Today is the feast of the Epiphany. It is a festival of light: the light that is Christ shining forth from a frail child – the Son of the Eternal Father, the Messiah of the Jews, God for the pagans and King of all peoples.
Also today the Journey in Faith course continues in the parish hall at 5 pm. All are welcome for a refresher course in their faith!
Application forms for First Communion children are still available in our church porches.
The Senior Citizens Group at North Walsham meets Monday 8th January to resume their Monday meetings. There will be the usual morning activities followed by a cooked lunch. A planning meeting is scheduled for the afternoon.
A new Rota for Readers at North Walsham is available: please pick up your named copy.
We have been informed that regretfully there will be No Free Diaries for 2018 that are usually supplied to us owing to numerous problems that the company has been experiencing.
The Stalham Area House Mass scheduled for Friday 12th will now be on Friday 19th January 2018 at the home of Celia Cooper at 7.00 pm. Address: Barnside, Stubb Road, Hickling. NR12 0YS. Tel no. 01692 598667.
Items for the newsletter. Could we have all items relating to forthcoming events taking place in our three communities etc that are required for the newsletter, to be sent in to the office email address asap. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
The Bible Group will be starting afresh on Friday 12th January. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Friday at 2.30 pm in the Parish Hall and would welcome anyone who would like to join them.
The 2018 Yearbook & Calendar (Ordo book) is now available in our churches – £3.00 The Parish Pastoral Council Meeting. Looking ahead – a reminder to our representatives, the next meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Committee Room at North Walsham. If any parishioners have issues they would like raised at the PPC meeting they should contact their church’s representative.
We pray for and our sick parishioners, including Barbara Appleton, Margaret Wynes, Peter Walmesly and Linda Dawson.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Adele Green, Mahalla Waller, Lilian Pycroft, Eileen Barrett, Mary Betts, Wladyslaw Przybyla, Bridget Power, Marie Heath, Michael Dalton, Jeremiah (Jerry) Griffin, Constance Keeble, Ben Bianco, Kathleen Holdstock and Romano Pagani.
May they rest in peace.
This month’s theme: Refugee Month
This week’s suggestion: Pray for refugees in all parts of the world