Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation and reconciliation as we await the birth of our Lord and Saviour.
To hold up the vital, indispensable and irreplaceable place of the Eucharist in our lives, we have produced a series of discussions for Advent.
As people begin returning to more regular patterns of parish life, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement about the importance of honouring Sunday.
A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023.
This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government's Covid-19 Response Roadmap - from 19 July 2021.
The Bishops have asked that all Catholics reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist to our life of faith and take into consideration their personal circumstances and the reasons as to whether they can now attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration. To encourage this process of reflection and to promote the vital, indispensable and irreplaceable place of the Eucharist in our lives, we have produced a series of conversations for Advent called ‘Dies Domini – Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy‘. Our inspiration comes from Pope Saint John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter of the same name from 1998. Read more.
Alongside two previous statements on the importance of Sunday as our Holy Day – Sunday, It is Our Day, and The Day of the Lord – the Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement about the importance of Honouring Sunday. Read more.
A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. Find out more.
We are now offering to the Dioceses of England and Wales, this updated Covid-19 guidance as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. It is important to reiterate that for Step 4, the general principles of continuing to create a safe environment in places of worship and their ancillary buildings are not abandoned. Indeed, the way forward must be a collective endeavour of all involved in the daily life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Read more.
Read a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England on attendance at Mass on a Sunday and the Sunday Obligation. More.
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