Today Luke’s snapshot of the early Church may be an idealized one but it does tell us what is required to be called Spirit-filled followers of Christ: unity in heart and mind; sharing our resources; witnessing to the resurrection and caring for the least. If our parish communities witnessed these signs to the world, who would not want to join us?
Father Greg has sent Easter greetings from our twinned parish, St Francis Xavier, together with a photo of Bishop Kike and 8 young people who were baptised at Svay Sisasophon at Easter.
Congratulations and a warm welcome to Stuart and Jane Morton from North Walsham who were baptised at the Easter Vigil.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets again after Easter on Monday 16th April – (please note change of date) when there will be the usual morning activities and “in house activity” in the afternoon. Anyone wishing to come along to this or future Monday meetings will be most welcome. Please contact Teresa on 01692 405007.
The Annual Diocesan Mass, to celebrate the Cambodian New Year, will this year be hosted by Ely Parish of St Ethelreda and is on Friday 20th April at 7.00pm. A long way to travel but transport could be arranged. Further details from Pauline Andrews at St John of the Cross: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bible Group resumes its fortnightly meetings in the parish hall on Friday 20th at 2.30pm.
The next PPC Meeting will be on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm at St Helen’s, Hoveton.
The new Gift Aid envelopes are now available for collection.
Inviting all young people in Year 8 upwards to the Ignite Festival on May 5-6th. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way. The weekend will include powerful talks, passionate prayer, live music, and lots of fun stuff including sumo suit wrestling. We are particularly pleased to welcome Gabby and Paige from the TV show Bad Habits, Holy Orders. See www.ignitefestival.co.uk
The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on 7th May. We will be running a coach, so please sign your names to the lists that are in church porches in order to know the number.
The 7th Annual Support Cambodia Plant Sale is on Saturday 19th May. If you can help by providing good quality, labelled plants please contact Katie or Bob (01263 577784) or email email@example.com for contributions to the Bake/Produce stall please contact Ginny Keane (07733430270). Advertising posters will be available after Easter.
The Newman Lectures for 2018 will be taking place at the Julian Study Centre, UEA on the following dates. On 16th April – lecture is given by Stephen Bullivant: on 23rd April – by Rowan Williams and 30th April by Sr Ann Swailes. All lectures begin at 6.30pm and the admission is FREE. Please see poster and at the back of the church. We pray for our sick parishioners, including Margaret Wynes, Charles Parker, Mary Carr and Linda Dawson.
We pray for Peter Walmsley who died on Easter Sunday and all whose anniversaries occur this week including: Franciszek (Frank) Dominikowski, Monica Furlong, Eileen Codd, Mary Jones and Betty Paul. May they rest in peace.
Theme – Recycling:
Suggestion for the week – Please take home one of the District Council’s recycling leaflets