Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland,

25th July 2022. £699.00 per person sharing.

Price includes flight from Stansted with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board.

All entertainment and excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum.

Single supplement £100.00.

Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email
Knock Pilgrimages is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Knock Pilgrimage


CAFOD - The paradox of abundance

Over 800 million people go hungry each day. Yet the world produces over 4 billion tonnes of food and we only need 3.7 billion tonnes to feed everyone. From all this food produced, a third is wasted. St John Paul II called this ‘the paradox of abundance.’ Clearly the currently global food system is not working. But as Pope Francis said, "Each of us has a role to play in transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet." Let’s respond to his call! CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See for more information, including an invitation for parish groups to learn about the impact of our food with our Fix the Food System: a 7-station journey resource. Please see link 8 things you didn’t know about the food system | CAFOD

world food day

HOPE UK – Volunteers needed

Training volunteer drug educators to work in your local area

Hope UK is a national, Christian, drug education charity, working throughout the UK to help equip young people to make drug-free choices. If anyone is interested in training to deliver high-quality drug education and life-skill sessions to children and young people (and/or work with parents and other adults). Please click on the link for more information. All training is free, and we provide the resources and ongoing support for all trained volunteers.

For more information:

Hope UK Volunteer.(pdf)

COVID PRECAUTIONS -Guidance for Churches

The main form of virus transmission is via personal oral or nasal aerosol. As many of our parishioners are still vulnerable and/or wary of returning after shielding, the decision is that at the present time we should all still wear face coverings. This decision will be kept under review. The wearing of face coverings may not be necessary for your own benefit but is for the benefit of others. Please respect this decision. Do not come to the Church if you have any COVID symptoms. Please see the guidance for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.

Director of Operations & Finance vacancy for Diocese of East Anglia. Please see diocesan website for more details.

The Peterborough Light Project – Vacancy – Service Manager

The Role is a 37.5 hours per week offering a salary of up to £35,000pa.. The place of work is The Garden House, Gravel Walk, Cathedral Precincts Peterborough PE1 1YU. The charity looks after the homeless and street sleepers in the city with a view to housing them or otherwise helping them. A full job description and application form available from

Fleet Tutors


Do you have any experience in working in education?

Would be interested in earning additional income working flexible hours, even a few hours a week?

Would you consider working with the most vulnerable students in Peterborough?

Fleet Tutors work with a variety of students in Peterborough and throughout the UK.

We are currently seeking caring tutors who can support and inspire some of our more vulnerable students in the local community on a 1-2-1 basis, outside of the school setting.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying to work as a tutor in Peterborough, please call 01252 386012 or go to

Working hours and arrangements are completely flexible. We operate under belief that all children deserve a good education. If you feel you could contribute to this vision in anyway, please get in touch for a chat. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Prayers said for Ukraine at Peterborough church - Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia

Concern is rising as Russia continues its widely-condemned invasion of Ukraine and numbers of casualties increase. At St Olga’s in Peterborough, a Ukrainian Catholic church, prayers have been said by members of the Ukrainian community. They have been collecting supplies to be sent to help anyone displaced by fighting. They are also gathering basic supplies such as first aid boxes and toiletries for the Ukrainian army.

To read more ....

St Olga’s Ukrainian Church - Support for people in Ukraine.

St. Olga's Support For People In Ukraine:

'What we all wanted to avoid has happened: Ukraine is in a state of war. ACN has supported the Church in Ukraine during the past and it will not abandon her at this very critical and difficult time,” Thomas Heine-Geldern, Executive President of ACN. Can you help us ensure the presence of priests and religious sisters and brothers in providing aid and comfort to their fearful people, to refugees displaced by violence, to vulnerable children in orphanages and single mothers, and the elderly?

CAFOD response to the crisis in Ukraine

Pray for the people of the Ukraine

We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and send our prayers to our sister organisation Caritas Ukraine, who are already assisting civilians across the country who are affected by this conflict. As one Caritas, we stand united with them.

International humanitarian law must be adhered to. We are calling for an urgent diplomatic solution and a lasting ceasefire to prevent further suffering and to bring peace back to the region. There is now a growing humanitarian crisis, and Caritas Ukraine - among other humanitarian organisations - are on the frontline of the response.


As freezing temperatures continue, the plight of Ukrainian citizens will only worsen. Any bombing of infrastructure across the country will only result in further suffering of the Ukrainian people. International humanitarian law must be adhered to, with schools, hospitals and water systems protected from any armed violence so humanitarian assistance can be delivered - unimpeded - to civilians across the country. Every human life is priceless. Let global leaders heed Pope Francis' call for political leaders to make "a great examination of conscience before God, who is the God of peace and not of war"

The Universe Catholic Weekly

is thrilled to announce that we have launched our new online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email:

Required for September 2022, Director of Schools Service - Diocese of East Anglia.

Please see Diocesan website for more details.


Whether it’s plastic, paper, or aluminium, the products and materials that can be used after they fulfill their original purpose are far from worthless. In fact, most materials have great recycling value. It is estimated that up to 75% of all the waste can be recycled or repurposed, a figure that how impactful the process can be if done right. Almost everything we see around us can be recycled, although different materials require different techniques when they are recycled. Most of the commonly recyclable materials include batteries, biodegradable waste, clothing, electronics, garments, glass, metals, paper, plastics, and a lot more. To find out where to recycle products that you can't put in your green bin use the recycle now website

Reclaim the Mask! Recycle!

Blue disposable face masks can be recycled at most Wilko stores, the recycling box sits just outside the main door (town centre Wilko's)... there is no excuse for these to end up in landfill, see the video on how these are processed into boards


We are looking to recruit new Governors to support our vibrant and welcoming Catholic schools. We welcome interest especially from practising Catholics, as each Governing Body needs to have a majority of people who are Catholic. Governors help ensure the school is run effectively through having committee meetings covering a number of areas (e.g. Resources, Pastoral and Admissions, Teaching and Learning etc). Governors also oversee the school budget and help out with senior appointments at the school, as well as occasional challenging matters such as exclusions and staff discipline, though these are reassuringly infrequent. They are kept fully informed about all aspects of school life, which is very rich and varied. The Governing Body works well with the school leadership team, and are a welcoming group of people drawn from different walks of life who kindly give up their time to support the school and improve children’s life chances. If you feel this may be of interest to you, please feel free to contact the Headteacher at your local school who can give you more details about the role, and put you in contact with their current Chair of Governors. We hope this role may be attractive to you, and thank you for your support for the schools in St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

The Trust has schools in Norwich, Costessey, Great Yarmouth, Bungay, Beccles, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Peterborough; please see the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust website for details and locations. St John the Baptist Catholic MAT - Home (

Chaplaincy support while in hospital:

A reminder to anyone who is in Peterborough City Hospital, or has loved ones or friends there, to contact the chaplaincy team for support and to receive the sacraments during your/their stay. The chaplains are in the office 7 days a week, between 8am and 4pm, with a 24-hour emergency call-out duty, and they can be reached by telephone, or email to visit. They are not automatically advised that you are Catholic, or that you wish to receive faith support - you must make this known to the chaplaincy team either directly, or by asking your ward staff. Chaplaincy telephone: 01733 673115 (non-urgent calls; a message can be left out of hours); 07934 796221 (emergency priest out of hours); or email

Thank you

is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

Our aim is to help you to become more aware of God's presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God's word, grow in your relationship with God. We also have a number of prayer tools, retreats and resources to help supplement your prayer life.

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Selection of a New Bishop of East Anglia

Bishop, Alan Hopes has informed us that the process has now begun to select a new Bishop of East Anglia. He asks each of us to recite this prayer for God’s guidance and blessings.

O God, eternal shepherd,

who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen
Our Lady of Walsingham. Pray for us.
Saint Felix. Pray for us.
Saint Oswald. Pray for us.
All Holy Martyrs and Saints of East Anglia. Pray for us.

Enterprising Catholics:

We offer a voluntary advice/mentoring scheme for all Catholics considering or creating an enterprise (whether a business, professional firm, social enterprise, or a charity). Our mission is to encourage and support Catholics to do good (for themselves/stakeholders/the Church/society) by turning their passions into successful (not-)for-profit enterprises. For more information:

Church newspapers from around the UK, including our own paper from East Anglia diocese.

Second Collections
APART from collections required by the Holy See there will be no second collections this year, due to the current crisis. Many charities are using reserves and are struggling at this difficult time, please try and support these charities. Listed below are the main ones we support.
Aid to the church in need:
Apostleship of the sea:

The East Anglian Diocesan Youth Service
exists to help young people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to connect with Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church.

We carry out this mission through the running of various events across East Anglia, by providing support to parishes and schools and also through the Ignite Team, which visits schools and churches to run retreats, activities and workshops.

Please click the link to find out more about what we do for young people in our Diocese and for information about upcoming events.

Youth Ministry | Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia (


Visiting Support Service for Older People in Peterborough.

Age UK have identified the significant need for additional support to be made available to older people in Peterborough, we are therefore able to provide free extra assistance for those over 65 in Peterborough when they need it most; particularly when they are experiencing a difficult period, such as bereavement, ill health, financial worries or housing concerns. We listen to your thoughts and wishes and together we will plan a desired outcome that helps you to access the services and support networks you need. Our Visiting Support Service for Older People (VSSOP) enables older people to stay independent and maintain health and wellbeing, by providing a service that meets individual need.

We can assist with forms, benefits, blue badges, organise bills, and assist with housing choices. If someone has a caring role we can support with this. The service can adapt to individual changing needs such as aids and equipment and falls prevention support. We also can also offer information about social opportunities and how you might access them. The team will decide if support can be given over the phone or if a home visit is needed, staff will have full PPE and socially distance. For more information or support please contact:

01354-776110 or email

Thinking about Consecrated life as a Sister or Brother? For more information: Consecrated Life.pdf

Thinking about the Priesthood? For more information: Priesthood.pdf


CAFOD Ukraine Appeal

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cafod appeal

Like you, CAFOD is deeply disturbed by the ongoing attacks on Ukraine. Together, we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and send our prayers to our sister organisation Caritas Ukraine, and those Caritas agencies in neighbouring countries, who are already helping people affected by this conflict. As one Caritas, we stand united with them. DONATE TO CAFOD UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL:


Emergency appeal for Ukraine

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'What we all wanted to avoid has happened: Ukraine is in a state of war. ACN has supported the Church in Ukraine during the past and it will not abandon her at this very critical and difficult time,” Thomas Heine-Geldern, Executive President of ACN. Can you help us ensure the presence of priests and religious sisters and brothers in providing aid and comfort to their fearful people, to refugees displaced by violence, to vulnerable children in orphanages and single mothers, and the elderly?

All Souls Building Fund

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The Catholic Diocese of East Anglia

Peterborough St Peter and All Souls - Standing Together Achieving Miracles

Donate to our JustGiving page

New Fundraising Events Web Page – Fundraising newsletter with information for future and past events please click on the link.

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Help us to raise £1.3m to repair St Peter and All Souls Roman Catholic Church and help prevent it from closure. Our church has been at the heart of Peterborough's diverse community for over 125 years, and we need your help

Charity Registration No. 278742

If you would like to help raise money towards the building work at All Souls, you can pay directly into the fundraising account at HSBC Sort code: 40-36-15 Account number: 72401436. Account Name: St Peters & All Souls RC Church.

If your Alive in Faith has come to an end, please consider donating to our Building Fund.

If you do not bank online you can print off the standing order, complete the details, hand in to the parish office and we can set this up for you.

Standing Order Mandate building fund.pdf


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