In today’s feast we give thanks for the gift of the Eucharist, so deeply rooted in Catholic tradition and practice. It is the gift of Christ himself whose risen Body we receive under the sign of bread. What we receive is not some spiritual token far less a memorial meal but Jesus Christ offered for us – food and drink to sustain us on our journey to the Promised Land.
Next Friday is the patronal feast of the parish and Mass will be celebrated at North Walsham at 12 noon.
Today, Sunday, is The Most Holy Body & blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) and is Day for Life: there will be a retiring collection for the work of the “Life Charities”.
There will be Benediction at 3.00pm at the Sacred Heart Church, a ‘combined’ celebration of the two feast days, Corpus Christi and The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. (Friday 23rd June). Do come along and help make it a splendid occasion.
On Monday at 6pm there will be an ecumenical service at Cawston Road Chapel (now Emmanuel Baptist church) Aylsham.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meets Monday 19th with the usual activities taking place in the morning, Computer Workshop, chair exercises etc. In the afternoon there will be a selection of board games to play.
Fr James’ Anniversary Luncheon. The organisers for the meal would be very grateful if parishioners who wish to attend would sign the lists, now in church porches. Just a reminder: it takes place on Saturday 22nd July at about 1.00pm, following a Thanksgiving Mass at 12noon.
On Tuesday 20th at 10.00am there is a meeting in the Parish Committee Room (NW) to discuss all aspects of the event on 22nd July – Father’s Anniversary Luncheon: the meal, the setting up of tables etc. the presentation and the final ‘clearing away’ in hall and kitchen. If you feel you will be able to help in any of these features of this very special day, please come along or, if unable to attend, please ring 01263 833223.
A Community Forum Meeting will be held after Mass on Saturday 24th June at St Helen’s.
As part of our Live Simply Award we are taking part in CAFOD’s ‘Power to Be’ Campaign. Next week there will be a short talk about the campaign and you will be asked if you would like to join in by signing a card that will be sent on your behalf to the UK’s representative at the World Bank asking her to support local, renewal energy which tackles poverty. See posters or go to cafod.org.uk/powertobe for more information.
A Carmelite Pilgrimage will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 25th June. Please see posters for details.
We pray for all involved in the tragic London tower block disaster. We also pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Angela Upton, Vera Phipps, Kathleen Elsdon, Mary Gurney, Leonard Winfield and Nellie Howell May they rest in peace.
Next Sunday: a retiring collection for “Peter’s Pence.
This month’s project: Renewable/Sustainable Energy
This week’s suggestion: Boil only the water you need in
your kettle, thereby giving a 20% energy saving.