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.
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: there will be a second collection for the Catholic Trust for England & Wales.
CHANGES TO OUR MASS TIMES Please note there will of necessity be a number of changes to our usual Mass times starting this coming week Monday 9th June – please be sure to check with the bulletin each week.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 16th June: am. Computer Workshop; pm. A visit from Sister Monica.
ST HELEN’S Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion – Mon 16th June at 7pm.
DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich on Saturday 21st June at 11.00am. Those celebrating special anniversaries this year, are welcome to come to renew their Marriage vows also those who have welcomed a new baby in the last year, but all couples need to have registered that they will be attending. This Saturday/Sunday is the last opportunity to register: please contact Fr Michael with your details. Please remember also that parking at the Cathedral is only available to Blue Badge holders.
BENEDICTION is next Sunday 22nd June, the feast of Corpus Christi, at 3.00pm at the Sacred Heart. The theme is confronting ourselves with the enormity of what we believe. If the weather is fine there will be a short procession to the church. Do come along.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meets on Thursday 26th June at 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
“EVANGELII GADIUM” the Encyclical by Pope Francis, recommended at the last Lenten Reflection, is available again at the 25% discounted price of £3.71. Please sign the lists in the porch for your copy. The money will be collected (not to be put in the wall slot please) when the books arrive; only those on the list may take a book!
‘A PLACE AT THE TABLE’ This is the title of the service being planned for the evening of Sunday 22nd June, 6.30pm. at St Nicholas Church, (NW). A round table will be the focus of our worship, prompting us to think about the “feast” to which God invites each one of us. The singing, much of it in the Celtic tradition, will be led by the St Benet Singers and, though our worship will not be a Eucharist/Mass, we will conclude with the simple sharing of home-made breads and a glass of wine. Our friends from the Sacred Heart are warmly welcome to join us.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE Bishop Alan invites young people aged between 17 and 25 years to join him from 21st to 30th August 2014. To be part of an enthusiastic team, assisting in the care of others whilst enriching their own spiritual and emotional well-being: a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and looks great on university applications! Please see poster in the porch for details and go to young firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/cnpsw9s The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2014. Also Taizé pilgrimage (for 16+); for details go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
“IGNITE” CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL – An invitation to all young people of secondary school age to young adults: takes place at Sacred Heart School, Swaffham on the 12th -13th July. With Christian hip-hop MC & DJ Mpfree, Rise Theatre, talks by Fiona Mansford (Youth 2000) and Bishop Alan, Taizé prayer plus plenty of time for relaxing and playing football! Details including assistance with transport at www.ignitefestival.co.uk
SUPPORT CAMBODIA Thank you so much to all who sponsored Harriette, Georgina, Bob, Katie and Carol for Aylsham Rotary Club’s Sponsored Walk on 8th June. A wonderful total of £528 was raised for Support Cambodia. Any outstanding money, please pay in by 22nd June. Thank you.
TABLE TOP SALE in Aylsham Market Place on Saturday 28th June, 9-12noon. Contributions of cakes, plants, preserves or produce greatly appreciated. Strictly no bric-a-brac, toys games or books please. Details 07759982011.
RECRUITMENT DRIVE for new staff at St Mary’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Gorleston. See Diocesan Website for more details: www.catholiceast-angliadiocese.org.uk or the advert on the notice board.
GIFT AID DONATIONS – Tax Year 2014/2015. Many thanks again to all our ‘gift aid’ donors. To enable the parish claim to be acceptable, you should have been paying income or capital gains tax in the tax year 2014/15. Unless informed to the contrary we will be claiming tax on your behalf. Please advise Fr Michael if you have ceased paying tax. Gift aid envelopes for “one-off” donations are available in the porch. These may also be used by any visitors to our parish. Many thanks.
GIVING A LIFT to Sunday Mass (NW): could any parishioner please offer a lift to Olga on a Sunday. Contact in person or on 01692 404956.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Ewhen Repeckyj, Peter John Kelly, Catherine Elizabeth Bateman, William John (Jack) Price, Angela Mary Upton, Vera May Phipps, Margaret Teresa Price, Elizabeth (Betty) Broom.
May they rest in peace. Amen.