Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the Easter Vigil

As use of the revised Order of Confirmation is mandatory from Easter 2016, this affects texts used at the Easter Vigil. From the Bishops’ Conference Liturgy Office, here is the text of Appendix I from the Rite of Christian Initiation … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Parables of Mercy

Building on the Spirituality document Do You Love Me? the Bishops’ Conference Spirituality Committee is producing a series of resources to assist parishes explore the document. These include a number of follow-up materials which are intended for use in the Year … Continue reading

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“How to Celebrate Holy Week Well”

Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm at St Dunstan’s Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7DT. Canon Alan Griffiths will speak about the great Paschal Triduum celebration of Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday Night (The Easter Vigil). … Continue reading

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‘Merciful Like The Father’ – a reflective Lenten Scripture resource for the Year of Mercy

In case you haven’t already seen this, here is a link to a reflective multimedia resource from the Bishops’ Conference for the season of Lent. Called ‘Merciful Like The Father’, it’s inspired by Pope Francis’ Jubilee of Mercy. Fr Christopher … Continue reading

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Year of Mercy: 24 Hours for the Lord

This weekend sees a worldwide celebration which is an integral part of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy. 24 Hours for the Lord will run from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th March. Read more about it here. In his Message … Continue reading

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