2nd Sunday of Easter.
‘We have seen the Lord’ are the joyful words of the disciples to Thomas. He does not share their enthusiasm and demands evidence so that he too can see. Remember that for St John to ‘see’ is synonymous with ‘believing’. Thomas separates the two: ‘unless I see…I refuse to believe’. The Lord understands this. A week later he takes him at his word. He allows Thomas to touch him and tells him to put aside his doubts and embark on the adventure of faith. How much more the Lord understands our hesitations and doubts – we who have not seen like Thomas and the other disciples and yet believe.
At the Sacred Heart all services are now live streamed and are accessible from your computer. To access them simply click https://camstreamer.com/redirect/12c4810cb144c12/S-58568. You can also make a virtual visit to the church at any time.
An invitation to all young people aged 13+ to the online Ignite Festival. Join members of the Ignite team for music, inspiring talks, workshops and prayer. Saturday and Sunday, 1/2nd May from 7 to 8.30 pm.
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church:
John Bolger at Sacred Heart – 01692 581516 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fran Ludden at Aylsham – 07849 602227 (email@example.com);
Richard McGreevy, Hoveton – 01603 738255 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Lorna Diamond and Tony Randall who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Eileen Codd, Bernard Shearing, Cathrine Whitwell, Betty Paul, Joseph Clark, Peter Lloyd, Eric Hall, Mario Vanzino, Dorothy Pooler and Anthony Middlecoat.
May they rest in peace.
A Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for the Duke of Edinburgh by our Bishop on Wednesday at 6 pm. This will be live streamed from the Cathedral.
Standing orders: £553.00. Thank you for your kind offerings over the Easter weekend.
A special word of thanks to all who helped make Holy Week a special time for our community.