Today’s Gospel is about integrity of life, purity of heart and the free commitment of our lives to God. If our hearts are pure then so will be our lives. On Saturday we celebrated the feast of St Augustine. We can identify with his prayer: ‘Let me come to you wholly, and grasp your hand with my whole heart that you may deliver me from every temptation, even to the last’.
Last Sunday we welcomed into the family of the Church through holy Baptism Hugo Mawe, son of Jason and Sarah and grandson of David and Carole Shippey.
At the Sacred Heart, North Walsham, all Masses are accessible from your computer or tablet. Simply go to the parish website and click here.
Wednesday is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
The end of Covid restrictions. We are encouraged to use the QR codes when we arrive at the church. More seats are now available in our churches. From next Sunday the booking system is no longer necessary in any of our three churches.
Journey in Faith. This is a series of meetings led by Father James, for those who wish to explore the teaching of the Catholic church. They will include adults who have never been baptised, people who have been baptised in another Christian denomination who are looking to become Catholics and those who have returned to the church, often after many years, who would like to have a refresher course! The sessions take place in the presbytery on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. They are informal with opportunities for asking questions. The first session will be on 5th September.
Bible study at North Walsham. The next meeting is on Friday 10th September at 2.30pm in the Committee Room.
At St Helen’s, following the Mass, refreshments will be served, weather permitting, outside by the side entrance. Please take a seat and your order will be taken and brought to you. The Foodbank bucket is back at St Helen’s; please contribute any items you can, particularly in need are tinned fruit, fruit juice and sponge puddings.
Next Sunday, 5th September, is Climate Sunday so as a LiveSimply Parish we will be celebrating Climate Themed Masses in each of our 3 churches. In the afternoon there will be a 2 mile circular ‘Care for Creation Walk’ in Blickling Park, at 2.30pm from Buck’s Common Car Park. Come and join us on the walk when we will be praying a Novena to St Francis for a world under threat and a Rosary for the Care of Creation. The walk takes approx. 2 hours so you might like to bring along a flask of tea or coffee or a cold drink. Car parking £5 unless an NT member.
Please let Rob and Clare Hardie know on 01603 897609; firstname.lastname@example.org
The PPC, Parish Pastoral Council, will be meeting on Tuesday 7th September at St John of the Cross, Aylsham, to start at 7.30pm.
Any points that parishioners would like raised please speak to one of your representatives – names on notice boards in each church porch.
Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) takes place on Saturday 11th September 9am – 5pm. Sponsor forms are available in our church porches. At North Walsham, could we have volunteer ’recorders’, on an hourly basis, to receive participants between 9am and 5pm. Please sign against your preferred hour.
John Barnwell wishes to thank all those who have prayed for him during his emergency admittance to hospital, to those who have sent him ‘get well’ messages and kept in touch; he is extremely grateful.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Christine Miller,Leokadia Lloyd, George Mayer, Irene Harrison and Florence Loads. May they rest in peace