Pentecost: when the Spirit of God is poured out as gift on the apostles. They had been cowering indoors out of fear. Now they are transformed into a courageous group singing the praises of God and telling the world about a new undreamed of happiness. This is the Church, a new humanity, alive with a new breath. It proclaims good news about the forgiveness of sin. Fear and withdrawal are replaced by the power of the Spirit who breaks down barriers and leads all of humanity to the place where God awaits it.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm and involvement. We had a successful assessment last Monday afternoon and have gained a LiveSimply Award for our Parish. We will shortly receive a wooden plaque for each church plus the report of our assessment from CAFOD, published on the Parish website and on church notice boards along with the report we submitted to them about our efforts to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor.
The Rosary is said before Mass during the month of May; at North Walsham at 10.30am, Aylsham at 8.30am and Hoveton at 5.00pm.
Betty Allain’s ashes will be buried in the memorial garden next Sunday after the 11 am Mass.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets Monday 21st for Wedding Celebrations. Bring along your memorabilia, not only yours but that of family/friends – anything wedding related! A hot meal is provided.
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club is on 23rd May. All senior citizens welcome to come for coffee at 11.30am, simple hot lunch 12.30pm followed by a raffle & games, finishing at 4pm with tea and cake: all inclusive cost £2.50
Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham – Tuesday 29th May.
Fr Totet from Cambodia will be visiting the Parish and there will be an opportunity to meet him after an evening Mass on Thursday, 31st May.
‘Share the Journey’ – Parish Walk: on Sunday 24th June we will be walking as a parish as part of Pope Francis’ request that we ‘Share the Journey’ with people fleeing war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty. CAFOD’s aim is that all the walks of every individual will add up to 24,9000 miles, the distance around the whole world. Following Mass at the Sacred Heart we will share coffee in the Hall where there will be a cake stall, tombola and book stall to raise funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. Then we will walk approx. 2-3 miles along the Weavers Way towards Felmingham, stop to eat our packed lunches and return to North Walsham. Families are very welcome and there will be a Nature Trail for the children. For more info see: cafod.org/sharethejourney
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Lauren would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported her so far in her World Youth Day fundraising efforts. The two cake sales have raised a total of £197 and her Grandad, Gerry’s sponsored slim has raised £196, with more to come, plus a kind donation of £50. More cake sales to come and fundraising car boot sales at Lingwood Village Hall Friday mornings ……bric-a-brack donations appreciated.
We pray for our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Veronica Williams and Mary Johnston.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Mary Sparks, Winifred (Win) Armes, Elizabeth (Rosemary Walmsley, Teresa Gray, Carmell Larter and Frances Murphy. May they rest in peace.