CAFOD Team member shares her marathon journey
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Joshua Clovis
3d ago
The 2024 London Marathon is on Sunday April 21. Jane Crone from CAFOD in East Anglia finds out more about CAFOD’s team members from the Diocese of East Anglia. CAFOD Team of 17 includes two members of staff from St Mary’s Primary School in Lowestoft and two members of staff from St Benedict’s School in Bury St Edmunds, who shared their story last year. You can view it here. The fifth person from East Anglia is my daughter Josie, who took time out from training to answer a few questions about her challenge. She said: “The London Marathon 2024 is my first marathon. I wanted to do a marathon afte ..read more
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Climate fair, school meals campaign and bishop visit
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
4d ago
Latest news of interest to the East Anglia Catholic community includes a Climate and Sustainability Fair in Norfolk, a Mary’s Meals campaign and a special visit to Bishop Peter. The churches of Sheringham including St Joseph’s RC, along with the local town council and other interested local groups, are holding a Climate and Sustainability Fair on Saturday April 20 from 10am till 3pm. The event is being held at St Andrews Methodist Church just across from St Joseph’s, and will include a number of educational stalls, talks, art exhibitions, and a choir. CAFOD is attending to promote ‘Live S ..read more
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Invitation to join the Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
5d ago
The annual Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, and parishioners and clergy from across the diocese are welcome to attend. The pilgrimage will begin with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Annunciation, Friday Market, until 11.45am. At 12 noon there will be the Regina Caeli and the Crowning of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham by Bishop Peter Collins in Friday Market. Pilgrimage director, Fr Peter Rollings, said: “The procession will then make its way down the Holy Mile to the Shrine reciting the Rosary and singing hymns. East ..read more
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Apply to join the Ignite Team!
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Ignite
1w ago
To watch a video about joining the Ignite Team, click here ..read more
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Inviting All Young People Year 8 and above to the Ignite Festival 4th – 5th May
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Ignite
1w ago
Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. The weekend will include inspiring talks, passionate prayer, live music, and lots of fun stuff! Followed by the option of joining the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th.. Click here for a photo gallery video of the Ignite Festival and see www.ignitefestival.co.uk for more information and to book tickets ..read more
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Sisters of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
1w ago
In a series about the Religious Congregations living and working in the Diocese of East Anglia, Fr Karol Porczak MS, Vicar for the Religious, introduces the Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion (OSB). The Sisters are also known as the Grace and Compassion Benedictines. The Congregation was founded in 1959 by Mary Sunniva Garson (1921 – 2007). In 1954, there were many lonely people living in appalling conditions in Brighton.  A house for the aged and frail was opened by Mary, assisted by Catholic lay women, who continued to provide care and accommodat ..read more
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Fr Pat recalls cholera and Cuba visit as missionary
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
1w ago
Thetford parish priest Fr Patrick Cleary served for ten years with the Missionary Society of St James the Apostle, first in Bolivia and then in Boston, New England. He has reflected on his decade of service in the Society’s latest newsletter. Fr Pat recalls a cholera outbreak in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in the early 1990s: “Many poor people were dying since the price of medicines was beyond their means. In one single day, I had seven families come to the parish house looking for Baptism for their babies who were gravely ill with cholera. Some had died before even arriving at the parish. “After Bapt ..read more
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Easter tradition, Cardinal message and new Norfolk book
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
1w ago
Latest news of interest across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Polish Easter tradition, an Easter message from FACE Patron Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald and a new book about the challenges of living in a de-Christianised society. A traditional Polish Easter basket blessings (Swieconka) took place at St Mary’s Parish in Thetford on Easter Saturday, March 30, with over 220 people in attendance. Due to the large number of people present, a second round of blessings was needed on baskets which took place outside the entrance to the parish church (pictured right). Fr Pat Cleary, paris ..read more
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East Anglia Listening and Prayer Ministry grows
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
1w ago
The Diocese of East Anglia held its third Commissioning Mass for the Listening and Prayer Ministry in February, during which Bishop Peter Collins commissioned another seven Helpers to join the current team, bringing the number up to 15 Helpers. Antonia Braithwaite reports. These volunteers have spent over a year undergoing an extensive training programme in basic counselling skills and prayer ministry, and will now be available to meet with people in need either face-to-face or on Zoom. During the Mass in Poringland, Bishop Peter reflected on Jesus washing the feet of His disciples in the uppe ..read more
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Easter brings a new day of hope says Bishop Peter
Roman Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia
by Keith Morris
2w ago
The Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Peter Collins reflects on the events of Holy Week and Easter Sunday when a new day of hope dawns for us all. Within the liturgy on the night of Holy Thursday, we ascended the stairwell to the upper room and were privileged to sit at table for the Last Supper, during which the new Passover was shared with us through the institution of the Holy Eucharist. At the same table we saw Jesus demonstrate the perfection of his love by washing the feet of his disciples. On Good Friday, we saw Jesus the Nazarene taken, tortured, crucified. Jesus, the Son of God, innoc ..read more
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