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Rite of Induction of a Parish Priest

At this time of year we pray especially for all those priests who are moving parish, that God will guide and bless them abundantly during this period of transition and in their ministry in new pastures. We pray too for … 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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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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90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11–12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the … Continue reading

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Liturgy Day with Fr Ed Foley

A reminder about the Liturgy Seminar for parish liturgists, clergy and seminarians with Fr Ed Foley on Monday 6th June from 11am – 3.30pm at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0QX. Cost £25 (includes lunch). Talk 1: “Ritual Studies: … Continue reading

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‘Merciful Like The Father’ – a reflective Lenten Scripture resource for the Year of Mercy

In case you haven’t already seen this, here is a link to a reflective multimedia resource from the Bishops’ Conference for the season of Lent. Called ‘Merciful Like The Father’, it’s inspired by Pope Francis’ Jubilee of Mercy. Fr Christopher … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2016

Here are details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass and other diocesan liturgies during the coming year. Some of them may be led by local musicians, but it might be an idea to make a note … Continue reading

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‘Open Minds, Burning Hearts’ – 10th-12th November 2015

In November 2015, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II Document, Dei Verbum, there will be a national Scripture conference to be held at Sedgley Park Conference Centre in Manchester. The theme of the conference will be Luke’s gospel, … Continue reading

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