Category Archives: Liturgical Year

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

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

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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The joyful season of Advent

“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 God to humanity is remembered; and likewise when, by remembrance of this, minds and … Continue reading

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Feast of St Cecilia

Happy Feast of St Cecilia to all musicians. From today’s Office of Readings: Sing to God in jubilation (A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 32)  Praise the Lord with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of … Continue reading

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Solemnity of St Philip Howard – Sunday 19th October

This year, the Solemnity of St Philip Howard – co-Patron of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton – falls on a Sunday and so replaces the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Here are the readings and prayers for Mass (from … Continue reading

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Celebrating St Philip Howard – Sunday 19th October

This year, the Solemnity of St Philip Howard – co-Patron of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton – falls on a Sunday and so replaces the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass will be celebrated in Arundel Cathedral on Sunday … Continue reading

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Liturgical Calendar 2015

The monthly Calendar pages on the Liturgy Office website provide information for each day about what is celebrated. The monthly pages for the liturgical year 2015 are now available. As well as the web pages there is a downloadable calendar which … Continue reading

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