“I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.”
The readings for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, call us to look for how God is working in our lives. In the first reading the Israelites are reminded that God led them out of Egypt. The Psalm tells us that God cares for us. In the second reading, Paul tells us that God proves His love for us because Christ died for us. In the Gospel, we hear how Jesus cared for the people and sent his disciples to do the same.
It is a great honour and privilege to celebrate our parish Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a reminder that our human feelings, desires and inclinations – our hearts – must be inclined to God’s providential love for each and every one of us. The celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart is also a great reminder of the love of God for each of us. “God so loved us that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16).
Today, in North Walsham, we are celebrating our Patronal Feast Day, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which in the calendar was on Friday 16th June. The liturgy for today is for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
This weekend there is a Second Collection for the work of Life Charities.
Please note: No 9.30am Mass at Aylsham on Friday 23rd because there will be the Requiem Mass at 1.30pm for Harry Leahy.
Next Friday 23rd June there is a Fundraising Recital in the Sacred Heart Church at 6pm from some talented young people. This is to raise funds towards hiring a coach for an outing to the beach for the children of Faithful Flames. Refreshments will follow: Tickets: adults £6, children £3. Please do come along to support this summer outing for the children.
As your parish priest I have already started and wish to continue visiting all my parishioners and blessing your homes. If you would like me to visit you please contact me by either emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01692 403258.
To mark the 1,350 years since St Etheldreda set up the first religious community in Ely an Ecumenical Festel Evensong & Procession is to be held in Ely Cathedral at 4pm on Sunday 25th June. Refreshments will be available after the service. Information on St Etheldreda and a newly formed Pilgrimage Tour around the Cathedral can be found from Benedict.Kent@elycathedral.org or tel.01353 260318
Quiz & Chips – to raise funds for World Youth Day, on Saturday 1st July from 2.00 – 5.00pm in the parish hall. Ticket price includes food & a donation to WYD. Please speak to Kerry or Lauren after Mass. See poster in the church porch.
Flower arrangers are needed at St John of the Cross. If you are able to help please speak to Pauline Andrews.
CAFOD: re. the conflict in Sudan. Violent conflict continues in Sudan and thousands of people are running out of food, water and medicine. As part of the Caritas network, your donations to CAFOD are enabling our teams to provide practical help to families who have escaped to neighbouring countries, including South Sudan. For inform https://cafod.org.uk/news/emergencies-news/sudan-conflict
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Celia Cooper, Michael Haughton, Marie Barton, Gerry Francis, Robert Buhagiar, Margaret Larkins, Daphne Necchi, Bert Pooler, Maria Halsey and Shirley Teague.
A Requiem Mass for Harry Leahy will take place on Friday 23rd June at 1.30pm at St John of the Cross, Aylsham.
The Funeral for Alf Larkins will take place on Tuesday 27th June at 11.00 am at St Helen, Hoveton.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Teresa Shreeve, Angela Upton, Marie Jose Adcock, Vera Phipps, Margaret Price, Elizabeth (Betty) Broom, Anne Sibley, Mary Gurney and Nellie Howell. May they rest in peace.