hard copies are available at the back of the church.
Missio boxes. Please could you return your red boxes by next Sunday. Thank you.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant, Celia Cooper, Barbara Laws, Michael Haughton, Marie Barton.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Bernard Robb, Olive Fuller, Hester Armstrong, Michael Reynolds, Ellen Joy, Rose Dunham and Evelyn Andrews. May they rest in peace.