Today’s reading from Isaiah is addressed to a people in exile from their home and culture. It assures them of the maternal care of God: ‘Like a son comforted by his mother will I comfort you’. In the Gospel reading the mission of the 72 disciples has two meanings. It shows that the announcing of the kingdom of God was not confined to the 12 apostles. Also the number 72 is significant as it was thought that this was the number of the pagan nations.
A date for your diary! On Saturday, 27th July, there will be a Parish Summer Party from midday to 3 pm. Weather permitting there will be tables and chairs in the garden with hot dogs, salads, puddings and a bar. My family will be here for a long weekend. This time two of my nieces with be there with their children (all under 5!). Just a fun, relaxed time that brings together all three of our communities.
Next Sunday is Sea Sunday and there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.
Today (Saturday, for Hoveton) following the 5.30pm Mass the usual Forum will be held.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) will not be meeting this week.
On 22nd July the group have their Summer Lunch outing; the venue, although still to be confirmed, will probably be The Crown at Banningham.
Looking ahead to our Parish Summer Party on Saturday 27th July, (midday to 3pm), to go with the hot dogs we will need salads and puddings. To get an idea of what parishioners can kindly provide, there are lists put out to sign in our church porches. Also, it would be appreciated if a few volunteer helpers who would take charge of the side dishes and the hall kitchen in general, plus one or two who could keep an eye on the tables, could add their names & tel. nos. to the lists.
Summer Camp 2019 for 8-14 year olds is on again this year from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August. Time is running out! However, the closing date is around mid-July. Please be quick and book your child in so they don’t miss out! For all information contact Lorraine Furmedge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Kerry Thorpe on 07504048352.
The next PPC meeting (Parish Pastoral Council) will be on Tuesday 9th July in the Sacred Heart parish hall, starting time 7.30pm.
There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Bury St Edmunds: for further details visit: https://www.st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk/vacancies
Places are available (Reception Intake 2019) at St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Norwich. See poster for details.
We pray for Pamela Lowe and Sheila Cutting who died recently and all our sick parishioners: Mary Johnson, Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Teresa Farrow and Tom Ender.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Stephen Rothon, Audrey Walker, Patrick Treacy, Gloria Moolchan and Angela Brooke.
May they rest in peace.
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