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- 8 Things You May Not Know About Good FridayIt 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.
- 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Holy ThursdayHoly 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.
- Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the History of Holy WeekHoly Week is the richest span of liturgical tradition in the Catholic Church. While we remember the suffering of Christ, let's take a look at some of the history that makes the time leading up to Holy Week such a rich part of our tradition.
- Holy Week Timeline: Palm Sunday to Easter SundayWhile Holy Week marks the final week of Jesus' earthly life, it is also the end of the Catholic Liturgical season of Lent on Holy Thursday and the 40 day Lenten fast on Holy Saturday. The week begins with Palm Sunday. The exact timeline is debatable but here is a possible timeline of Jesus' final […]
- Who is the father of modern education?Also known as the “father of modern education,” Jean Baptiste de La Salle was born at Reims in April, 1651 to a wealthy French family. He was deeply involved with his Catholic faith early on: at age eleven he received the tonsure (the shaving of some or all of the hair off the scalp as […]
- A rose vestment by any other name… What is Laetare Sunday?“Laetare” comes from a line in the Latin liturgy for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, "Laetare Jerusalem" which means, “Rejoice, Jerusalem!” Since the fourth Sunday falls toward the middle of Lent, it’s a day set aside as “Laetare Sunday” to remember the joy that is coming on Easter Sunday. Once upon a time, the pope […]