Monthly Archives: November 2016

Celebrating Advent and preparing for Christmas

We wish you every blessing during this joyful season of stillness, waiting and expectation. Have a look at the Seasons page of this site for links to resources for Advent and Christmas liturgies. CAFOD’s interactive online Advent calendar has a reflection … Continue reading

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The place of Silence in the Liturgy

The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. These words of St Teresa of Calcutta are a reminder … Continue reading

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Instruction on Cremation and Burial of Ashes

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has released an Instruction on Cremation and the Burial of Ashes. The document, Ad resurgendum ad Christo (“To rise with Christ”), reiterates Church teaching about death and resurrection, in particular the preference for burial, … Continue reading

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Liturgical Calendar 2017: Year A – the Year of Matthew

The new liturgical year began on the First Sunday of Advent. The Calendar notes on the Liturgy Office website provide information about feasts and seasons and the Cycle of Prayer intentions. The monthly pages for the liturgical year 2017 are now … Continue reading

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