1st Sunday of Advent 2020.
29th November –5th December.
Advent is a time of preparation, conversion and renewal. Pope Francis encourages us as we enter into the season: ‘Advent, a time of grace, tells us that it is not enough to believe in God; it is necessary to purify our faith every day’. In today’s first reading Isaiah says: ‘O that you would tear the heavens open and come down’. Once again, at the beginning of Advent, this cry reaches towards God, borne up by the assurance that our salvation has been achieved, though not yet fully worked out. Our God has indeed come in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ.
When the national lockdown ends next week we will resume public Masses in our churches. If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass 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 – 07730 817580 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also make a booking for the Christmas Masses from this weekend. See “Mass Times” for the details.
Weekday Masses: Wednesday: 9.30 at St Helen’s, Thursday: 9.30 at Sacred Heart, Friday: 9.30 at St John of the Cross.
In these times the work of Foodbank is more needed than ever. You can find a list of items that are particularly needed on our Foodbank page.
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Frieda Summerhill, Fr Edward Watkis, Linda Ward, Lucy Segovia, Gladys Lavender, Philip Madden, David Southwood, Geoffrey Gooch, Anna Taylor, George Pearson and Wallace Harmer.
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