We warmly welcome our newly arrived parish priest, Fr Peter Raj and hope to make him feel very much at home in each of our three communities. We look forward to his ministry and also hearing about his earlier life in Goa.
Today is Home Mission Day and there will be a retiring Collection.
Next weekend (24/25th September) the annual Mission Appeal will be given by Sister Elonna Ugochukwu.
On Monday, 26th September Bishop Alan will come to the parish to administer the sacrament of Confirmation to a group of our young people. The Mass will be at 6 pm at North Walsham.
Faithful Flames Children’s Group meets in the parish hall at 10.30am, our usual time. This is for all children up to the age of 16. It will be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
Still urgently needed, rented accommodation – for one more family of care workers in the North Walsham area who have joined our church community: looking for flats, houses. Please phone the parish office on 01692 403258 or email email@example.com
Father James writes: ‘Thank you for a wonderful weekend of farewell parties and goodbyes. I am deeply grateful for your cards and presents, not least the amazing amount you collected as a parting gift’. I know that you will welcome Father Peter into the parish and into your hearts. God bless you all’.
The annual Filipino Pilgrimage event takes place at St Helen’s this Sunday. The highlight of the day will be an open air Mass at 2.00pm dedicated to Our Lady of Penefrancia. All are welcome.
‘The Three Brothers’ Charity Concert’! An evening of music, humour and words at St Helen’s Church, Hoveton, at 7.00pm on September 22nd. Interval refreshments will be available. Admission free but donations welcome. Further details on 07730 817580
Record of the AGM held on Monday 25th July is now published on the parish website and is also available in hard copies in each church.
The Parish Pastoral Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday 27th September, in the Sacred Heart Presbytery. If there is an item you would like included on the Agenda, please let one of your church representatives know.
The St Bernadette Relic tour offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them and included three days (13th to 15th October) when they will be at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich. The venues hosting St Bernadette’s relics have a fixed capacity for visitors so pilgrims are asked to register their attendance, choosing a dedicated timeslot. If you wish register a time to visit the relics, please click on the link above.
We pray for Kevin Gibbons and Michael Hawley who died recently and also our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant and Celia Cooper.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Margaret Griffith, John Barton, Ann Bailey, Frances Ablitt, Erwin Loska, Godfrey Fahey, William Blewett and Michael Page.
We continue our prayers for our late Queen Elizabeth thanking God for her faithful service to our nation. We also pray for our new king, Charles lll, and wish him many years as our sovereign.