Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
Today we begin Holy Week, the high point of the Church’s year. The Gospel today is Mark’s account of the Passion of Jesus. His narrative is the most bleak of the four evangelists. Jesus is abandoned by everyone, abused by the chief priests and the soldiers and mocked by soldiers, passers-by and both criminals on the cross. It is the complete kenosis – the self-emptying which Paul describes so powerfully in the second reading.
John Bolger is taking bookings for the Holy Week services at North Walsham: 7.30 pm on Maundy Thursday, 3 pm on Good Friday and 8.30 pm on Holy Saturday. There will be no Mass at Aylsham on Friday. At Hoveton the Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday at 10.30 am. On Holy Saturday the traditional Polish blessing of food will be at 1 pm at North Walsham. Everything is now in place for the live streaming of the services during Holy Week, Easter and beyond. To access continuous Live Streaming, go to the Live Streaming page and follow the instructions. Alternatively, go straight to https://camstreamer.com/redirect/12c4810cb144c12/S-58568.
If you wish to attend one of the Easter Sunday Masses you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church:
John Bolger at Sacred Heart – 01692 581516 (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Fran Ludden at Aylsham – 07849 602227 (email@example.com);
Richard McGreevy,Hoveton – 01603 738255 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We also pray for Tony Randall, Jean Wood and James Hamilton Gunne-Braden who died recently; and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Mamie Sweetman, Henry Newton, Anthony (Tony) Dickerson, Barbara Stephen, Ronald Wilders, Alice Bean, Augustus Heralty and Grace Middleton.
May they rest in peace.
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