A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS with us this weekend. Do stay for coffee after Mass and meet some of our parishioners.
We welcome and thank Fr Peter Brown for celebrating our Sunday Masses at Aylsham and North Walsham: Fr David is presiding at a special celebration in the Parish of St Laurence’s, Cambridge.
ORDINATION GIFT A collection will be taken as you leave Mass today for those who would like to contribute towards an Ordination gift to Henry Whisenant. He did a three month placement in our parish two years ago. His ordination is on Saturday 6th July in the Cathedral in Norwich at 12noon. A coach will pick up from Aylsham 9.40 am; from North Walsham 10.05am and from Hoveton 10.30am; Please sign list at the back of the church: the £4 cost will be collected beforehand. For those wishing to travel independently, please remember there is No Parking at the Cathedral except for Blue Badge holders who should contact the Cathedral directly (01603 728935) and make sure that on the day they have the Blue Badge to hand. Lists will be collected on Sunday 23rd June, so do sign up a.s.a.p. pl.
CIVIC SERVICE at St Nichols Church, North Walsham, today Sunday at 3.00pm. This is an ecumenical service and all are welcome. It is the final day for their “Norfolk’s Finest” – a Celebration in Flowers which is open from 11.30am – 2.30pm. Tickets on the door; in aid of St Nicholas Church Tower Repairs.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 10th June: am – Informal; pm – A Visit from Sister Monica. Everybody welcome.
Senior Citizens’ Pilgrimage to Walsingham, accompanied by Fr David and Deacon Ron, will take place on Monday 17th June. Seats available on coach (£5); for anyone who would like to join us, please add your name to the list in the porch at NW or contact Marianne MacQueen on 01692 402061. This is for the whole parish but the coach can only pick up from NW: it will be leaving at 10.15am and will leave Walsingham for the return journey at 3pm, arriving back in NW at around 4pm.
BIBLE STUDY Group meets on Friday 14th at 2.30pm in the hall (NW); Episode 7 – Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven from the book/DVD by Fr Robert Barron.
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS is this coming Friday (14th) at the home of Rita Perrott, 6 Brecklands, Stalham at 7.30pm. All in the area are welcome.
FIRST COMMUNIONS take place next weekend at St Helen’s and North Walsham
PARISH FETE – (Sunday 23rd June) Please bring your contributions to put in the boxes in the porch: see insert/fliers on items required etc in the church porch. Please make a special effort to support the Fete – don’t miss this opportunity to raise money for our charities and have a great day of family fun. Raffle tickets are still on sale.
MOBILE PHONES Please make sure your phones are switched off. Thank you.
READERS & EUCHRISTIC MINISTERS: there will be a Day of Reflection on Saturday 7th September from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Pl note in your diaries as all Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are expected to attend such an annual day.
CAMBODIA PARISH VISIT 2014 The next Parish visit to Cambodia will take place in January 2014, probably 14th – 31st. Anyone interested please contact Bob Maidment on 01263 577784 as soon as possible.
AN INVITATION to all young people in Year 9 or aged 13 and above. Come to our main diocesan youth event celebrating the Year of Faith – the ‘Ignite Festival’ 29th – 30th June. Held at the Sacred Heart School Swaffham; with Christan rapper Guvna B, mime artist Steve Murray plus talks by Fr Christopher Jamison; Taizé prayer and plenty of time for relaxing and playing football! See fliers & poster.
LOOKING AHEAD: Diocesan Celebration of Marriage & Family Life: is on Saturday 22nd June at 11am at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich. Please see poster. Those celebrating special Anniversaries this year are welcome to come and renew their Marriage vows but you need to register that you are attending.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL in our Diocese is on Saturday 29th June at the Worship Centre, Bowthorpe, Norwich. Please see poster of the event.
World Youth Day ‘At Home’ – 26th-29th July: national event for young people aged 16+. For information go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
AUGUST DIOCESAN CAMPS at Eccles Hall, Norfolk: Junior Camp 8-14yrs
From Friday 23rd August till Monday 26th. Please see poster for details and contact Fr David for an application form.
TAIZÉ Young People’s Pilgrimage to Taizé – for anyone aged 17-29. Why not come and join the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Taizé this August? More information at the back of the church or go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth Deadline for booking 14th June. Please pick up a leaflet for details.
PARISH SUPPORT GROUP – accessible on tel. no. 07501 265779 or via email
Tony Kelly Please pray for Tony who is undergoing a major operation on Wednesday 12th June.
Interment of the ashes of the late Mary Edney will take place at North Walsham on Sunday 16th June at 2pm.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Barbara Ivy Winfield, Hilda Maud Martin, Patricia Minehan, Charles Gerard Bryson, John Stevenson, Grace Maargaret Rock, Robert Franklen and Ewhen Repeckyj.
May they rest in peace. Amen.