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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Holy Thursday
Excerpt: Holy Thursday marks the start of the Triduum - the most solemn time of the liturgical year which culminates in the Easter Vigil. Here's a little trivia to share around the parish.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Easter Vigil
Excerpt: We are now at the Easter Vigil - the night Mass where the catechumens are welcomed into the Church. Here are some historical and traditional bits of trivia to share with your friends about the most solemn liturgy of the year.

8 Things You May Not Know About Good Friday
Excerpt: It is Good Friday. The day of the Crucifixion. If you haven't seen the movie The Passion of Christ, we recommend it as a solemn preparation for the Good Friday Stations and Service. Here are eight bits of history and tradition about this most somber of days on the liturgical calendar.

Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned
Excerpt: Many outside the Church ask Catholics why we confess our sins to priests. Many inside the Church don't actually understand exactly why we do. Let's clear the air a bit and talk about where this practice originated, why it is important, and why anyone seeking Salvation should do it.

Five Ways to Get Your Child Ready for First Confession
Excerpt: First Reconciliation, or First Confession, often gets a lot less attention from parents and catechists than First Holy Communion, which generally takes place a few months later. Yet this sacrament is no less important in the spiritual development of your child. With good preparation, your child’s worries or anxieties about Confession can be eased. Here are 5 things parents can do to smooth the path to First Reconciliation.

How to Choose a First Communion Bible
Excerpt: With so many Bibles to choose from for First Communion, it can be a challenge. We're here to help.

Making Your First Communion Banner Project Painless
Excerpt: As April approaches, our Churches start to take on a curious change. Even the plainest architectural designs are made festive with what has become a common tradition: First Communion Banners.

Prayers for First Communion
Excerpt: Here are some traditional prayers associated with First Communion.

Tradition and the Meaning of First Communion
Excerpt: Following the ancient tradition and practice of the Church, the season of the First Sacraments is approaching. It corresponds to the Paschal (Easter) season in the life of the Church although some parishes will continue to celebrate First Sacraments well into the Pentecost season.

What's In a First Communion Gift Set?
Excerpt: One of the most popular First Communion gifts is a gift set. But what do you actually find in one of these sets?

Why Going to Mass is Not Optional
Excerpt: Why is it so important to spend an hour in church every week? Is it a sin to skip? Learn about the importance of the Mass and the Church's teaching on attendance.

Why You're Going to Love Murphy Clergy Shirts
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