Newsletter 08.03.20.

Dear Friends,

In today’s Gospel we hear the story of the Transfiguration. It is a moment which offers promise and hope for the disciples - and it is given to us as we, like Abraham, step out in faith, trusting in the one who calls us to follow him who triumphs over all things and invites us to share life with the Father.

The diocese has issued liturgical directives in order to minimise the spread of the Corona virus. The Sign of Peace and Communion from the chalice is suspended at all Masses. Communion will only be given in the hand and holy-water stoups will remain empty. Otherwise we will continue as usual!

Father James


Today there is a retiring collection for the work of CAFOD which we heard about last Sunday.

Sacred Heart Taskforce Appeal -There has been a great response to the appeal, with people coming forward to offer their time and skills. Thank you for your generosity. Rotas for the various tasks are being prepared and will be available at Sunday Mass.

Please Note. The meeting on Saturday 14th March, at 12noon, of the Diocesan Cambodia Link in Bury St Edmunds is a meeting not a Mass and is open to anyone with an interest in Cambodia.

A Caritas Festival will be held at St George’s, Norwich on Saturday 28th March from 10am-4pm. Bishop Alan will celebrate Mass at 10 am and then open the Festival with the Lord Mayor of Norwich.

This year we are sharing a coach for the Chrism Mass with the parish of Sheringham. Please add your name to the list if you would like to come. More details will be provided when we have a better idea of how many people will be going.

Events taking place during Lent

Lenten Lunches. For lunches in North Walsham see poster for dates and venues.
In Aylsham (Churches Together) - simple Lent Lunches at 12.30pm for charity & friendship: all most welcome. Fri 13th March, Quakers: Thurs 19th March, Emmanuel: Fri 27th March, St John of the Cross, RC and Wed 8th April, St Michael’s, CofE.

Bible Study - At the Sacred Heart it will be held on 2nd and 4th Fridays in the month.
At Hoveton it is on every 3rd Wednesday.
At St John of the Cross there will be weekly Bible Study sessions on Thursdays at 7pm. in the church. All are welcome: please bring your bible.

Scripture through Carmelite Eyes’ is a series of 3 reflections given by secular Carmelites on the influence of the Bible on Carmelite saints. The first, on St Teresa and St John of the Cross will be in the Cathedral Narthex on Tuesday, 10th March from 6-7pm.

The Stations of the Cross will be held at the Sacred Heart on Fridays at 12noon, at St Helen’s, after the Wednesday 9.30am Mass and after the Friday 9.30am Mass at Aylsham.

“Soups, Slides & Crafts” lunch in aid of Support Cambodia is on Saturday 28th March from 11.30am - 2.30pm in the parish hall.
Free entry to craft and slides. Lunch is by ticket only, price £3.50 - on sale after the weekend Masses or from Katie on 01263 577784.

We pray for our sick parishioners: Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Tom Ender, Derek Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice David Battigan and Mary Carr.

 We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Agatha Semak, John Barry, John Price, William Lee and Cynthia Shearing.
May they rest in peace.

Next Family Mass: Sunday 12th April

(11.00 am Mass at the Sacred Heart)


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