Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Cardinal Vincent Nichols takes part in the Palm Sunday procession outside Westminster Cathedral (photo: Mazur/

2 Charlie and Craig Reid of The Proclaimers are backing Sciaf’s Wee Box Big Change Lent appeal.

3 Octogenarian tandem cyclists Michael and Paula Hughes have visited 42 Norwich churches in just six hours, raising almost £400 for Our Lady and St Walstan’s Church in Costessey, as well as the Norfolk Churches Trust.

4 A St Patrick’s Night party at Our Lady of Victories parish in Kensington, west London, has raised £2,200 for the charity Friends of the Holy Land.

5 Students from Holy Family Catholic School in Keighley, West Yorkshire, assist at Churches Together’s Lent lunches.

6 Fr Lee Bennett, chaplain at New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex, receives a new Paschal candle designed by the school’s art department.

7 The U13 girls’ football team at St Peter’s Catholic School in Solihull, West Midlands, has reached the final of the English Schools National Cup.

8 Sisters have shaved their heads after raising more than £10,000 for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Hannah Barnett, whose three-year-old daughter Rosie has Down’s, has donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust. Her head was shaved at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Andover, Hampshire.

9 Year 4 pupils at Ratcliffe College Prep School in Leicestershire perform the play The Easter Children.

10 Roisin Maguire, who served for 13 years as headteacher at St Joseph’s College in Stoke, has been shortlisted for the Cheshire Woman of the Year competition.

11 Pupils at Saint Christina’s School in St John’s Wood, north London, present a cheque for £1,000 to Cafod’s schools ambassador Judy Dixey.

Please email Catholic Life photographs (larger than 1MB) with captions to [email protected]