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Holy Communion from the Chalice?

Recently, Canon Chris Thomas, the General Secretary to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, was asked whether the time was right for Holy Communion from the chalice to be restored (Holy Communion under both kinds) now that many … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues major document on liturgical formation – Desiderio Desideravi

The Pope has written an Apostolic Letter on the liturgy, to encourage a “serious and dynamic liturgical formation”, urging the Church as a whole to focus more intently on the beauty and power of the reformed liturgy. Published on 29th … Continue reading

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Pope: May the study of the liturgy lead to greater ecclesial unity

Addressing members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’ Anselmo on Saturday 7th May, to celebrate 60 years since the institution’s foundation, Pope Francis noted that their meeting “came about as a response to the growing need of the People … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2022 + Good Friday Intercession for Ukraine

The Vatican’s liturgy office has not be issued COVID-19 guidelines for Holy Week liturgies this year, but it has invited Catholics to join in the Church’s prayers for peace. “In view of the ongoing slowdown of the pandemic, albeit at … Continue reading

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Order of Blessing the Oil of Catechumens and of the Sick and of Consecrating the Chrism

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales published the revised translation of the “Order of Blessing the Oil of Catechumens and of the Sick and of Consecrating the Chrism” from the Roman Pontifical, and distributed it to Bishops in February … Continue reading

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Singing the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil

For any priests, deacons or cantors who will be singing The Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) at the Easter Vigil and need a little help rehearsing, a pdf of the music is available here, and an audio file here. (These resources have … Continue reading

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Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

The Second Vatican Council made the Liturgy of the Hours accessible to all the baptised. The priestly people, anointed in Baptism, pray to the Father through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. In recent times new ways … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Word of God 2022

The Sunday of the Word of God is marked in January each year on the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Resources are available on the Sunday of the Word of God page of the Catholic Biblical Federation’s website. These include … Continue reading

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Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

‘We Saw His Star in the East’. Materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 have been prepared by the churches of the Middle East and are available to download in a variety of formats, including accessible. The … Continue reading

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Vatican announces motto of Jubilee Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’

Pope Francis has given his approval for the theme of the upcoming Holy Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, explained that, like any motto, it attempts to condense … Continue reading

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