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Cycle of Prayer – Model Intercessions

The Cycle of Prayer is how the various days of special prayer are organised into a whole year’s calendar. When it was created in 1996 the hope was that parishes and communities would reflect, pray and act on the various … Continue reading

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Welcome the Word – Scripture resources for Bible Sunday

In Pope Francis’ letter at the end of the Year of Mercy he commended the idea of a Sunday which focused on the Scriptures. In England and Wales this is marked on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This year the Scripture Working … Continue reading

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Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies in Weybridge Deanery 2017-19

An opportunity to study for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is being offered in Weybridge Deanery and is open to others outside the deanery who are interested. It starts at the end of September. Further information is available … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues Apostolic Letter on liturgical translation

Pope Francis has published a motu proprio, ‘Magnum Principium’, granting bishops’ conferences greater control over the translation of liturgical texts. Bishops’ conferences will have main responsibility for translations, with the Holy See approving them. Read about it in an article in … Continue reading

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Anne Ward receives Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal

Congratulations to Anne Ward who has been awarded the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” (“For Church and Pope”) medal by Pope Francis for her considerable contribution to the musical life of the diocese and, in particular, her many years of dedicated … Continue reading

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor RIP

We pray for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who died on 1 September 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the soul of your departed servant Cardinal Cormac, to whom … Continue reading

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Holydays of Obligation – Epiphany and Ascension

With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated in England and Wales. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See. The … Continue reading

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Rite of Induction of a Parish Priest

At this time of year we pray especially for all those priests who are moving parish, that God will guide and bless them abundantly during this period of transition and in their ministry in new pastures. We pray too for … Continue reading

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Day of Reflection for Readers

Bishop Richard will lead a day of reflection for Readers on Saturday 16th September 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, Cobham, 11.00am-4.00pm. There will be talks on the Scriptures, the Lectionary, the Liturgy of the Word, preparing to read, and using microphones. … Continue reading

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RCIA Network Conference June 2017

Who do you say that I am? – Images of Christ in the New Testament. A Conference for RCIA teams and all who engage with scripture in liturgy and catechesis. Tues 6th – Thurs 8th June 2017, High Leigh Conference … Continue reading

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