Today’s readings help us to explore prayer and especially how we should be persistent in prayer. To pray is not to impose our will on God, but to ask him to make us available to his will, to his plan of salvation for the world. To pray is not to change God but to allow God to change us, to form us as his children. Note the repeated use of ‘always’. God is indeed always present to us in our need whatever form it may take.
My family will be making their annual visit to North Walsham next weekend. Some will stay in the presbytery or camp in the garden.
The Annual General Meeting of the parish takes place tomorrow Monday, 25th July in the hall at North Walsham, 7.00 for 7.30pm
Training Session – Those of you who volunteered to become fire marshals at our three venues, please note, the official training session takes place at St Helen’s on Wednesday 27th July at 7.00pm. It will be run by North Walsham Fire Service and will last approximately two hours. Please note – we do still need more volunteers! Ideally, four from each church.
Minutes of the PPC Meeting held on Tuesday 14th June are now available on both the parish website and in printed copies now in our church porches.
Every Sunday from 10.30am Faithful Flames Children’s Group meets in the parish hall at the Sacred Heart: this is for all children up to the age of 16. It would be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens will take place on 27th July. Tea/coffee/biscuits are served from 11am, a simple hot lunch is served at around 12.30pm followed by social activities. We finish at 2pm; new members are welcome. Pl leave a message on 01692 582418 by Tuesday 26th if coming for the first time.
New Dawn in the Church – come and experience the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit! From 1st – 5th August 2022 at Walsingham. Please see poster for details.
North Walsham Civic Service has been cancelled by the Mayor.
Inviting all young people, aged 16-30, to the Transform Festival, 9th-11th September. Come and experience your faith in a new, dynamic way. Held at Clare Priory, the Festival will include live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer and interactive workshops, as well as good food and free time. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service and Clare Priory. See
www.transformfestival.uk for more information.
Still urgently needed, rented accommodation – for care workers, in the North Walsham area who have joined our church community: looking for flats, houses. Please phone the parish office on 01692 403258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frances Hall wishes to thank all the many friends from St Helen’s for Masses said for her daughter Denise; also for the prayers and good wishes, for the many cards she has received which have been a great comfort to her. A special ‘thank you’ goes to Fr James for his great support.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant, Michael Hawley and Celia Cooper.
We pray for Margaret Wynes and Teresa Shreeve who died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Terence Green, Anthony Randall, Florence Cullingford, Victor Azzaro, Edmond O’Flaherty, Mary Bianco and Derek Rayfield.
May they rest in peace. .