Today is the final Sunday of the Church’s year. The title of Christ the King reminds us of the sovereignty of Jesus over the powers of evil through his death and resurrection. He is a king not like David in the first reading. Rather he is the image of the invisible God who dispenses salvation to the repentant thief – and to all – from the throne of the Cross.
Journey in Faith. Today at 5 pm in the presbytery there will be an initial meeting for those who wish to learn about the Catholic faith.
Today is the Feast of Christ the King and also National Youth Sunday. Please take a newsletter from the Diocesan Youth Service which tells you more about what they do. There is a retiring collection today for their work – you may like to put your offering in the envelopes provided, either today or you can bring them back next week.
Tomorrow, Monday 21st, Presentation of the BVM, at Hoveton there will be a Eucharistic Service at 7pm.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meets on Monday 21st November. There will be our usual AM activities and PM after lunch the Victorian Conjuror will be performing for the group.
Next Monday (28th) will be an Advent Day of Reflection with Fr James, with shared lunch. Details to follow.
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club meets this month on 23rd November. There will be tea & coffee at 11.30am, a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm followed by social activities and games. We finish with tea and cake at 4pm. All senior citizens are welcome. If coming for the first time, please leave a message on 01692 582418 (for catering purposes).
The “Walk with me” Advent 2016 booklets are available in church porches, costing only (£1), taking us through each day’s liturgy throughout the coming Advent, accompanying the readings with reflections and prayers. Do take one.
The ‘Instructions for My Funeral’ leaflets are now in church porches.
Please return to the church your Missio Red APF boxes.
We pray for Colin, Anne Griffiths’ husband who died peacefully on Thursday morning: also those whose anniversaries occur this week: Barbara Cornish, Frederick Walker, Michael Foran, Megan (Maggie) Noone, Malcolm Craven, Francesco Carlucci and Patricia Honey.
May they rest in peace.
The Reverse (early) Advent Calendar began three weeks ago and will finish on the weekend of 4th December so that the food can be distributed in time for Christmas. You can fill your own box or bring the items to church for the Food Bank.
Live Sustainably. This month we focus on saving water.
How about using a cup of glass when cleaning your teeth rather than running the tap?
- Try to have a 3 minute shower rather than a bath
- Collect rain water for your garden by fitting water butts to as many downpipes as possible
- Use a bucket of water to clean the car rather than the hose.
If you have suggestions about any aspect of living simply please put them in the box in each of our churches.