A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS who may be with us this weekend, staying with family and friends or just here on holiday: we hope you have an enjoyable time in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
TODAY following the Mass at North Walsham we have our Parish Picnic in the grounds of the Sacred Heart church; 12.15pm until 3.00pm. Bring a picnic lunch, rug etc plus, some food for sharing for the Food from “Around the World” Table.
MASS TIMES for the coming week:
Monday 18th – 9.30am Eucharistic Service: Tuesday19th – 9.30am Mass North Walsham: Wednesday 20th – 9.30am Hoveton:Thursday 21st – 9.30am Mass N Walsham: Friday 22nd – 9.30am Mass Aylsham: Saturday 23rd – 9.30am No Mass North Walsham.
A DAY OF REFLECTION Fr Michael has kindly agreed to leading us in a Reflection on Tuesday 19th August;from10.30 am until 2.00 pm. Please bring food for sharing at lunchtime. Volunteers please to make coffees/teas.
OUR ANNUAL MASS IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (North Walsham) takes place this Thursday 21st August at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome but especially those who have their loved one’s ashes buried there. If it is wet, Mass will be held in the church. We will need help that evening with setting up and putting back of the chairs. If you can help please have a word with Antonia or ring the presbytery. Many thanks.
RIVERSIDE SERVICE – Songs of Praise (arranged by the local churches) is at Hoveton Staithe next Sunday 24th August (Bank Holiday weekend) at 3.30 pm. Do join us to boost our Christian witness. This is a service to which you can invite family and friends to come along. If it rains the service will move to St Helen’s.
ST HELEN’S HARVEST SUPPER is on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale during September from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712.
HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL – 3rd, 4th & 5th October. See Liz Smith at Hoveton.
PARISH SUPPORT To get in touch either ring Hilary on 07909319646 or Teresa on 07901830327 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“EVANGELII GAUDIUM” Previouslyordered copies have now arrived: please collect your named copy, paying £3.71 to Antonia (NW).
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – no Sunday sessions until September.
SPONSORED BIKE RIDE & WALK (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 13th September from 9am – 5pm. JIM BYRNEwill again be taking part in the cycle ride. He is looking for sponsors and will be outside the church this weekend. Let’s support this intrepid member of our parish! Sponsorship forms for cyclists, AND WALKERS are available from the three churches. Lists for volunteer “recorders” signing in the cyclists/walkers on the day will be available at Aylsham & North Walsham shortly: please support by signing up for an hour.
NEEDED IN SEPTEMBER …….kind, caring and friendly people to look after our children during their lunch break at: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Jessopp Road, Norwich. If you are interested or would like further details, please look on the school website: www.stfrancisofassisi.co.uk
IN GRATITUDE We have recently, during July, received letters of thanks from Missio for our Lenten gift of £46.56 and also from the Norwich Foodbank for the generous donation of £157.60 from the Maundy Thursday Collection. Both charities are very grateful of our continued support.
“SWISHING PARTY” ! in aid of the roof repairs at St John of the Cross. A “Swishing Party” will take place on Wednesday 27th August at 7.00pm in the House of Hobbies shop at 24 Market Place, North Walsham (opp the Market Cross). Please read the poster for details: clothes to be donated by Sunday 22nd August. Tickets £5 from Teresa Butler (01692 405007).
NEW HALL SCHOOL – Open Morning. The Principal, staff and students of New Hall School, Chelmsford, are delighted to invite you and your family to our Open Morning on Saturday 27th September 2014, from 9.00am -12.00 noon. New Hall, founded in 1642, is one of the top performing Catholic co-educational independent day and boarding schools in the UK. We welcome students from ages 3-18. Please visit newhallschool.co.uk or call o1245 467 588 to book your place at our Open Morning.
“TERESA 500” Events organised by the Carmelite Forum of Britain & Ireland throughout 2014 – 2015 are celebrating 500 years since the birth of St Teresa of Avila and exploring the ongoing significance of her life and teachings. On Saturday 18th October ‘14 there will be a semi-dramatized presentation of her life and times at the Carmelite Monastery at Quidenham. (Norwich NR16 2PH) for details go to email@example.com or tel. 01953 887202. Details of a year of events please ring Jane Nicholson on 01485 570082.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Bernard Barulis, Barbara Jackson, Hilda May Howard and Audrey Barnes.
May they rest in peace. Amen.