A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS – And a very Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us for our Mass, we hope you are enjoying your stay in Norfolk. You are welcome to join parishioners for coffee after our Sunday Masses (Aylsham and North Walsham).
Please note: Mass on Tuesday (New Year’s Day) at North Walsham is at 10.30am.
OPEN HOUSE: following the 10.30am Mass on New Year’s Day, Fr David invites parishioners to the Presbytery. All are welcome.
NEW YEAR EPIPHANY CANDLELIGHT MASS On 5th January 2013 at 6.00pm, this Mass, for young people across the Diocese, is held at the White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SH; it is followed by refreshments, a bonfire & fireworks. Please bring a wrapped gift to the value of £5 to go into a lucky dip. See fliers in the porch for more details. Fr David is presiding at this Mass.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has worked so hard to get our three churches decorated for Christmas. Thanks also go to those involved in the planning and organisation of our Advent and Carol Services, for the music and singing over the Christmas Festival. Thank you to the many people who contribute to the life of the parish by doing various things behind the scenes “week in and week out”. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL! A special thanks to the children and their Leaders for the contribution at the Carol Service and Christmas family Mass.
From Father David: “I would like to thank you all for the cards and gifts received during this festive season and a big THANK YOU for the most generous Christmas collection taken on Christmas Day – you have been most generous”.
Thanks to you all also from Deacon Ron for the warmth shown and the support given in the parish and for the Christmas cards and gifts received.
OUR THANKS TO FR DAVID The parish would like to thank Fr David for his unfailing support and ministry to the three communities throughout what has been an incredibly demanding year for him with his additional administrative duties; never falling short, always giving of the maximum. Thank you from our hearts.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND Palestine Pilgrimage is a UK Registered Charity set up by the Diocese of East Anglia to facilitate pilgrimages in support of the Christian community in the Holy Land. This is a special pilgrimage for the Year of Faith, led by Fr Robert Hill who has a Doctorate in Biblical Studies. Pilgrims will have the chance to listen to the scriptures in their original setting, visit major sites in the Holy Land with opportunities for discussion and reflection on passages from the Bible. It takes place on 14th to 21st October 2013 with flights from/to Luton and Manchester. £1,300 per person, half-board sharing a twin room. £200 supplement for single rooms. Deposit and Booking Form required by 14th January 2013. As places are limited an early booking is recommended.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME – 16th to 20th September 2013. A few places are still available but as it is now past the date for the earlier cost prices may have increased. This is to mark the “Year of Faith”.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP will resume meetings on Monday 7th January. The Crib is made by Sheila Hall (on display in the porch of the Sacred Heart) and donations will go to “Crisis at Christmas”.
BIBLE GROUP resume studies on Tuesday 8th January 2.30 – 4.00pm.
PARISH WEB SITE: Our new parish site is just up and running….this means we have some of the basics, including the current newsletter and Mass times; but there’s lots more work to be done in making sure that all our parish activities are represented and that there’s a space for all necessary information. www.sacredheartnorthwalsham.com
Presentation Album for Svay Sisophon Time is running short and we’re still waiting for your photos and messages! Please give them asap to Kerry (NW), Pippa (Aylsham), Abby (Hoveton) or to your local Support Cambodia representative. Closing date: 6th January – Next Sunday.
BURNS NIGHT SUPPER – Come and help raise funds for Group 111 HCPT (who take disabled children to Lourdes at Easter 2013) by enjoying a superb evening out – three course meal, half bottle of wine pp., dancing and music in our parish hall on Saturday 26th January. 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets £20 each, available from Teresa Butler on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327.
PARISH FETE 2013 Watch this space for date of a planning meeting in January, for those who have helped with this event before and any newcomers.
JOB OPPORTUNITY The Cathedral of St John The Baptist Trust wishes to employ a Financial Assistant at the Cathedral. in Norwich. Application Form and detailed Job Description can be obtained from the Finance Office (Tel:01508 492540/e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 11.01.13.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Cecilia Monica Booth-Skinner, John Charles Egan, Ernest Brown, Doreen Ann Burton, Philip (Charles) Byrne, Arthur Hodgon and Essie Rimmer.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
Fr David and Deacon Ron would like to take this opportunity of wishing Parishioners and our Visitors the Peace and Joy of Christmas and every Blessing for the New Year.