Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. The readings describe how the Holy Spirit is poured out as a gift to the apostles. In their fearful hiding place they were transformed into a cohesive brotherhood jubilantly singing God’s praises and eager to proclaim his
saving work. It marks the birthday of the Church, a new humanity, alive with a new breath and telling the world of a new undreamed of happiness. Fear is replaced by confidence. It is the time when the
Spirit will lead humanity to the place where God awaits it.
We welcome Father Peter back to the parish after returning on Friday from his annual leave.
Next Sunday is the last day for Easter Communions.
The annual Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Tuesday 30th May (during the school half-term holiday). The procession from the village is at 10.45am, walking to the shrine along the safe path, formerly the railway line. Mass is celebrated at the Chapel of Reconciliation at 12.00 noon. Servers will be welcome. After a picnic at the shrine, it is hoped to finish the day on the beach at nearby Wells-Next-The-Sea.
TODAY, we need to know the numbers who will be attending the Annual Parish Meeting – (Next Sunday, 4th June at 7pm in the parish hall). So if you intend coming but have not as yet signed the list, or, if, (only those from North Walsham) you are willing to make the refreshments following the meal and haven’t yet signed that list, please will you sign before leaving the church. Thank you.
To others we might persuade! This is an opportunity for our three communities, not only to hear of the latest plans and activities for the parish but to socialise together as we have done in the past.
Speakers, Fr Mark Hackeson plus two guests from Ipswich who will give a power-point presentation on Cambodia. Do join us.
The Parish Pastoral Council meets on Tuesday 6th June at 7.15pm for 7.30pm at the presbytery, North Walsham.
Friends of the Holy Land would like to thank all parishioners who raised £142.61 for Christians in the Holy Land. Conditions continue to be extremely challenging. Please continue to remember FHL and those we support in your prayers.
The annual Marriage Celebration Mass for married couples in the Diocese is this Saturday 3rd June at 11.30am at the Cathedral. All married couples and their families are welcome! If you would like to register for a certificate please visit the website https://www.rcdea.org.uk/marriage-mass-registration/
‘Walking with Young People’ – 10th June. A day of reflection and training for catechists & anyone working with young people. The speaker is David Wells; held at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Poringland, Norfolk. To book a place, please see www.rcdea.org.uk/youth
Family Enrichment Conference. Raising a family as a couple or as a single-parent has always been a challenge. Issues range from spousal relationship, social media influence, challenging behaviour at home, how to pass on the Catholic Faith and others. Everyone is invited to attend the Conference on Sat 10th June’23 to explore these topics & take home practical tips from four guest speakers. It starts at 11am at Our Lady Immaculate & St Etheldreda church hall in Newmarket. Visit https://familyenrichmentconference.eventbrite.co.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Children’s lunch free – need to book.
Quiz and Chips! Kerry and Lauren have organised another fund-raising event for World Youth Day: tickets on sale Sunday at the Sacred Heart after Mass. It is on Saturday 1st July from 2.00pm – 5.00pm at the parish hall. Ticket price includes food & a donation to WYD. For information pl speak to Kerry or Lauren after Mass. See the poster!
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, Gerry Francis, Robert Buhagiar, Alf & Margaret Larkins, Daphne Necchi and Bert Pooler.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Mary Stockham, Valerie (Val) O’Hara, Joan Williamson, Nuala Wilders, Thomas McGinty, Matthew Johnson, Peter Cameron, Grace Butler and Alice Buttle. May they rest in peace.