Given the limitations set by the observance of the health protocols with regard to COVID 19, the Commission on Liturgy of the Diocese of Bacolod has issued liturgical guidelines to ensure a safe and meaningful celebration of the Lenten Season in the Diocese of Bacolod last February 11, 2021.
The Commission on Liturgy through the Chancery has provided the parishes, chaplaincies and religious orders in the Diocese with the following documents to govern their religious observances for Lent: a.) Liturgical Directives for the Season of Lent, b.)Rite of Blessing Palms to Ashes, c.) Family Celebration of the Burning of Palms/Leaves to Ashes and Celebration of Ash Wednesday at Home and d.) Miyerkoles Badlis: Liturhiya sang Pagbutang sang Abo sa Agtang sa Gwa sang Misa.
On the same day, Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D. released Circular Letter 2021-003 “to enjoin all priests to study the documents and to inform the faithful regarding these issuances and to ensure their proper observance.”
This year, the Lenten Season starts on February 17, 2021, Ash Wednesday.