England & Wales
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.
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.
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)
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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.
- Information about Become One Body One Spirit in Christ DVD
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Department for Christian Life and Worship
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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: