2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
When the first disciples come to Jesus he asks them ‘What do you want? For us the whole of life’s searching is summed up in that question. He does not offer them a programme or a policy. He simply says to them, ’Come and see’. It is by spending time in his company that they will come to know him and learn to follow him. For us too it is in spending time with the Lord in prayer that we come to know him.
Today is Peace Sunday when we pray for peace in the world but also peace in our own stressed and fractured society.
The diocese is recruiting a grant-funded Historic Churches Support Officer on 20 hours a week. The closing date is February 22nd. For more details go to: https://www.rcdea.org.uk/vacancies/
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Mary Atkins from Aylsham who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Joana Auckland, John Podevyn, Peter Burnham, Lucy Gawlina, Michael Booth, Grace Wood, Mark Gibbons, Annunziata (Joyce) Cockrill, Dorothy Pearce, Gregory Noble and Ruth Flood.
Last week’s collection: £179.00 Standing orders: £553.00
A big Thank You to our stewards and cleaners who make it possible for our three churches, together with most churches in our diocese, to remain open for public Masses. However, if you are unsure or anxious about coming to church you may feel safer staying at home. Remember that the Sunday obligation has been suspended. It is good to see the increasing number who are being vaccinated. I shall be having mine on Tuesday.