The story of Adam and Eve (1st reading) seeks to deal with the origins of the reality of evil. In Mark’s Gospel the people do not really understand who Jesus is until the Crucifixion when the centurion acknowledges him as the Son of God. The only exceptions are the evil spirits over whom Jesus shows that he has mastery and who alone recognise him as the ‘Holy One’ of God.
Next Sunday is the Day for Life. There will be a retiring collection.
Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 11th. In the afternoon Pauline Andrews is visiting to tell the group about her time in Cambodia earlier in the year.
Monday 25th June will be the Group’s annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham. All parishioners and friends are welcome to join us. There is a £5 donation towards the cost of the coach. For further details or to book your place (before 18th June for coach numbers) please contact Teresa on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327.
The Annual Parish Meeting: Monday 18th June at 7pm in the parish hall. After supper provided by parishioners from Aylsham and Hoveton there will be reports about the parish from Fr James, Rob Hardie (Chair of the PPC) and Nick Sutherland (Chair of the Finance Committee). There will be a presentation by Michael McMahon on the work of the North Norfolk SVP. Please sign the lists at the back of the church if you are able to attend.
Marriage & Family Celebration – Saturday, 16th June when Bishop Alan invites married and engaged couples to a Mass at the Cathedral at 12 noon. Certificates will be given to couples who have been married for 1 year, 5 years and every multiple of 5 years thereafter. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drink in the Narthex. Email Kerry Urdzik on: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Share the Journey’ – Parish Walk: on Sunday 24th June to ‘Share the Journey’ with people fleeing war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty.” as requested by Pope Francis. CAFOD’s aim is that all the walks of every individual will add up to 24,9000 miles, the distance around the whole world. It takes place after the 11 am Mass and coffee in the Hall; (there is also a cake stall, tombola and book stall to raise funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais). We then walk approx. 2-3 miles along the Weavers Way towards Felmingham, stop to eat our packed lunches and return to North Walsham. For more info see: cafod.org/sharethejourney
The Annual Diocesan Summer Camp – Friday 24th August – Monday 27th. This camp is for 8-14 year olds and has proved very popular with those who have spent a weekend there. Do contact Kerry or Lauren – or email Lorraine Furmedge email@example.com for more details or any queries.
Clare Hardie would like to thank all who came to the Wine & Cheese Evening last Saturday. They raised £712 for the North Norfolk SVP.
“Celebrate” the Catholic charismatic renewal conference held in Bury St Edmonds was a wonderful experience. It was a mix of all ages and the young people added such a richness to the Mass. We had opportunities for uplifting prayerfulness in song and word. The talks made you feel recharged in God’s love. If you would like more information or would like to see a copy of this year’s programme I am happy to help. Contact Elaine on 0788586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Mass at 7.00pm. at Cathy & Ken’s home: 9 Wilson Rd. Broadbeach, Stalham NR12 9FL. Tel. 01692 580889.
We pray for all our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Joe Seely and Veronica Williams.
We pray for Brenda White from Aylsham who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Hilda Martin, Patricia Minehan, Charles Bryson, John Stevenson, Grace Rock, Robert Franklen, Ewhen Repeckyj, Peter Kelly and Catherine Bateman.
May they rest in peace.