Newsletter 18.03.18.

Dear Friends,

The request of the Greek visitors in today’s Gospel is also ours: ‘We would like to see Jesus’. Over the next two weeks the liturgy will reveal to us the one whose ‘hour has come’. We will follow Jesus in his darkest hours alone, betrayed and deserted by his followers. But he will also be lifted up and glorified so that all peoples will be drawn to him

Father James


The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 19th at its regular time of 11am. The usual morning activities will be followed by Easter Bonnet making and a competition in the afternoon.

With only a week now before Holy Week, it is important that we know the numbers wishing to travel on the coach to St John the Baptist Cathedral on Tuesday 27th March for the Chrism Mass at 7.00pm. The coach will pick up from Aylsham at 5.15pm; North Walsham at 5.35pm and Hoveton at 5.50pm: (departing from the Cathedral at approx. 9.45pm). The coach cannot wait for late-comers so please be punctual. Cost £5; this will be collected on the coach. Please sign the list at the back of the church. For those wishing to travel independently, please remember there is No Parking in the Cathedral parking areas except for Blue Badge holders who should contact Gavin (at the Cathedral) giving their name and vehicle registration and make sure they have their Blue Badge to hand on the day.

A Women’s World Day of Prayer representative for the Sacred Heart is required. The position has become vacant owing to the present representative having to resign on account of health problems. It only needs the support/assistance, together with the other churches in the area, to help with the annual service which takes place in March. If you could lend your support to this and need further information, please contact Antonia (home tel. no. 01692 406452) in the Parish Office, leaving your details. You will then be put in touch with the present representative.

Next Saturday, 24th March, at North Walsham, there is a Service of Reconciliation with individual confessions at 11.30 am.

Stations of the Cross throughout Lent: at North Walsham on Friday at 12noon and at Aylsham on Fridays after Mass/Service of the Word; also at St Helen’s they are held on Wednesdays after Mass.

Lent Lunches in North Walsham take place each Thursday of Lent at St Benet’s Hall at 12.30pm. At Aylsham: Aylsham Parish Church, Market Place - Wednesday 21st March.

Lent Sponsored Slim (NW). Three of our parishioners, Gerry Francis Teresa Butler & her husband Pete are doing a sponsored slim over Lent to help raise funds for World Youth Day 2019 - January in Panama. Should you wish to sponsor them, please see Gerry or Teresa. Thank you in anticipation.

We pray for our sick parishioners, including Margaret Wynes, Peter Walmesly, Mary Carr and Linda Dawson.

The Requiem Mass for Michael Fogarty (NW) is on Fri 23rd at 11.30am.

We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Gerald Metcalf, Geoffrey Soden, Kathleen (Kay) Pearce, Henry (Dukie) Leeland, Denis Condon and James (Jim) McCartan.Broad, Robert Watson, Michael Yates and Ron Gibbs.   May they rest in peace.

Live Simply Assessment. As we are shortly due to be assessed by CAFOD to gain our Live Simply Award, we would like to ask you to complete a couple more questionnaires, one given out this weekend, a repeat of last March’s questionnaire, followed by a further slightly more in-depth questionnaire in early April. Thank you for your ongoing support trying to Live Simply. We are nearly there!

Living Simply Theme for Lent: Fast, Pray and Give

This week’s suggestion: Give to the Diocesan Lent Charities











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