Category Archives: Liturgical Year

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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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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Liturgical Calendar 2018: Year B – the Year of Mark

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 2018 are now … 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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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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Liturgical Calendar 2017: Year A – the Year of Matthew

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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“How to Celebrate Holy Week Well”

Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm at St Dunstan’s Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7DT. Canon Alan Griffiths will speak about the great Paschal Triduum celebration of Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday Night (The Easter Vigil). … Continue reading

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Marian Antiphon for Advent and Christmas: Alma Redemptoris Mater

The four Marian Antiphons (Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Cælorum, Regina Cæli, and Salve Regina) have traditionally been sung at the end of Compline (Night Prayer) – each one during a particular season of the Church Year. Alma Redemptoris Mater … Continue reading

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Liturgical Calendar 2016: Year C – the Year of Luke

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 2016 are now available. As well as the web pages there is a downloadable … Continue reading

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Season of Lent

Check 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 observance of Lent is … Continue reading

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