As the early Church grew out of its Jewish background and spread into the pagan world it had to develop new structures and new forms of organisation. It also kept a sense of continuity. Peter is seen as the leader of the community – as is his successor today. The pagan world will prove to be an immense challeng and will try to silence the good news of the gospel and those who will preach it. Hence the importance of remaining true to the one who has sent them to bear witness to the truth.
The Rosary (North Walsham) will be said at 10.30 prior to Mass during the Sundays of May. There are similar arrangements at Aylsham and Hoveton.
At the Sacred Heart all services are now live streamed and accessible from your computer/tablet. To access the live stream go to https://camstreamer.com/redirect/12c4810cb144c12/S-58568
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church. Should you find you are unable to attend, please contact your co-ordinator to cancel the booking. For details, go to Mass Times.
A Pentecost Novena on the Care of Creation, prepared by the bishops, with material drawn from the Scriptures and the writings of Pope Francis, can be accessed here.
“Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.”
Cromer Foodbank have sent their usual letter of thanks for the generous support we continue to give them. For the list of provisions they would like for this month, see the Foodbank page.
PPC Meeting. The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday 25 May at 7.30 pm in the presbytery. Any points parishioners would liketo raise, please make them known to the representatives for your church:
North Walsham: Becky Walker, Grazyna Skawinska and Antonia Martinez
Aylsham: Keith Copperwheat, Ginny Keane and Sue Short
Hoveton: Richard McGreevy (chair), Elaine Haughton and Peter Rylands.
CAFOD is reminding us to take action to stop the climate crisis. This year the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil – the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister Boris Johnson must push world leaders to show the ambition we need to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5 C threshold. This means that all countries must play their part. With the eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the PM to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26. Please sign CAFOD’s petition or sign the green cards at the back of each church and post them to CAFOD. Further information can be found on the Notice Board.
We pray for oursick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for Tony Boast, Lorna Diamond and Dione Anthony who died recently, and for thos whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Elizabeth Uden, Terence Gigli, Jean Graydon-Carter, Mary Sparks, Winifred Armes and Elizabeth (Rosemary) Walmsley.
May they rest in peace.