In today’s secular society to be a person of faith is regarded as rather like having a hobby or a pastime: something private and personal. But it is clear from today’s Gospel reading that to be a disciple of Christ is much more than a hobby or something to be taken lightly. Our faith cannot be just one aspect of our lives; it is something that underpins every part of our lives as well as the way we view the world. That is the challenging message of the Gospel. We can take encouragement from Paul’s letter to the Galatians: in the end it is the Holy Spirit who guides and accompanies those who wish to be disciples of the Lord.
Today there is a 2nd collection for Peter’s Pence.
Wednesday is the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul and is a Holyday of Obligation.
Reminder – Parish Hall. The hall is being re-decorated. It will be closed for a week from Tuesday 5th July. It will be open as normal on Monday 4th July and from Sunday 10th July it will be open every day.
The Annual General Meeting of the parish will now take place on Monday, 25th July in the parish hall at North Walsham at 7.00 for 7.30pm when parishioners from Aylsham will provide the main course, North Walsham the desserts. There will be reports from Fr James, from PPC Chair, Richard McGreevy, also finance details from Chair of the Finance Committee. Please sign your name to the lists in church porches. It is both an enjoyable and interesting evening – do come!
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 – Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
Catholic Listening & Prayer Ministry, newly set up by the diocese is a new way of helping parishioners who need to talk over issues in their lives. If you have problems including anxiety, stress, faith, depression, family, then help is at hand. Pl see business cards that are now available in our churches with an initial contact number.
Come on Pilgrimage! The Diocesan Youth Service have two fantastic opportunities for young people to go on pilgrimage this summer: these are Holywell ’The Lourdes of Wales’ (age 16 – 30) and ’England’s Way’, a walking & camping pilgrimage from Bury St Edmunds to Walsingham (18-35yrs). For more information see
Urgent need for rented accommodation. Care workers, working locally in the North Walsham area and who have joined our church community, are looking for flats, houses, with a limited time in which to find such accommodation. Please phone the parish office on 01692 403258 or email email@example.com
The Walsingham Assoc. is seeking to recruit a part-time secretary to administer the affairs of the Assoc. and to ensure its smooth running. Appointment is for 20 hours per week, days/hours to be negotiated. For details/application form contact the Assoc Chair. Closing date is Noon, Monday 4th July 2022 and interviews will be held in Walsingham on Friday 22nd July’22 commencing at 11.00am. Chair: Jason Wickard, 19 Melbourne Rd, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1SR. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Brendan Smyth, Margaret Lansdell, Isabelle Brindley, Margaret Wynes and Teresa Shreeve who died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Sheila Butler, Victor Kavanagh, Iris Sherry, Francesco Caffarelli, Kathleen Ives, Nancy Flatley, James Metcalf, Patricia Bolton and Selma Mortimer.
May they rest in peace. .