Newsletter 02.06.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel is from the prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper. He prays for all who will follow him as disciples - this includes us. He is fully united to the Father and he prays that this unity will be seen among believers: a unity that is rooted in love.

Next Sunday we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. You are invited to come to church wearing something red as a symbol of the tongues of fire that revealed the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

I have now had a cataract operation in both eyes and all is well. I hope to able to drive again from Wednesday of this week. Meanwhile my thanks to all who provided transport over the last three weeks.

God bless,

Father James


Today, Sunday, is World Communications Day: there will be a retiring collection for the Catholic Communications Network.

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. In the afternoon at St Nicholas Church, North Walsham, at 4pm there will be a “Pentecost Praise” Service. Fr James is the guest preacher.

The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 3rd June when there will be the usual morning activities followed by a quiz.

Looking ahead - on Monday 24th June the group will be having their annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham, led by Fr James. The coach will leave North Walsham at 10am and for the return leave Walsingham at 3pm. All are welcome to join them. £5 is asked for as a donation towards the cost of the coach. To book coach seats please ring Teresa on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327

Stalham Area House Mass Fri 7th June at the Rylands’ home: 3 The Horseshoe, The Street, Sutton NR12 9RF. Tel. 01692 580172

With apologies from the office for the delayed entry.
Support Cambodia would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the success of their Plant Sale on 18th May.

The next Churches Together (NW) Prayer Meeting will be on Wednesday 5th June at 7.00pm at the Congregational Church Hall. All are welcome.

A Julian Quiet Day, led by Canon Christopher Davies, will be held in the barn and gardens of Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ on Tuesday 11th June from 10.30 - 15.00. All are welcome; please ring Clare Hardie on 01603 897609 for further details.

Newman Lectures 2019: in the Cathedral Narthex at 6.30pm on 6th June, Dr Caroline Farey on “Mary in Sacred Art”.

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 Please continue to sign the petition forms to the Prime Minister for the UK to reach zero emissions by 2045.

There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Bury St Edmunds: for further details visit:

Places are 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, Matt Butler, John Gowing and Teresa Farrow.

 We pray for Thomasina Hopkins who died recently; we remember in prayer her family and friends. Her Requiem Mass is on Thursday 13th June at 12.30pm at the Sacred Heart Church. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Grace Butler, Russell Skipper, Ann Valerie (Val) Edwards, Elizabeth (Betty) Kelso, Una Youngson and Mary Cushion.

May they rest in peace.




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