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The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


First Holy Communion


* Sunday 10th June at 11.00am – Mass, certificates and shared meal

We offer our Congratulations and prayers

to the children who are receiving their

     First Holy Communion this weekend.  

19th/20th May2018

Saturday Mass 5pm

Zuzanna Motak

Nadia Olechnowska

Julia Rybkiewicz

Adrian Skiba

Sunday, 9.30 Polish Mass     

Matthew Barka

Jakub Hanasiuk   

Maria Kalinowska    

Daniel Lelusz   

Sophie Read            

Oliwia Sulikowska   

Sunday, Mass 11.00am        

Aoibhinn Cahill

Patryk Chmielewski

May Enow

Ariella & Elorah Joseph

Jacob Mace

Harrison Ospina

Szymon Szajnoga

Harrison Ospina


Christian Aid Week

This year, Christian Aid Week runs from 13th to the 19th May, and it is our opportunity to help those who are working to eradicate the causes of poverty throughout the world, so that all can live with dignity, freedom and equality, regardless of faith or nationality. Christian Aid incorporates CAFOD, SCIAF and Tradecraft, and any donation, however small is welcome. Envelopes for donations will be available  at the back of church, and if you can gift aid your donation it will increase it by 25%. Many thanks to you all.


June issue of The Grapevine, and would love to include articles and other contributions from people in the parish. We are looking for any personal reflections, recent experiences, poems, prayers, book reviews, jokes, funny stories, and anything else you might like to share. Please email diane_grant@btopenworld.com, or place a copy at the back of the church for the attention of Diane Grant. Closing date 21st May.


Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on 27th May at 4.00 pm in Presbytery.

Altar Server’s Mass and BBQ – Saturday May 26th

I am inviting all the Altar Servers (and their families) in the Diocese to a Mass at St John the Baptist’s Cathedral church, Norwich, on Saturday May 26th at 12 noon followed by a BBQ in the Cathedral grounds. I would appreciate if they would bring their cassocks/cottas or albs for the Mass. Yours devotedly in Christ, Bishop Alan.


Proclaim! Group Meeting: The next meeting is at 7.00 for 7.30 pm on Tuesday 29th May in the Parish Hall. (NB not 5th June as originally planned.) Paper copies of the programme for those not on e-mail are available at the back of the church. If you haven't received an expected copy, please contact David Kerr or the parish office.

Fun and faith on children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

On Tuesday 29th May, special pilgrimage for children to Walsingham and afterwards a picnic on the beach at Wells. A coach will be hired if enough parents and children attend. Please put your name on the list in church porch.


Parish BBQ

A parish barbecue is being held3rd June 2018theam. Food will be served at approx. 12.30 to 1.00. As usual, if you are able, you are invited to bring either a salad or dessert for sharing. A list is available in the porch for you to indicate what you would like to bring. Please bring your own drinks. Tickets are priced at £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children and are on sale after Mass.


Lay Apostolate Prayer Meeting

now on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Next prayer meeting will be on 6th June.


Diocesan summer camp August 24th - 27th

         (for 8-14yearolds)

The Camp has been running for fifty years (originally by the Catholic Women's League and recently by a team of dedicated Catholic volunteers). Through fun activities, the children learn more about their faith and grow in friendship with each other and the lord. I have asked for this to become a more integral part of youth ministry in the Diocese and this year the Ignite Team will also be helping to run it. Parents please encourage your children to go especially, if they do attend a catholic school. Contact parish office for more details.

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Diocesan Year Book 2018    - price £2.00

Bible Alive - May 2018    - price £2.50

Tablet -       - FREE

Catholic East Anglia Magazine — May - FREE



Thank you for your

generous collection

last week:


Parish Newsletter


The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall , Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Confirmation

Congratulations to:

Dawid Barka                                  Dominique Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andrew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Antonio Price

Ann Morgan Eidt                            Bartosz Wydmuch

Madalena Eidt                                 Natalia Wydmuch

     Alfred Heylen
who were Confirmed by bishop Alan Hope on 10th April 2018 in our parish.


St Georges Day Lunch

This year our very popular St Georges Day Lunch will be at 12.30 on 19th April when we will be serving roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, choice of pudding and soft drink. £4.50. Proceeds to Crohn’s and Colitis charity. A list is in the porch for names and you are welcome to bring your friends.


Autumn Club

The monthly autumn club meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th April when there will be a display and talk on a very interesting Thimble Collection followed by tea and cakes in our parish hall.


Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on 27th May at 4.00 pm in Presbytery.


VACANT POSITION

Applications are requested for the position Sacred Heart Parish Treasurer.

The Treasurer will be a functional leader with the ability to bring about financial independence and integrity over Parish Church Funds. A good knowledge of Bookkeeping / Accounting will be required. The Treasurer will not be required to personally handle cash.

The position will require a commitment of one half day per week throughout the year, with additional time required during the month of February to prepare the Year End Accounts and Diocese Annual Return.


Aboud Generator Appeal Update

Following our appeal for donations to help provide a new generator for our twin village of Aboud in the Holy Land, may I thank you for your generosity. We already had £6000 from standing order donations and with your contributions we now have £7498.88 towards our target of £9050. I have spoken to Fr Simon (the parish priest in Aboud) and he is extremely grateful for all we are trying to do to help them. There is still an opportunity to contribute to this very worthwhile cause. Please make your donation, big or small, by giving it to Fr Karol, Elizabeth Barker or by handing it in to the parish office. If you are a UK tax payer then please provide your name and address, or e mail address, so that we can send you a Gift Aid Form and further benefit from your donation.




Gift Aid Envelopes:

£180.80

Standing Orders

£560.00

Loose:

£560.29

TOTAL:

£1,301.09