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Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ Watch

Image of Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion.

Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion. How desperately we all need to hear ... continue reading

Pope Francis' Important Message for Holy Week Watch

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On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said that as Holy Week begins, we should contemplate not only the glory with which Jesus is recognized as king ... continue reading

The Happy Priest: Palm Sunday and the Humility of Jesus Watch

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On Palm Sunday, we come face to face with Jesus - and how we are to live our lives each day. When we embrace Jesus as the way, ... continue reading

Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus Watch

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When we encounter Jesus and the Gospel, we immediately sense that we are dealing with something that is not of this world.  To be a ... continue reading

Congregation for the Clergy on Palm/Passion Sunday, the Great Door of Holy Week Watch

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This is the Sunday in which the great door of Holy Week unfolds before the lives of every Christian.  Now, time really passes quickly ... continue reading

Are you ready for Holy Week? Facing Palm Sunday with dread and joyful anticipation Watch

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In a crazy world, a holy time like Lent can zip by like the rest of the year. Author Alex Basile ponders if he is ready for the most sacred ... continue reading

Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from? Watch

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With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold ... continue reading

Passion Sunday: Holy Week Invites us to Let Go of Self, Embrace the Lord Anew Watch

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The Liturgy of Palm or Passion Sunday, with its re-presentation of the triumphal entry of the Master into Jerusalem leading into the first ... continue reading

Learning To Wait: Accompanying Jesus On His Journey Through Holy Week Watch

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From the sidelines, picture His torn shoulders buckling under the weight of that heavy, wooden cross.  Broken and drained, Jesus ... continue reading

REFLECTION: Jesus, the 'Yes' of God

Image of It is in receiving this Divine Self-manifestation, hearing this 'Yes' and believing, that we find the very meaning of our own lives as we enter into the life of faith.

For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory. ... continue reading

More Lent & Easter

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'

Luke 24:46

Lent Event


Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018

Image of Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting... continue reading

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

Image of Palm Sunday Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels... continue reading

Holy Week

March 25-31, 2018

Image of Holy Week On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by... continue reading

Holy Thursday

March 29, 2018

Image of Holy Thursday Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances. It celebrates his last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover... continue reading

Good Friday

March 30, 2018

Image of Good Friday On Good Friday, each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Holy Week... continue reading

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

Image of Easter Sunday Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Leo I calls it the greatest feast, and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter... continue reading

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

Image of Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion... continue reading

Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

Image of Fasting and Abstinence For most people the easiest practice to consistently fulfill will be the traditional one, to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. During Lent abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory in the... continue reading

Image of What did you give up for Lent? From the humorous to the bizarre, people have had interesting Lenten experiences. Tell us about what you are going to give up for this Lenten Year... continue reading

Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Image of Ascension of Our Lord The Ascension of Our Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation, celebrates the day that Christ, in the presence of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven. The Ascension occurred on the 40th day of Easter, a Thursday... continue reading


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Image of Pentecost Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and Corinthians (16:8)... continue reading

Image of Lent FAQ's Everything answered from when does lent end, ashes, giving something up, stations of the cross and blessed palms. The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple... continue reading

Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Image of Mardi Gras In France, the people feasted on foods that would be given up during the forty days of Lent. Meats, eggs, and milk were finished off in one day, giving the holiday its French title of 'Mardi Gras' which means Fat Tuesday... continue reading

Image of Transformed by Easter The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community... continue reading

Image of Appearances He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. - Matthew 28:6. Learn more about the Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus Christ... continue reading

Image of Easter Gifts offers a variety of Easter gifts & Easter treats for all ages! Choose a gift for someone special and celebrate the joy of Easter... continue reading

Easter / Lent News

What does the season of Lent mean?

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Lent is a 40 day period of prayer, fasting, repentance and abstinence during which Christians work to grow closer to God. Prayer, fasting, ... continue reading

A Lenten Reflection: What does being a Child of God really mean? Watch

Image of Human existence, as we know it based on our natural existence, is not our end; it is like a grain of wheat.

God will wipe away every tear, and there will be no more suffering and death (Rev 21:4). KNOXVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - Why do we ... continue reading

The Truth about Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

Image of  Divine Mercy Sunday is not to be considered part of a private devotion.

Though it started out from a revelation that was made by Jesus to Saint Faustina, it is now an official feast in the Catholic Church. ... continue reading

Fasting, Refreshing the Routine and Living Lent Watch

Image of We began with cleansing the soul, the mind, and - let us not forget - the body.

Ash Wednesday began us on a forty day pilgrimage. We began with cleansing the soul, the mind, and - let us not forget - the body. All three ... continue reading

Seven Deadly Sins: The Sin of Pride

Image of Pride hits us in our strengths, leading us to take full credit for our achievements without gratitude to God or others.

Whenever we pit ourselves against Church teaching and act as our own Magisterium, we reveal that we are in the grip of deadly pride. ... continue reading

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