Jesus has just used very graphic imagery of eating the flesh of the Son of Man and drinking his blood. This would have been shocking to his Jewish hearers. Even some of his disciples find it ’intolerable language’ and they leave him. It is Peter who speaks for the apostles with a declaration of loyalty and faith in Jesus.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham, all Masses are accessible from your computer or tablet. Simply go to Live Streaming.
The end of Covid restrictions. We are encouraged to use the QR codes when we arrive at the church. More seats are now available in each of our churches. The booking system is no longer necessary if you attend Mass at Aylsham or Hoveton. It will continue at North Walsham for the holiday season. To book a place contact the co-ordinator, John Bolger on 01692 581516 or by email: email@example.com
Journey in Faith. This is a series of meetings led by Father James, for those who wish to explore the teaching of the Catholic church. They will include adults who have never been baptised, people who have been baptised in another Christian denomination who are looking to become Catholics and those who have returned to the church, often after many years, who would like to have a refresher course! The sessions take place in the presbytery on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. They are informal with opportunities for asking questions. The first session will be on 5th September.
Bible study at North Walsham. There will be no meeting on Friday 27th August. The next meeting is on Friday 10th September at 2.30pm in the Committee Room.
At St Helen’s we will be reconvening post Mass refreshments from today. These will be served, weather permitting, outside by the side entrance. Please take a seat and your order will be taken and brought to you. The Foodbank bucket is back at St Helen’s; please contribute any items you can, particularly in need are tinned fruit, fruit juice and sponge puddings.
Wickmere Open Garden (Ivy Cottage) & Village Yard Sale in aid of Support Cambodia on Saturday 21st August 11.00am – 4.00pm.
Crafts, Jewellery, Plants, Produce, Collectibles, Tie-Dye, Quality Raffle, Burgers (11am – 1.30pm), Teas (11am – 4pm). Yard Sales (assorted items). Parking, toilets. Proceeds to provide a borewell in Pailin Province. Details: www.supportcambodia.org.uk or phone 01263 577784.
Sunday 5th September is Climate Sunday so as a LiveSimply Parish we will be celebrating Climate Themed Masses in each of our 3 churches. In the afternoon there will be a 2 mile circular ‘Care for Creation Walk’ in Blickling Park, at 2.30pm from Buck’s Common Car Park. Come and join us on the walk when we will be praying a Novena to St Francis for a world under threat and a Rosary for the Care of Creation. The walk takes approx. 2 hours so you might like to bring along a flask of tea or coffee or a cold drink. Car parking £5 unless an NT member. Please let Rob and Clare Hardie know on 01603 897609; firstname.lastname@example.org
Next PPC meeting will be on Tuesday 7th September at St John of the Cross, Aylsham, to start at 7.30pm.
Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) takes place on Saturday 11th September 9am – 5pm. Sponsor forms are available in our church porches. At North Walsham, could we have volunteer ’recorders’, on an hourly basis, to receive participants between 9am and 5pm. Please sign against your preferred hour.
We pray for our sick parishioners: John Barnwell, Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Audrey Barnes, George Mayer, Irene Harrison and Florence Loads. May they rest in peace.