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.
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ formerly known as Corpus Christi. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction will be held at 3.00pm in the Sacred Heart Church. If the weather is fine there will be a short procession to the church. The theme: confronting ourselves with the enormity of what we believe. Do come along.
CHANGES TO OUR MASS TIMES Please note there will of necessity be a number of changes to our usual Mass times starting this coming week Monday 9th June – please be sure to check with the bulletin each week.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP meets on Monday 23rd June: am. Visit to Owl Farm, Happisburgh, followed by lunch at Smallsticks Café.
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB for senior citizens this month is on 25th June. Coffee is served from 11.30am, hot lunch is at 12.30pm followed by social activities, games and a raffle. We finish at 4.00pm with tea and cake. The cost of £2.00 per person is all inclusive. All over 60s are welcome.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meets on Thursday 26th June at 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
“EVANGELII GADIUM” the Encyclical by Pope Francis, recommended at the last Lenten Reflection, is available again at the 25% discounted price of £3.71. Please sign the lists in the porch for your copy. The money will be collected (not to be put in the wall slot please) when the books arrive; only those on the list may take a book!
THE “DREAMS & VISIONS” JESSE TREE (from Fr Michael) On Pentecost Sunday I spoke about the Old Testament Prophets’ invitation to “dream dreams and see visions”. Without a vision people die. They flourish when there are dreams and visions. It would seem to be the ideal moment fore the Parish to collect its dreams and visions and use them to guide the way for the future. To help with this we have set up a “Jesse Tree” in the Sacred Heart Church. There are leaves available on which you are invited to hang, on the tree, any hopes and dreams you may have for the future. These can be noted at the forthcoming Parish Council meeting, and form the basis for the direction of parish life with your new Parish Priest, Fr James.
Dreams and Visions should be on the grand scale; they should call us out beyond our narrow horizons and concerns to the New World which God is fashioning through our cooperation.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE for 17 and 25 year olds from 21st to 30th August 2014. Please see the poster in the porch for details and go to young firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/cnpsw9s The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2014. Taizé pilgrimage (for 16+); for details on www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER VACANCY at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Gorleston, taking up the post in January 2015. Interested candidates should go to the school website www.stmarysw-primary.co.uk for details and discuss their interest with the Headteacher, Mrs Vicki Long. Closing date 30th June at 9.00am: interview date 3rd July 2014.
RE-ADVERTISMENT: The Diocesan Youth Service wishes to appoint a Mission Team Leader. This is a full-time residential position. For more information and a revised application pack, please go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth and click on the Mission Team link.
TO RAISE FUNDS for the roof of St John of the Cross – “Cheese & Wine on a Summer Evening” at Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ on Saturday 12th July from 7pm. £6 – tickets from Kay Roberts (01263 761697) or Clare Hardy (01603 897609).
TABLE TOP SALE in Aylsham Market Place on Saturday 28th June, 9-12noon. Contributions of cakes, plants, preserves or produce greatly appreciated. Strictly no bric-a-brac, toys, games or books please. Details 07759982011.
DESTINATION AYLSHAM 6TH JULY St John’s parishioners are asked to support this community fun day at the Recreation Ground. Churches Together in Aylsham United Service at 10.45am. Fun activities for children pm. St John’s is supervising 4-5pm – at least 6 people needed: pl contact Neil/Carol at church.
RECRUITMENT DRIVE for new staff at St Mary’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Gorleston. See Diocesan Website for more details: www.catholiceast-angliadiocese.org.uk or the advert on the notice board.
Margaret and Alfred Larkins wish to renew their thanks to the many friends at St Helen’s, for the flowers, gifts, cards, prayers and good wishes on the occasion of their 66th Wedding Anniversary.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Kathleen Margaret Elsdon, Mary Guerny, John Anthony Toner, Leonard Frank Winfield, Nellie Irene Howell, Phillip Raymond Buller, Rose Lilian Diamond, Arthur George Scorer, Sheila Anne Butler, Victor Kevin Kavanagh and Iris Sherry.
May they rest in peace. Amen.