A WARM WELCOME to all our VISITORS: we hope you have a very enjoyable time here in beautiful North Norfolk. Do feel free to stay for coffee after Mass and meet some of our parishioners. “One off” gift envelopes for your collection are available at the back of the church. Many thanks.
NB: Please note that on Monday and Tuesday this week at North Walsham there will be no 9.30am Mass.
HOLY HOUR – next Sunday 14th July from 3.00-4.00pm. Bishop Alan has asked every parish to have one on that day, to pray for the Diocese and himself as he takes up his ministry. This will take place in the Sacred Heart Church.
NEXT WEEKEND IS SEA SUNDAY when the Church remembers all those who live and work at sea. Seafarers are commonly recruited from poorer countries where wages are lower; they work in difficult and often dangerous conditions, suffering from loneliness, spiritual deprivation and even exploitation as they transport the goods we use and consume every day. The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the UK. It reaches out to seafarers who visit our ports each year, offering pastoral and practical support and care. Sea Sunday is your chance to help AoS make a real difference to the lives of seafarers through the second collection. ‘Gift-aid’ envelopes available in the porch.
Fr Henry Whisenant will be visiting the parish for the weekend 27th/28th July.
THE INSTALATION OF BISHOP ALAN HOPES takes place on Tuesday 16th July at 12noon in our Cathedral in Norwich. Today (Sat/Sun) is the last opportunity to sign the lists for a place on the coach. With large numbers of people coming in from all over the Diocese the “pick up “ times need to be early: the coach will leave at the times stated – from Aylsham 9.00am; from NW 9.20am and from Hoveton 9.40am Please be waiting a little before time as it is important to arrive at the Cathedral in good time. Our coach will depart from the Cathedral at.2.45pm. Cost £4 to be collected before the day.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP Monday 8th July: End of year lunch at the Wayford Bridge Inn, near Stalham – 12.00 for 12.30pm. The minibus will leave North Walsham at 11.45am; back by 2.30pm.
HOUSE MASS – on Friday 12th July at the home of Robert & Clare Hardie; Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ. Tel. no. 01603 897609. All in the area (especially from the Stalham area as this is their monthly Mass) are welcome.
OUR DIOCESAN FAMILY NEWSPAPER is hopefully available in the church porch, FREE. Do pick up a copy to catch up on all that is going on in the diocese.
CRUCIFIX Did any of the First Communion children loose a small standing crucifix? One was found outside the church. See Fr David.
MASS WITH ANOINTING will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, North Walsham on Monday 15th July at 2.00pm. This sacrament (once called Extreme Unction) is a sacrament of God’s healing love, strength and peace not only for those who are seriously ill, but also for those who feel weak and less well through advanced age and also for those about to undergo major surgery. Those who regularly visit the housebound are encouraged to invite and bring them along to this Mass. Parishioners are warmly invited to come and pray for those from our community who will be anointed. No 9.30am Mass that day.
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS’ PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM is on Sunday 28th July: from 11.00am – 4.30pm. A day of faith and fun for all the family.
OTHER FORTHCOMING EVENTS
World Youth Day ‘At Home’ – 26th-29th July: national event for young people aged 16+. For information go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
AUGUST DIOCESAN CAMPS at Eccles Hall, Norfolk: Junior Camp 8-14yrs
Friday 23rd August – Monday 26th. Pl contact Fr David for an application form.
MEMORIAL GARDEN MASS is on Wednesday 21st August at 6.00pm.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING MASSES on weekend 5/6th October.
SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE & WALK is on Saturday 14th September from 9am to 5pm run by the Norfolk Churches Trust.
PARISH FETE Copies of a breakdown of the takings, for those who are not online, are available at the back of the church. Angela thanks all who were involved and sends her congratulations on the wonderful net total of £2,408.82.
REVIEW MEETING (Parish Fete) is on Thursday 18th at 7pm in the Presbytery.
RAFFLE PRIZE (Fete) a list of winners is on the notice board at the back of the church. The “Wandering Spirit” (a bottle of Whisky), has still not been claimed – white ticket no. 146.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL – Minutes of meeting held on 11th April and the Parish Annual Meeting of 20th May are on notice boards and the Parish website.
READERS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: there will be a Day of Reflection on Saturday 7th September from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Please put this date in your diaries as ALL Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend such an annual day.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Stephen Francis Rothon, Audrey Dymock Walker, Patrick Thomas Treacy and Angela Brooke.
May they rest in peace. Amen.