Monthly Archives: February 2015

Festival 50 rehearsal at Keymer

Just a note to clarify that the Festival 50 music rehearsal on 25th April will take place at St Edward the Confessor Church, Keymer (see Dates for musicians 2015), not at Burgess Hill. The venue had to be changed after … Continue reading

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Jubilee Mass CD

Sound files of the Jubilee Mass setting, Missa Orbis Factor, are available to listen to or download. The sheet music and instrumental parts can be bought from the Diocesan Bookshop and a CD is now available to help choirs and … Continue reading

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Season of Lent

Check the Seasons page for resources to help with liturgy planning during Lent. The Season of Lent leaflet from the Liturgy Office is very useful as a starting point and source of background information. “The annual observance of Lent is … Continue reading

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Rite of Sending for Election

Texts from the RCIA for a parish celebration for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop, ahead of the Rite of Election in Arundel Cathedral (Sunday 22nd February at 3.00pm). Texts for the Scrutinies (for the … Continue reading

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National Marriage Week

As we celebrate National Marriage Week, in this year leading up to the Synod of the Family, here are some texts from the Book of Blessings: Blessing of an Engaged Couple, and Blessings of Married Couples (within Mass or outside … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians (updated)

Here are updated details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election and Chrism Mass, as well as rehearsals for the Diocesan Golden Jubilee celebration, Festival 50 at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Sunday 5th July. We look forward to … Continue reading

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

We are beginning to produce materials with background information, Scripture readings, prayers, reflections and suggested activities to help families mark and celebrate the liturgical year in their homes. These resources will be made available as the year unfolds. Please feel … Continue reading

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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life – 2nd February

In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. The celebration takes place on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as … Continue reading

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Stephen Bloy on “The Voice”

Couldn’t resist posting this! Congratulations to Stephen Bloy of Crawley parish, and a regular member of the music group on the diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, for a great performance on BBC1’s “The Voice“.

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