A WARM WELCOME TO ANY VISITORS who may be with us this weekend, staying with family and friends or just here on holiday: we hope you have an enjoyable time in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
MASS TIMES for the coming week will have a number of changes so do please refer to the back page of this newsletter.
Sadly we have to say goodbye to Fr Michael this weekend: in the short time that he has been with us he has made quite an impression, one of joy and optimism, leaving us with thought-provoking homilies and inspiring aides for our spiritual lives. We are all invited to join him in the Parish Hall for “shared lunch” after the 11.00am Sunday Mass. Please bring food for a first or second course. Drinks will be provided.
STALHAM AREA HOUSE MASS This year we will not be able to celebrate Mass at St Mary’s, Stalham, because of our parish re-arrangements. Instead, we have the opportunity of meeting at St Mary’s for Compline. Do come and share in this lovely, traditional evening prayer which our Churches have in common. On Friday 5th September at 7.30pm.
THE DOWRY OF MARY PILGRIMAGE, WALSINGHAM is on Sunday 7th September and will be led by Bishop Alan Hopes (Bishop of East Anglia). 11.30am Reception of Flags; 12 noon Mass; 3.15pm the Procession to the Priory Grounds for Benediction & Prayers at the Original Shrine Site.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH What does it really teach? Come along to the first meeting and find out: on Sunday 21st September at 7.00pm in the Parish Hall, North Walsham. Enquiries – ring Bob Maidment on 01263 577784.
ST HELEN’S HARVEST SUPPER is on Monday 6th October: tickets will be on sale during September from Mary Edmunds on 01692 580712.
HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL – 3rd, 4th & 5th October. Please see Liz Smith at Hoveton.
PARISH SUPPORT To get in touch either ring Hilary on 07909319646 or Teresa on 07901830327 or e-mail email@example.com
WHEN NOTIFYING A PRIEST to visit patients admitted to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, all requests should be made to the Cathedral on 01603 624615: however, in a real emergency (for someone near to death) the Duty Hospital Chaplain’s bleep No. 07623 611 724 may be used. This number should not be used for general visits.
CAMBODIAN-STYLE MASS to celebrate the Feast of Ancestors [Pchum Ben] at 7pm on Friday 26th September at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Everyone is invited: details on the website under Support Cambodia. If any young people would like an active role in the Mass please contact Katie Maidment asap on 01263 577784 or 07784/o7759982011, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message.
FATHER DAVID’S ADDRESS IN DISS as from this Sunday (31st August) is: Rev’d David Bagstaff, Vicar General, The Catholic Church of St Henry Morse, Shelfhanger Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DX.
SPONSORED BIKE RIDE & WALK (Norfolk Churches Trust) will be on Saturday 13th September from 9am – 5pm. JIM BYRNEwill again be taking part in the cycle ride. He is looking for sponsors and will be outside the church this weekend. Let’s support this intrepid member of our parish! Sponsorship forms for cyclists, AND WALKERS are available from the three churches. Lists for volunteer “recorders” signing in the cyclists/walkers on the day will be available at Aylsham & North Walsham shortly: please support by signing up for an hour.
NEEDED IN SEPTEMBER …….kind, caring and friendly people to look after our children during their lunch break at: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Jessopp Road, Norwich. If you are interested or would like further details, please look on the school website: www.stfrancisofassisi.co.uk
NEW HALL SCHOOL – Open Morning. The Principal, staff and students of New Hall School, Chelmsford, are delighted to invite you to our Open Morning on Saturday 27th September 2014, from 9.00am -12.00 noon. New Hall, founded in 1642, is one of the top performing Catholic co-educational independent day and boarding schools in the UK. We have students from 3-18. Pl visit newhallschool.co.uk or call o1245 467588 to book.. (Open Morning).
“EVANGELII GAUDIUM” Previouslyordered copies have now arrived: please collect your namedcopy, paying £3.71 to Antonia (NW).
CHILDREN’S LITURGY – sessions will start Sunday 7th September.
We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Kenneth Aidan Jameson, Leokadia Francisca Lloyd, Thomas Dooney, Christina Quinn, Catherine (Kitty) Brooder, Anthony Gerard Conrad, Beatrice Josephine Turton, Joan (Jean) May Law, Anthony Bateman, Michael Vincent McCarthy, Teresa Mary Moss, Patricia Rosalind Nelder and Josephine Mary Dady.
May they rest in peace. Amen.