The story of the Good Samaritan is a familiar one to everyone. But it had an edge for the original listeners. Samaritans were shunned by the Jews and regarded as outsiders. To make such a man the hero of the story would have surprised, even shocked the listeners.
CAFOD has launched an appeal for the people of Ethiopia who are suffering a severe famine. Special envelopes are in the porches of our three churches. If you wish to donate please put your donation in with (and in addition to!) the weekly collection. This appeal will be open for the next two weeks.
Today is Sea Sunday and there will be a retiring collection following the Mass. Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the official maritime welfare/mission agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. They support more than one million seafarers arriving in our ports each year. It is a vitally important mission to a hidden group of people, many of whom are Catholic. Please be generous in your support.
Laudato si. Today is the fourth of five sessions of discussions and reflection on the Pope’s letter on global issues that affect us all, held in the hall from 5 – 6pm. It is for the whole parish: Rob Hardy will lead today’s session and all are welcome. Leaflets in the church.
The Family Picnic, especially for the children takes place TODAY in the grounds of the Sacred Heart following the 11.00am Mass.
The interment of Mrs Olwen Bagstaff is on Monday 11th July at 12noon in the Memorial Garden at the Sacred Heart: all are welcome.
Next Sunday Deacon Chris Brighten will speak at all the Masses about Missio and will have lots of red boxes to give out to good homes!
The Senior Citizens will meet on Monday 11th at their usual time of 11.00am. The computer workshop will finish a little earlier to enable members of the group to attend the interment of Mrs Olwen Bagstaff: similarly lunch will be a bit later. After lunch some of the group will be visiting the Cat Pottery on Grammar School Road.
Teresa Butler would like to thank parishioners who contributed to the North Walsham Knits Project. Teresa co-ordinated the project on behalf of Arts North Norfolk. Many parishioners and members of the public created and donated an item which was used to ‘yarn bomb’ the Market Cross during Festival Week 2016. The display was very much admired by locals and visitors alike.
Today, (10th) Churches Together in Aylsham are supporting the family fun day on the Recreation Ground especially for the children. To help between 3-4pm ring Pauline on 01263 732780.
Bikes, Vacs & Tools. After a generous response to this appeal to help refugees/asylum seekers in Norwich, we will be collecting the bikes during the next two weeks. When they are assembled in Fr James’ garage, they will be collected by English+, the project we are assisting. Thanks again! Any queries telephone John & Hilary on 01692 581516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a vacancy for Graduate Internship, at St Louis Catholic Academy, Newmarket, please visit Diocesan Website for more details: http://rcdea.org.uk/school-vacancies/
The Norwich Secular Franciscans are organising a pilgrimage walk around Norwich on Sun 24th July, at 2pm at St John’s RC Cathedral, taking in the Julian Shrine & Anglican Cathedral, returning before 5pm to walk through the Holy Door. If lunch required (12.15pm at RC Narthex) pl contact Debbie on 07737 9093366 by today. For map and programme email@example.com
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Audrey Walker, Patrick Treacy, Gloria Moolchan, Angel Brooke and Edward Uden.
May they rest in peace.