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Bishop Alan Hopes focuses on the specific vocation, to be a priest.

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the specific vocation, the unique call, to be a priest. To be read at all Masses during the weekend of April 21/22, the Fourth Sunday of Easter Dear

Thousands join Filipino Walsingham pilgrimage

Around 2000 pilgrims joined the annual Filipino Catholic Palm Sunday Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday March 25. The annual pilgrimage started in 2011 with just two communities – Norwich and Ipswich – headed by Father Norlan Julia, a Filipino Jesuit priest who studied for his

Engaging visit to Cambourne by Ignite youth team

A recent visit by the Ignite Youth Team to the new Cambourne and Sawston Parish saw 50 youngsters engage in musical, dramatic and reflective activities. Confirmation catechist Mel Ward reports. About 50 youngsters descended upon the church and eagerly participated

A busy time for Ignite Team in our diocese

Ignite team leader Cat Williams reflects on a busy time exploring Reconciliation in the context of Lent. Since jumping back into action at the start of September it feels like our feet haven’t really touched the ground, in particular since

WHISPERING THE GOSPEL-Vocational Letter – February, 2018

It has been many years – many- since I first learned the two verbs which have always described the career of a Claretian, travelling through the villages introducing young people to his missionary work.The verbs were: to evangelize and to educate.

Warm welcome to Church at Norwich Rite of Election

Around 50 people seeking to become members of the Catholic Church were personally greeted by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Rite of Election service at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday (February 18). Catchecumens and Candidates from across the Diocese