April 28, 2019

BRIGHT WEEK: The days from Easter until the following Sunday are known as the Octave of Easter. (Octave, as surely you can deduce from the Greek root oct, means “eight days.”) In Liturgy class in Saint Vincent Seminary we learned that this ENTIRE WEEK is meant to be ce...

April 14, 2019

THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM: The Liturgical celebration that begins on Holy Thursday evening marks the PINNACLE of Catholic Christian worship. Note that in the preceding sentence I used the singular “celebration” not the plural that would be expected when speaking about the se...

April 7, 2019

PREPARING FOR EASTER: In last weekend's Gospel we heard the Parable of the Prodigal Son, surely one of the most well-known (and well loved) of Bible stories. Who hasn't heard the story and been struck by the UNBELIEVABLE love and mercy exhibited to the prodigal son by...

April 1, 2019

PALM SUNDAY: The General Introduction of the Roman Missal, 3rd Edition (GIRM), which governs the celebration of the Eucharist, begins its instruction on Palm Sunday thusly:

On this day the Church recalls the entrance of Christ the Lord into Jerusalem to accomplish his P...

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