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Colourful school, new seminarian and harvest hamper

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a school awash with colour, a new seminarian and a harvest hamper presentation.

Notre Dame Prep School in Norwich was awash with colour on Friday October 6 when students and staff wore their “brightest” clothes for the day (pictured above) in aid of CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day – Brighten Up Appeal.

Children brought in donations of tinned and dry foods for Norwich Foodbank and donated £1 each to the Harvest Fast Day collection. Churches across East Anglia took part in the appeal over the weekend.

East Anglian seminarian James Hernandez is settling into seminary life well in Valladolid, Spain. At a Mass of induction on September 24, the first Sunday Mass the whole college community attended, the Rector presented all new seminarians with a crucifix.

James reports: "The days do go quick but it feels like I have been here for a lot longer than I actually have. The Rector soon gave me a job on arrival – as one of the refectorians. And I’ve been doing the readings at Mass every day.Soon I am going to help out in a soup kitchen which I am looking forward to.I have just finished a run of doing five-hour Spanish lessons – tiring but very enjoyable.

Pictured right, James receives his crucifix.

A hamper packed with harvest foodstuffs to be distributed to those in need, was presented to Canon David Paul at St John's Cathedral in Norwich on October 8.

The hamper, from the Norwich Circle of the CatenianAssociation, was presented by its registrar, Lee Coomber, after the 11am Mass. It had been prepared by Lee’s wife, Natalie.