The long wait is over. On 12th October at 11.00 am Bishop Alan announced that Pope Francis has accepted his resignation and elected a new Bishop, Peter Collins, to the Diocese of East Anglia. As the new Bishop elect, Peter Collins prepares for his Episcopal Ordination on the 14th December in St John’s Cathedral, let us continue to pray for our new bishop elect.
I would like to express my gratitude to all those who assisted in various ways to make my induction celebration a memorable one.
“A winner never quit and a quitter never win”.
Never give up. Rely on the power of persistent prayer.
Today, Sunday 16th October – (at the Sacred Heart only), we are celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. Last Sunday it was celebrated at St John of the Cross and at St Helen. Parishioners are invited to bring items up in the Offertory Procession – please, not in plastic bags! Perishable items will be sold after Mass for CAFOD – store cupboard items will go to the Food Bank.
A House Mass will be held on Tuesday 18th October at 3.00pm at the home of Duncan and Mary Edmonds: Leo House, The Green, Stalham, Norwich. NR12 9PU. Tel. 01692 580712.
Faithful Flames Children’s Group will be meeting in the parish hall at 10.30am today, Sunday. This is for all children up to the age of 16. It will be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 23rd October a day when the whole Church unites in prayer for its missionary activity, collecting funds to support Catholic communities across the world living in poverty and privation. All donations go to the Universal Solidarity Fund.
Parish Pastoral Council Elections. Nominations are requested for a new representative for the Sacred Heart. Please pick up a nomination form from the table in the church porch.
The Missionary Appeal, the weekend of 24th/25th September, given by Sr Elonna from the Daughters of Divine Love: Sr Ann Ugoh, Sister Superior, has written to thank us for supporting their work and for the hospitality shown to Sr Elonna. We raised £814.49
The Julian Benedictine Prayer Group will be holding its final session of the four week series of talks on Monday 17th October. The talks have focused on how Benedictine spirituality can help us in our everyday and prayer lives. The meeting will be at St George’s Church, Norwich from 6.30pm lasting approximately one and a half hours, tea and coffee provided. For details please contact Diana on 01362 637597.
At St John of the Cross we would welcome offers to do tea/coffee after Sunday Mass; also, we are looking for flower arrangers to join the team. Please give your name to Pauline Andrews.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant, Celia Cooper, Barbara Laws, Michael Haughton and Marie Barton.
We pray for Mary Southwood who died last week and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Margaret (Peggy) Trevallion, Adrian (Ted) Frye and Frank Taylor. May they rest in peace.