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2018 02 Pastoral Letter – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

2018 02  Pastoral Letter on the Diaconate

Holydays of Obligation with effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See.

The Holydays of Obligation for England and Wales are therefore:
Every Sunday
Nativity of the Lord (25 December)
Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter)
St Peter & St Paul (29 June*)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
All Saints (1 November*)

2017 Statement – On the Bread and Wine for the Eucharist

2017 Diocesan Annual Report 2017