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UEA Catholics entertain Norwich Catenians 

CathSoc and CateniansOn Sunday May 18 the Catholic Society of the University of East Anglia and the Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association began a new annual tradition of meeting together to share a May mass with refreshments.

It has been the custom, since the University of East Anglia opened in the early 1960's, for the Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association to attend an October Sunday evening mass in the University Chapel alongside the Catholic students and, immediately afterwards to entertain the students with food and wine.

This event has proved so popular that this year the students decided to reciprocate by themselves providing  refreshments at an annual May mass, the first of which took place on Sunday, May 18.

John Kenny of the Norwich Catenians said: “Hopefully this very enjoyable function will continue for many years to come.”

The Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association is a local branch of an international body of Catholic laymen who meet at least once a month to enjoy each other’s company and strengthen their family life and faith through friendship.

The UEA Catholic Society (CathSoc) is a community of Catholic students who meet regularly to worship and relax together.  They meet at 6pm each Sunday for Mass, cake and fellowship.

Photo (left to right): Blanaid Canavan, President of University of East Anglia Catholic Society, Father Michael Johnstone and Philip Hoy, President of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association 

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