Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. ‘Of all women you are the most blessed’’. The words of Elizabeth express the place of Mary in the history of salvation. Because she was linked so closely to the redeeming incarnation of the Son of God, Mary also shared in his resurrection. Today’s feast celebrates the transition of Our Lady to be reunited with her divine son. She shares with him the unity of body and soul after earthly life which helps us to anticipate that moment of our own when our souls and bodies will once again be reunited at the end of time. Where Mary has gone, we hope to follow, the liturgy tells us.
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The end of Covid restrictions. We are encouraged to use the QR codes when we arrive at the church. More seats are now available in each of our churches. The booking system is no longer necessary if you attend Mass at Aylsham or Hoveton. It will continue at North Walsham for the holiday season. To book a place contact the co-ordinator, John Bolger on 01692 581516 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey in Faith. This is a series of meetings led by Father James, for those who wish to explore the teaching of the Catholic church. They will include adults who have never been baptised, people who have been baptised in another Christian denomination who are looking to become Catholics and those who have returned to the church, often after many years, who would like to have a refresher course! The sessions take place in the presbytery on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. They are informal with opportunities for asking questions. The first session will be on 5th September.
The annual Mass in the Memorial Garden (NW) is on Tuesday 17th August at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome but especially those who have their loved one’s ashes buried there. We would be very grateful for any volunteers to help with the chairs. Many thanks.
Wickmere Open Garden (Ivy Cottage) & Village Yard Sale in aid of Support Cambodia on Saturday 21st August 11.00am – 4.00pm.
Crafts, Jewellery, Plants, Produce, Collectibles, Tie-Dye, QualityRaffle, Burgers (11am – 1.30pm), Teas(11am – 4pm). Yard Sales (assorted items). Parking, toilets. Proceeds to provide a borewell in Pailin Province. Details: www.supportcambodia.org.uk or phone 01263 577784.
Sunday 5th September is Climate Sunday so as a LiveSimply Parish we will be celebrating Climate Themed Masses in each of our 3 churches. In the afternoon there will be a 2 mile circular ‘Care for Creation Walk’ in Blickling Park, at 2.30pm from Buck’s Common Car Park. (The entrance is a mile further along the road from the main Blickling Car Park). Come and join us on the walk when we will be praying a Novena to St Francis for a world under threat and a Rosary for the Care of Creation. The walk takes approx. 2 hours so you might like to bring along a flask of tea or coffee or a cold drink. Car park cost is £5 unless an NT member. Please let Rob and Clare Hardie know if you will be coming on the walk: tel. no. 01603 897609; email@example.com
Next PPC meeting will be on Tuesday 7th September at St John of the Cross, Aylsham, to start at 7.30pm.
Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) takes place on Saturday 11th September 9am – 5pm. Sponsor forms are available in our church porches.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Sheila Chard, Audrey Miller, Barbara Jackson, William Healy, Jane Moy and Hilda Howard. May they rest in peace.