A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS who may be with us this weekend, staying with family and friends or just here on holiday: we hope you have an enjoyable time in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
We welcome Fr Martin Devenish of the Comboni Missionaries, who is visiting our parish this weekend to give a Mission Appeal. (Home Mission Sunday will be transferred to another Sunday some time in the near future).
BENEDICTION is this afternoon at 3pm at the Sacred Heart church, N Walsham.
MASS TIMES Please check with the newsletter (and online) when and where Masses/Eucharistic services will be held. On Friday 26th there is no Mass at 9.30am at Aylsham but a Cambodian-style Mass at 7pm in the parish hall at N Walsham. Thursdays at 9.30am in North Walsham there will now always be Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion followed by Exposition until 10.15am.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP will meet on Monday(21st) as usual: am – Computer Workshop: pm – A talk by Deacon Ron entitled “A day in the life of a monk!”
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB for senior citizens meets again on 24th September. Coffee is at 11.30am, lunch at 12.30pm. We will have our own homespun entertainment, celebrating “Harvest Home” in song and verse! Please bring along a poem or reading to share with us if you so wish. We will finish at 4.00pm with tea and cake. All over 60s welcome. Cost of £2.00 including the raffle.
CAMBODIAN-STYLE MASS celebrating the Feast of the Ancestors [Pchum Ben] at 7pm next Fri 26th Sept (not 18th October as on last week’s flier!) at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Father Mark Hackeson will preside. Everyone is invited: details on the website under Support Cambodia. PLEASE NOTE: there will be no 9.30am Friday Mass at Aylsham on this day.
CONFIRMATION 2015 The first meeting will take place on Sunday 29th September at 4.00pm in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, North Walsham. Candidates should be 14 plus years old. If you are interested please register with Antonia at the Presbytery (01692 403258). Information from Bob Maidment on 01263 577784.
At St John of the Cross (Aylsham) at 7.00pm on Saturday 4th October. You will be served a ploughmans or quiche and dessert. Please bring your own drinks; tea/coffee provided. £7: proceeds go to the Roof Fund.
At St Helen’s (Hoveton) on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA MUSIC EVENING: held on Friday 10th October at 8pm Please note the venue has been changed to: The Aylsham Lodge Hotel, Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6JH (not the Black Swan Rooms as in last week’s newsletter) Local young singer/songwriters Claire Lawrence & Grant Ley in concert. Proceeds go to Pongro Village Day Care Centre, being helped by Support Cambodia in 2015. Advance tickets £5 (£7 on the door) from various outlets (see poster in church for details) or from Katie on 01263 577784.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC DAY OF RENEWAL will take place on Saturday 11th October at the Worship Centre, Bowthorpe, Norwich: led by Steve Murray, his theme “Jesus, Light of the World”. Please see poster on notice boards
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – are you coming? Bishop Alan is inviting all young people over 16 years by July 2016 to join him on Pilgrimage to WYD in Krakow, culminating in Mass with Pope Francis. There is an Information Afternoon in Newmarket Parish Centre on Sunday 12th October starting at 1pm: please bring a packed lunch) and ending at 4.30pm after Mass. See www.catholiceastanglia.com/youth for more information.
A message from Fr Michael: Thank you all so much for the warmth of your welcome and your generosity to me during my three months in North Walsham. I will always remember your hospitality and your attentive listening to the long-winded ramblings of this itinerant preacher. I feel refreshed and encouraged after being with you.
I am sure that Fr James will quickly feel at home amongst you as I did.
Thank you for the lovely leaving party and the very lavish cheque. It is very much appreciated.
I hope you will remember me in your prayers; I will do the same for you.
With every good wish.
Marianne MacQueen would like to thank everyone in the parish for their prayers and kind messages of concern since she has been unwell. She is now home from hospital, pending further treatment. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
PARISH SUPPORT To get in touch either ring Hilary on 07909 319646 or Teresa on 07901 8300327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Kevin John Barry, Godfrey Lawrence Fahey, William Kenneth Blewett, Michael Bruce Page and John (Jack) Breen.
May they rest in peace. Amen.