A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS: You are welcome to join parishioners for coffee after our Sunday Masses (Aylsham and North Walsham).
LENT 2013: We have begun our spiritual journey through this solemn yet beautiful Season in preparation for the greatest celebration of all – Easter. This time of Lent provides us with the opportunity to follow more closely in the footsteps of Jesus. If you were not in church last weekend, do pick up the mauve leaflet ‘Lent 2013’ that was enclosed in last week’s bulletin; in it you will find listed all the Masses, Services and Devotions taking place over the coming weeks, events that can help us on our journey. ‘Walk with Me’ – a Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2013 that, coming in the Year of Faith, invites us in a special way, with God’s help, to grow in grace and mature in faith; is an excellent little book for daily reflection throughout Lent; at a special price of just £1 – to be found at the back of the church.
“Bird’s eye view” for this week of Lent: Stations of the Cross: Hoveton Wednesday after Mass; Aylsham Friday after Mass; North Walsham Friday 12noon. Hunger Lunches: North Walsham on Thursday and Aylsham on Friday (see booklet for venues); Ecumenical Study Course—Hoveton/wroxham area Thursday at Neatishead Baptist Church at 7.30pm. All welcome.
THE RITE OF ELECTION takes place in the Cathedral today Sunday (17th) for those of the diocese who are to be Baptised or Received into full Communion with the Catholic Church this Easter (we have Keith Hartree from our own parish). The Service takes place at 4.00pm and anyone is welcome to go along and give their prayerful support.
CAFOD Lenten Fast Day – Friday 22 February. CAFOD envelopes will be distributed this weekend for returning next week in the 2nd collection. We unite ourselves with the hungry of the world by fasting on Friday.
HCPT GROUP 111 are having a Quiz Night on Friday 22nd February at 7 pm in The Narthex, St John’s Cathedral, tickets £6. All proceeds to support the Group’s 9th Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. See flyer at the back of the church for all the details.
ST HELEN’S Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Monday 18th February at 7.00 pm.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP no meeting Monday 18th (Half Term)
WOMENS’ WORLD DAY OF PRAYER this year will be held at St Nicholas CofE Church, Market Place, North Walsham on Friday 1st March 2013 at 2 pm. The invitation to attend is extended to both women and men and light refreshments will be served after the service.
ROTAS (NW) for Readers & Ministers of Communion are available in the porch.
ECUMENICAL CENTERING PRAYER Meetings at 25 Sendall Road, North Walsham, Tuesdays. Next meeting; 26th February; 2-3.30pm. 01692 402398.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA OPEN MEETING Saturday 9th March 10.30 am at St John of the Cross, Aylsham. Pictures, news and first-hand reports from Svay Sisophon plus crafts and homemade cakes. Book the date NOW!
JUSTICE & PEACE Diocesan Newsletter now available in the porch.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL – Minutes of the meeting of 22nd November are now on the website and on church notice-boards.
DIOCESAN YEAR BOOK & LITURGICAL CALENDAR 2013 available in the porch: cost £3 – (50p reduction on the cover price); a very useful booklet listing Feast/Saints Days, information on the diocese and all its parishes. An excellent buy!
FOODBANK – Cromer & district Please place your donations of non-perishable food in the boxes provided at the back of our churches. Thank you. Information at cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
RACE NIGHT will take place on Saturday 2nd March at 7pm in the parish hall, North Walsham. It is in aid of Clare and Amelia who will be taking children to Lourdes with the HCPT: there will also be a raffle in aid of Support Cambodia. Please note this date in your diary to come along – it’s always good fun! Horses & jockeys will be sold after each weekend Mass leading up to the event. Please bring your own drinks. Contact Clare Glenn on 01263 734853 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any other information.
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND – Don’t forget to let Fr David know if there is anyone missing from Mass over a period of weeks and who would like Holy Communion
In this Year of Faith the Church seeks to recognise Catholic women who work to pass on the Faith to the next generation. Nominations for the 2013 Catholic Women of the Year are welcome. All that is needed is a short letter explaining why this particular Catholic woman should be honoured: it should mention her activities, involvement with parish or other groups, and the special qualities that she brings. Nominations can be from anyone and should be sent to: CWOY, 22 Milton Road, Ware SG12 0PZ or email email@example.com by April 30th
We pray for Audrey Greensword who died this week; we remember in prayer her family and friends. We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Brendon William Cushion, Iris Maud McGee and Winifred Coates. May they rest in peace. Amen.