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Many people are asking how we will observe Easter this year. Here you will find our content for Holy Week and Easter as we experience Christ's Passion and Resurrection in our homes.

Racial Justice Sunday 2020

On the weekend of 9 February 2020, the Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates Racial Justice Sunday.

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse 2020

The Bishops have chosen the Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent as the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse.

Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is aimed at creating an awareness to the increasing problem of human trafficking – a form of modern day slavery.

Peace Sunday 2020

The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - 19 January 2020 - is the day set aside for Peace Sunday in England and Wales.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is marked on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Re-dedication of England to Mary

Behold 2020 is the event that celebrated the Re-dedication of England as "The Dowry of Mary". We made a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

Mass for the Caritas network in England and Wales

The Bishop of Middlesbrough, the Right Reverend Terence Drainey to celebrate mass for all those who work as part of the Caritas Social Action Network.

Sunday of the Word of God

On the Feast of St Jerome in 2019, Pope Francis issued a ‘Motu Proprio” instituting the Sunday of the Word of God.

National Youth Sunday 2019

National Youth Sunday is a unique opportunity to celebrate the role and significance of young people in the Catholic Church in England and Wales today.

Laudato Si' Week

Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home, Laudato Si’, celebrates its fifth anniversary on 24 May. To mark this, and to reflect on our relationship with the Creator and creation, we celebrate Laudato Si' Week.

World Communications Day 2020

World Communications Day 2020 falls on 24 May as much of the world remains in lockdown as we attempt to recover from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The way we communicate in situations of self-isolation and separation has shifted from hand shaking, hugging and close contact to encounters though phone, tablet and computer screens. The virtual has replaced the physical.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18- 25 January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time

Pentecost Novena

This novena offers nine days of intercessory prayer for evangelisation and renewal of the Church in the days from Ascension to Pentecost.

Will faith(s) save the World?

Bishop Patrick McKinney is joined by people from different faiths to discuss how and why they feel called to make the world a better place.

Prisons Week

Prisons Week 2019, 13 - 19 October, a week of prayer which raises awareness of issues faced by those affected by the criminal justice system.

Extraordinary Month of Mission

Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM).

Newman Canonisation

Cardinal John Henry Newman will become England's first Saint who lived in the past three hundred years when he is canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday 13 October 2019.

Home Mission Sunday

'Rejoice with me' this Home Mission Sunday as we hear the joy of people who found something that was once lost.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday 29 September 2019. The theme of this 105th edition will be “It is not just about migrants”.

Vocations Sunday

The Day of Prayer for Vocations - also known as Vocations Sunday - this year will be celebrated on 3 May 2020.

Migrants' Mass 2020

Each year, near to the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the migrant communities of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster gathers for a Mass that is full of song, vibrant energy and great joy.