Newsletter 23.09.18.


Dear Friends,

This Sunday’s Gospel reminds us that if we took everything that we said or did or thought and set it in the presence of our Blessed Lord, it would make all the difference in the world to life, wouldn’t it?

Isn’t it true that, so often, something acquires its true character, when we approach it through the eyes and ears of our Blessed Lord? There would be many silly and hurtful things, which we would be saved from saying or doing. But, our faith tells that there is no “if” about it. All actions are done, all words are spoken, all thoughts are thought in the presence of God …………...

Father Gavin.


Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) - Monday 23rd September. Whilst some of the group are already in computer workshops the others will meet at 11.30am: from 12noon there will be chair exercises for approx. 20-30 minutes. Then the group will be painting pottery under the guidance of staff from the Sticky Earth Café.

The next meeting of St Helen’s 4th Wednesday Club for senior citizens will take place on 26th September. This will be our celebration of ”Harvest Home”. We serve coffee at 11.30am, a simple hot lunch at 12.30pm. There will be some homespun entertainment, songs, poems and readings as well as quizzes and games. We finish at 4pm with tea and cake. New members are always welcome. 

The Bible Group meets on Friday 28th September at 2.30pm in the committee room at North Walsham: new members always welcome.

Two Diocesan Music events 2018 at the Cathedral, of interest to choir members & others. On Saturday 29th September, a day for those interested in knowing more of the sung liturgy in Latin. On Saturday 3rd November, a day for focussing on Advent & Christmas music looking at new chants, settings & Carol Services. Full details from Daniel Justin, Diocesan Director of Music: go to

Minutes of the PPC Meeting held on 28th August are now on the parish website and on church notice boards.

Support Cambodia Race Night next Saturday 29th at the parish hall is now sold out though there are still a few Jockeys left. All proceeds to the Annual Appeal (Rice Soup/baby Milk Programmes in Svay Sisophon) which closes next Sunday. Thank you to everyone who has so far contributed in any way to the event or made donations to the Appeal. Details: Katie on 01263 577784.

Harvest Celebrations   On Sunday 7th October we will gather as a Parish at the Sacred Heart to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving with a Family Mass at 11am (our monthly Mass where the children take major roles in the liturgy) followed by a Parish Harvest Lunch in the hall at 12.30pm. Parishioners from St John of the Cross will provide the main course and those from St Helen’s will provide the desserts. Michael Mc Mahon, President of the North Norfolk SVP, will speak to us during the lunch about the work of the SVP. Please sign the lists at the back of each church to let the cooks have some idea of the numbers.

The annual Mass to celebrate the Cambodian Feast of Pchum Ben (Holy Souls) will be on Friday 12th October at 7pm in the Parish Hall. An information flier will be available next weekend.

Also on Sunday 7th October: Taking place at Walsingham is the Annual Pilgrimage for the Sanctity of Life, which will be led by Archbishop Kevin McDonald. All are warmly invited to unite in this day of prayer. For further details please see the poster on our church noticeboards or pick up a flyer from the porch.

We pray for all our sick parishioners, including Mary Johnson, Joe Seely, Sheila Hall and Maria Wilby.

We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Kevin Barry, Godfrey Fahey, William Blewett, Michael Page, John (Jack) Breen and Ada Gratia.
May they rest in peace.


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