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Third Sunday of Advent

posted Dec 17, 2012, 3:33 AM by Keith Coppin   [ updated Dec 17, 2012, 3:33 AM ]


Dear Friends,

Today is Gaudete Sunday.

There will be a second collection for the Dependent Priests Fund

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE IS ON SATURDAY 22nd DECEMBER AT 11 am. Fr John Heley will be present.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. I AM SORRY TO INFORM YOU that due to various reasons out of our control the S.V.P. has decided to go into abeyance at the present time. This means that we are not collecting money in the jar at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.

WE NEED HELP with counting the collection and arranging the flowers in Church. If you can help please contact Fr Tony. We also need a new Organist, can you help please?

SACRED HEART SCHOOL SWAFFHAM

Please see notice in Church to attend introduction and assessment days on 16th, 17th and 18th of January, including Scholarships and Awards etc. More info available from Fr Tony.

C.W.L. CHRISTMAS STALL raised £205.72. We next meet on Wednesday 19th December at 7 Woodlands, Hayes Lane at 12.30 p.m for a shared Buffet Lunch. Please bring a small plate of food and an item for the raffle. ALL WELCOME. There is no meeting in January.

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND POSTERS Please take our Christmas Card to anybody who would like to come to Christmas Mass. Please offer people a lift. Also please take and display Christmas Posters at home, in shops etc and village notice boards. Thank you.

EAST ANGLIA DIOCESAN DAYS OF STUDY PROGRAMME. INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN CHURCH TODAY FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASSES ARE ON THURSDAY AT 5.30-6.30 pm IN THE PRESBYTERY. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILDREN ON TIME AND STAY FOR THE HOUR WITH THEM, TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK. NEXT CLASS IS THIS THURSDAY, 20TH DECEMBER.

An invitation to all young people. The New Year Epiphany Candlelight Mass for young people across the diocese is on January 5th, 6pm at The White House, Poringland. All the family welcome. Mass is followed by refreshments, a bonfire and fireworks. More information at the back of the church or go to www.catholiceastanglia.org/youth.

Weekly Collection:

Loose £ 123.99 Gift Aid £337.20 Total £461.19 Donation to winter heating £100. Please help and plan your giving before Mass and be as generous as you can. We need £500 per week.

If you pay tax please covenant, as we receive another 25p in the £1. For more details contact Covenant Officer John Morling on 01328 700575.

I am always available to visit you at home, bless the house etc.

Fr. Tony Webb.
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