Newsletter 24.03.19.

Dear Friends,

What’s in a name? Actually quite a lot! To know a person’s name and be able to use it says something about the relationship we have with them. In today’s 1st reading God entrusts Moses and, through him, the people, with his own name. This changes the nature of the relationship which is now a personal and intimate one. The Gospel challenges its listeners to examine their relationship with this God. It is a clear call to repentance which echoes the Lenten call to return to the Lord ‘with all your heart’!

God bless

Father James


Lenten Alms in all our three communities are for the Church in Need. (North Walsham see wall slot).

Next Sunday (NW) there will be a Family Mass - Mothering Sunday.

On Monday 25th March: Senior Citizens’ Group (NW) meet for the usual morning activities. In the afternoon there will be in-house activity.

Stations of the Cross (NW) at 12noon.

Lenten Lunches (NW) are held at different venues at 12.30pm on Thursdays. This week (28th) at Salvation Army Hall: the speaker is Rev Patrick Coghlan (Baptist Minister). A simple lunch, £4 - goes towards Christian Aid. Please see poster for the area.

At Aylsham Lenten Lunches will be held at St John of the Cross on Friday 29th March at 12pm and at The Quakers, Red Lion Street, on Wednesday 3rd April at 12pm. See poster for the area.

Sign CAFOD’s online Petition to the Prime Minister for urgent climate change action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. Go to and choose climate under the heading of Campaign or sign on CAFOD Petition form of collective signatures.

Readers & Eucharistic Ministers who would like to do their ministries during Holy Week/Easter, kindly add your names to the lists provided. NB - not everyone will necessarily be able to do what they have signed up to. We want to involve parishioners from the whole parish. Also needed people for foot-washing; please see lists.

The inaugural meeting of the Sacred Heart Parishioners’ Forum will take place in the parish hall after 11am Mass on Sunday 31st March. Parishioners are invited to raise any concerns they may have which directly affect the Sacred Heart Community. Please approach your PPC representatives for further information.,

As a LiveSimply Project for Lent - the Welcome Rucksack Project. Please take a list and bring any donations to our churches during Lent.


For Hoveton. Elaine Haughton would be grateful for volunteers to help with refreshment at 5.30pm Mass on Saturday evenings.

Also at St Helen’s. On Saturday 6th April, following the Mass, the next St Helen’s Community Forum takes place. The meeting will last no more than 30 minutes. All are welcome.

An Ecumenical Prayer Meeting will be held at Worstead Baptist Church on Monday 1st April at 7pm. Parking - on the road, in Day Centre car park or at the back of the church. All are welcome.

Concert at St John of the Cross on Sat 30th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 are on sale following Friday’s & Sunday Masses. 0776 218 2844.

Concert at NW Methodist Church: tickets £7 avail from 01263 768441.

We pray for all our sick parishioners: Mary Johnson, Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Frances Palman, Thomasina Hopkins, Matt Butler, Peter Lloyd and John Gowing.

We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: James (Jim) McCartan, Ivy Cafferky, Lawrence Carroll, Herbert Coates, Gertrude Carter-Leavy, Mamie Sweetman, Henry Newton, Tony Dickerson, Millicent Lee, Barbara Stephen and Ronald Wilders.
May they rest in peace.

 Suggestions for Lent. Pray for all those taking part in the HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes over Easter Week.












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