Today we celebrate the feast of God Himself – the Blessed Trinity. We can never fully articulate the mystery of the Godhead in human words. However the Bible gradually unfolds this mystery. It sees God, not as an isolated deity but as a communion of persons and we are caught up in the intimacy of that communion. When we were baptised we were plunged in the life of God the Trinity who wishes to enter into a relationship with us – it is God ‘delighting to be with the sons of men’.
Next Sunday 7 of our children will make their First Holy Communion at Aylsham. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
Those who would like to lead the Rosary during the month of May, please sign the list in the porch. There are similar arrangements for Aylsham and Hoveton. Leaflets on how to pray the Rosary are available.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meets on Monday 23rd May and will have their usual activities in the morning. In the afternoon there will be a visit to Felbrigg Hall, the visit to the Hall lasting about an hour.
St Helens 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens next meets on 25th May. Coffee is served from 11.30am, there is a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm followed by games and social activities. We finish with tea & cake at 4.00pm. New members over 60 years of age are always welcome. Please let us know, for catering purposes, if you are coming for the first time. You can leave a message on 01692 582418. Thank you.
“Instructions for my Funeral Mass”, the title of a leaflet that was available to parishioners a few years ago. A letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols very much supports the idea of Catholics having such a document in which they can leave their express wishes and instructions as to how they would want arrangements for their funeral to be conducted, thereby making it easier also for family and friends. Do pick up and if appropriate use one of these documents as directed.
Support Cambodia Plant Sale: the total raised at last weekend’s Plant Sale was just over £900, which combined with the Sponsored Walk, will enable the funding of 2 borewells at a remote rural school in Pailin Province. A HUGE thank you to all who contributed in any way to this wonderful total, either by donating plants or produce or by coming along to the sale and especially to those SUPPORTERS who gave up their time on Saturday to make it such a success.
Amoris Laetitia The Bible Group’s next meeting is on 27th May at 2.30pm in the parish hall when they will continue to look at Pope Francis’ recent document, “The Joy of Love”. All are welcome.
There will be an Organ Recital on 26th June in the Sacred Heart Church at 6.15pm – for the dedication and blessing of the new instrument: the last event to raise funds for World Youth Day.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 19th to 28th August, led by Bishop Alan. Information can be obtained from the Pilgrimage Director: Deacon Clive Brooks, 76 Broom Knoll, East Bergholt, Suffolk. CO7 6XN. Tel. 01206 396319. Or email Deacon Clive on email@example.com
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Travelling from Luton with return flights, all transport in the Holy Land, entrance fees, guiding & gratuities: staying in 3* accom. half-board, visiting the Holy Places, meeting the local Christian community. 17th – 24th October 2016 – cost £1,350 per person sharing a twin room. Single rooms available. For details: firstname.lastname@example.org or call free on 0800 6123423.
A Diocesan Deputy Director of School is required. Please see the Diocesan website for details – www.rcdea.org.uk
We pray for Jane Brown who died last week: we remember in prayer her family and friends at this time. We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: John Hewell, Florence Gasper, Teresa Gray, Carmell Larter, Francis Murphy, Mary Lamb and Mary Stockham.
May they rest in peace.