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July 3, 2020

Fr Seelan gives drive-through blessing in Peterborough

More than 70 carloads of parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald took advantage of the opportunity for a drive-through blessing on the eve of Corpus […]
July 2, 2020

You can’t lock a good CAFOD group down says Jane  

After their summer parish lunch was cancelled because of Covid-19, the CAFOD group from St George’s parish in Norwich cooked up the idea of a takeaway. […]
June 18, 2020

Volunteers plea from Wymondham crisis food project

A plea for volunteers has gone out from a community outreach project based at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury in Wymondham, which has been […]
June 9, 2020

Dr Mike Scanlan offers help on getting through grief

Caritas Social Action Network recently facilitated a webinar on coping with grief, and invited Dr Mike Scanlan, a psychiatric nurse, to share his insights. Jacinta Goode […]
June 4, 2020

Stowmarket parish lunch with a difference

The CAFOD Plus group in Stowmarket parish organised a soup lunch with a difference last week – it was held online via Zoom, writes Jane Crone […]
May 29, 2020

Petra helps make hot meals for homeless in Cambridge

After the city council placed homeless people in bed and breakfast accommodation, a Cambridge parishioner joined the Salvation Army in helping to feed them. Petra Tucker […]
May 18, 2020

Pope’s Laudato Si’ call for a ‘contagion of hope’

Five years ago Pope Francis issued his second encyclical Laudato Si’. Recalling this he’s invited us to participate in Laudato Si’ week from May 16-24 writes […]
May 15, 2020

Thetford applauds an NHS volunteer driver

After being furloughed, Andy Richardson from St Mary’s Thetford began coordinating support for vulnerable people in the parish. Here he describes how it led to more […]
April 27, 2020

Newmarket churches step up response to Covid-19

Newmarket has been praised for getting its volunteer response to the lockdown in place quickly. John Borda, a Town Councillor and active at Our Lady with […]
April 20, 2020

Sawston parish provides a home for Syrian refugees

A parish in Cambridgeshire has come to understand the Syrian war at a personal level by joining a project which provides homes for refugees. Kevin McMullen […]
April 1, 2020

CAFOD volunteers highlight need to defend Amazon

To mark CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day on March 6, trained CAFOD volunteers visited primary schools to deliver assemblies to raise awareness of the issues facing the […]
March 28, 2020

Social action steps that we can still take despite virus

Today was to have been the day that the Caritas Festival began its journey around the Diocese of East Anglia at St George’s in Norwich. Jacinta […]
March 28, 2020

Government and NHS open opportunities to volunteer

During the Coronavirus crisis, the Government has offered people the opportunity to support the NHS by volunteering for a variety of roles. The NHS is looking […]
March 27, 2020

We must speak for the voiceless like Oscar Romero

The Third Principle of Catholic Social Teaching is the Preferential Option for the Poor writes Jacinta Goode – as demonstrated by Oscar Romero. On March 24, […]
March 27, 2020

Parish team phones hundreds of isolated members

The parish team from Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda in Newmarket is determined not to let the virus stop them in their tracks. Using a […]
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