Charity is the fruit of the Master’s love for his disciples. It is the hallmark of Christians in every age and is the sign of the presence of Christ in and within his people. ‘See how they love one another’. This was true of the early days of the Church and remains the ideal for us as we await the glorious return of the Lord. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) – Monday 25th. The day begins at 11am for tea/coffee and a chat. Lunch, cooked by Flying Cockerel, is at 12.30pm. At approx.1.30pm Jane Nicholson, founder of the charity FARA, is giving a talk about her work with abandoned Rumanian children and disadvantaged young people: Parishioners are welcome. Information from Teresa Butler on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327.
Newman Lectures at UEA. The 2016 lectures take place each Monday in April at 6.30pm in the Julian Study Centre. Free entry & free parking. Information: http://www.newmanlectures.co.uk
Walsingham Pilgrimage: Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. Last chance to book a seat on the coach; please sign the lists. The cost is £5 – to bring a packed lunch. Pick up times: Hoveton – 9.30am; NW – 9.50am & Aylsham – 10.15am. Please be punctual as coach cannot wait for latecomers. Departure for return: 5.00pm.
Young people in Year 9 – 13 are invited to the Ignite Festival, 30th April – 2nd May in Swaffham. Go to http://www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more information.
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 local Christian community. 17th – 24th October 2016 – cost £1,350 per person sharing a twin room. Single rooms available. For details or to book: email@example.com or call free on 0800 6123423.
PPC Minutes (16th Feb meeting) on website and church notice boards.
The Parish Annual Meeting – Monday 9th May at 7.00 pm in the Parish Hall (North Walsham). A delicious supper will be prepared by parishioners from the Sacred Heart and St John of the Cross. Speakers: Gervais Kouloungou, Deanery Representative for Refugees and Hala Marie. Please sign the list in the porch.
Christian Aid Week, 15-21 May. Churches Together (Aylsham). Volunteers needed for house to house delivery of/and or envelope collection in Aylsham: help with table-top sale at St Michael’s on Mon 16th 9-12noon. Please see Pauline Andrews or sign lists. Donations of cakes, jams & plants on the day please. Unwanted, unused toiletry goods to be put in the box at back of the church. Thank you.
A Domestic Abuse Awareness event is being held in London, 16th May, as part of an initiative by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference: all are welcome especially those affected by abuse or for those working in pastoral ministry. For details pl ring Phil Pond on 020 8651 2477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School Jessopp Road, Norwich. Required as soon as possible. We are seeking to appoint a caretaker at the school. Please contact the office: 01603 441484 or office @st-francisofassisi.norfolk.sch.uk Closing date for applications : 25th April 2016.
Katie Maidment would like to thank everyone for their cards, messages and prayers following the death, in her 100th year, of her mother Joan on Good Friday. May she rest in peace.
Walsingham seeking a receptionist, 4 days a week. To apply, send covering letter, CV by 5pm Tuesday 3rd May to Mrs D Jones, HR & Office Manager, Catholic National shrine at address on poster.
We pray for Tony Middelecoat who died last Sunday and for his family and friends at this time. We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Fredrick Webster, Marin Conneely, Connie Newsham, Doris Johnson, Sally Lovell, Charles Ablitt, Livia Caffarelli, Francis Booth-Skinner, John Browne Betty Empson and David Bullen.
May they rest in peace.