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We communicate Our Mission and support students and staff through our shared Catholic ethos.

Check out the new DEA 2021-22 Year Planner with all the key liturgical dates, Awareness Days and CAFOD events.  

Each year we celebrate a special day in our Diocese, the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham on 24th September.  For a ppt of resources including a video message and blessing from Mgr Roger click here.

We produce a 'Pebble' powerpoint each week based on the Sunday's Gospel, Feast Days and Awareness Days.  Each Pebble contains inspiring reflections, images, wellbeing activities and prayers that can be easily adapted for assemblies, liturgies and prayer time. 

You can access a 'read only' ppt version of Pebble.  You can download a copy onto your computer and then edit it as required.  For advice on how to do this, click on How to view and/or download a read only file.

Pebbles Feasts and Awareness Days
06/09 23rd Sunday O.T. CAFOD Season of Creation
08/09 Coffee catch up for chaplains (2:30pm-4pm).
13/09 24th Sunday O.T. 15/09 UN Day of Democracy
16/09 CAFOD 'Go Green' National Assembly 
 20/09 25th Sunday O.T. 21/09 UN Day of Peace
24/09 Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham
26/09 European Day of Languages 
27/09 26th Sunday O.T. October Black History Month
01/10 CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day Primary | Secondary
02/10 International Day of Non Violence (Ghandi’s birthday) 
04/10 27th Sunday O.T. 4/10 Feast of St Francis and World Space Week
5/10 World Teachers’ Day 
7/10 National Poetry Day 
09/10 Feast of St John Henry Newman 
11/10 28th Sunday O.T. 10/10 World Mental Health Day
15/10 St Theresa of Avila
16/10 World Food Day
18/10 29th Sunday O.T. 17-24/10 One World Week
17/10 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
18/10 St Luke
21/10 IGNITE Assembly Live from 9:15am, then available on youtube.
21/10 CAFOD Coffee catch up for chaplains (10:30am-noon)
31/10-12/11 COP 26 The Eyes of the world will be watching - including our Catholic community! Keep an eye out for updates and continue using CAFOD's campaign resources.

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The Year Ahead

Diocese of East Anglia & IGNITE

Check out the new DEA 2021-22 Year Planner with all the key liturgical dates, Awareness Days and CAFOD events.  

Each year we celebrate a special day in our Diocese, the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham on 24th September.  For a ppt of resources including a video message and blessing from Mgr Roger click here.

The Diocesan Youth Team broadcast a live assembly on the third Thursday of each month at 9:15am via the Ignite YouTube Channel.  The assemblies are then also available to stream when you wish.  Next broadcasts: 21/10, 18/11, 16/12

For details of how the Diocesan Youth Service's Ignite Team can support your school visit Ignite's website.

Inspiring Norfolk: This site celebrates living and learning in Norfolk.  It is full of free resources for all ages and subjects, inspired by the county and the people living in it.

CAFOD East Anglia

The year ahead with CAFOD

  • 31 October to 12 November: COP 26.
  • online Advent assembly Available at half term: .
  • Friday 11 March: Lent Fast Day. Focusing on food security and malnutrition in Sierra Leone. There will be another Lent walking challenge, and an accompanying online assembly.

CAFOD: The eyes of the world are on us  

The climate is in crisis and it affects us all. But it is the poorest communities who are suffering the most. The eyes of the world are on us this year as Britain hosts world leaders for the United Nation’s climate change talks – COP26.

Join our campaign to call on the Prime Minister to support the poorest communities on the front line of the climate crisis.  

Take the Eyes of the World action - Let the Government know that we are watching them to ensure the world's poorest people are at the heart of their decisions this year. Share a picture of your eyes and tell us how many of you are watching. 

For Secondary schools
Find out about our monthly Zoom catch-ups for chaplains: 


Contact CAFOD

CAFOD East Anglia offer trained DBS checked volunteers to deliver global themed workshops and assemblies (in person or via Zoom) at a time that best suits you.  To book a slot contact  Jane Crone.

Get in touch with the National Team by email or follow us on twitter if you would like to:

  • Find out about our in-service training for teachers and chaplains in Catholic schools, and training for youth leaders and youth outreach teams
  • Discover how to join our network of volunteers to support our education work across England and Wales.

Working in a Catholic School 

Our Common Prayers

Prayer is central to our school life.  We have created a set of common prayers that can be displayed or projected to help groups to pray together.

Our Common Prayers

Working in a Catholic School (CPD)

We have created a presentation that helps to explain our Catholic ethos and how this inspires us as we journey through life together.  To view the presentation click on Our Catholic Ethos.

For further info on Catholic Education follow these links:

Catholic Social Teaching

We believe that our Catholic values are best shown through our love for each other and by working for justice and an end to poverty.

We work closely with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD).

CAFOD's vision and mission draws directly from Catholic Social Teaching (CST).

Over the last five years CAFOD have been particularly inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si'.  Pope Francis calls us all to respond to both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in Our Common Home.


CAFOD Links: