A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE as we gather to celebrate this feast of the risen Christ!. Our parish community extends a very special welcome to those who are visiting the area. We hope you have an enjoyable stay with family and friends, in spite of the disappointing temperatures! You are welcome to stay for coffee after our Sunday morning Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
We are very grateful to Fr Peter Brown for presiding at this morning’s 9.00am Mass at Hoveton – unfortunately Fr David can’t be in two places at the same time!
There are always so many people to thank at this time for the wonderful way you have given your time and talents to the parish community. Our journey of Lent and the wonderful Holy Week Services have only been possible because of everyone taking their particular part. As has been said before, it is really good to see the three communities of our parish growing together as ONE PARISH FAMILY without losing their uniqueness. Many thanks to everyone.
You are welcome to take some of the newly blessed Easter Water home with you. Bring a small bottle with you when you are next at Mass in North Walsham.
N.B. Mass on Easter Monday:10am. NO 9.30am Mass next Saturday, 6th April.
THE COLLECTION today (Easter Sunday, including Saturday Vigil) is personal to Fr David. Please keep all general contributions for the parish until next week.
“WALK with ME” An Eastertide Journey of Prayer for 2013 is available. Take a copy and make a donation in the basket towards Alive Publishing’s work to prisoners and missionaries. An excellent booklet for the Easter Season.
PRAYER PETITIONS FOR LOURDES Fr David, with other members of HCPT, are in Lourdes this Easter Week. Prayer intentions for placing at the grotto should be given to Fr David by Sunday evening. Please put in an envelope (no money).
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – Bank Holiday Monday 6th
May. Lists will be out from next weekend; please put your names on these lists. Cost £5 which will be collected before the day: bring a packed lunch. Please do make a special effort to join the pilgrimage: the theme for this year is “Women of Faith”. The coach will pick up from Hoveton at 9.30am; North Walsham at 9.50am and Aylsham at 10.15am – to arrive in Walsingham at 11.15am. The Programme of the Day is on the poster on the notice board.
SUPPORT CAMBODIA Saturday 6th April Table Top Sale at Aylsham 9-12noon. Cakes/preserves/plants/produce & help on the day all needed. Please no books, jigsaws or bric-a-brack! Cambodian crafts also on sale. Contacts: Carol (Aylsham), Adrian (N. Walsham), Celia (Hoveton) or Clare on 01263 734853.
Friday 12th April at 7pm at St John of the Cross, Aylsham: A Cambodian-Style Mass to celebrate Khmer New Year. Fr Mark Hackeson will preside as Fr David will be in Rome: the Mass will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet other ‘Cambodian Supporters’ from the diocese and local area.
CATHOLIC CLOTHING GUILD Owing to diminishing numbers and the increasing frailty of our members, the Senior Citizens (NW) have decided to resign from the Catholic Clothing Guild which we have actively supported for the last few years. If anyone is interested in starting a new group in the parish, Diane Stanley (diocesan secretary) would be pleased to hear from you on 01328 863935. The task involves collecting items of new clothing (men’s, women’s & children’s) & a small subscription, and taking these to the Guild’s AGM held in Newmarket in April each year, from where they are distributed to various charities.
QUIZ & CHIPS at St John’s Aylsham: Saturday 20th April at 6.30pm. Tickets £6 – on sale Sunday 7th April (names welcome as soon as possible owing to shortage of time). See Fran/Clare/Wendy/Debbie. Proceeds to ADF Roof Fund
“REPAIRING THE CHURCH” At this momentous time in our history, when our newly elected Jesuit Pope Francis calls us all to have courage to “Repair His Church”, you are all cordially invited to explore the REPAIRING of the Church in the Franciscan way with your local SECULAR FRANCISCAN FRATERNITY: they meet at 6.30pm on the third Wednesday of every month in the church hall of Holy Apostles Church, Earlham, Norwich.
In 1205, in the little ruined church of San Damiano, half a mile down the hill from Assisi, Francis implored the Lord to show him His Holy Will. The large Syrian Crucifix then spoke to him three times repeating the words, “Francis, repair My Church, for as you see, it is falling into ruin”.
Please contact Robert Hardie on 01603 897609 if you would like more details.
PAINTING COMPETITION – An Easter Scene Open to young people 12 –18 years, from those in secondary education, members of youth/church/parish groups & individuals. Entries to depict one scene from the time of the Last Supper to end of the Easter Octave. Please see poster on notice board for details. Entries posted with details, to arrive not later that Friday 12th April.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Alice Mary Bean, Augustus Heralty, Eric Walter Moll and Paul Adrian Hiumphrys. May they rest in peace. Amen.
WISHING YOU EASTER JOY AND BLESSINGS