Today is the final Sunday in the Church’s year and the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In the Gospel reading Jesus makes it clear that his kingship is not political – his kingdom ‘is not of this world’. Rather it embraces all who accept him as Lord of their lives.
Sacramental Preparation. We have now reached the stage when we can begin classes for children to prepare them for their First Holy Communion and young people for Confirmation. Enrolment forms are now available in church porches; to be returned a.s.a.p. please.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham, all Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are accessible from your computer or tablet. Simply click here or go to the parish website and click on ‘Live Streaming’.
Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
The Parish Pastoral Council will have their next meeting on Tuesday 7th December at 7.15 for 7.30pm at St Helen’s Hoveton. If you have any matters you would like discussed, please let your representatives know. We are still in need of further nominations for new representatives!
World Gifts for Christmas Let’s spread the joy of Christmas around the world. Buy a CAFOD World Gift for family and friends and help transform the lives of people living in poverty – go to Cafod.org.uk/worldgifts There are also Alternative Gifts available from the SVP which provide friendship, education and warmth at www.svp.org.uk/shop and Gifts of Faith may be purchased from the Aid to the Church in Need at www.acnuk.org
Missio Collection Boxes. Please hand in your red APF/Mission boxes to Sue Perrott (Sacred Heart, North Walsham); Maureen Keane (St Helen’s, Hoveton) and Peter Adamson (St John of the Cross, Aylsham). Thank you.
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens next meets on 24th November. Coffee is served from 11.30am, a simple hot lunch is at 12.30pm followed by social activities, a free raffle and games. We finish at 4pm with tea and cake. You may come in for any part of the day or stay for all of it. The cost is £2.50. If coming for the first time since our re-opening, please ring 01692 582418 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. Thank you.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s, at 3pm starting with the Prayer & Chaplet of Divine Mercy. A time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation. We pray the Holy Rosary after 3.30pm.
The Bible Study at the Sacred Heart s on Friday 3rd December in the Committee Room.
Would you like to help the homeless? St Martins Trust is looking for street collectors in Norwich in December. For more information you can contact Gill Williams on 01603 438766 or by email: Gillianswilliams@aol.com
Advent Collections for the North Norfolk and Norwich Food Banks. North Norfolk and Norwich Food Bank would be very grateful if we could donate some Advent boxes this year. Lists of the items that are particularly needed are displayed at the back of each of our churches. Boxes to be in by the beginning of December so the donated items can be distributed in time for Christmas.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr and John Bradley.
We pray for Kathleen Hartree who died on Wednesday and those whose anniversaries occur this week: Michael Foran, Angela Wood, Megan (Maggie) Noone, Joseph Booth, Malcolm Craven, George Goodier, Francesco Carlucci and Patricia Honey.
May they rest in peace