Newsletter 22.04.18.


Dear Friends,

Next Sunday we will be taking part in the national Rosary on the Coast campaign. Catholics all over the country will meet at venues on or near the coast to pray the Rosary at 3.00 pm. We have two venues in our parish: Cart Gap Road in Happisburgh - please sign up if you plan to go. The other is in the Church of the Sacred Heart for the less mobile! People are free to go to other venues: Cromer, Sheringham, Wells and Kings Lynn. The UEA chaplaincy is leading the Rosary at Sea Palling at 12 Beach Road.

God bless

Father James


Today the Journey in Faith group meets in the presbytery at 5 pm.

Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations and there is a retiring collection for the Diocesan Priests’ Training Fund. Please give generously to this “vital” cause.

The Senior Citizens Group (NW) on Monday 16th April is having an outing to Blickling Hall and will assemble in the church carpark to board their coach at 11.00am.

St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club meets on 25th April. It will be our 9th anniversary of the club and we will be celebrating with home-spun entertainment, songs and poems, quizzes etc. Please join us for coffee at 11.30am followed by a simple hot lunch at 12,30pm and finishing with tea and cake at 4.00pm. You are welcome to join us for all or any part of it.

The date of the next Stalham Area House Mass has been changed to Friday 27th April at 7pm: at Frances Hall’s home - 3 St John’s Gardens, Stalham, NR12 9BD. Tel 01692 582596.

We have been able to send £1,095.98 to CAFOD through your generosity.

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on 7th May. Could you sign the lists if you wish to travel on the coach by this weekend please.

The next of the Newman Lectures, on Holiness, for 2018 will be taking place at the Julian Study Centre, UEA on Monday 23rd April given by Rowan Williams. The last lecture is on 30th April given by Sr Ann Swailes OP, a Dominican Sister & Catholic Chaplin to Cambridge University.  Lectures begin at 6.30pm and the admission is FREE.

A Forum will be held at St Helen’s on 5th May following 5.30pm Mass.

The 7th Annual Support Cambodia Plant Sale is on Saturday 19th May. Proceeds this year will provide bicycles for children to get to school. If you can help by providing good quality, labelled plants please contact Katie or Bob (01263 577784 or email   For contributions to the Bake/Produce stall please contact Ginny Keane (07733430270). Posters to display in your local area, available from Katie.

We pray for our sick parishioners, including Margaret Wynes, Charles Parker, Veronica Williams and Linda Dawson.

Betty Allain’s Requiem Mass is at the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday 24th April at 10.00am.
Peter Walmsley’s Requiem Mass is at St Helen’s Church on Wednesday 2nd May at 11.30am

We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including: Joan Sims, Anne Papendick, Alfred Pycroft, Bernard Lipscombe, Marin Conneely, Connie Newsham, Doris Johnson, Sally Lovell and Livia Caffarelli.
May they rest in peace.

       Living Simply: Theme - Recycling:

Suggestion: CAN be recycled - empty aerosol cans with their plastic caps
Can NOT be recycled - soap pump dispenser tops








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