Renewing the face of the earth

Bishop Alan gathered participants from parishes across the diocese at the Cathedral on Friday 30 June 2017 for a day, exploring and responding to the teachings of Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

The Holy Father wrote his encyclical two years ago: Laudato Si’, and introducing our day of formation, Bishop Alan described it as a seminal teaching of the faith, providing the theological justification for our care of God’s creation – our life on Earth.

Priests, Deacons, and parish delegates, including many CAFOD volunteers gathered in response to Bishop Alan’s call, representing half the parishes of the diocese.

Listening to Father Augusto explain the deep theology of Laudato Si’

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Mercy Retreat

As this Year of Mercy draws to a close, we invite you to explore how each of us can continue to live out Pope Francis’ call to be “witnesses of mercy” in our families, our parishes, and in communities throughout the world.

Join us on Saturday 19 November, 10am-4pm (entertainment will follow until 5pm)

Venue: Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NX

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Day of Recollection

Bishop Alan Hopes has asked to say Mass for CAFOD, as part of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia.

Please join us for this special event celebrating our contribution to the church’s mission in this diocese, and all those we have helped across the world.

img_2051So, our forthcoming Day of Recollection will begin with Mass in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich, at 12 noon on Saturday 25 February.

A light lunch will follow, in the Narthex.

In the afternoon, from 2:00-4:30pm we will be looking forward and preparing for Lent. Our focus will be on the people and projects we are helping people to provide in Zambia, particularly focusing on livelihoods – how people in the community are coming together, helping themselves grow food and create an income for their families.

 Please register your interest in attending this special event.

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