ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AZERBAIJAN – JANUARY 31, 2021 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 31, 2021, FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME


Announcements of the Apostolic Prefecture

February 2 – the day for consecrated life

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is celebrated in the Catholic Church as a day for consecrated life and as the World Day of Prayer for the holiness of priests, and members of institutes of consecrated life.

We invite you to join the prayer for our priests and for all consecrated persons in our Church who renew their vows to God on this day.

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

2 February, Tuesday, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

3 February, Wednesday, Optional Memorial of Saint Blase, bishop and martyr

4 February, first Thursday of the month, day of prayers for vocations to the priestly, religious and consecrated life

5 February, First Friday of the month

6 February, First Saturday of the month, Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

7 February, Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time