After celebrating Mass in Cambridge on Sunday May 8, Bishop Alan congratulated a group of young people, Alfie Peck, Aoife Peck, Danny Ward, Dan Mansfield, Ashish Lobo and Maryam Giraud, from the Parish of St John Fisher in Cambourne. They were the winners of the National Young People’s Award as being the most innovative radio team.
The award was in recognition of their radio show RMEY Faith Vibe which airs every Friday at 5pm on Radio Maria England. Bishop Alan was delighted that a Christian radio show was selected as a winner in a mainstream secular competition. He spoke at length about how pleased he is to have young people sharing the word of God and having the courage to talk about their faith openly on national radio in a way that other young people can relate to.
He said he was impressed by the passion and enthusiasm shown and the many ways the young people bear witness by using video and multimedia channels. He added that he hopes that at least one of the group will use their God-given talents in their chosen future career.
Bishop Alan encouraged the young people to keep their faith at the core of everything they do as they move into adulthood, He said he was hopeful that the success and hard work of this group will encourage other young people within the Diocese to get involved in this or similar projects.
Bishop Alan Hopes then announced that he was awarding Alfie Peck, Aoife Peck, Danny Ward, Dan Mansfield, Ashish Lobo and Maryam Giraud with the Diocesan Medal. The medal will be presented by their Parish Priest Canon John Minh in the coming weeks.
Pictured above is Bishop Alan Hopes with the RMEY Faith Vibe winners.