In today’s Gospel Jesus is prepared to proclaim a message that so infuriates his listeners that they want to throw him over a cliff! In many parts of the world Christians face similar threats and God continues to empower men and women to withstand persecution so as to witness to their faith.
As part of the Alive in Faith campaign I have invited one of our students for the priesthood, Anthony Asomugha, to spend next weekend in our parish. Anthony was a member of the Cathedral parish while studying for his degree at UEA. He is now in his second year at Allen Hall seminary in London. Meanwhile the three volunteer helpers are now arranging visits to parishioners in all three communities as the campaign continues.
God bless you all,
Quote: Moses led the people through the desert for 40 years. Even in biblical times it seems that men avoided asking the way!
The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 1st February: some of the group will attend the Computer Workshop or Chair Exercises. As happens each week Ron will lead the group in the Angelus at midday, before the start of lunch. After lunch there will be a quiz and the usual raffle. A reminder: Could members of the group please bring in (for Teresa) the earliest photograph they have of themselves in a sealed envelope. All will be revealed at a later date! For enquiries about the group, Teresa Butler may be contacted on 01692 405007.
A Proposed Sponsored Slim will shortly be taking place; the “weigh in” is on Sunday 31st January and running through Lent, until an agreed date is reached just after Easter. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Gerry Francis on 01603 737066. The proceeds will be going towards financing the girls, Kerry and Lauren (North Walsham) and Sarah (Aylsham) to World Youth Trip to Poland.
The Diocesan Year Book & Liturgical Calendar are now available in our churches – £4.00
For this coming week, please note: on Monday – No Mass; on Thursday – there will be Mass at 10.00am
A number of teaching vacancies have become available:
Deputy Headship at Notre Dame High School, Norwich. Closing date: Midday Mon 22nd February 2016
Permanent Teacher Post KS1/ks2 at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Lowestoft. (Ideal post for a NQT). Closing date: 1pm Mon 8th February 2016
St Alban’s High School, Ipswich, Head of RE and more.
Please visit the Diocesan Website for more details (more vacancies have been added) go to www.rcdea.org.uk
Journey in Faith will have its 5th session next Sunday afternoon at 5.00pm in the parish hall at North Walsham.
There will be a series of Lunchtime Concerts at the Cathedral on Wednesdays in February at 1pm (except for Ash Wednesday). You can find details on the Cathedral website.
Parishioners may remember a year or so ago the United Press invited church congregations to enter a Religious Poem Competition by submitting three poems that in some way contain religious content: eg. a prayer, words for a hymn, an uplifting moment, religious experience, about a person/church: It can be rhyming or free verse, historic, romantic, factual or personal, anything you like, as long as there’s a religious theme. The winner will receive £250 for their church. Poems to be of no more that 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to be sent in by 31st March 2016 to Religious Poem, United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB. Tel 01282 459533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information www.unitedpress.co.uk and on notice boards. The previous winner is a Catholic! So, don’t be timid – one can always think of a limerick!
We pray for Mick Booth who died recently and all those whose anniversaries occur during this week including: Zladislaw (Jan) Kurowski, Bridget Dalton, Ivy Lilian Batty and Wasil Mychajlyszyn.
May they rest in peace.