Today’s Gospel tells the story of the Prodigal Son. It is really the story of God as a ‘prodigal’ father who welcomes his erring son with a family party!
Just a reminder that every Sunday from 10.30 am Faithful Flames Children’s Group will be running in the parish hall at the Sacred Heart for all children up to the age of 16. Would be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352.
‘Day by Day’, a Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2022 – (£1). There are still a few books available.
At St Helen’s each Wednesday during Lent there will be Stations of the Cross immediately after Mass. Morning Prayer (integrated into the weekday Mass) has started again. Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s, at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
Looking ahead, a Service of Reconciliation will be held at the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday 9th April at 11.30am when 3 priests will be available for individual confessions.
The Chrism Mass will take place at the Cathedral on Tuesday, 12th April at 12 noon. We are planning to share a coach with Sheringham provided we have enough people who wish to attend. Please sign your name to the list in the church porch this weekend.
Young people in Year 8 upwards are invited to the Ignite Festival organised by the diocesan youth service. It will take place at Swaffam over the weekend 30th April – 1st May with a pilgrimage walk on 2nd May to Walsingham.
To comply with current legislation we need to have a trained first aider and a qualified fire marshalat our services. Therefore we are arranging training for both these roles which we expect to comprise a one evening session for each. To ensure cover we need three of each in all our three churches i.e. nine persons in all for each disciple. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these positions, please call on 07730 817580 to show your interest. There will be no personal cost involved.
Churches Together North Walsham – the Lenten Lunches. These are served at different churches at 12.30pm on Thursdays, the next one being on 31st March in the St Nicholas Church Hall: speaker, the Rev. David Warner from the St Nicholas Church. The proceeds go to Christian Aid. Please see the poster in the porch for further dates, venues and speakers. All are welcome.
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 parish office 01692 403258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The local Catenians are organising a trip to see The Pirates of Penzance at the Maddermarket Theatre on Thursday 5th May. The production features our own Richard McGreevy. If interested please phone 07730 817580 to reserve your tickets.
Does anyone have a car they wish to sell? A parishioner is looking for a small used car for her work.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton and Patricia Newton.
We pray for Margaret Lankester, Hayden Hoolchan and Catherine Baker who died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Mamie Sweetman, Henry Newton, Anthony (Tony) Dickerson, Barbara Stephen, Ronald Wilders, Alice Bean, Augustus Heralty and Grace Middleton.
May they rest in peace.