5th Sunday of Lent.
Today’s Gospel reading points forward to the Passion of Jesus. The request of the Greeks ‘we want to see Jesus’ continues the theme of personal encounter with the Lord that we find throughout the Gospel. Jesus will include them, as he does us, in his words ‘I shall draw all men to myself’.
Tuesday, 23rd March will be a national Day of Reflection to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown. The bishops of England and Wales have asked every parish to make it a Day of Prayer. Each of our three churches will take part. At St Helen’s there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.00 to 10.30 am. At the Sacred Heart there will be Mass at 9.30 am followed by Exposition and Confessions. At St John of the Cross the church will be open for prayer from 11.30 to 12.30.
John Bolger is taking bookings for the Holy Week services at North Walsham: 7.30 pm on Maundy Thursday, 3 pm on Good Friday and 8.30 pm on Holy Saturday.
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you 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)
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Tony Randall, Jean Wood and James Hamilton Gunne-Braden who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Henry Leeland, Peter Carapata, Denis Condon, James McCartan, Ivy Cafferky, Lawrence Carroll, Herbert Coates and Gertrude Carter-Leavy.
May they rest in peace.
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