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.
We thank Fr Peter Brown for his continued celebration of our Sunday Masses whilst Fr Michael is again supplying in Newmarket.
TODAY IS SEA SUNDAY when the church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers; thank you. For those who wish to ‘gift aid’ there are special AoS envelopes available at the back of the church. For more information please visit www.apostleshipof the sea.org.uk
CHANGES TO OUR MASS TIMES Please note there may still be the necessity to change a number of our usual Mass times during the summer months – please be sure to check with the bulletin each week.
NB On Thursday 17th the 9.30am Mass, usually at North Walsham, will be at Aylsham and on Friday (18th) there will be Mass at 9.30am at North Walsham.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 14th for their End of Year Lunch at the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott at 12.30pm. There will be no further meetings until Monday 15th September.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS’ ASSOC. PILGRIMAGE – at the Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham on Saturday 26th July, the feast of St Anne & St Joachim, from 11am to 5pm. 12noon Mass will be celebrated by Fr Dennis McBride. Fun, games and children’s entertainment. The Walsingham story will be staged with the help of local actors. Pl bring a picnic lunch. All are welcome.
ROTAS (North Walsham) for Eucharistic Ministers are now available in the church porch.
FOODBANK NEWS A letter from the Cromer & District Foodbank, for June 2014, is now on church notice boards; it thanks us for our ongoing support, gives an update on both food supplies and numbers of people who have been helped plus a list of the most needed food items for the immediate future.
PARISH SUPPORT GROUP Remember we have a support group that can be reached by phoning 07501 265779, or speak to Hilary or Marianne initially.
MINUTES of the Parish Pastoral Council meeting of 1st May are now on the Parish Website and also on each church noticeboard.
PARISH PHOTOGRAPHERS: The PPC would like to improve the photographic record of parish events. Any of your photographs which you think may enhance our records please send to John Bolger – firstname.lastname@example.org
RE-ADVERTISMENT: The Diocesan Youth Service wishes to appoint a Mission Team Leader. This is a full-time residential position. For more information and a revised application pack, please go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth and click on the Mission Team link.
SUPPORT FOR AYLSHAM’S LEAKING ROOF Following Kay’s gracious appeal last Sunday, she thanks the Sacred Heart congregation who kindly supported St John of the Cross’ leaking roof appeal. The total raised was £175.11. Many thanks.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Parish Picnic is on Sunday 17th August at North Walsham following the morning Mass.
Memorial Garden Mass – North Walsham (proposed date) will be held on Thursday 21st August at 6.00pm.
SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER The Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order meets next Wednesday 16th July, and the third Wednesday of every month, in the parish room at the back of the church of the Holy Apostles, Earlham West Centre, Norwich. We always warmly welcome anyone who would like to come and follow the Lord Jesus more closely in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. What better thing to do in this time of evangelisation and with a Pope who has named himself after this great saint? Please contact Robert Hardie on 01603 897609 or just come along.
OPEN GARDEN To celebrate 50 years of Samaritans in Norwich and a chance to see the Bishop (Anglican) of Norwich’s gardens takes place on Sunday 20th July, 1-5pm: in 4 acres of landscaped gardens, music, singing, art exhibition, games, entertainment plus refreshments and cakes on sale Adults £3: children & wheelchair users free. Entrance is on Bishopgate, Norwhich, NR3 1SB. Please see poster on notice boards.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Angela Brooke, Edward Uden, Rhoda Egan, Alice Mary (Pat) Carey, John Charles Scoley and Irene Alice McEllin.
May they rest in peace. Amen.