A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS. Thank you for joining us for our Mass. You are welcome to join parishioners for coffee after our Sunday Masses (in Aylsham and North Walsham). You may like to use one of the “one off” gift-aid envelopes for your collection, available at the back of the church. Many thanks.
NEXT SUNDAY is Education Sunday: there should be a Second collection but as our local HCPT group (Children’s Pilgrimage Trust) are making an Appeal in our parish that day for their Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes we will postpone it until the following weekend. This Tuesday, being the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is World Day of Prayer for the sick.
ACT (Aylsham Care Trust) ST VALENTINE SERVICE, takes place TODAY Sunday 9th February at 3pm at the ACT Centre, Aylsham, followed by refreshments. For further details please see poster on the notice board at Aylsham.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 10th February: am. Computer Workshop; pm. Quiz led by Mary Bell.
BIBLE GROUP’S next meeting is on Friday 14th February at 2.30 – 4.00pm in the parish hall, using the new series of DVDs on “The New Evangelisation” by Fr Robert Barron – a continuation of his book entitled “Catholicism”. All welcome.
MASS FOR THE SICK, including the Sacrament of Anointing, at St John’s Cathedral, next Saturday 15th February at 12noon, in a Celebration of our Lady of Lourdes and presided by Bishop Alan. Parking will be very restricted so only Blue Badge Holders may do so on a “first come, first served” basis. Please do make sure that on the day you have your Blue Badges to hand.
ECUMENICAL CENTERING PRAYER MEETINGS are fortnightly on Tuesdays: next meeting is on 11th February at 25 Sendall Road, North Walsham at 2-3pm. All welcome. Tel. no. 01692 402398.
BENEDICTION next Sunday (16th) February at 3.00pm at North Walsham but for the whole parish.
WHEN NOTIFYING A PRIEST to visit patients admitted to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, all requests should be made to the Cathedral on 01603 624615: however, in a real emergency (for someone near to death) the Duty Hospital Chaplain’s bleep no. 07623 611 724 may be used. This number should not be used for general visits.
READERS’ ROTAS for North Walsham are ready for collection: please pick up your named copy.
DIOCESAN YEAR BOOK is now available in the church porch for just £3.00
FUNERAL PLANS The Catholic Church in England and Wales has recently produced a leaflet entitled “Instructions for my Funeral Mass”. This can be a great help to families when arranging a family funeral to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are known and fulfilled. There are copies in the porch.
STUDY DAYS organised by the Commission for Evangelisation. The next Study Day is on 15th February when Maggie Stephenson will be the speaker on “Art and Spirituality. How to pray great works of art?” This will be held at St Luke’s Church, Peterborough, PE2 5XS: Copies of the programme are available in the porch outlining the nine study days across 2014 to be held in three centres – Newmarket, Peterborough and Poringland. There are also a series of Lenten Lectures held in conjunction with the Catholic chaplaincy at UEA.
PARISH SUPPORT GROUP Don’t forget we have a support group that can be reached either by phoning 07501 265779 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC DIOCESAN CHARISMATIC RENEWAL will take place on Saturday 1st March at The Worship Centre, Bowthorpe, Norwich: the speaker is Derek Williams and his theme is “The Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand”.
TEACHING POSTS IN THE DIOCESE
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Gorleston require a Deputy Headteacher from September 2014 (or earlier if possible). For more information please visit the Diocesan Website: www.catholiceastanglia.org
St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, Cambridge require a Headteacher from September 2014. For more information again visit the Diocesan Website.
To those who organise parish/group events, remember to make sure your date is on the Parish Website Calendar, in order to avoid clashes. To do this ring Clare on 01603 890609 or contact Antonia at Parish Office on email@example.com
A CONCERT performed by the Norwich Music Group at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich is on Saturday 22nd February at 7.30pm. The works to be performed are the ever-popular Gloria by Francis Poulenc and the Organ Concerto “The Cuckoo” by Handel plus other smaller favoured pieces. All profits will be donated to Oxfam. Please see poster in porches for full details.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including June Imelda Trafford, Audrey Nellie Greensword, Mabyn Caroline Dickens, Robert Michael Watson, Mary McKoen and Beatrice Mary Devitt .
May they rest in peace. Amen.