A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS with us this weekend. Do stay for coffee after Mass and meet some of our parishioners.
Congratulations to all our children who made their First Communion last Sunday: Daniel Woodburn in Hoveton; Grace Flack, Marceli Gabriel, Lucy Hall, Isabella Rushen and Kasia Stempniak in North Walsham. Did any of the children loose a small standing crucifix? One was found outside the church. See Fr David.
NB: Please note the weekday Mass schedule for this week – there are some changes.
PARISH SUMMER FETE – TODAY! (SUNDAY) after this morning’s 11.00am Mass. A big thank you to all who have helped in the organisation and preparation of this Parish event which, with all the many donations and enthusiastic support, promises to be a very successful Fete. Meals/snacks are available in the parish hall.
Reminder: Helpers are need for clearing away stalls/gazebos after the event.
PARKING – avail. from 12noon – car park of Paston College, opp. our EXIT gates.
ORDINATION of Henry Whisenant at the Cathedral on Saturday 6th July at 12noon. Regrettably, there are now no more seats available on the coach. A reminder: it will pick up from Aylsham 9.40 am; from North Walsham 10.05am and from Hoveton 10.30am; it will depart from the Cathedral at 2.45pm. Please be back in the coach at that time. There will be time after the ordination (which takes about 1 hour 40 minutes) for refreshments etc in the Narthex/grounds before leaving.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP Monday 24th June – am Informal; pm “Interesting Experiences” – contributions from members of the Group.
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB next meets on 26th June. Coffee served from 11.30am, lunch at 12.30pm, followed by social activities and games, free raffle, finishing at 4.00pm with tea and cake. All over 60’s welcome.
BIBLE STUDY Group meets on Friday 28th at 2.30pm in the hall (NW); Episode 8 – ‘The Communion of Saints’ from the book/DVD by Fr Robert Barron.
THE INSTALATION OF BISHOP ALAN HOPES takes place on Tuesday 16th July at 12noon in our Cathedral in Norwich. We will be running a coach but would be grateful if you could sign the lists in the church as soon as possible to enable us to book the right sized coach. With large numbers of people coming in from all over the Diocese the “Pick up “ times need to be early. From Aylsham 9.00am; from NW 9.20am and from Hoveton 9.40am expected to arrive at 10.15am. It will depart at.2.45pm. Cost £4 to be collected before the day.
ECUMENICAL CENTERING PRAYER MEETINGS – Tuesday 2nd July at Tony & Betty Dady’s home, 25 Sendall Road, North Walsham, 2-3.30pm (01692 402398). All welcome.
OPEN EVENING at St John’s Catholic Infant School for past pupils, friends & families on Monday 24th June between 6 and 8pm. following the announcement of the amalgamation of it and St Thomas More Catholic Junior School: please bring a plate of food to share. Also on Monday 1st July at 6pm there will be an outdoor concert, barbecue and a picnic you are free to bring along. Details from 01603 626025 or email email@example.com Parking very limited.
OTHER EVENTS: CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL in our Diocese is on Saturday 29th June at the Worship Centre, Bowthorpe, Norwich. See poster.
World Youth Day ‘At Home’ – 26th-29th July: national event for young people aged 16+. For information go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth
AUGUST DIOCESAN CAMPS at Eccles Hall, Norfolk: Junior Camp 8-14yrs. From Friday 23rd August till Monday 26th. Please see poster for details and contact Fr David for an application form.
“YEAR OF FAITH” – To profess our faith we have to try to identify what our faith means to us and be able to share it with others. Would you be willing to write a short account of what faith means to you, how you live out your life as a 21st Century Catholic Christian? Over the next few months, contributions, anonymous or otherwise, could be included in this bulletin. Please keep contributions to around 400 words – please hand in at the presbytery. Not many responses so far……Don’t be shy.
CAN YOU SING? The Diocesan Director of Music, Stephen, Dean is hoping to augment the Diocesan Choir at the Cathedral for the Instalment of Bishop Alan Hopes on Tuesday 16th July. If you would like to join just for that very special occasion please speak to Antonia or ring the Presbytery with your details.
Margaret & Alfred Larkin wish to thank Fr David and everyone at St Helen’s for their kind wishes on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
MOBILE PHONES Please be sure your phones are switched off. Thank you.
PARISH SUPPORT GROUP – accessible on tel. no. 07501 265779 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT WEEKEND we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul (readers please note). There will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including: Leonard Frank Winfield, Nellie Irene Howell, Rose Lilian Diamond, Arthur George Scorer, Sheila Anne Butler, Victor Kevin Kavanagh, Iris Sherry and Francesco Caffarelli. May they rest in peace. Amen.