ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AZERBAIJAN – FEBRUARY 14, 2021 – SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2021, SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


Announcements of the Apostolic Prefecture

The beginning of Lent period

This week, Wednesday, begins a special time of the liturgical year – Lent, which will last until the Celebration of Easter on April 4th. We invite our parishioners to find their own path of repentance and spiritual renewal, so that they can use the Lent time for the benefit of their spiritual life, and thus prepare for the great feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.


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

17 February, Wednesday, ASH WEDNESDAY

21 February, Sunday, First Sunday of Lent