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Acolytes inducted as deacons’ Mass is held in Norwich

Two men who are in formation for the Permanent Diaconate received the Ministry of Acolyte as Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass with the College of Deacons on Saturday October 5 at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich.


At the Mass for all the deacons of the diocese and their wives, Jacob Cheriyan (St Oswald Peterborough) and Prameel Joseph (St Luke Peterborough) became acoltyes. In addition, Bishop Alan conferred candidacy on Gianluca Savini (St Laurence Cambridge) as he begins his first year on the formation programme.

All three men were supported by their wives and children and they joined the deacons and their wives for a celebratory lunch in the Hall in the Narthex afterwards,” said Rev John Morrill, assistant director of the Permanent Diaconate. “If all goes according to plan, Jacob and Prameel – both of whom are full-time prison chaplains – will be ordained next June. Please keep them, and Gianluca, in your prayers.”

Pictured, front centre, from left to right with Bishop Alan are: Gianluca Savini, Jacob Cheriyan and Prameel Joseph.

 

 

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