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Pope Francis urges choirs and singers to help the community sing, not replace its voice

Pope Francis invites choirs and singers around the world to promote the Church community’s participation and prayer during liturgical celebrations, rather than replacing its voice. Speaking at the 3rd International Meeting of Choirs, the Pope warned choirs against the temptation of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Advent and Preparing for Christmas 2018

Advent is fast approaching, and with it a new liturgical year – Year C. “Advent has a twofold character: for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of … Continue reading

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Society of St Gregory Summer School 2019

The Society of Saint Gregory summer school 2018 has just taken place, and here is advance notice of the 2019 summer school which will be held in our diocese at Worth Abbey, from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th August 2019. As … Continue reading

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Liturgical Calendar 2019: Year C – the Year of Luke

The new liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, 2nd December 2018. The Calendar notes on the Liturgy Office website provide information about feasts and seasons and the Cycle of Prayer intentions. Further details to follow from 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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Mary, Mother of the Church

Earlier this year, Pope Francis decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris, will be celebrated annually as … Continue reading

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Season of Lent

Check the Lent section of the Seasons page for resources to help with liturgy planning during Lent. The Season of Lent leaflet from the Liturgy Office is very useful as a starting point and source of background information. “The annual … Continue reading

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How to celebrate the Scrutinies without scaring the Catechumens! (From Team RCIA)

“How do we explain the scrutinies to the catechumens without scaring them?” That was a question Team RCIA received recently. The structure and beautiful prayers of the rite don’t seem frightening, but perhaps we’re put off by the titles scrutiny … Continue reading

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Psalm for 1st Sunday of Lent

For those of you who use Paul Inwood’s setting of Psalm 24 (25), “Remember, remember your mercy Lord”, here is an alternative refrain to reflect the Psalm response in the Lectionary for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B. Use … Continue reading

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Rite of Sending for Election

Here are texts from the RCIA for a parish celebration for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop, ahead of the Rite of Election in Arundel Cathedral (Saturday 17th February at 2.30pm). On the Rites page, … Continue reading

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