Today’s feast reminds us that to be a disciple is not about being strong or clever; the Lord only asks for our love. This is what both Peter and Paul show us, each in a different way. It is the Lord who calls and who empowers. What is needed is a response to that call. As Paul says: ‘it is the Lord who stood by me and gave me power’.
Last Sunday’s First Holy Communion Mass was a great occasion and a memorable one. Our prayers and good wishes to the children and their families.
Today we celebrate and, together with Inge and his family, give thanks for Deacon Ron O’Toole’s 40 years as a permanent deacon especially his time in our parish community.
A date for your diary! On Saturday, 27th July, there will be a Parish Summer Party from midday to 3 pm. Weather permitting there will be tables and chairs in the garden with hot dogs, salads, puddings and a bar. My family will be here for a long weekend. This time two of my nieces with be there with their children (all under 5!). Just a fun, relaxed time that brings together all three of our communities.
Today, the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul, there is the customary retiring collection for Peter’s Pence.
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) will not be meeting this week. Last Monday, with gloriously fine weather, they enjoyed a peaceful day at Walsingham with Fr James for their spiritually uplifting pilgrimage.
On 22nd July the group have their Summer Lunch outing; the venue, although still to be confirmed, will probably be The Crown at Banningham.
Summer Camp 2019 for 8-14 year olds is on again this year from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August. Time is running out! However, the closing date is around mid-July. Please be quick and book your child in so they don’t miss out! For all information contact Lorraine Furmedge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Kerry Thorpe on 07504048352.
The next PPC meeting (Parish Pastoral Council) will be on Tuesday 9th July in the Sacred Heart parish hall, starting time 7.30pm.
There will be an Exhibition of Icons at St Peter’s Church, Corpusty from 28th June to 5th July with works by one of our parishioners, Judith James. Well worth a visit! See poster for more details.
There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Bury St Edmunds: for further details visit: https://www.st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk/vacancies
Places are available (Reception Intake 2019) at St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Norwich. See poster for details.
We pray for all our sick parishioners: Mary Johnson, Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Frances Palman, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Pamela Lowe, Teresa Farrow and Tom Ender.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: 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.
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