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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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RCIA – Celebrating the Scrutinies

On the Rites page, you can find RCIA resources for Lent, including texts for celebrating the Scrutinies (on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent) with the Elect – those journeying towards Baptism. Here is a brief history of … Continue reading

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Christian Unity Week – Pope Francis celebrates Vespers

Today, at the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis will preside at Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The Sistine Chapel Choir will be joined by the choir of Westminster Abbey. You … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2017

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! As last year, there will be an opportunity … Continue reading

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Prayer of the Faithful Guidelines

“In the Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in a certain way to the word of God which they have welcomed in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of … Continue reading

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Bible Sunday – Second Sunday of Advent

On the second Sunday of Advent (4th December 2016) parishes in England and Wales are invited to celebrate Catholic Bible Sunday. This year’s theme is ‘Welcome One Another’, taken from Romans 15:7. Catholic Bible Sunday provides an opportunity for everyone … Continue reading

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Celebrating Advent and preparing for Christmas

We wish you every blessing during this joyful season of stillness, waiting and expectation. Have a look at the Seasons page of this site for links to resources for Advent and Christmas liturgies. CAFOD’s interactive online Advent calendar has a reflection … Continue reading

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The place of Silence in the Liturgy

The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. These words of St Teresa of Calcutta are a reminder … Continue reading

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Instruction on Cremation and Burial of Ashes

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has released an Instruction on Cremation and the Burial of Ashes. The document, Ad resurgendum ad Christo (“To rise with Christ”), reiterates Church teaching about death and resurrection, in particular the preference for burial, … Continue reading

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Liturgical Calendar 2017

The new liturgical year began on the First Sunday of Advent. The Calendar notes on the Liturgy Office website provide information about feasts and seasons and the Cycle of Prayer intentions. The monthly pages for the liturgical year 2017 are now … Continue reading

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