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Pentecost celebration, icon exhibition, Catenian event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Pentecost celebration, an icon exhibition and a Catenian conference.

Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian church, was celebrated with a Pentecost Cake made by parishioners at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft reports Kathy Fallon. 

Fr Paul Chanh and Dcn Stephen Pomeroy are pictured cutting the cake.  During Mass the children, with their Holy Spirit crowns (pictured above), enjoyed the Homily from Dcn Stephen. 

Afterwards they enjoyed the red balloons and everyone joined in with a shared international buffet.

The children’s Prayer Cross at Our Lady was made and donated by parishioner Przemek. It is used for the First Holy Communion children to put their prayers in and before the church only had a cardboard box cross. Przemek offered to make one as his daughter will make her First Holy Communion on Saturday June 15 with the other children in the Parish. 

It will now be used as our Parish Children’s Prayer Cross that the children can use all the time for their prayers.

North Walsham parishioner and artist Judith James, is behind a celebration of living art at Norfolk’s landmark “church on the hill” from late June.

St Peter’s, Corpusty, stands on the skyline on the Norwich to Holt Road. Artist Judith, who lives in the village and attend St John of the Cross Church in Aylsham, is exhibiting about 20 of her icons between Friday, June 28 and Friday, July 5.

She intends to paint an icon while the church is open to visitors. Special plinths have been designed for her icons, which feature many traditional images.

“I staged an exhibition in Italy last year inside an abbey and was able to use the space to make a great impact. St Peter’s is also a large, bright space – just the right setting for a celebration of striking images,” she said.

Judith’s exhibition opens on Friday, June 28, 6.30pm until 8pm. The rest of the exhibition is open during the day. More details here.

One of the highlights of the annual May weekend  conference of the Catenian  Association, which this year was held in Liverpool, was a Carnival Dinner enjoyed in the ‘Golden Miller Suite at  ‘The Earl of Derby Stand’ at Aintree Race Course.

Pictured outside the Suite overlooking the racetrack are current Circle president Phil Hoy plus immediate past president Tony Baker and former president John Kenny with their wives Chris, Val and Wendy.