The Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments has agreed to a request from the Bishops of England and Wales for four important changes to the Liturgical Calendar for England and Wales:
May 4th THE ENGLISH MARTYRS NATIONAL FEAST (from Memorial)
May 27th ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY NATIONAL FEAST (from Memorial)
September 3rd ST GREGORY THE GREAT NATIONAL FEAST (from Memorial)
December 29th ST THOMAS BECKET NATIONAL FEAST - PATRON OF THE PARISH CLERGY (from Optional Memorial)
These come in to operation with immediate effect (i.e. from September 3rd this year).
Thursday, July 15, 2010
New National Feasts in England
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