ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AZERBAIJAN – FEBRUARY 7, 2021 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2021, FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Announcements of the Apostolic Prefecture

Anniversary of the consecration of Bishop Vladimir Fekete

February 11 is the third anniversary of the consecration of the Apostolic Prefect of Azerbaijan, bishop Vladimir Fekete. We invite all faithful of the Catholic Church in our country to raise their prayers for our archpastor, giving thanks and imploring new graces for him. May Almighty God strengthen him in his service for the good of the Church in Azerbaijan, for peace and harmony in our society.


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

10 February, Wednesday, Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin

11 February, Thursday, Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the Sick

14 February, Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time