The Sacred Triduum


Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week in Christianity, the pinnacle of the liturgical year.  It is more sacred than Christmas! This is because Holy Week commemorates the final week of Our Lord’s life, the very purpose for which Christmas happened. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (when Jesus made his final entrance into Jerusalem) and culminates with Easter Sunday. […]

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). The church in her wisdom asks us to meditate upon the great mystery of the Eucharist. This provides us, as teachers and preachers, with a wonderful opportunity to share with our people the liturgical axiom lex orandi, lex credendi – the law of prayer is the […]

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The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception


Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the solemn dogma defined by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1854. As Our Lady Immaculately Conceived is the patroness of the United States of America, this is a holy day of obligation in the United States. Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, “full of […]

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