ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AZERBAIJAN – JANUARY 24, 2021 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 24, 2021, THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD


Announcements of the Apostolic Prefecture

Sunday of the Word of God

In 2019, Pope Francis in his apostolic letter Aperuit illis declared that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.”

Activity of the Catholic Church and the possibility to visit the church during quarantine time

The current pandemic situation does not allow us to publicly gather for liturgical celebrations. 

However, churches will be open during this period. We invite you to contact any of our priests about the possibility to visit the church (either in Khatai or in Ganjlik) for personal prayer, a dialogue with a priest, and the receiving the sacraments.

We remind you that during the sacrament of confession, as well as during every visit to the church, it is necessary to strictly observe the rules of quarantine (social distance, wearing masks and hands disinfection).

For all questions about the visit of the church, receiving sacraments, Holy Masses and other celebrations, services and needs, you can contact our priests.

We continue online broadcasts of Holy Masses in Russian on Sundays at 11:00 on our YouTube channel.

Dispense from the duty of personal participation at Sunday Mass and holy days of obligation:

We remind you that at the present time, due to the continuing ban on public services, the ordinary of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Catholic Church in Azerbaijan temporarily exempts faithful Catholics from the obligation of personal participation in Mass on Sunday and holy days of obligation. This exemption is valid until further notice.


Liturgical calendar for the next week

25 January, Monday, Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

26 January, Tuesday, Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops

28 January, Thursday, Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church

31 January, Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time