Today is the feast of the Holy Family and the last Sunday of the year.
When I look back on the year that is coming to an end I have good memories of the wonderful celebration of my Golden Jubilee in July with family, friends and, of course, parishioners from all three of our communities. A memorable day indeed! This was followed by the trip in October to some of my favourite places in France – Chartres, Vezelay, St Benoit-sur-Loire and Auxerre. It was so good to share these special places with friends. This year also saw the transformation of the Sacred Heart Church with a new colour scheme, Stations of the Cross and lighting. We have a church that we can be proud of. Now we begin a new year full of hope that our three communities will grow and flourish as will our relationship with our twinned parish in Svay Sisaphon. We have much to be thankful for and we pray that this coming year will bring us many blessings.
Pl note: New Year’s Day Mass at North Walsham is at 11.00 am.
Application forms for First Communion children are still available in our church porches.
The Senior Citizens Group at North Walsham will resume their meetings following the Christmas break on Monday 8th January.
A new Rota for Readers at North Walsham is available: please pick up your named copy.
The next PPC Meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Committee Room at North Walsham.
We have been informed that regretfully there will be No Free Diaries (2018) that are usually supplied to us owing to numerous problems. the company has been experiencing.
Epiphany Candlelight Mass – Saturday 6th January at 5pm For all young people and their families from across the diocese: followed by hot dogs, a bonfire & fireworks – a collection of presents for refugee children (pl indicate on wrapped presents whether for boy or girl or either and approximate age). Held at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich organised by the Diocesan Youth Serv.
Items for the newsletter. Could we have all items relating to forthcoming events taking place in our three communities etc that are required for the newsletter, to be sent in to the office email address asap. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
We pray for and our sick parishioners, including Barbara Appleton, Margaret Wynes, Peter Walmesly and Linda Dawson. We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: John Charles Egan, Ernest Brown, Doreen Burton, Philip (Charles) Byrne, Arthur Hodgson, Essie Rimmer, Freda Hodgson and Kate (Kit) Denton. May they rest in peace.
The 2018 Yearbook & Calendar (Ordo book) is now available in our churches – £3.00
A set of car keys has been found in the church grounds at North Walsham. Please contact Antonia on 01692 406452.
Fr James and Deacon Ron would like to wish parishioners and visitors every blessing for the
This month’s project: Living in Solidarity with the Poor & Persecuted
This week’s suggestion: Recycle only recyclable wrapping paper i.e. not glitter paper