In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks to the disciples about how they will have to live after he has ascended. He tells them that they are in the world but not of the world. This means that they must be faithful to all that they have learnt from him and not compromise with values that are contrary to his teaching. He is sending them out into the world just as he has been sent by his Father.
We too must be ‘true to his name’, not allowing our lives to be ruled by secular values.
Today is World Communications Day – there will be a retiring collection for the Catholic Communications Network.
The Rosary will be said before Mass during the month of May; at North Walsham at 10.30am, Aylsham at 8.30am and Hoveton at 5.00pm. NW, please sign the list of those leading the Rosary.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) will be hosting Fr James’ Day of Recollection for the whole parish on Monday, 14th May in the Parish Hall at 11am. Mass will be at 12 noon followed by a shared lunch.
Advance notice: the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 18th June 2018 at 7pm in the Parish Hall at North Walsham.
PPC Minutes from the meeting of the 17th April 2018 are now on the church notice boards and the parish website.
The ‘Support Cambodia Plant Sale’ takes place next Saturday, 19th May, in the parish hall from 9 am. The proceeds will go to providing bicycles for children to get to school.
Stalham Area House Mass is at May Georgiana & Peter Rylands’ home at 7pm. Address: 3 The Horseshoe, The Street, Sutton, NR12 9RF. Tel. 01692 580172
Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Tuesday 29th May. See poster for details.
‘Share the Journey’ – Parish Walk: on Sunday 24th June we will be walking as a parish as part of Pope Francis’ request that we ‘Share the Journey’ with people fleeing war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty. CAFOD’s aim is that all the walks of every individual will add up to 24,9000 miles, the distance around the whole world. Following Mass at the Sacred Heart we will share coffee in the Hall where there will be a cake stall, tombola and book stall to raise funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. Then we will walk approx. 2-3 miles along the Weavers Way towards Felmingham, stop to eat our packed lunches and return to North Walsham. Families are very welcome and there will be a Nature Trail for the children. For more info see: cafod.org/sharethejourney
Christian Aid Week 13-19 May 2018 at North Walsham. Please support the volunteers from Churches Together in NW who are running a Christian Aid stall on Thursday morning, 17th May.
Rob and Clare Hardie will be hosting a Wine & Cheese Evening to raise funds for the North Norfolk SVP on Saturday 2nd June at 7pm, at their home at Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ. All are most welcome. Tickets on sale at £7.50 per head or ring Clare on 01603 897609 if you would like to come and pay on the night.
We pray for our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Veronica Williams, Linda Dawson and Mary Johnston.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Winifred (Joan) Madden, Joan Harmer, Margaret Douglas, Elizabeth Uden, Terence Gigli, John McGuinn and Jean Graydon-Carter.
May they rest in peace.
Living Simply: Theme – Recycling:
Suggestion: CAN be recycled – dry cardboard, paper and envelopes (including windowed)
Can NOT be recycled – glass that is not from bottles or jars