“It is Christ you serve. It is Christ you are”.
The readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year A, tell us that the kingship of Christ is one of a caring master who longs for us to live together in harmony in his kingdom. The first reading tells of the Lord gathering in his flock and tending to them. The second reading reminds us that everything is subject to Jesus Christ, including death. And in the gospel Jesus tells of the Judgement of the Nations, where those who served him in this life are separated from those who did not.
Christ, the Eternal King of the whole universe, help us by Your grace to love always as You loved, in words and in deeds, so that we may be made worthy to become members of Your eternal Kingdom; Amen. Happy Solemnity of Christ the King.
Today, Sunday, is the Feast of Christ the King, celebrated as Youth Day.
Key Register. We need a register of people who hold keys for the Church, hall or presbytery (house). Anybody with keys please let either Peter, Antonia or Fr Peter know a.s.a.p. or complete one of the slips now at the back of each church.
Important! If you have keys that you no longer need, please return them to either Fr Peter, Antonia or myself. Many thanks for your help. Peter Brander.
The Parish Pastoral Council next meet on Tuesday 5th December at St John of the Cross, Aylsham: any issues that you would like to have raised, pl. approach their church representatives
“My Day by Day” – booklet of daily readings & prayers throughout Advent until Christmas. £1 each.
The Children’s Christmas Party – Saturday 9th December from 3.00 – 5.00pm in St Nicholas’ Church hall (St Benet’s Hall, in the grounds at the back of the church – North Walsham NR28 9BT. Food is provided for the children. Pl sign your child’s name on the lists in church porches by TODAY, Sunday 26th, for a place.
“Four Gifts for Advent” – a candlelit service of words, music, reflection and prayer will take place at St John of the Cross, Aylsham next Sunday, 3rd December at 4pm – a beautiful way to start the season of Advent. All are invited, both within and beyond the parish so please bring your friends, family and neighbours and, if you need a lift, please ask. This is followed by refreshments.
St Helen’s annual service of Carols & Readings for Advent will be on Sunday 10th December at 3pm in the church followed by refreshments. We will be delighted to see you there and hope you can bring family and friends.
A Service of Carols & Readings at the Sacred Heart Church is on Sunday 17th December at 3pm. Refreshments to follow. Do come.
Churches Together Christmas Lunch offer a Christmas Lunch for anyone living on their own in the Parish of North Walsham. There will be a warm welcome and a traditional Christmas Lunch – no charge and transport can be arranged if required. Pl contact Don Birch: tel. 01692 404889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army Christmas Presents Appeal– this year the Sacred Heart Church is a designated collection point for donations. Pl see box in the church porch & poster giving details. New unwrapped gifts are needed for children from babies to 17 yr. olds (toys for the babies & younger children, Argos gift vouchers for the teenagers). Donations by 10th December if possible please. Thank you.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Celia Cooper, Michael Haughton, Marie Barton, Robert Buhagiar, Margaret Larkins, Daphne Necchi, Bert Pooler, Maria Halsey, Shirley Teague, Joan Macnamara and Richard Skelton.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this week: Maureen Hardingham, Frieda Summerhill, Fr. Edward Watkis, Linda Ward, Lucy Segovia and Gladys Lavender.
May they rest in peace.