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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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Society of St Gregory Spring Gatherings

The Society of Saint Gregory will once again be holding a series of Spring Gatherings, with talks, liturgies and workshops. This year there will be a particular focus on planning and preparing for Mass, exploring the texts and music and … Continue reading

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Adoremus – National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool, 7th–9th September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2018

Here are details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass and other diocesan liturgies and events during the coming year. All are welcome to join the diocesan choir! Please make a note of the Pentecost Vigil … Continue reading

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Exploring Mark – a series on the Gospel of Mark with Fr Nicholas King SJ

The Gospel According to St Mark is the shortest of the four gospels but often tells of Jesus’ ministry in more detail. A short series of video reflections, ‘Exploring Mark’, aims to bring us a little closer to Mark the … Continue reading

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“Live on in my love” – now available as a download

With verses from John’s Gospel (chapters 15 and 17) and a simple refrain which is especially easy to sing during the Communion procession, Live on in my love has become a very popular chant at diocesan liturgies, including during the … Continue reading

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