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April 8, 2016

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Joy of Love’

The Vatican has today published Pope Francis- eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the […]
April 7, 2016

Norfolk church set to mark Cambodian New Year

St John of the Cross Catholic church in Aylsham will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year on April 15 with a special Mass in unity with […]
April 7, 2016

Video for Pope-s April Prayer Intentions

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has been releasing video messages to illustratehis monthly prayer intentions, announced by the Apostleship of Prayer. Today, the […]
April 4, 2016

Seminarian Anthony receives Ministry of Reader

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Anthony Asomugha has received the Ministry of Reader from Bishop Alan Hopes in a Mass at Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea, […]
April 4, 2016

Youth festival set to ignite faith

This year-s Ignite Youth Festival, run by the East Anglia Diocesan Youth Service, at Swaffham over the first May Bank Holiday, promises to be bigger and […]
March 30, 2016

Lourdes – A Pilgrimage Introduction

Asmembers of our Diocese take part inthe HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes this week, here’s an enjoyable video showing exactly what they will expect. HCPT is a […]
March 29, 2016

Newman Lectures 2016

The 2016 Newman Lectures begin on Monday April 4th at UEA, and continue on Monday evenings throughout April. The lecture series is a collaboration between the […]
March 28, 2016

Peterborough’s Sister Mary Clare honoured by Queen

Sister Mary Clare from the Daughters of Jesus in Peterborough, has been honoured for her Christian community service by the Queen, who presented her with Maundy […]
March 28, 2016

Picture galleries of Easter at Norwich RC Cathedral

Large congregations attended Easter services at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich and picture galleries of two services have now been published online. Picture […]
March 25, 2016

Easter message from Bishop Alan

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! This is the truth that changes everything, the truth of the empty tomb, the truth that death has been conquered […]
March 25, 2016

Bishop washes Norwich congregation-s feet in Maundy Thursday Rite

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
March 24, 2016

Chrism Mass is significant moment for Diocese of East Anglia

Around 1,000 people marked a "significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia" on Wednesday night (March 22) at the annual Chrism Mass […]
March 24, 2016

Hosanna for double St Mary’s celebration in Lowestoft

St Mary’s RC Primary school in Lowestoft has marked a double celebration with a colourful Palm Sunday Mass and a new headteacher. Alex Savage has […]
March 21, 2016

Sacred Heart sisters mark 150th anniversary at Clare Priory

Religious sisters from across the world visited Clare Priory in Suffolk on March 11 to celebrate the founding of their original Congregation in Paris 150 years […]
March 21, 2016

March from Norwich Cathedral calls for refugee action

A multi-faith Palm Sunday march across Norwich city centre, which began at St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral, has repeated calls on Norfolk County Council to […]
March 21, 2016

Chance to join Novena prayers in Peterborough

Divine Mercy celebrations and Novena prayers are set to take place in the Parish of St Peter & All Souls in Peterborough starting on Good Friday, […]
March 18, 2016

Chapter of Canons installation is historic day for East Anglia Diocese

It was an historic day in the life of the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia when the Cathedral Chapter was established with the installation of nine […]
March 18, 2016

Slaying dragons is theme of Catholic men’s event

Slaying the Dragon; the Call to be a Man, is the title of a one-day event at Our Lady the Immaculate and St Etheldreda in Newmarket […]
March 15, 2016

Two pilgrimages to Walsingham Shrine in April

Two pilgrimages to the Minor Basilica at Walsingham are set to take place during April. The Feast of Divine Mercy Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday […]
March 10, 2016

East Anglia Celebrate Weekend

Celebrate East Anglia is a lively Catholic, faith-filled weekend for people of all ages. With inspiring talks, multiple workshops, and age-appropriate groups for children. Bishop Alan […]
March 9, 2016

Cardinal joins speakers at UEA lectures in Norwich

Former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O-Connor, is the keynote speaker at the 2016 series of Newman lectures at the University of East Anglia during […]
March 9, 2016

Lent Station Masses held across Diocese of East Anglia

Station Masses are being held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia as part of the regular pattern of Lent in the church, […]
March 7, 2016

‘Confession drive’ at Catholic churches across East Anglia

People across the Diocese of East Anglia took part in a worldwide Confession drive over the weekend initiated by Pope Francis, as an integral part of […]
March 7, 2016

Norfolk pilgrimage to site of local saint’s martyrdom

For many years parishioners in Diss, Norfolk, have marked the feast day of their local saint, Henry Morse, with a special Mass and celebration breakfast. This […]
March 4, 2016

Shroud of Turin exhibition to visit Norwich cathedral

The Shroud of Turin Exhibition, which takes a life-sized replica of the Shroud to different venues across the world, will be visiting St John the Baptist […]
March 4, 2016

Norwich RC prayer group celebrates tenth birthday

A Catholic daytime Prayer Group in Norwich has celebrated its 10-year anniversary when 26 members gathered for a thanksgiving house Mass following by a meal together. […]
February 29, 2016

East Anglia seminarian serves Pope Francis in Rome

A Diocese of East Anglia seminarian from Cambridge, Piotr (Peter) Wygnanski, was chosen to serve Pope Francis during a special Mass in Rome last week to […]
February 29, 2016

Newmarket school’s award is a first for Suffolk

St Louis Catholic Academy in Newmarket has become the first school in Suffolk to successfully achieve the nationally-recognised EQualities Award. The EQualities Award is a […]
February 26, 2016

Sr Mary Clare receives Peterborough Civic Award

Sister Mary Clare Mason has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to the city of Peterborough with a Community Involvement Civic Award which was presented at […]
February 26, 2016

St Mary’s School acquires new home for students

St Mary-s School, Cambridge, the all-girls- day and boarding Catholic school in the Diocese of East Anglia, has acquired 15 Brooklands Avenue to provide a new […]
February 24, 2016

March 2016 Catholic East Anglia now online

The March 2016 edition of Catholic East Anglia is now available online and in print and contains news of the Pope’s special honour for Walsingham, Lenten […]
February 24, 2016

East Anglia volunteers turn on the taps

Volunteers gathered in Newmarket on Saturday January 30 for a Day of Recollection where they heard how CAFOD is helping give people from the poorer communities […]
February 15, 2016

Lenten Station Masses to be held across Diocese of East Anglia

Lenten Station Masses will be held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy, celebrated by Bishop […]
February 15, 2016

Icon of Peace events at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

The Icon of Peace is coming to St John’s Cathedral, Norwich from February 27 – March 4 and is an opportunity for people to explore icons […]
February 10, 2016

Bishop names Chapter of Canons for East Anglia Diocese

The names of members of a newly-established Chapter of Canons for the Diocese of East Anglia have been announced by Bishop Alan Hopes. The nine […]
February 10, 2016

£4 million boost for Walsingham Shrine Appeal

The Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham in North Norfolk has received a major boost towards its building development fund with the announcement of a £4 million […]
February 9, 2016

Why do over a billion people worldwide receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

What does this ancient tradition mean? How can it benefit everyone, whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation? Does it really have a place in people-s lives […]
February 9, 2016

Lent Resources

February 8, 2016

Pope-s Video about Care for Creation

Pope Francis on Fridayunveiled a second video intended to spread his prayer intentions, asking believers and non-believers alike to free themselves "from the slavery of consumerism" […]
February 8, 2016

Parishes asked to raise Lent cash for two charities

Parishes across the Diocese of East Anglia are being asked to raise money for two Christian charities in their Lenten offerings this year. The two […]
February 8, 2016

Pre-Lent pastoral letter from Bishop Alan

A Pre-Lent Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan Hopes, which was read at all Masses in each parish of the Diocese of East Anglia during the weekend […]
February 4, 2016

Jesuit spiritual director to speak in Cambridge

How to Listen to God is the subject of the next Ablaze Mass at St Laurence church in Cambridge on February 7 with guest speaker, Fr […]
February 3, 2016

Safeguarding is at heart of Church’s mission

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has restated that the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s […]
February 2, 2016

CAFOD - Lent appeal 2016

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International. We are delighted to hear this years […]
January 26, 2016

St Benedict’s celebrates table-topping A-level results

St Benedicts Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating the confirmation of another year of outstanding exam results, which ranked it as the top state […]
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