The story of the man born blind is also our story. In Baptism we have been reborn from darkness into the enlightenment which is Christ. We now see everything with the eyes of faith.
Do make sure you have a Lent leaflet listing all the Masses, Services and Devotions taking place over the coming weeks, events that help us on our journey to Easter. More leaflets available in each church.
Stations of the Cross: are held at Hoveton on Wednesdays, following the Mass, at Aylsham on Fridays at 10.00am following the Mass and at North Walsham on Fridays at 12noon.
- On Good Friday Stations of the Cross is at 7pm at Hoveton.
The second of our Station Masses will be at Hoveton at 7.30 pm on Wednesday. 6 pm Talk and discussion. NB. No morning Mass at Hoveton.
Thursday 30th – Lenten Lunch at St Benet’s Hall (NW) at 12.30pm. Friday 31st – also one at Emanuel Church, Aylsham at 12noon.
The Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meets Monday 27th. There will be the usual activities in the morning – Computer Workshop, craft etc. Lunch is at 12.30pm followed by a demonstration by Teresa on how to make an Easter Bonnet using recycled items.
For parishioners who wish to travel by coach to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral on Tuesday 11th April, there are lists to sign in church porches. As we need to book and determine size of coach, your speedy action will be greatly appreciated. Please remember there is no parking at the Cathedral if you are hoping to go by car.
Readers please sign lists for readings over the Triduum.
CAFOD Family Fast Day collection: £1,056 . 83
St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens next meets on 22nd March. Coffee is served from 11.20am: a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm is followed by a free raffle, games and social activities. We finish with tea and cake at 4pm. Feel free to join us. New members always welcome; call 01692 582418 for more information.
Confirmation. Young people aged 14+ are invited to sign up for this year’s Confirmation course.
Wine Tasting Evening. Friday, 7.30 pm on 7th April at the Friendship Hall, Aylsham. Father James is organising this event which is sponsored by the Aylsham Twinning Association but open to all. Mainly French wines, some from the Loire valley. Cost £10 a head. Add your name to the list at St John of the Cross, Aylsham (or ask someone from the Aylsham community to do it for you!)
On Friday 31st at 11.30am the Requiem Mass for Bernard Sandy will be held at the Sacred Heart. Bernard was well known in our parish and greatly loved.
Forum Meeting: St Helen’s Sat 1st April after evening Mass. Next PPC Meeting: – Monday 3rd April, 7.30pm at St Helen’s.
We pray for Bernard Sandy, Margaret Battigan and Alexander Whitwell who died recently; we remember their family and friends at this time. We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Gertrude Carter-Leavy, Mamie Sweetman, Henry Newton, Tony Dickerson, Millicent Lee, Barbara Steven, Ronald Wilders, Alice Bean and Augustus Heralty. May they rest in peace. May they rest in peace.