A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS who may be with us this Pentecost Sunday weekend, staying with family and friends or just here on holiday: we hope you have an enjoyable time here in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
Please Note: the Parish Mass Book is now following Year A part 2.
THE FUNERAL MASS of Teresa Gray is on Thursday (12th) at 2.45pm at the Sacred Heart Church. There will therefore be no morning Mass at 9.30am. Teresa’s body is going to be received into the Church on Wednesday at 5.00pm.
CHANGES TO OUR MASS TIMES Please note there will be a number of changes to our usual Mass times starting this coming week Monday 9th June – be sure to check with the bulletin each week.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP on Monday 9th June the Senior Citizens will be making their annual pilgrimage to Walsingham and Fr Michael will be accompanying them. Other parishioners are warmly invited to join us: the coach leaves the Sacred Heart at 10am, will be back by approx. 4pm. £5 per person goes towards the cost of the coach. Further details from Marianne MacQueen on 01692 402061.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets on Friday 13th June in the parish hall at 2.30pm
DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE St John’s Cathedral, Norwich on Saturday 21st June at 11.00am. Those celebrating special anniversaries this year, are welcome to come to renew their Marriage vows also those who have welcomed a new baby in the last year, but all couples need to have registered that they will be attending: please contact Fr Michael with your details. A photographer will be there before Mass for individual photos. Please remember also that parking at the Cathedral is only available to Blue Badge holders.
FR MICHAEL JOHNSTONE (firstname.lastname@example.org (01328 823586) is returning to Jamaica as a Volunteer with the Missionaries of the Poor in early January together with a small group. Anyone over 18 years interested in finding out more and possibly joining – please contact him. The only cost is the fare, for which we will try to arrange sponsorship opportunities.
GIFT AID DONATIONS – Tax Year 2014/2015. Many thanks again to all our ‘gift aid’ donors, either direct via the bank or by weekly envelopes. To enable the parish claim to be acceptable, you should have been paying income or capital gains tax in the tax year 2014/15. Unless informed to the contrary we will be claiming tax on your behalf. Please advise Fr Michael if you have ceased paying tax. Gift aid envelopes for “one-off” donations are available in the porch. These may also be used by any visitors to our parish. Many thanks
INVOCATION 2014, held from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014 in the grounds of St Mary’s College, Oscott, is a national event, a mix of Faith and Friendship with over 500 other young people, aged between 16 to 30 years, who are seriously thinking about their commitment to Christ and their place in the life of the Church. The cost is £50 per person for the weekend. If you intend going please make contact with the presbytery: booking forms/travel arrangements are available online at www.invocation.org.uk Applications to be made by TODAY Sunday 8th June, especially if you need to use the transport provided by the diocese.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE Bishop Alan invites young people aged between 17 and 25 years to join him from 21st to 30th August 2014. To be part of an enthusiastic team, assisting in the care of others whilst enriching their own spiritual and emotional well-being: a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and looks great on university applications! Please see poster in the porch for details and go to young email@example.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/cnpsw9s The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2014. Also there is a pilgrimage to Taizé (for 16+); for details go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
RECRUITMENT DRIVE for new staff at St Mary’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Gorleston. See Diocesan Website for more details: www.catholiceast-angliadiocese.org.uk or the advert on the notice board.
“IGNITE” CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL – for all young people of secondary school age to young adults: takes place at Sacred Heart School, Swaffham on the 12th -13th July. Details on www.ignitefestival.co.uk
PENTECOST PRAISE!! – led by Rev’d Patrick Coglan at the A.C.T. Centre today 8th June at 3.00pm: followed by refreshments. For details ring 01263 734739.
Jean Wood wishes to thank those of you who sent her beautiful cards and gifts on her 90th birthday: she regrets that she is unable to write to you all individually but she is extremely grateful for your generosity.
‘150 CLUB’ result for May: winning number 59 – Pauline Andrews.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Una Belinda Youngson, Mary Bridget Cushion, Barbara Ivy Winfield, Hilder Maud Martin, Patricia Minehan, Winifride Eyre Williamson, Charles Gerard Bryson, John Stevenson,Grace Margaret Rock, Robert Franklen and Anna Rose Beales.
May they rest in peace. Amen.