A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS who may be with us this weekend. Do feel free to stay for coffee after Mass. “One off” gift-aid envelopes for your collection are available at the back of the church for those who would like to use them. Thank you.
NEXT SUNDAY we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, the final Sunday of the Church’s year. It is also Youth Sunday and there will be a Second Collection for the Diocesan Youth Service.
The Ebola virus in West Africa has infected more than 8,000 people and the number steadily increasing. If you wish to give your support CAFOD is working with partners in the region. Donate online at: cafod.org.uk/ebola or call 03001000089.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 17th: am. Computer Workshop; pm. “Around the World in 78 days” – a talk given by Becky Walker.
ST HELEN’S Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion is on Monday 17th at 7pm.
PASTORAL COUNCIL now have their two nominees: Chris Falla (Mrs) for St John of the Cross, Aylsham; Michael Haughton for St Helen’s, Hoveton. The next PPC meeting will be on Tuesday, 25th November at 7.30 pm.
JOURNEY INTO FAITH For anyone wishing to join the Journey Into Faith programme, the sessions take place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm at St John of the Cross, Aylsham. Further information call Bob on 01263 577784.
FR JAMES will meet with the parents of children who are beginning their preparation for First Holy Communion. This will be in the parish hall on Saturday, 22nd of November at 3.00pm.
SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION On Saturday, 29th December, at 11.30 am there will be a Service of Reconciliation at North Walsham with the opportunity for individual confession.
Last Saturday evening, on my way to St Helen’s, I had an accident that involved a deer on the B1150. My car sustained considerable damage but I was unharmed, if rather shaken. (Surely this gives a ‘stag night’ a whole new meaning!) Thank you for all your concern and support. Things could have been far more serious. My guardian angel was clearly working overtime! Father James.
WHEN NOTIFYING A PRIEST to visit patients admitted to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, all requests should be made to the Cathedral on 01603 624615: however, in a real emergency (for someone near to death) the Duty Hospital Chaplain’s bleep no. 07623611724 may be used. This number, however, should not be used for general visits.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 Bishop Alan is inviting young people of 16 years and over by July 2016 to join him on Pilgrimage to WYD in Krakow culminating in Mass with Pope Francis. Limited places are available – bookings accepted on a first come first served basis. Please see www.catholiceastanglia.com/youth to download and for the information pack.
MISSIO COLLECTION BOXES Please could you hand in your Red Boxes, the APF or Mission collection boxes: to Peter Adamson at Aylsham; Sue Perrott at the Sacred Heart and Maureen Keane at St Helen’s. Thank you. The Mission has issued its annual Calendar for 2015, available in church porches FREE. Thank you.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA: This weekend the annual Appeal for funds will be made at all Masses and will remain open until 15th/16th December. The money collected will be used to buy vitamins, medical equipment and (in Cambodia basic necessities eg: shampoo, toothpaste, clothes etc). There will also be an opportunity to purchase Cambodian crafts after the Sunday Masses on the same weekend.
MANGO NEWS: next edition of Mango News (Support Cambodia Newsletter) will be out shortly. In the interests of economy and the environment, the majority of copies will in future be distributed by email. If you are happy to receive Mango News by email and have not already registered your e-address with Katie Maidment, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org A very limited number of paper copies available for those who do not have email.
Volunteers are needed at St Helen’s to take over the First Wednesday coffee club as existing team will not be continuing after December.Please see Cyril, Lesley, Dave or Mary for more information if interested as soon as possible.
CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS supporting Christian Aid and Traidcraft cards plus 19 other charities are on sale at “The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop” (new venue) All Saints Church, Westlegate, Norwich until 19th December, Monday – Saturday 9.30am until 5.00pm.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Lowestoft. Headteacher required from September 2015. Details on diocesan website: www.catholiceastanglia.org
We pray for Mary Flynn who died recently and for her family and friends. We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Teresa McKillop, Charles William Pinder, Barbara Elizabeth Cornish, Michael Christopher Foran, Megan (Maggie) Iris Noone.
May they rest in peace. Amen.