Today’s Gospel reading marks an important advance in the growth of the seven disciples in their Easter faith. They had gone back to their fishing nets because they did not know what else to do; they were close to losing hope. The amazing catch of fish is something that would have made a deep impression on them. Typically it is Peter who jumps into the water once he recognises Jesus. And it is Peter who is invited to dedicate himself to the Lord restoring his love and loyalty to his master after his three-fold denial. And as Jesus prepared breakfast for his friends so he is present in the Eucharistic meal that we share in memory of him.
God bless you all.
There is a Cake Sale this morning (Sunday) in the parish hall, following the Mass in order to raise further funds for Kerry, Lauren and Sarah to attend World Youth Day in Poland.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meets Monday 11th for AM Computer Workshop & Chair Exercises; PM
Newman Lectures at UEA. The 2016 lectures take place each Monday in April: lectures begin at 6.30 pm in the Julian Study Centre and are free, as is parking. Information: www.newmanlectures.co.uk
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May. Lists will be put in our church porches for those wishing to travel on the coach: would you please add your names to the lists as soon as possible so that the appropriate coach can be booked. The cost is £5.
On Tuesday, 31st May Bishop Alan will lead the annual Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham. More details on the poster.
The Bible Group meets Friday 22nd April at 2.30pm in the parish hall.
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens will meet on 27th April when we will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary with poems, songs, quizzes, games & a free raffle. Coffee is served from 11.30am, a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm, finishing with tea and cake at 4.00pm. All ‘seniors’ welcome. Please let us know if you are coming for the first time by leaving a message on 01692 582418.
There is a Celebration Mass for the Cambodian New Year on Friday 15th April at Aylsham at 7.00 pm. Details are on the Cambodia boards in all three churches.
Don’t forget the Plant Sale! Saturday 14th May. Hopefully you are tending to your selected seedlings and plants so that on the day we can raise a superb amount for Support Cambodia, as in the last two years.
Inviting ALL young people in Year 9 – 13 to the Ignite Festival, 30th April – 2nd May. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. Held in Swaffham, the weekend will include live music and talks as well as free time for sport and activities. It is organised by the Diocesan Youth service. Please see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more information.
Vacancy at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School (Jessopp Road, Norwich NR2 3QB). Required from Sept 2016. We are seeking to appoint a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) (0.5) who can take a lead role in coordinating the SENCO provision at our School. For further details or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Theresa Dashley: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications: 14th April 2016.
We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Franciszek (Frank) Dominikowski, Monica Furlong, Eileen Codd, Mary Jones, Betty Paul and Joseph Clark.
May they rest in peace.