Today we celebrate the two great ‘founding fathers’ of the Church – St Peter and St Paul. It would be hard to find two men more different in background, culture and temperament! Yet between them they gave to the early Church a conviction and energy that it needed to survive and grow. Each had his place in the development of the faith. Peter, the guide, by his role of direction: Paul, the sower, by his missionary zeal. Both were martyred in Rome.
As I write this the warm summer sun is lighting up the garden – let’s hope it continues for the Summer Fete next Sunday. This afternoon I shall be enjoying a strawberry tea at the home of Clare and Rob Hardy. Tickets are still available after Mass.
God bless you all,
- Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a camp-fire?
Everyone is welcome to join the Senior Citizens Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Monday, 13th July. There are plenty of seats on the coach at £5 a head. Contact Teresa Butler (see below) if you would like to come.
The Summer Fete – 5th July preparations are continuing to go well and items are still coming in. Please continue to leave your non-perishable items in the boxes provided in each church. Perishable items on the day before or the Sunday morning. Raffle tickets are still available. Please return any raffle money, counterfoils and unsold tickets as soon as possible before the fete: to Kay Roberts at Aylsham, Mary Edmonds or Celia Cooper at Hoveton and Hilary Bolger at North Walsham. Lots of help is still needed for setting up on Saturday at 5pm, on the Sunday morning and for taking down after the fete. If you have any enquiries please ring Teresa Butler on 07901 830327 or 01692 405007 and she will direct you to the appropriate person. Thank you all for your help so far . . . click here for the Fete poster 2015!
On Monday 29th June the Senior Citizens will have a Computer Workshop in the morning. From noon they will be celebrating Rita’s 90th Birthday, with a shared lunch, followed by entertainment from Brian Gaudet (Norfolk Folk Singer/Story Teller).
There will be a meeting of the parish Pastoral Council on Tuesday, 7th July at 7.30 pm. Notes taken at the recent parish AGM are now online with some hard copies in each church.
CAMBODIA 2016. St Etheldreda’s parish in Ely will be visiting Cambodia from 25th January to 8th February 2016 and invite anyone interested to join them. Visits to various parish centres in Battambang diocese are combined with the chance to experience something of the history and culture of Cambodia. Contact Bob Maidment on 01263 577784 for more details.
Look out for fundraising for World Youth Day when from 19th July, fortnightly, after Mass on a Sunday, Kerry and Lauren will bring second hand books to the parish hall for people to take and make a donation.
The Shrine at Walsingham is looking for a Sales assistant to help with the Shrine Shop on busy pilgrimage days and to cover staff holiday for the next three months. If you would like to hyelp please contact Sonya or Paul at: email@example.com or telephone 01328 821794.
Anne Sibley’s Requiem Mass will take place at the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, 29th June at 1.30 pm. There will be no morning Mass that day.
Tony Kelly’s interment will take place in the Memorial Garden at 5 pm on July 5th.
We pray for Anne Sibley who died recently and those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Margaret Lamb, Francesco Caffarelli, Kathleen Ives, Nancy Flatley, James Metcalf, Patricia Bolton, Selma (Karen) Mortimer, Ellen McKeown, Martin Wood, Pauline Watson and Doris McGee. May they rest in peace.