Newsletter 05.05.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel shows the apostles feeling lost and bereft. They go back to what is familiar - Galilee and their fishing nets. Then Jesus is seen on the shore inviting them to have breakfast! He also provides an amazing catch of fish. This is a powerful symbol, and one that they would have appreciated, of their future apostolate which would be made fruitful by the Risen Christ. In this Peter, who is re-instated by Jesus, would take on the primary responsibility.  

God bless

Father James

Mass at North Walsham tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, is at 10.00 am. Please note: there will now no longer be the Thursday Eucharistic Service owing to diminishing numbers attending.

The Senior Citizens Group (NW) - no meeting this Monday it being the Bank Holiday.

Regrettably, there will not be a coach taking parishioners to The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May as the numbers wishing to travel are too few.

The inaugural meeting of the Sacred Heart Forum will be held on 12th May in the parish hall, after the 11.00am Mass. This is open for anyone to attend. If you have a matter you would like to raise, please approach one of the PPC representatives - Becky Walker, Antonia Martínez, Grayzna Skawinska, John Bolger or Cathy Watkins.

Copies of Minutes of the PPC Meeting Tues 9th April are displayed in our churches.

Churches Together (NW) - the next Ecumenical Prayer Group will be at St Nicholas’ Hall on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm.

Support Cambodia Plant Sale - Saturday 18th May, Parish hall 9am - 1pm. Spread the word, support the event. Details on posters and in next week’s newsletter.

Fr David Ward and the parishioners of Our Lady and St Walstans Church, Costessey, warmly invite you to join them for a Cambodian New Year Mass to celebrate our Diocesan Twinning on Wednesday 15th May at 7pm. Lifts are available. Details from Katie or Bob Maidment on 01263 5777884 (as Pauline Andrews is away).

CAFOD’s Campaign ‘Our Common Home’ - Climate change affects our homes, our health, our heritage and our beautiful landscapes. On Sunday 12th May at at St Henry Morse Church in Diss there will be a special Creation Celebration Mass to launch CAFOD’s campaign in our Diocese. Maria Elena Arana, CAFOD’s campaign coordinator, and Allie Phillip from Caritas Antilles/St Lucia will be present for the Mass. After the Mass over coffee and homemade cake, there willo be the chance to talk together about how we should respond to the climate crisis. As Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Sí: “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, affect us all”. On Wednesday 29th June there will be a CAFOD coach taking people from our Diocese to join a Mass Lobby of Parliament and Climate Pilgrimage. (More details at Pl continue to sign petition forms to the Prime Minister for the UK to reach zero emissions by 2045.

The theme and subject of this year’s Newman Lectures 2019 is “Mary”. Held at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist the first lecture is on Thursday 23rd May, at 6.30pm given by Fr John Hemer, entitled “Mary in Sacred Scripture”. Pl see poster/flier for future lectures.

Places available (Reception Intake 2019) at St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Norwich. See poster for details.

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

We pray for Peter Lloyd who died Tuesday week ago; (Requiem Mass Wed 8th Aylsham at 1pm). We remember his family and friends at this time. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Livia Caffarelli, John Browne, Betty Empson, David Bullen, Bernard Williams, Doris Beaumont and John Gibbs.

May they rest in peace.





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