Newsletter for August 23rd by laurarichert


									   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
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
                                                                                                  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!
                   Tea Party                                                                        Thomas Davies who will be 7 on 30th August
                2.00 – 4.00pm                                                                        George Tyler who will be 11 on 3rd Septem-
          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                              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.
                                                                                       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                 
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
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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