pg 1: Celebration "Day of the Diocese" : 5th birthday of the Diocese; Dedication to "Renewal of Faith and Mission for the next 10 years" pg 2: Diocese of East Anglia; Purpose of the "Day of the Diocese"; The programme; Contact (Mr Ray Sykes)
The Religious renewal which has taken Roman Catholics "along new ways and strange paths", will be strongly reinforced by the Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Clark, when he addresses 20,000 from every corner of his diocese tomorrow (Sunday June 30), at 3pm. His message is that the reappraisal and renewal signposted by the Second Vatican Council have transformed and enriched the force of the Church.
Young people from throughout the diocese of East Anglia, representing some of the diocese's 40 schools, will gather to celebrate the feast of Christ the King. A programme of events at Notre Dame High School is followed by a procession to St John the Baptist Cathedral.
"Nearly 80 priests and 500 young people will join the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Clark, at St John's Cathedral, Norwich, on Monday, February 11th to celebrate his 40 years in the priesthood." Short biography of Bishop Alan Clark. Fr Philpot to give the address.
[undated; unattributed] Description of the day of prayer, starting and finishing at the two cathedrals in Norwich. Two pupils will meet the pope as representatives of the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia.
2 versions on the same press release pg 1 for non-weeklies e.g. EDP, Anglia TV - first paragraph: " Roman Catholics from three counties are meeting next month for the biggest ever assembly to be staged by the Diocese of East Anglia." pg 2 for "weeklies"; first paragraph: "Wisbech [this word to be changed to suit locality] Roman Catholics are joining parishioners from three counties at the biggest ever assembly..." Describes the need to develop a five-year strategy to alleviate the impact of the falling number of priests by inviting the laity to undertake particular roles. Mgr Paul Hypher is the assembly's coordinator.
pg 1: Bishop Clark to lead 40 delegates to Congress in Liverpool May 2-6 pg 2: Aims of the Congress; The Agenda pg 3: The Seven sectores; The East Anglia Priority; Sector Presidents Pg 4-6: Deanery delegates listing Pg 7: A message from the Bishop; The Diocesan Banner [made by Mrs Cicely Green, description of banner] Pg 8: Congress Coach; Information Contacts (Fr Emmanuel Sullivan SA, Fr Anthony Rogers)
Invitation to Media representatives to be held at St Philip Howard Church Centre, Cambridge. Present will be Rev Anthony Churchill (Chief Press Officer of the Catholic Church) and Sr Margaret (Chief Radio and Television Adviser).
Parishioners from around the Diocese will converge on St John's Cathedral for a Mass of Thanksgiving for Bishop Clark's 49 years in the priesthood. Mention of his role as co-chair of the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).
[undated; unattributed] image: a procession from Notre Dame School in Surrey Street, Norwich text: National Youth Sunday celebrated around England and Wales. In the diocese of East Anglia, Bishop Clark watched presentations by 400 youngsters at Notre Dame High School, Norwich; Bishop Emery of Portsmouth addressed 400 people at Portsmouth Cathedral.
Pope John Paul II and Dr Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, will be at Assisi to pray for peace. Norwich Christian leaders will join in prayer on Saturday (25th) and Monday (27th). Service of praise to be held at Norwich Cathedral followed by a picnic; mediation and prayer at St Julian's church and the United Reform church; procession from St Peter Mancroft to Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Our Lady's Shrine - Walsingham holding an all-night vigil in the Slipper Chapel and the Reconciliation chapel.
"More than 2,000 Roman Catholics, including a big contingent from Norfolk / Suffolk / Cambridgeshire are meeting at Cambridge tomorrow (Saturday 18) to consider a 10-point plan to strengthen their church in East Anglia." The plan intends to give parishioners a more active role.