“Every story has an end but in life every end is a new beginning.”
This penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year reminds us not only of the end of the liturgical year but also of the end of all things and of the preparations we need to make to reach Heaven. The main theme of the three readings is an invitation to live in such a way that we make the best use of the talents God has given us, so that at the hour of our death Our Lord will say: “Well done, my good and faithful servant! ….Come and share the joy of your master”.
Today is World Day of the Poor.
Next Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, celebrated as Youth Day.
UKRAINE : anyone willing to host families for 6 months please visit https://sjog-homesforukraine.uk/ for information. See prayer cards.
The Parish Pastoral Council next meet on Tuesday 5th December at St John of the Cross, Aylsham: any issues that parishioners would like to have raise, please approach their church representatives
“My Day by Day” A booklet of daily readings & prayers throughout December starting in Advent 2023 on sale at £1 each.
The Children’s Christmas Party is on Saturday 9th December from 3.00 – 5.00pm in St Nicholas’ Church hall (St Benet’s Hall) which is in the grounds of St Nicholas church, at the back: North Walsham NR28 9BT. Food will be provided for the children. Please sign your child’s name on the lists in church porches by Sunday 26th November to secure a place. See poster.
Churches Together Christmas Lunch offer a Christmas Lunch for anyone living on their own in the Parish of North Walsham. There will be a warm welcome and a traditional Christmas Lunch – no charge and transport can be arranged if required. Please contact Don Birch: tel. 01692 404889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Four Gifts for Advent” – a candlelit service of words, music, reflection and prayer will take place at St John of the Cross, Aylsham on Sunday 3rd December at 4pm and is a beautiful way to start the season of Advent. All are invited, both within and beyond the parish so please bring your friends, family and neighbours and, if you need a lift, please ask. This is followed by refreshments.
St Helen’s annual service of Carols & Readings for Advent will be on Sunday 10th December at 3pm in the church followed by refreshments. We will be delighted to see you there and hope you can bring family and friends.
Service of Carols & Readings at the Sacred heart Church on Sunday 17th December at 3pm.
We now have confirmation from our First Aid trainer about her availability to run our course. She can be very flexible regarding timing. So could all those who have put their names forward to be trained as First Aiders please confirm their preference as follows: Evening / Afternoon / Either. Pl notify Richard McGreevy on 07730 817580 or email@example.com
Salvation Army Christmas Presents Appeal: helping local families with Christmas presents for children. This year the Sacred Heart Church is one of the designated collection points for donations. Please see box in the church porch & poster giving details. New unwrapped gifts are needed for children from babies to 17 yr. olds (toys for the babies & younger children, Argos gift vouchers for the teenagers). Donations by 10th December if possible please. Thank you.
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, Robert Buhagiar, Margaret Larkins, Daphne Necchi, Bert Pooler, Maria Halsey, Shirley Teague, Joan Macnamara and Richard Skelton.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this week: Barbara Cornish, Frederick Walker, Roy Townsend, Michael Foran, Angela Wood, Megan (Maggie) Noone, Joseph Booth, Malcolm Craven and Patricia Honey. May they rest in peace.