5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
In today’s Gospel reading Mark describes the growing pressure on Jesus to meet with the crowds of people who flock to him, many seeking healing. In spite of this Jesus makes the time and space for serious prayer.
If a friend or relative is a patient in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital they can still ask for a Catholic priest to visit them. This is best done on the ward or through the hospital chaplaincy (01603 287470) rather than contacting the Cathedral. This also applies to Covid patients.
Dates for your diary: Ash Wednesday, 17th February
Lenten Family Fast Day, 26th February
With Lent approaching the booklet ‘Day by Day’ is now available for £1.
For 13 to 19 year olds Glow is a diocesan online event on Saturday, 27th February from 2-4.30 pm. Register now at www.rcdea.org.uk/youth
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 – 01603 738255 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Kevin Fitzmaurice, Teresa Goode, Colette Bee and Joan Mullane who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: John Connolly, André Boucher, Anna Simpson, Agnes Clark, June Trafford, Audrey Greensword, Louise Woodroff and Roy Wassell.
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