A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS who may be with us this weekend, staying with family and friends or just here on holiday: we hope you have an enjoyable time in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
TODAY we welcome to our Mass members of the Missionary Vehicle Assoc. – SURVIVE-MIVA: they will be making an appeal in support of this Catholic lay Assoc & Registered Charity – based in Liverpool. They are involved in processing applications for transport grants, originating from Central & South America, Africa and Asia. Please support their work. Special Gift aid envelopes are available.
ON FRIDAY (15th) we celebrate The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady – a Holyday of Obligation: the times of Masses in each of our churches is set out below.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MASS TIMESfor the COMING WEEK.
Monday 11th – No Mass Tuesday12th – 9.30am Mass North WalshamWednesday 13th – 9.30am HovetonThursday 14th – 9.30am Mass N Walsham Friday 15th Assumption of BVM (Holyday of Obligation) – Ayls 9.00am Mass; NW 10.30am Mass; Hoveton 6.00pm Mass.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – no Sunday sessions until September.
PARISH PICNIC is next Sunday 17th August in the grounds of the Sacred Heart, North Walsham following the morning Mass at 12.15pm and ends at 3.00pm. Bring your own picnic, rug etc plus, if possible, some food for sharing for the Food from “Around the World” Table. Please see separate insert for details.
OUR ANNUAL MASS IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (North Walsham) takes place on Thursday 21st August at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome but especially those who have their loved one’s ashes buried there. If it is wet, Mass will be held in the church. We will need help that evening with setting up and putting back of the chairs. If you can help please have a word with Antonia or ring the presbytery. Many thanks.
HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL at St Helen’s 3rd, 4th and 5th October. Calling all flower arrangers, please get in touch with Liz Smith at St Helen’s if you are interested in doing an arrangement for the flower festival.
ST HELEN’S HARVEST SUPPER is on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale during September from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712 – (Apologies – not from Doreen Crouch and Mary Brook as in last week’s newsletter).
PARISH SUPPORT To get in touch either ring Hilary on 07909319646 or Teresa on 07901830327 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORED BIKE RIDE & WALK (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 13th September from 9am – 5pm. JIM BYRNE will again be taking part in the cycle ride. He is looking for sponsors and will be outside the church this weekend. Let’s support this intrepid member of our parish! Sponsorship forms for cyclists, AND WALKERS are available from the three churches. Lists for volunteer “recorders” signing in the cyclists/walkers on the day will be available at Aylsham & North Walsham shortly: please support by signing up for an hour.
NEEDED IN SEPTEMBER …….kind, caring and friendly people to look after our children during their lunch break at: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Jessopp Road, Norwich. If you are interested or would like further details, please look on the school website: www.stfrancisofassisi.co.uk
“EVANGELII GAUDIUM” Previously ordered copies have now arrived: please take your namedcopy, paying £3.71 to Antonia (NW) beforehand. Please, no money to be put in the wall slot.
IN GRATITUDE We have recently, during July, received letters of thanks from Missio for our Lenten gift of £46.56 and also from the Norwich Foodbank for the generous donation of £157.60 from the Maundy Thursday Collection. Both charities are very grateful of our continued support.
“SWISHING PARTY” ! in aid of the roof repairs at St John of the Cross. A “Swishing Party” will take place on Wednesday 27th August at 7.00pm in the House of Hobbies shop at 24 Market Place, North Walsham (opp the Market Cross). Please read the poster for details: clothes to be donated by Sunday 22nd August. Tickets £5 from Teresa Butler (01692 405007).
“TERESA 500” Events organised by the Carmelite Forum of Britain & Ireland throughout 2014 – 2015 are celebrating 500 years since the birth of St Teresa of Avila and exploring the ongoing significance of her life and teachings. On Saturday 18th October ‘14 there will be a semi-dramatized presentation of her life and times at the Carmelite Monastery at Quidenham. (Norwich NR16 2PH) for details go to email@example.com or tel. 01953 887202. Details of a year of events please ring Jane Nicholson on 01485 570082.
150 CLUB – winner for July was No.26 – Antonia Martínez
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Stanley Norman Duddridge, Elizabeth Mary Forrest, Brian Victor de Soissons, Bernard John Eyre, Sheila Monica Chard and Audrey Jean Miller.
May they rest in peace. Amen.