MASSES & SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK Catholic Parish SATURDAY 29th AUGUST of 6.00pm LODDON MASS (1st Mass of Sunday XXII) Our Lady of the Annunciation (St. John’s) Pro Populo Poringland & Loddon SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 22nd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 9.00am PORINGLAND MASS Mabel Findlay RIP MONDAY 31st AUGUST Feria 9.00am PORINGLAND MASS Renee Scarlett RIP TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER Feria 8.00am PORINGLAND MASS Sisters of St. Louis WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER Feria 8.00am PORINGLAND MORNING PRAYER SUNDAY 30th AUGUST, 2009 SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER THURSDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER St. Gregory the Great 22nd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING 8.00am PORINGLAND MASS Cycle B Cycle B Intentions of Fr. Tony Seely (Birthday) Weekday Cycle Weekday Cycle 2I Psalter Week 2 Psalter Week 2 FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER Feria 8.00am PORINGLAND MASS Parish Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Intentions of Campbell & Pauline MacClean Upgate, Poringland & SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER Our Lady on Saturday St. John’s Methodist Church, George Lane, Loddon 10.00am PORINGLAND MASS (Part of a Local Ecumenical Project) Regan Greenhill RIP 10.30am - PORINGLAND EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION PARISH PRIEST: Revd. Mark Hackeson, LLB, STB 11.00am OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT The Lodge. 17, Upgate, Poringland, Norwich. NR14 7SH (Confession Available) 01508 493919 6.00pm LODDON VIGIL MASS (1st Mass of Sunday XXIII) Office 01508 492202 (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm) Eustace Cary-Elwes RIP E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ourladyoftheannunciation-poringland.org R.C. Diocese of East Anglia Charity Number 278742 Morning Prayer is celebrated prior to Mass at 7.45am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday as Mass is not normally celebrated, Morning Prayer will commence at 8.00am. PLEASE PRAY FOR…. The following members of our Parish family who are sick: CONGRATULATIONS Clare Jones, Con & Bridie Gunning, Bishop Michael, Bridie Moynihan, to Bridget Morris, Anne Casey, Betty Denny, Baby Ella-Grace, Fr. David & Sinead MacKay Brendan Moffatt, Fr. John Doman, Adrienne Ball, Tony Whitwood, on the baptism of their baby son Mary Corbridge, Connie Daniel, Campbell MacClean & Fr. Ivan Rudkin. Findlay Hugh MacKay Your prayers are also asked for all who have died recently and for those whose Sunday 30th August, 2009. anniversaries fall this week. May they rest in peace. LIFE EAST ANGLIA HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to Tea Party Thomas Davies who will be 7 on 30th August at & 2.00 – 4.00pm George Tyler who will be 11 on 3rd Septem- in ber The Bishop’s Garden, 21 Upgate, Poringland Many Happy Returns! All members and supporters of LIFE are invited to come along. If you are able to join us, please contact Gerry Kersey (01508 493153) Along the Way so that the necessary catering arrangements can be made. – foot steps and stories from the Camino Santiago with acclaimed storyteller, 100 CLUB Sue Hollingsworth 100 Club Members are reminded that renewal letters and receipts may be awaiting Saturday 12th September you in the letterrack in the Narthex at Poringland. Loddon members should have 7.30pm received them by other means. Parish Hall, High Street, Little Walsingham NEW MEMBERS MOST WELCOME! - If you would like to join for the 2009-2010 Tickets £5 (include light refreshments) session, please find details and application forms on the notice board in the Narthex. You are warmly invited to join storyteller Sue Hollingsworth as she tells tales of It is a bit of fun, a good way to support your Parish – and you may win! her pilgrimage through Spain along the ancient pilgrimage route, the ‘Camino’, to Santiago de Compostela. Sue Hollingsworth is both a keen walker and storytelling teacher based at The School of Storytelling in Sussex. Please ring 01328 821710 to book tickets in advance SPONSORED NORFOLK CHURCHES SWINE FLU LATEST BIKE RIDE 2009 Although the Swine Flu has been declared a 'Pandemic', the advice we have The annual SPONSORED BIKE RIDE in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust received is that at the moment there is no necessity to look at a national strategy, is due to take place on Saturday 12th September between 8.45am and although if a pandemic develops further and more stringent measures are put in 5pm. place, this may then become necessary. There are parts of the country where CYCLISTS & WALKERS: At Poringland, more details and sponsorship forms will be found in 'clusters' of Swine Flu cases exist, but we are not yet at the stage of making the Narthex or can be obtained from Ann Webster (Tel: 494401). decisions on a diocesan basis regarding Communion on the Tongue, Communion For those who attend Mass at Loddon, details and sponsorship forms can be obtained from under Both Kinds, and the Sign of Peace. the back of Church or by contacting Margaret Shearmur. The situation is being monitored and should a large number of Swine Flu cases RECORDERS will be needed for manning the check-in post at both Our Lady of the occur locally, at least some schools have been closed (or have very high levels of Annunciation in Poringland, and at St. John’s, in Loddon. sickness), and there are multiple confirmed or suspected cases known to be near the parish community or personally known to parishioners, then there Volunteers for Poringland are asked to sign the list in the Narthex indicating when they can help. Two people will be needed for each one hour period; full instructions will be provided will be a temporary suspension of both Communion on the Tongue and Commun- nearer the time, but please note that recorders also qualify for sponsorship! ion from the Chalice. If you are aware of any of these conditions being present within the parish, then please inform Fr. Mark on 01508 492202/493919. Useful information, guidelines and leaflets are available from the Bishops' Confer- From the Parish Priest: ence Liturgy office website at First of all, I would like to thank all of you who made Fr. Clement so welcome during his stay http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Flu/index.shtml here. He very much enjoyed his time here with us and is grateful for the kindness shown to him. I am sure that we will see more of him during his continued studies at the University of Further information on Swine Flu can be obtained from the Government website East Anglia. at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Swineflu/DG_177831 Fr. Clement’s presence allowed me to have an enjoyable summer break, driving to stay with friends near to Rome, and stopping en route in France, the north of Italy and passing through Switzerland. I returned last weekend rested and refreshed for the autumn. I trust that Walsingham Orthodox Chorale those of you who have been on holiday, or who are on holiday this coming week also enjoy the benefits of time for rest and relaxation. The Akathist Hymn For some of our young people, these last few weeks have been a time of waiting on exam to the Holy Mother of God results. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate those whose hard work has been on rewarded. To those who have been disappointed, I also congratulate for the hard work put in Thursday 1st October so far, and am sure with the love and encouragement of families and friends, and also teach- for the combined feasts of ers, the disappointments will be overcome. With every blessing, The Protection of the Mother of God Fr. Mark & Saint Theresa of Lisieux 7.00 pm If you are visiting on holiday, or a parishioner going Chapel of Reconciliation away for a holiday, we wish you an enjoyable and RC National Shrine of Our Lady refreshing break. THE WORD OF THE LORD obscure the deeper demands of faith. Jesus goes on to speak of the importance of what lies in our hearts. From a Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 clean heart goodness will come forth. External observances, which have 1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had their own importance, can sometimes distract us from the real work on our come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, 2 and hearts and minds. they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. 3 For the Pharisees, and the Do I value the good traditions which have been passed on to me, or do I Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat belittle them as 'not moving with the times'? without washing their arms as far as the elbow; 4 and on returning Am I determined to purify my inner motives and the things of the heart, from the market place they never eat without first sprinkling rather than cloak them in external camouflage? themselves. There are also many other observances which have been handed down to them concerning the washing of cups and pots and We thank God for the gifts of the Scriptures, the teaching of the bronze dishes. 5 So these Pharisees and scribes asked him, 'Why do Church and the living tradition of faith. your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food We pray for sound judgement and good discernment. with unclean hands?' 6 He answered, 'It was of you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in this passage of scripture: "This people Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, written by Fr. Adrian honours me only with lip-service, while their hearts are far from me. 7 Graffy are available each week on the Diocesan Website: The worship they offer me is worthless, the doctrines they teach are http:www.catholiceastanglia.org only human regulations." 8 You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions. 14 He called the people to him again and said, 'Listen to me, all of ONE WORLD WEEK IN OCTOBER you, and understand. 15 Nothing that goes into a man from outside ATTENTION! can make him unclean ; it is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean. 21 For it is from within, from men's hearts, that As an expression of our parish commitment to the ‘Parish Covenant with the Poor’ and as an acknowledgement of our current involvement evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, 22 adultery, avarice, in projects, activities and groups that are based on the principles of our malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23 All these Covenant, members of the Parish are invited to share their particular things come from within and make a man unclean.' experiences and involvement through an exhibition of posters that inform us of the particular aspects of a project in which they are in- Other readings:Deut 4:1-2,6-8 Psalm 14 (15) James 1:17-18,21-22,27 volved. This may be areas such as water Aid, Homelessness, Sweat-Shop Exploitation, Child Our gospel passage contains an account of a dispute between Jesus and Slavery, Emergency Relief, Education and Development programmes in the the religious leaders, some of whom had come from Jerusalem, seemingly underdeveloped parts of the world etc. to investigate his teaching. The first focus of the argument is on the It is proposed that these be displayed in the church during ONE WORLD WEEK in the meaning of 'tradition' and the importance that should be given to it. The middle of October. evangelist explains how various religious practices had built up over time. Poster should be A2 or A3 in size and can be handed to John Meny-Gibert by the 1st The challenge of Jesus is that such human practices can sometimes October, 2009.
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