29th Week in Ordinary Time 2020
18th –24th October.
People of our time tend to separate out the secular from the religious. But this is a recent perception. For Isaiah it is normal for God, who has enabled the pagan Cyrus, an effective and powerful ruler, to come to power ‘for the sake of my servant Jacob’. Through him the exiles will return home and rebuild Jerusalem and its Temple, establishing themselves as God’s people. The point that Matthew is making in the Gospel reading goes beyond scoring points about taxes: God’s power is transcendent and absolute.
Quote: ‘The Church is a perpetually defeated thing that always outlives her conquerors’. (Hilaire Belloc)
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you will need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church:
John Bolger at Sacred Heart – 01692 581516 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fran Ludden at Aylsham – 07849 602227 (email@example.com);
Richard McGreevy, Hoveton – 01603 738255 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At present there is no need to book a place for a weekday Mass.
Wednesday: 9.30 at St Helen’s,
Thursday: 9.30 at Sacred Heart,
Friday: 9.30 at St John of the Cross.
The Mass on Tuesday has been moved to Thursday to reduce the work of the cleaners.
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We remember those whose anniversaries occur at this time: John Perrin, Peggy Trevallion, Adrian Beresford Frye, Frank Taylor, Irene Przybyla and Henry Honey.
Last week’s collection: £ 304.20 Standing orders: £533.00.
CAFOD £ 458.95
Next weekend there will be a retiring collection for the APF (Association for the Propagation of the Faith).