Monthly Archives: May 2021

Archbishop Arthur Roche is the new Prefect at the Congregation for Divine Worship

Pope Francis has today appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche as the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Archbishop Roche has worked in the Congregation as Secretary (the number two official) since his appointment by … Continue reading

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Celebration of World Youth Day on Solemnity of Christ the King

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life held a press conference last week to present some “Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches.” This follows Pope Francis’ call – on 22nd November 2020, … Continue reading

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Texts for the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest (Thursday after Pentecost)

In 2013,  Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest was inserted into the proper Calendar of England and the proper Calendar of Wales, with the rank of feast, on the Thursday after Pentecost. This new feast was celebrated for … Continue reading

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Monday after Pentecost – Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Memorial)

See previous post for details of this feast and its liturgical texts, and a a reflection by Fr Michael Kwatera OSB. This celebration was instituted in 2018 and then added to the General Roman (Universal) Calendar. The Decree states: ‘This celebration … Continue reading

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Step 3 Bishops’ Conference Guidance for Communal Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of 17th May 2021 we are at Step 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Response Roadmap. The guidance for the liturgical life of the church issued by the Bishops’ Conference is active from this date.It can also be downloaded as … Continue reading

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