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 warmly welcome Father James Walsh to our parish as our new Parish Priest; we trust and hope he will soon feel at home and enjoy and find interesting the warmth and diversity of our three communities.
TODAY is Racial Justice Sunday when the Church invites the faithful to pray earnestly for an end to racism and racial inequality, also for the work being done to combat human trafficking, modern-day forms of slavery and every aspect of support for the vulnerable and marginalised. There will be a 2nd collection: cheques made payable to the parish.NEXT SUNDAYis Home Mission Sunday
MASS TIMES for the coming week will revert to our former familiar pattern. Please check with the newsletter (and online) when and where Masses/Eucharistic services will be held. One difference will be, that on Thursdays (NW) at 9.30am there will be Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion followed by Exposition until 10.15am.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP will meet as on Mondayas usual. Marianne has asked Teresa Butler to be there at 12.30pm to help them decide how they would like the group to proceed, for the foreseeable future during Marianne’s period of illness.
ST HELEN’S Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion; Mon 15th at 7.00pm.
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB for senior citizens meets again on 24th September. Coffee is at 11.30am, lunch at 12.30pm. We will have our own homespun entertainment, celebrating “Harvest Home” in song and verse! Please bring along a poem or reading to share with us if you so wish. We will finish at 4.00pm with tea and cake. All over 60s welcome. Cost of £2.00 including the raffle.
AT ST JOHN OF THE CROSS – HARVEST SUPPER Held at 7.00pm on Saturday 4th October. You will be served a ploughmans or quiche and dessert. Please bring your own drinks; tea/coffee provided. £7: proceeds go to the Roof Fund.
ST HELEN’S HARVEST SUPPER is on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale during September from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA MUSIC EVENING: held on Friday 10th October at 8pm at the Black Swan Rooms, North Walsham. Local young singer/songwriters Claire Lawrence & Grant Ley in concert. Proceeds go to Pongro Village Day Care Centre, being helped by Support Cambodia in 2015. Advance tickets £5 (£7 on the door) from various outlets \(see poster in church for details) or from Katie on 01263 577784..
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH What does it really teach? Come along to the first meeting and find out, on Sunday 21st September at 7.00pm in the Parish Hall, North Walsham. Enquiries – ring Bob Maidment on 01263 577784.
WALSINHAM PILGRIMAGE of Reparation & Prayer for the Sanctity of Life led by Bishop Mark Davies (Bishop of Shrewsbury), next Sunday 21st September. For programme pl see poster on church notice boards or ring Margaret Langley 01858 571242
CAMBODIAN-STYLE MASS celebrating the Feast of the Ancestors [Pchum Ben] at 7pm on Fri 26th Sept at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Everyone is invited: details on the website under Support Cambodia. If any young people would like an active role in the Mass please contact Katie Maidment asap on 01263 577784 or 07759982011, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message.
CONFIRMATION 2015 The first meeting will take place on Sunday 29th September at 4.00pm in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, North Walsham. Candidates should be 14 plus years old. If you are interested please register with Antonia at the Presbytery (01692 403258). Infor. Bob Maidment 01263 577784.
THE BOOK of tributes in which parishioners have put their thoughts & good wishes for Fr David, is STILL AVAILABLE. Please contact Antonia if you would like to add some kind of tribute; call the presbytery on 01692 403258. It must, however, soon be sent to Fr David so don’t delay with your entries.
CONCERT The Norwich Music Group, in support of the Stroke Assoc. present, Rutter’s “Gloria”, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich on Saturday 20th September at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 & £8. Coness £8/£7 , students £5 available from St George’s Music Shop: tel 01603 626414. See poster or flier in church porches.
THE ‘SWISHING PARTY’ raised £175 for the roof fund at St John of the Cross. Many thanks to all who donated and came along, also a special thank you to the House of Hobbies for hosting the event.
Marianne MacQueen would like to thank everyone in the parish for their prayers and kind messages of concern since she has been unwell. She is now home from hospital, pending further treatment. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
We pray for Caterina Waterfield who died, aged 91 years a fortnight ago: we remember in prayer her family and friends. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Mary Ellen Mousley and Margaret Griffith.
May they rest in peace. Amen.