Next Sunday at 5 pm the Journey of Faith will begin in the parish hall. It is primarily for anyone who wishes to know more about the Catholic Church and its teachings but it is also open to parishioners who would like to have a ‘refresher’ course in their faith. The meetings will take place once a month and last about an hour. So everyone is welcome.
This year has seen a significant number of funerals in the parish and we have taken leave of some dear and valued friends. While their deaths bring sadness and loss we must never forget that as Catholics our whole life is a preparation for that moment when we pass from this life to achieve its fulfilment in eternity.
Quote: Never complain about the Church. If it was perfect you wouldn’t belong.
Today is World Mission Day There will be a retiring Collection for the APF. Please hand in your red Mission boxes to Peter Adamson (Aylsham), Sue Perrott (N.Walsham) or Maureen Keane (Hoveton).
The Rosary is said during October – Hoveton at 5pm before Saturday Mass; Aylsham at 8.30am and North Walsham at 10.30am on Sundays. At the Sacred Heart, volunteers are needed to read: some new people would be great! Please sign the rota in the porch.
The Senior Citizens’ Group meets on Monday 19th. AM: Computer Workshop: PM: Robert from Eastons Coaches will be giving a talk.
St Helens 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens this month will be on 28th October. Coffee served from 11.30am and a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm. This month we will be filling the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We have a free raffle and there will be games if there is time after filling the boxes. We finish at 4pm with tea and cake. Everyone over 60 years is very welcome. Please let us know for catering purposes if you are coming for the first time. 01692 582418 – please leave message.
Bible Group: meets Friday 23rd at 2.30pm. “The Sunday Gospel”.
A Support Cambodia RACE NIGHT will be held on Saturday 14th November at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Horses and jockeys will be on sale after all weekend Masses starting next week. It’s good fun with quality prizes so bring your friends for a good night out.
Nominations are requested for 3 new representatives, one for each church, for the Pastoral Parish Council (PPC) Return by end October.
Operation “Christmas Child” (Samaritan’s Purse) leaflets are available for the Shoebox Appeal. Please take one per person from the back of the church. Completed boxes should be in our churches by Sunday,15th November at the latest! You are asked to give a £3 “shipping” donation with each box to cover transportation, etc.
On Harvest Fast day our parish raised £917.39 for CAFOD. Thank you for your support and solidarity.
We pray for Ron Papendick, who died last week; we pray for his family and friends at this time. His Requiem Mass is on All Souls Day, 2nd November at 11.30 am in Sacred Heart Church: we pray also for Olga Kerr and Paula Seamons and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Kevin Barry, John Perrin, Margaret (Peggy) Trevallion, Aloysino Faupel, Adrian (Ted) Beresford Frye, Frank Taylor, Irene Przybyla and Henry Honey. May they rest in peace.
we pray for those baptised who no longer
or rarely attend Church:
that they will understand and experience in their hearts
that Christ is the source of unconditional
love and reconciliation.
We pray for everyone
who worships in our parish community,
that they may find the right words and means
to invite our absent brothers and sisters
to return to the practice of their faith.