Humility recognises we are flawed, both by personal sin and by contamination by the sin of the world. We need to be forgiven and healed. We cannot save ourselves. God loved us enough to save us. This is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us while we were still sinners and sent Jesus to take away our sins. God loves us this without imposing upon us that we love God in return. It is our choice.
The weekend of 10/11th September will be my last in the parish after which I will go and stay with my sister in Liverpool while arrangements for my retirement home are finalised. Father Peter Raj, your new parish priest, will arrive during that week.
On Monday, 26th September Bishop Alan will come to the parish to administer the sacrament of Confirmation to a group of our young people. The Mass will be at 6 pm at North Walsham.
This Thursday is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Faithful Flames Children’s Group meets in the parish hall at 10.30am., our usual time. This is for all children up to the age of 16. It will be great to see you! Kerry – 0750 4048352.
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursdays at St Helen’s at 3pm – a time for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation.
Still urgently needed, rented accommodation – for one more family of care workers in the North Walsham area who have joined our church community: looking for flats, houses. Please phone the parish office on 01692 403258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Maidment would like to thank all those who attended the ‘Remembering Bob’ Memorial Mass & Blessing in Aylsham last Friday – a poignant but really beautiful celebration of Bob’s life. Your thoughts, good wishes and prayers continue to be very much appreciated by us both!
Inviting all young people, aged 16-30, to the Transform Festival, 9th-11th September. Come and experience your faith in a new, dynamic way. Held at Clare Priory, the Festival will include live music, powerful talks, prayer and workshops, as well as good food and free time. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service and Clare Priory. See www.transformfestival.uk for more information.
St John’s Ambulance are looking for volunteers to restart the Hospital Library Service. If anyone is interested in becoming an HLS Volunteer in the North Walsham area please ring Lorraine on 07775 812313 or email: Lorraine@henriksen64.co.uk
Headteacher vacancies: St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Peterborough. Pl see diocesan website for details: https://www.rcdea.org.uk/schools/school-vacancies/
Items for the newsletter will be most welcome, to be sent please by email (email@example.com) by the Tuesday of the week, or if urgent, at the very latest by Wednesday.
We pray for Kevin Gibbons and Michael Hawley who died recently and also our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Frances Palman, Mary Bell, Monica Hawley, Mary Carr, Paul Watson, Cyril Shenton, Patricia Newton, Pat Durrant and Celia Cooper.
A Requiem Mass for Michael Hawley will take place at St John of the Cross on Tuesday, 6th September at 10.30 am.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Florence Loads, Christine Miller, Leokadia Lloyd, Christina Quinn, Catherine (Kitty) Brooder, Anthony Conrad, Beatrice Turton, Joan (Jean) Law and Teresa Moss.
May they rest in peace. .