Today’s Gospel and the 1st reading highlight the dangers of any kind of exclusivity (an ‘us’ and ‘them’ attitude) on the part of believers. God’s power and God’s gifts are always greater than any limits we may try to impose on them. The presence and the action of the Holy Spirit know no boundaries.
The next session of the Journey in Faith programme will take place in the parish house next Sunday, 3rd October, at 6 pm.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham, all Masses both on Sundays and on weekdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are accessible from your computer or tablet. Simply click here.
It is no longer necessary to book a place at the weekend Masses in any of our three churches. However we are still encouraged to use the QR codes when we arrive at the church or to give our contact details to the stewards.
Next Sunday there is a Second Collection for CAFOD (see below)
A Mass Count will be taken; this will be the second of four following consecutively on Sundays.
CAFOD Family Fast Day, Friday 1st October—Local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to climate change and protect our common home. By donating to CAFOD you can help communities affected by the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Please donate by using the CAFOD envelopes or online via the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis or you can easily donate via text. Text CAFOD 10 to 70580
Tea and coffee is now available in the Sacred Heart parish hall and in the church at Aylsham following the Sunday Mass.
At St Helen’s there are also refreshments after the Saturday evening Mass. They will be served, weather permitting, outside by the side entrance. Please take a seat and your order will be brought to you. All are welcome to stay and our thanks go to the kitchen volunteers in all three churches.
Fortnightly Bible Study at the Sacred Heart. The next meeting will be on Friday 8th October at 2.30pm in the Committee Room.
Diocesan Newman Lectures. The Rt Hon Prof Ruth Kelly will give this year’s Newman Lecture on ‘What should we expect from politics after Covid?’ at St John’s Cathedral at 7 pm on Saturday 9th October. No need to book—simply turn up!
The time has come for election of Parish Pastoral Council representatives. Nomination forms are at the back of all three churches. Due to last year’s disruptions we are looking for two new representatives from each church. This is a vital service for your church community so please think prayerfully about whether you could contribute in this way to the life of the Parish.
Items for the newsletter will be most welcome, to be sent please by email (email@example.com) by the Tuesday of the week, or if urgent, at the very latest by Wednesday, no later than 12 noon.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley and Mary Carr.
We pray for Charlotte Drury, daughter of Simon and Veronique Cornish who died recently, and also those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Ada Loads, Jack Roberts and Olga Kerr. May they rest in peace.