2nd Sunday of Advent 2020.
6th –12th December.
Today’s reading from the prophet Isaiah is a promise of rescue and restoration to a people in exile. That promise will be fulfilled with the arrival of a time of salvation for all people in the person of the Messiah. What is promised in Isaiah is made present in Jesus. Today we hear the beginning of Mark’s Gospel. As we travel through Advent with its apocalyptic scenes and promises of salvation we do so as those who already know and acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God and bringer of Good News.
Now that we have resumed public Masses in our churches if you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church:
John Bolger at Sacred Heart – 01692 581516 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fran Ludden at Aylsham – 07849 602227 (email@example.com);
Richard McGreevy, Hoveton – 07730 817580 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Weekday Masses: Wednesday: 9.30 at St Helen’s, Thursday: 9.30 at Sacred Heart, Friday: 9.30 at St John of the Cross.
12 noon at Sacred Heart: Vigil Mass of Christmas.
6 pm at Sacred Heart: Christmas Family Mass. 9 pm at St John of the Cross: Midnight Mass.
9 am at St Helen’s: Dawn Mass. 11 am at Sacred Heart: Mass of the Day.
You will need to book places at each of these Masses with the co-ordinator of each church. For some of the Masses there are only a few places left so don’t delay! For full details see Mass Times.
In these times the work of Foodbank is more needed than ever. You can find a list of items that are particularly needed here.
There will be a retiring collection for the Clergy Dependant Fund next weekend.
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: John Wills, David McGee, Priscilla Jarrad, Pearl Byrne, Joseph (Joe) Rose, Jean Gawthorpe and Mary Fogarty.
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