Liturgy Office

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The Liturgy Office serves the work of the Department for Christian Life and Worship of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales providing resources, information and advice.


Ordinary Time

Grant that your faithful, O Lord,
whom you nourish and endow with life
through the food of your Word and heavenly Sacrament,
may so benefit from your beloved Son's great gifts
that we may merit an eternal share in his life.

Roman Missal, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Besides the times of year that have their own distinctive character, there remains in the yearly cycle thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated,but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honoured in its fullness, especially on Sundays. This period is known as Ordinary Time.

Universal Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 42

Beginning with the Third Sunday, there is a semicontinuous reading of the Synoptic Gospels. This reading is arranged in such a way that as the Lord's life and preaching unfold the teaching proper to each of these Gospels is presented.

Lectionary: Introduction 105

Cycle of Prayer — Summer

A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews
Those who suffer Persecution, Oppression, and Denial of Human Rights
especially on St John Fisher and St Thomas More (22 June)
especially of the feasts of St Benedict (11 July), St Bridget of Sweden (23 July), St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (9 August) who with St Cyril and St Methodius (14 February), and St Catherine of Siena (29 April) are Patrons of Europe
especially on Sea Sunday (2nd Sunday in July)
Human Life
especially on the Day for Life (last Sunday in July)

Roman Missal

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Addition of St Joseph to Eucharistic Prayers II-IV

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments have informed Bishops' Conferences that from henceforward St Joseph is to be insert into Eucharistic Prayers II-IV in the Roman Missal.
For further information and resources.


Contact Details

Department Secretary:
Fr Paul Gunter OSB
Department Assistant Secretary & Director Liturgy Office:
Mr Martin Foster
Admin Assistant:
Jo Utteridge
Liturgy Office
39 Eccleston Square
London SW1V 1PL
020 7901 4850
020 7901 4821 fax

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The Department for Christian Life and Worship is one of the six Departments of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. It is advised by three Committees: