‘Lord, teach us to pray’. The request of the apostles chimes in with our own need to go to Jesus as a master of prayer. In response he shares with them – and us – his own prayer to his Father (and our Father). To pray is not to impose our will on God but to ask him to reveal his will to us. It is to ask him to change us, to form us as his children. ‘Ask…search…knock’; these words underline the need to persevere in prayer and not to lose courage. Prayer should be endlessly patient.
The Senior Citizens Group meets on Monday 25th (their last meeting until the Autumn) when they will be going for lunch to the Bluebell Restaurant. Meetings will resume on Monday 5th September.
Minutes of the PPC Meeting of 28th June are now on the website and on church notice boards.
Safeguarding in the Parish. It is vitally important that every parish has up-to-date information regarding those who, through their work in the parish, have contact with children or vulnerable adults. This applies particularly to ministers of the Eucharist and those involved in children’s liturgy or sacramental preparation. New volunteers will need a DBS check and existing checks will need to be updated. Charlotte Collison is the parish safeguarding rep and she can arrange for these checks to be done. You can contact her by email at: email@example.com
Parish Support Group: don’t forget we have a support group that can be reached on 0790 931 9646 or 0790 183 0327
Readers’ Rotas (NW) are in the porch: please pick up your named copy.
Some of you may know of Mgr. Tony Philpot, a priest of the diocese. He died recently and his Requiem Mass will be at Our Lady & English Martyrs Church at 12 noon on 2nd August.
The Norwich Secular Franciscans Pilgrimage Walk around Norwich is this afternoon (Sunday) at 2pm at St John’s RC Cathedral. Lunches at 12.15pm in RC Narthex.
Support Cambodia: the summer issue of the charity’s newsletter, Mango News, will be available after today’s Masses. If you haven’t already received your e-copy, please contact Katie at Katbob@live.co.uk Please note: Mango News will no longer be available on the parish website but can be accessed via Facebook and on the new Support Cambodia website at www.supportcambodia.org.uk
“All Things Bright & Beautiful” is the name of an exhibition of vestments and treasures: to be held on Sunday 31st July to Friday 5th August at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RT. Open Sunday 2pm to 5pm: Monday to Friday open 10am to 6pm. More information on church’s website: www.ourladyandstjoseph.info Free entry – donations welcome.
Our Annual Memorial Garden Mass in the Sacred Heart Church grounds will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 6pm.
The Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 10th September 2016 – 9am to 5pm. Get your Sponsor/Donation Form from the church nearer the date.
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 concerning patients at the hospital (and only for someone near to death) the Duty Hospital Chaplain’s bleep no. 0762 361 1724 may be used. This number should not be used for general visits.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Terence John Green, Anthony Randall, Florence Cullingford, Victor Azzaro, Edmond O’Flaherty, Mary Bianco and Derek Rayfield .
May they rest in peace.