Through the testimony of John the Baptist two men set out to follow the Lamb so that they may live close to him. ‘Come and see’, he says. Peter is given a new name, Cephas, the rock, which he will have to earn. Jesus will later promise to build his Church on this rock when Peter names him as the Son of God.
On Thursday we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Next Sunday there will be a special service in the Methodist Church in North Walsham at 6 pm and we have been invited to take part in it.
Today there is an opportunity to support the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child.
Also today the Journey in Faith group meets in the parish hall at 5 pm.
Application forms for First Communion children are still available in our church porches.
The Senior Citizens Group at North Walsham meets Monday 15th January at 11.00am. There will be the usual morning activities followed by lunch. In the afternoon Ron will be showing a DVD on “The Way” – an inspiring film on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela featuring the actor Martin Sheen and his experiences.
A new Rota for Readers at North Walsham is available: please pick up your named copy.
Stalham Area House Mass (originally scheduled for Friday 12th) is on Friday 19th January 2018 at the home of Celia Cooper at 7.00 pm. Address: Barnside, Stubb Road, Hickling. NR12 0YS. Tel no. 01692 598667.
Items for the newsletter. Could we have all items relating to forthcoming events taking place in our three communities etc that are required for the newsletter, to be sent in to the office email address asap. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
The next PPC Meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Committee Room at North Walsham. If any parishioners have issues they would like raised at the PPC meeting they should contact one of their church’s representatives.
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Norwich is looking for an enthusiastic, excellent and experienced teacher to work in their EYFS class from April 2018. Please visit the school website www.stfrancisofassisi.co.uk or phone the school on 01603 441484 for more details.
The 2018 Yearbook & Calendar (Ordo book) is available in our churches – £3.00
We pray for and our sick parishioners, including Barbara Appleton, Margaret Wynes, Peter Walmesly and Linda Dawson.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Dorothy Henderson, Rosemary Semple, Joana Auckland, Henry Newsham and Grace Wood.
May they rest in peace.
This month’s theme: Refugee Month
This week’s suggestion: Pray for our parishioners visiting our twinned Parish of St Francis Xavier, Svay Sisophon