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First Communion, Confirmations & Celebrate East Anglia

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an invitation to the Celebrate East Anglia conference, a first Holy Communion and a Confirmation Mass.

A group of 24 Lithuanian children (pictured above) made their First Holy Communion on Sunday May 6 in the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, King's Lynn. The Mass was celebrated by Fr Andrejius Lazeriux, a Lithuanian chaplain based in London, assisted by Canon Peter Rollings, the Parish Priest. Fr Andrejius comes once a month to celebrate a Sunday Mass in Lithuanian for the large community in the West Norfolk area.

Bishop Alan Hopes confirmed 13 young adults at St Mary's church in Great Yarmouth on Tuesday May 15 at a special Mass. You can see a full picture gallery taken by Brian Lafferty at:

There are still spaces available at the Celebrate East Anglia Catholic charismatic conference being held in Bury St Edmunds on June 2 and 3.

The main speakers at the conference, which is suitable for people of all ages, are Michelle Moran (one of the founders of the Sion Community), Jo and Sarah Wells (part of One Hope Project), and Steve Burston (one of the church leaders at St Peter's in Brighton).

The conference is also welcoming back Matt Dean, who will be leading worship; mime artist Steve Murray, and Bishop Alan Hopes, who will attending on the Saturday tocelebrateMass.

Tickets are: £38- Adults (over 22 years), £15- Young adults (18 ' 22 years), £8- Children (Reception upwards), Free- babies and preschool.

Booking details can be found online