Today’s readings provide a profound reflection on love, especially ‘God’s love for us’. For Christians, God’s love for us is the foundation of all human experience of love. Our faith leads us into a ‘school for loving’ which is rooted in the inner life of the Blessed Trinity.
An icon of the Holy Family is circulating around our diocese. This week it is the turn of our parish. It will be at North Walsham on Sunday, at Hoveton on Wednesday and at Aylsham on Friday.
The Rosary (North Walsham) will be said at 10.30am prior to Mass during the Sundays of May. There are similar arrangements at Aylsham and Hoveton.
At the Sacred Heart all services are now live streamed and are accessible from your computer. To access them go to the parish website click here or go to ‘Live Streaming’.
If you wish to attend a Sunday Mass you need to book a place with the co-ordinator for each church. 9.30am Mass at Aylsham on Friday 14th May will be offered for Bob Maidment to mark the first anniversary of his burial. This Mass is now fully booked. If you have reserved a place and are unable to come, please let Fran Ludden know as soon as possible
PPC Meeting The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday 25th May at 7.30pm in the presbytery. Any points parishioners would like to raise, please make them known to the representatives for your church. NW – Becky Walker, Grazyna Shawinska and Antonia Martínez: Aylsham – Keith Copperwheat, Ginny Keane and Sue Short. Hoveton – Richard McGreevy (Chair) Elaine Haughton and Peter Rylands.
CAFOD is reminding us to take action to stop the climate crisis. This year the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil – the ‘COP26’ climate talks in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, must push world leaders to show the ambition we need to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5-degree threshold. This means that all countries must play their part. With the eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the PM to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at “COP26”. Please sign CAFOD’s petition at cafod.org.uk/reclaim or sign the green cards at the back of each church and post them to CAFOD. Further information can be found on the Parish website under Noticeboard.
Items for the newsletter will be most welcome, to be sent please by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the Tuesday of the week, or if urgent, at the very latest by Wednesday, no later than 12 noon.
We pray for our sick parishioners: Matt Butler, Derek and Frances Palman, Mary Bell and Mary Carr.
We pray for Tony Boast, Lorna Diamond and Dione Anthony who died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Marjorie Reynolds, Christopher Smith, Lillian Davis, Olive Carr, Alan Dorsett , Elizabeth Buchanan, Jane Brown, Winifred (Joan) Madden, Joan Harmer, Margaret Douglas, Anne Harvey and Veronica White.
May they rest in peace.
Should you find you are unable to attend please make contact with your co-ordinator to cancel that booking and ‘free up’ a place for somebody else.
John Bolger at the Sacred Heart: 01692 58151(email@example.com)
Next Sunday (16th May) there is a second collection for the Catholic Communicatioins Network.