The rejection of Jesus by his neighbours is based on his origins: ‘we know his father and mother’. John presents Jesus’ origins at the beginning of his gospel: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God’. The complaints of the crowd echo the complaints of the Hebrews in the Exodus against Moses and Aaron who were chosen by God to lead Israel to the Promised Land. John sees Jesus as the one who is chosen and sent by God to lead humanity to eternal life –the definitive Promised Land.
Our congratulations go to Sophia Endall who made her First Holy Communion last Sunday at Aylsham and to Tom Barret and Kerry Thorpe who were married at North Walsham on Saturday.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham all Masses are accessible from your computer/device. Simply go to https://camstreamer.com/redirect/12c4810cb144c12/S-58568
The end of Covid restrictions. We are encouraged to use th QR codes when we arrive at the church. More seats are now available at each of our churches. The booking system is no longer necessary if you attend Mass at Aylsham or Hoveton. It will continue at North Walsham for the holiday season. To book a place contact the co-ordinator, John Bolger on 01692 581516 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey in Faith. This is a series of meetings led by Fr James, for those who wish to explore the teaching of the Catholic Church. They will include adults who have never been baptised, people who have been baptised in another Christian denomination who are looking to become Catholic, and those who have returned to the Church, often after many years, who would like to have a refresher course! The sessions tae place in the presbytery on Sunday evenings at 6.00 pm. They are informal with opportunities for asking questions. The first session will be on the 5th September.
Friday of this week is the 60th anniversary of the founding of ST John of the CRoss. There will be a picnic in the church grounds on Saturday afternoon. All are welcome. Bring your own food and drink.
A fortnightly Bible Study will take place on Friday 13 August at 2.30 pm in the Parish meeting room. All are welcome.
The annual Mass in the North Walsham memorial garden takes place on Tuesday 17th August at 6.00 pm. Everyone is welcome but especially those who have their loved ones’ ashes buried there. If it is wet, Mass will be held in the church. Please let us know if you are able to lend a hand in setting up and returning the chairs. We will be very grateful for any volunteers. Many thanks.
Wickmere Open Garden (Ivy Cottage and village yard sale in aid of SUPPORT CAMBODIA on Saturday 21st August 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Crafts, jewelry, plants, produce , collectables, tie-dye, quality raffle, burghers (11.00 am – 1.30 pm), teas (11.00 – 4.00). Yard sales (assorted items). Parking, toilets, Proceeds to provide a bore well in Pailin province. Details: www.supportcambodia.org.uk. Or phone 01263 577784.
Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk. Norfolk Churches Trust. This annual events will take place on Saturday 11th September 9.00 am to 5.00pm. Sponsor forms are available in our church porches. Also, lists are in the church porches at North Walsham and Aylsham are available for you to sign up for an hour to receive the riders/walkers and welcome them as they call in to our churches.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Peter Carty, Audrey Howard, Christina O’Flaherty, Betty Beardshaw, Stanley Duddridge, Wnifred Foran, Elspeth Forrest, Brian de Soissons, Baby Almand-Chinn, Bernard Eyre and Dudley Hardingham. May they rest in peace.