Today we reflect on the family in which Jesus was born and grew up. At the age of twelve a Jewish boy comes of age and is personally responsible before the law. Jesus is aware of his future mission and fully able to debate with his elders. He also anticipates his Easter destiny – lost but found again on the third day in his Father’s house.
We are beginning our parish preparations for the Synod which will take place in 2023. Pope Francis wishes every parish to have a voice in it. You will find more details on the parish website or on hard copies that are available in each of our churches.
A big Thank You to all who were involved in our parish Christmas celebrations – servers, sacristans, musicians, stewards, cleaners, flower-arrangers.
I wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year.
‘Back With A Bang!’ – (Diocesan Mass for young people followed by fireworks, Sunday 2nd January at 4pm) – Cancelled. Considering the recent concerns about Covid Omicron, this has had to be cancelled. Hopefully it will be back with an even bigger bang in the future!
The ‘2022 Yearbook & Liturgical Calenda’ is now available in our church porches, costing £2. To anyone who is interested in the ’life’ of our Diocese throughout the year this book is invaluable. Our free Diocesan Newspaper, ‘Catholic East Anglia’ for December/January is also available.
Message from Kerry
As the new year is fast approaching, I am looking forward, all being well, to ‘kick off’ Faithful Flames on Sunday 9th January. I want to thank you for your support and encouragement so far in the planning processes I have been through. The next stage is buying in new toys and resources so I can set up little stations for the children’s group and I would love your support again by offering any donations possible to this task. There will be a second collection after Mass today, however, if you would prefer to do a bank transfer or a different form of donation then please contact me on 07504 048352 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to discuss this further with you.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s, at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation. We pray the Rosary after 3.30pm.
Flowers at Christmas. The flower arrangers at North Walsham are very grateful for your generous donations.
Advent Collections for North Norfolk Food Bank – Many thanks to all those who have donated Advent Boxes for the Food Bank; we have now delivered 24 boxes to Cromer. Please remember to keep donating to the Food Bank after Advent and Christmas as the need is great at the moment and will continue to be so. There are lists in our churches and on the parish website every month.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, John Bradley, Paul Watson, Sheila Condon and Patricia Newton.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Thomas Proud, George Mousley, William Pursey, Raymond Miller, Cecilia Booth-Skinner, Anthony Seaborne-Howard, John Egan and Ernest Brown.
May they rest in peace