Liturgy Office

England & Wales

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.


The Paschal Triduum

God of everlasting mercy,
who, in the very recurrence of the paschal feast
kindle the faith of the people you have made your own
increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand
in what font they have been washed,
by whose Spirit they have been reborn,
by whose Blood they have been redeemed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ ….

Roman Missal, Second Sunday of Easter

The fifty days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated in joy and exultation as one feast day, indeed as one 'great Sunday'.

These are days above all others in which the Alleluia is sung.

Universal Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 22

Cycle of Prayer — Easter

New Members of the Church
especially on World Day of Prayer for Vocations (4th Sunday of Easter)
Human Work
Especially on St Joseph the Worker (1 May)
Right Use of the Media
especially on World Communications Day (The Ascension of the Lord)
The Church
especially at Pentecost

Roman Missal

Visit the Roman Missal website

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

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: