Today’s readings are about faith (2nd reading) and faith-filled perseverance (Gospel). We who live by faith are encouraged to ‘stick with it’ remaining ‘faith-full’ in a country where religious belief is often ignored or even dismissed as irrelevant or outmoded! We look to the Church (including Pope Francis), our parish community and each other for mutual support in our faith.
Minutes of the PPC Meeting of 28th June are now on the website and on church notice boards.
Safeguarding in the Parish. It is vitally important that every parish has up-to-date information regarding those who, through their work in the parish, have contact with children or vulnerable adults. This applies particularly to ministers of the Eucharist and those involved in children’s liturgy or sacramental preparation. New volunteers will need a DBS check and existing checks will need to be updated. Charlotte Collison is the parish safeguarding rep and she can arrange for these checks to be done. You can contact her by email at: email@example.com
Our Annual Memorial Garden Mass in the Sacred Heart Church grounds will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 6pm. Everyone is welcome but especially those who have their loved ones’ ashes buried there. We will need help that evening: 01692 406452 if you can help setting up the Memorial Garden with chairs and hymn books.
The Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 10th September 2016 – 9am to 5pm. Get your Sponsor/Donation form from the church nearer the date.
The bikes, vacs & tools for refugees and asylum seekers have now all gone to “English Plus” in Norwich. An update on the project will follow soon!
Support Cambodia: the summer issue of the charity’s newsletter, Mango News, is now available. If you haven’t received your e-copy, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Mango News will no longer be available on the parish website but can be accessed via Facebook and on the Support Cambodia website at www.supportcambodia.org.uk
Following on from the recently held Laudato Sii talks the PPC would like to encourage everyone in the parish to become more involved with CAFOD’s Live Simply Campaign and to work towards gaining a Live Simply Award. For details go to cafod.org.uk and follow the Campaigns drop down menu. We’d like to recruit volunteers for a small working party to take this forward. If you are interested in joining this working party please speak to Fr James or Rob Hardie.
Young Catholic Adult Weekend @ Douai Abbey 28th – 30th October 2016. Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organising a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire led by Fr Thomas Crean O.P. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialise and have fun. Book soon, places limited!
Churches Together SAFARI SUPPER is on Saturday 10th September, with each course at a different church! It is from 6.30pm to 9pm approx. Adult ticket £7.50; under 12s £5.00. The proceeds will go to Age Concern (N.W. Dementia Friendly town).
Cromer & District Foodbank are holding a Summer Fete from 12noon – 4.00 pm on Saturday 20th August 2016 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sheringham. Details on church notice boards.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Brenda O’Mara, Peter Carty, Audrey Howard, Christina O’Flaherty, Betty Beardshaw, Elspeth Forrest, Brian de Soissons and Bernard Eyre.
May they rest in peace.