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.
79,000 Catholics celebrate the tenth birthday of their diocese on Sunday 1 June. Provides a short history and some comments from Bishop Clark, the first Bishop of the new diocese. June will be a "month of festival" ending with a Mass of Thanksgiving attended by church leaders including the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Peter Nott.
pg1: an invitation to News Editors to attend at St John's Cathedral, Norwich, for the Celebration of the Diocese's Tenth Anniversary - includes a programme of the day's events pg2: description of the context of the anniversary plus a list of church leaders to be present. Collection money (expected to exceed £10m,000) will be given to Mr. Julian Filowski, director of CAFOD. St Thomas More Middle school and St John First school will provide musical entertainment.
"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.
"Bishop Alan Hopes marked his 75th birthday last Sunday when parishioners of St John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in the Narthex after Solemn Mass and sang Happy Birthday to him." (Article continues...). Image of Bishop Hopes, children and cake.
"Fr Francis (Sam) Leeder was presented with a letter from Bishop Alan Hopes and more thna £1,000 to celebrate his 80th birthday after parishioners at St Pancras held a secret collection for him." (Article continues...). Image of Fr Leeder.
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).
"East Anglia: A Celebration of Priesthood Massand lunch took place at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland and at the Bishop's White House on 13th June." Article continues... Image with caption: "Pictures above with Bishop Alan Hopes (centre) outside the White House, are from the left, Fr Michael Vulliamy, Fr Roger Spencer, Fr Anthony Shryane and Fr Denys Lloyd."