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 a very enjoyable time here in beautiful North Norfolk.. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our Sunday Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
We are very grateful to Fr Michael Johnstone for presiding at our Sunday Masses whilst Fr David is attending the Bishops’ Conference/Retreat in Rome.
You are welcome to take some of the newly blessed Easter Water home with you. Bring a small bottle with you when you are next at Mass in North Walsham.
N.B. There are no 9.30am weekday Masses this coming week, nor on Saturday morning, (20th) also no Confessions. There will however be Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the usual time, in the normal venues.
NEXT SUNDAY is Vocation Sunday (Good Shepherd Sunday) and there will be a 2nd Collection for the training of our students. There will also be Benediction at 3pm, the theme being “The Good Shepherd”.
“WALK with ME” An Eastertide Journey of Prayer for 2013 is available. Take a copy and make a donation in the basket towards Alive Publishing’s work to prisoners and missionaries. An excellent booklet for the Easter Season.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP resumes meetings after the Easter break on Monday 15th April: am – Informal; 2pm – Planning Meeting.
ST HELEN’S Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion: Monday 15th April at 7pm.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. Please put your names on the COACH LIST in the church porch as we need to know numbers for the size of coach. Cost £5 which will be collected before the day: bring a packed lunch. Please do make a special effort to join the pilgrimage: the theme for this year is “Women of Faith”. The coach will pick up from Hoveton at 9.30am; North Walsham at 9.50am and Aylsham at 10.15am – to arrive in Walsingham at 11.15am. Poster of Programme of the Day is on the notice board.
THE SUPPORT CAMBODIA Table top sale raised £170. Sincere thanks to those who helped or contributed.
PARISH FETE MEETING will be held on Thursday 25th April in the Presbytery at 7pm. Copies of the Agenda are available at the back of the church. Organisers and stall-holders please make every effort to attend.
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS Please note a change of date to Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at the home of Frances Hall; 3 St John’s Gardens, Stalham NR12 9BD. Tel no. 01692 582596. All welcome from the area.
ADULT CONFIRMATIONS will take place at Walsingham on Pentecost Sunday at 3pm (19th May). If anyone has missed out on this Sacrament and would like to be confirmed please speak to Fr David a.s.a.p.
ECUMENICAL CENTERING PRAYER The next Meeting will be at 25 Sendall Road, North Walsham (01692 402398), Tuesday 23rd April at 2-3.30pm.
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS, Aylsham – On Fridays from 6 – 7pm the church is open for Private Prayer during this “Year of Faith”.
WORLD YOUTH DAY ‘AT HOME’ 26th – 29th July. National event for all young people aged 16+. With guest speakers, catechesis, live bands and a satellite link up to World Youth Day in Rio at the time of the Papal Mass, this is the next best thing to being there! A group will be going from the diocese. For more information see www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
QUIZ & CHIPS at St John’s Aylsham: Sat. 20th April at 6.30pm. Tickets £6 – on sale this Sunday. See Fran/Clare/Wendy/Debbie. Proceeds to ADF Roof Fund.
CHURCHES TOGETHER ON THE BROADS – to help support their work a Quiz & chips Evening will be held on Friday 3rd May at 7pm for 7.30pm at St Matthew’s Church Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. Six people per team, £7.50 per person which includes Fish & Chips and Coffee. (Bring your own liquid refreshment). Registration forms in the church porch (by Friday 26th April).
LOOKING AHEAD Parish Confirmation Mass at St John of the Cross, Aylsham on Friday 26th April at 7pm. Diocesan Celebration of Marriage & Family Life: is on Saturday 22nd June at 11am at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich. Mass for the Walsingham Association. on Saturday 11th May at Northampton Cathedral at 12noon – celebrated by Bishop Peter Doyle. Please see poster for further details.
“YEAR OF FAITH” – To profess our faith we have to try to identify what our faith means to us and be able to share it with others. Would you be willing to write a short account of what faith means for you, how you live out your life as a 21st Century Catholic Christian. Over the next nine months, contributions, anonymous or otherwise, could be included in this bulletin and perhaps these testimonies could be brought together to form a booklet at the end of the Year of Faith as a parish resource. Please keep contributions to around 400 words – please hand in at the presbytery.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Mary Jones, Betty Hardy Paul, Joseph Thomas Clark, Eric John Hall, Bertram (Bert) Francis Alley and Inga Courtenay. May they rest in peace. Amen.