Category Archives: Ministry

Sunday of the Word of God 2022

The Sunday of the Word of God is marked in January each year on the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Resources are available on the Sunday of the Word of God page of the Catholic Biblical Federation’s website. These include … Continue reading

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Vatican produces liturgical rite for institution of catechists

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Vatican’s liturgy office, today published a rite and guidelines for institution to the ministry of catechist. The rite is a liturgical ritual by which the role of catechist … Continue reading

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Society of St Gregory Spring Gatherings 2020 – The God Who Speaks

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED As previously advertised, the Society of Saint Gregory will once again be holding a series of Spring Gatherings, with talks, liturgies and workshops, details of which are now available on their … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Day of Reflection for Readers

Bishop Richard will lead a day of reflection for Readers on Saturday 16th September 2017 at Sacred Heart Church, Cobham, 11.00am-4.00pm. There will be talks on the Scriptures, the Lectionary, the Liturgy of the Word, preparing to read, and using microphones. … 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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Year of Mercy reflection days (Society of St Gregory)

In the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Society of Saint Gregory is holding three days of talks, reflections and workshops, focusing on the message of Pope Francis, who tells us that “in Him there is mercy and not condemnation.” All … Continue reading

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Days of Reflection for Ministers of Communion

Bishop Richard will lead days of reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion this year in Woking (16th April) and Burgess Hill (1st October) – the same day in two venues. Please see the poster for further details, and please … Continue reading

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