What a contrast between the depressing musings in today’s first reading with the powerful message in the second. Paul speaks of a radical conversion: at its heart is Christ – ‘he is everything and he is in everything’.
The murder of Father Jacques Hamel in France has been the most shocking and disturbing item of news this last week. We keep him and the community he served for so many years in our prayers.
Minutes of the PPC Meeting of 28th June are now on the website and on church notice boards.
Safeguarding in the Parish. It is vitally important that every parish has up-to-date information regarding those who, through their work in the parish, have contact with children or vulnerable adults. This applies particularly to ministers of the Eucharist and those involved in children’s liturgy or sacramental preparation. New volunteers will need a DBS check and existing checks will need to be updated. Charlotte Collison is the parish safeguarding rep and she can arrange for these checks to be done. You can contact her by email at: email@example.com
Both Readers’ & Eucharistic Ministers’ Rotas (NW) are in the porch: please pick up your named copy.
Our Annual Memorial Garden Mass in the Sacred Heart Church grounds will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 6pm.
The Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 10th September 2016 – 9am to 5pm. Get your Sponsor/Donation form from the church nearer the date.
Support Cambodia: the summer issue of the charity’s newsletter, Mango News, is now available. If you haven’t received your e-copy, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Mango News will no longer be available on the parish website but can be accessed via Facebook and on the Support Cambodia website at www.supportcambodia.org.uk
“All Things Bright & Beautiful” is the name of an exhibition of vestments and treasures: to be held today, Sunday 31st July to Friday 5th August at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RT. Open Sunday 2pm to 5pm: Monday to Friday open 10am to 6pm. Free entry – donations welcome. For more information go to www.ourladyandstjoseph.info
Churches Together SAFARI SUPPER is on Saturday 10th September, with each course at a different church! It is from 6.30pm to 9pm approx. Adult ticket £7.50; under 12s £5.00. The proceeds will go to Age Concern (N.W. Dementia Friendly town). Tickets are on sale after Mass from Betty & Tony Dady.
The bikes, vacs & tools for refugees and asylum seekers have now all gone to “English Plus” in Norwich. An update on the project will follow soon!
FREE! A 42” Panasonic Viera Television – in excellent working order. It must be collected from upstairs bedroom. Please contact Anne Griffiths on 01692 404216
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Michael Conroy, Elizabeth Hebden, Richard Furlong, Kathleen Harkin, Nora Nyland, June Marion, Ronald Perkins, Christopher Tuohy and Jeanette Shaw .
May they rest in peace.