A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE as we gather to celebrate this feast of the Risen Christ! Our parish community extends a very special welcome to those who are visiting the area. We hope you have an enjoyable stay with family and friends, or just on holiday in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our Sunday morning Mass and meet some of our parishioners.
We are very grateful to Fr Peter Brown for presiding at this morning’s 9.00am Mass at Aylsham – unfortunately Fr David can’t be in two places at the same time!
There are always so many people to thank at this time for the wonderful way you have given your time and talents to the parish community. Our journey of Lent and the wonderful Holy Week Services have only been possible because of everyone taking their particular part. As has been said before, it is really good to see the three communities of our parish growing together as ONE PARISH FAMILY without losing any of their uniqueness. Many thanks to everyone.
You are welcome to take some of the newly blessed Easter Water home with you. Bring a small bottle with you when you are next at Mass in North Walsham.
N.B. There is a Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion on Easter Monday at 10.00am but do look at the back page for full details of Masses/Services for the week.
THE COLLECTION today (Easter Sunday, including the Easter Vigil) is personal to Fr David. Please keep all general contributions for the parish until next week.
PPC MEETING The Parish Pastoral Council’s next meeting will be on Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm in the presbytery. (Please note: this is a change of date from that put on the website calendar).
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB for senior citizens will next meet on 23rd April. We will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary with home-spun entertainment. Coffee is served at 11.30am, hot lunch at 12.30pm and tea and cake at 4.00pm. The cost of £2.00 covers everything. All over 60s are welcome.
BIBLE GROUP has its next meeting on Friday 25th April in the parish hall at 2.30pm when it will be sharing some strange and difficult passages in the Gospel. New members are always welcome: please see Deacon Ron for information.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP – resume their weekly meetings on Monday 28th April after the Easter break.
PRAYER PETITIONS FOR LOURDES Fr David (and other members of HCPT Group 111) going to Lourdes in Easter Week are happy to place any prayer intentions at the grotto. Please put them in an envelope (no money); to hand in by 12noon TODAY – Easter Sunday.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: Bank Holiday Monday 5th May. A coach will pick up parishioners from Hoveton at 9.30am, from North Walsham at 9.50am and from Aylsham at 10.15am., arriving at the Shrine at 11.15am. Please put your names to the list in the church porch as we need to know numbers for the size of coach. Cost – £5 will be collected on boarding the coach: please bring a packed lunch. The theme this year is Mary, Mother of Evangelisation. Do make every effort to join this diocesan pilgrimage. Poster of the Programme of the Day is on the notice board.
CHRISTIAN AID – North Walsham. This year the street collection day will be on Thursday 15th May. Collections are made from 9.00am until 1.00pm at three points around the Market Place/Post Office area and taken in one hour slots although anybody willing to do longer is most welcome. Those who would like to help Christian Aid in this way and are available please ring 01692 404822 (from now until 9th May you are asked to leave your name and telephone number on the answer machine which will be answered when the organiser returns). There is also a mobile no 0790 3244658.
“A DAY WITH MARY” will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham on Sunday 1st June, Feast of the Ascension. Please see poster for programme of the day.
ASSISI PILGRIMAGE with the Secular Franciscan Order. Pilgrimage from 27th Aug – 3rd Sept. Cost: £420 excluding air fare, Ryanair from Stansted. For details please contact Rob Hardie on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01603 897609.
TEACHING POST – St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, Cambs. Head Teacher required for September 2014 or January 2015. For more information please visit the Diocesan Website: www.catholiceastanglia.org
We pray for Doff Pooler who died on Thursday; our prayers are very much with Bert and the family at this time. We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Bertram (Bert) Francis Alley, Winifred (Freda) Kathleen Edwards, Joan Vera Sims, Anne Papendick, Alfred James Pycroft, Bernard Lipscombe, Frederick Anthony Webster, Marin Conneely and Connie Newsham.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
WISHING YOU EASTER JOY AND BLESSINGS
(Signed) Fr David and Ron O’Toole