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Youth Festival

Over 150 young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed the Ignite Youth Festival over the weekend (May 5-6) camping at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham. Groups from Norwich, Cambridge, Peterborough, Ipswich, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Swaffham and elsewhere

Chinese priests meet Pope Francis in Rome

Fr Francisco Carin Garcia, Claretian Missionary working in China facilitated the encounter on  April 26, 2018  Pope Francis welcomed 26 Chinese priests to a general papal audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. They had attended the spring session organized by the

Cambridge introduction course for Catholic teachers

A short course introduction to the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies – the national programme for Catholic Teachers – is being offered at the Margaret Beaufort Institute in Cambridge in June, backed by the Diocese of East Anglia. The Diocesan Certificate

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