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.
We warmly welcome Fr James Walsh to our parish, this weekend as a visiting priest but shortly to be our own Parish Priest installed the weekend of 13th/14th September.
TODAY, SUNDAY, (Bank Holiday weekend) the Riverside Service – “Songs of Praise”, arranged by the local churches, is at Hoveton Staithe at 3.30 pm. Do join us to boost our Christian witness. This is a service to which you can invite family and friends to come along. If it rains the service will move to St Helen’s.
MASS TIMES for the coming week will have a number of changes so do please refer to the back page of this newsletter.
NEXT SUNDAY (31st) To show our appreciation of the joyful and inspiring ministry, albeit short, we have received from Fr Michael during the interregnum, we are all invited to join him in the Parish Hall for Lunch after the 11.00am Sunday Mass. Please bring something to share for a first or second course. Drinks will be provided.
ST HELEN’S 4TH WEDNESDAY CLUB for senior citizens takes place this month on 27th August. Coffee served at 11.30am, lunch at 12.30pm followed by games and social activities. We have a free raffle and finish with tea and cake at 4.00pm. The all inclusive cost is £2.00. All over 60’s welcome.
THE DOWRY OF MARY PILGRIMAGE, WALSINGHAM is on Sunday 7th September and will be led by Bishop Alan Hopes (Bishop of East Anglia). 11.30am Reception of Flags; 12 noon Mass; 3.15pm the Procession to the Priory Grounds for Benediction & Prayers at the Original Shrine Site.
ST HELEN’S HARVEST SUPPER is on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale during September from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712.
HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL – 3rd, 4th & 5th October. Please see Liz Smith at Hoveton.
PARISH SUPPORT To get in touch either ring Hilary on 07909319646 or Teresa on 07901830327 or e-mail email@example.com
“EVANGELII GAUDIUM” Previously ordered copies have now arrived: please collect your namedcopy, paying £3.71 to Antonia (NW).
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – no Sunday sessions until September.
CAMBODIAN-STYLE MASS to celebrate the Feast of Ancestors [Pchum Ben] at 7pm on Friday 26th September at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Everyone is invited: details on the website under Support Cambodia. If any young people would like an active role in the Mass please contact Katie Maidment asap on 01263 577784 or 07784/o7759982011, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message.
FATHER DAVID’S ADDRESS IN DISS as from Sunday 31st August is: Rev’d David Bagstaff, Vicar General, The Catholic Church of St Henry Morse, Shelfhanger Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DX.
SPONSORED BIKE RIDE & WALK (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 13th September from 9am – 5pm. JIM BYRNEwill again be taking part in the cycle ride. He is looking for sponsors and will be outside the church this weekend. Let’s support this intrepid member of our parish! Sponsorship forms for cyclists, AND WALKERS are available from the three churches. Lists for volunteer “recorders” signing in the cyclists/walkers on the day will be available at Aylsham & North Walsham shortly: please support by signing up for an hour.
NEEDED IN SEPTEMBER …….kind, caring and friendly people to look after our children during their lunch break at: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Jessopp Road, Norwich. If you are interested or would like further details, please look on the school website: www.stfrancisofassisi.co.uk
“SWISHING PARTY” !in aid of the roof repairs at St John of the Cross. A “Swishing Party” will take place on Wednesday 27th August at 7.00pm in the House of Hobbies shop at 24 Market Place, North Walsham (opp the Market Cross). Please read the poster for details: clothes to be donated by Sunday 22nd August. Tickets £5 from Teresa Butler (01692 405007).
NEW HALL SCHOOL – Open Morning. The Principal, staff and students of New Hall School, Chelmsford, are delighted to invite you and your family to our Open Morning on Saturday 27th September 2014, from 9.00am -12.00 noon. New Hall, founded in 1642, is one of the top performing Catholic co-educational independent day and boarding schools in the UK. We welcome students from ages 3-18. Please visit newhallschool.co.uk or call o1245 467 588 to book your place at our Open Morning.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including George Frederick Joseph Mayer, Florence Elizabeth Loads, John Mardon and Christine Miller.
May they rest in peace. Amen.