Upcoming events to be taking place around the Diocese

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Upcoming events to be taking place around the Diocese

The Diocese of East Anglia invites people to participate in some of the upcoming events to be taking place around the Diocese, including the Annual Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage to Walsingham, the Cantonese Community Pilgrimage and Men’s Retreat Day in Walsingham.

Annual Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage to Walsingham
The annual Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6. The day will begin with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church of the Annunciation, Friday Market, until 11.45am, leading up to a noon ceremony where there will be the Regina Caeli and the Crowning of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham by Bishop Peter Collins. Following tradition, the procession will proceed down the Holy Mile, a privilege unique to our diocese. The day will conclude with Pontifical Mass at 3pm, led by Bishop Peter, marking a momentous occasion in the Year of Prayer. Parishioners are encouraged to display their parish banners.

Cantonese Community Pilgrimage
On June 29 at 2pm, a special Thanksgiving Mass will be held to honour the two-year anniversary of the Cantonese Community, having been formed on April 7, 2022. Bishop Peter Collins will welcome members of the community for a Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich. The Mass will be followed by a reception at 3pm. Participants can to register online to attend. See poster below for more details.

Men’s Retreat Day: Called to Serve
Looking further ahead, the Men’s Retreat titled ‘Called to Serve’ is scheduled for Saturday July 6. Organised by the Marriage and Family Life Commission, this retreat invites Catholic men to join Fr Sean Connolly at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham. The day promises engaging discussions on the theme of service to family, opportunities for Confession, and a Pilgrim Mass in the Basilica. Sessions with John D’Mello and Damian Wallace will explore the practical aspects of serving in our parish and wider community. With tea, coffee and biscuits provided throughout the day, participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Click here for more details.

Below is the registration poster for the Cantonese Community Pilgrimage.