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This week's newsletter-23rd April 2017


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Easter is a celebration of Christ's Resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday). Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar.

As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday. His Resurrection marks the trumph of good over Satan, sin and eternal death. It is the singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the dead. In the same Gospels, the precise details of the Easter narrative vary slightly, but none of thes variances are critical to the main story of Easter; they all match. Above all, they agree that the tomb of Christ was indeed empty, which is the most essential fact.

Most Catholics attend Easter Vigil at sunset, although the services can be lengthy because many sacraments are conferred upon Catechumens and Candidates, such as Baptism, Confirmation of the adults and First Holy Communion, during the Mass. This year our RCIA class is the greatest-27 adult and young parishioners have been prepared for Easter Sacraments.

I think it is God's reward for our hard work during our Parish Mission in November 2016 by the St Patrick Community as well as the fruits of many prayers of living holy souls of this parish. In 2016 the Holy Father Pope Francis said to our young people in Krakow during World Youth Day: "have your boots laced" and "do not be couch potatoes". May we keep amd follow his words with enthusiasm and joy.

With Happy and Joyful Allelulia to all parishioner and visitors.

Frs Adam Sowa MS with Walde and Piotr.




If you are new to the parish, let us know (parishpriest@stpeterandallsouls.org.uk)

Children and young people are welcome to our children's liturgy during 10.45 am Mass or to come along to the many activities of our youth group designed for older children and teenagers.

If you or your loved ones are housebound or in a hospital / nursing home, please contact the parish clergy, or speak to the nursing staff. Arrangements will be made for a visit, blessing, anointing, or Holy Communion.

Catholic Schools Proposals (Please Register Now)

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You may be aware that the Diocese is intending to submit bids to the Government in March 2017, to open new Catholic schools across the Diocese from 2019 onwards. Primary schools are being proposed in Norwich, Cambridge, Peterborough and Thetford whilst a high school is being proposed in West Cambourne, Cambridgeshire and a sixth form in Norwich. The Diocese has set up a page on its website with more information about these proposals. There is also an opportunity on this website page to register your interest in these new schools, and this will also allow the Diocese to keep you updated on the proposals. It is very important that we get as many people as possible to register their interest on the website as this will provide strong evidence to the Government of the need for Catholic schools in East Anglia. The website address is http://rcdea.org.uk/freeschools/ .




Special Places of Prayer around All Souls Church

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The Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette





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This week's newsletter: 23rd April

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