A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS Thank you for joining us for our Mass, we hope you are enjoying your stay in Norfolk. You are welcome to join parishioners for coffee after our Sunday Masses (Aylsham and North Walsham).
Today is Education Sunday and there is a 2nd collection for the Catholic Education Service.
“Doorway to Faith” (booklet)- part 2 is now available in the church porch at the special price of just £1.00. This is highly recommended for this “Year of Faith”.
DIOCESAN YEAR & LITURGICAL CALENDAR 2013 books are available in the porch: cost £3 – (50p reduction on the cover price); a very useful booklet listing Feast/Saints Days, information on the diocese and all its parishes. An excellent buy!
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP Monday 28th meeting is cancelled again unless there’s a complete thaw and it is safe to walk on untreated pavements.
“ECUMENICAL CENTERING PRAYER MEETINGS at 25 Sendall Road, North Walsham, Tuesdays 29th January; 12th & 26th February; 2-3.30pm. Tony & Betty Dady: tel. 01692 402398.
“Advance Notice! April 13th – 14th 2013 ‘CELEBRATE EAST ANGLIA’ – a faith-filled weekend for all the family. Mark your diaries!
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meets on Tuesday 29th January at 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Committee Room (Parish Hall).
AT ST JOHN OF THE CROSS From Friday 1st February , as part of the Year of Faith, St John of the Cross church will be open every Friday evening from 6-7pm for private prayer or to sit in the presence of the Lord.
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS Owing to the weather the Mass last week has had to be re-scheduled: it is now on Friday 1st February at 7.30pm at the home of Celia Cooper: Barnside, Stubb Road, Hickling. NR12 0YS. Please bring diaries.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP continue their study of Fr Robert Barron’s book “Catholicism”, Tuesday 29th at 2.30 – 4.00pm in the Committee Room, N Walsham.
Advance Notice: Benediction will be held on Sunday 10th February at 3pm at the Sacred Heart. This is for all the parish.
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND: – Don’t forget to let Fr David know if there is anyone missing from Mass over a period of weeks and who would like Holy Communion.
TABLE TOP SALE Aylsham market place on Saturday 2nd February to raise funds for Amelia’s pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter with HCPT. If you are able to make any donations ie. cakes, produce or plants please contact 01263 734853 or email@example.com Thank you – please do visit if you can support.
INTERNSHIPS For the last ten years the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has organised Parliamentary & Public Policy Internships for recently graduated Catholics. This year they are looking to offer at least 6 internships: 3 will be placed with Christian MPs at Westminster, 2 in public policy with CAFOD and I in a media internship in Archbishop’s House, Westminster. All internships will run from September 2013 – July 2014, include accommodation and subsistence allowances. For full details & application form go to https://www.cbcew.org.uk/catholic-internships Completed forms must be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Michaela Kelly, Head of HR, 39 Eccleston Sq., London SW1V 1BX. Closing date is 9am Monday 25th Feb 2013 and Assessment days will be 25th and 26th March 2013.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE especially for the Year of Faith, taking place on 14th to 21st October 2013 with flights from/to Luton and Manchester. £1,300 per person, half-board sharing a twin room. £200 supplement for single rooms.
KESWICK HALL LECTURE at the Thomas Paine Study Centre UEA on “Compassion: nice idea or urgent global imperative?” by Karen Armstrong – highly recommended. Thurs 31st Jan. at 7pm. Admission free. Anyone planning to go please contact Presbytery office. See fliers for further information.
CAFOD Diocesan Manager: following John Malley’s retirement, CAFOD is looking for a new Diocesan Manager for the East Anglia Diocese. This is a 1 year fixed term opportunity with responsibility for recruiting and managing volunteers and managing East Anglia’s CAFOD Diocesan Office; representing and promoting CAFOD locally and delivering CAFOD’s plan across the Diocese. The post is located in Norwich. For full details please see: www.cafod.org.uk/jobs and follow the link to UK Jobs.
DAY OF RENEWAL led by Fr Mark White CP; his theme “Who do you say the Son of Man is?” Saturday 23rd February, from 10am – 4.30pm at Bowthorpe Church Centre, Bowthorpe Hall Rd, Bowthorpe, Norwich. NR5 9AA. For further details go to www.ccr-eastanglia.org.uk or ring Phil Walters Mob on 07910157584. See poster in the porch.
CONCERT – Norwich Music Group will give a performance of Fauré’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria & other works at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich on Saturday 23rd February, 7.30pm. All profits donated to The Lymphona Association. See flier/poster for more details.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Mary Dolores Phillips, Minnie Nicholls, John Halsey, Zladislaw (Jan) Kurowski and Bridget Dalton. May they rest in peace. Amen.