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A reflection on the Passion of our Lord What do we celebrate on Good Friday? Why do we drag ourselves through the Passion year after year instead of skipping right ahead to the joy of the resurrection at Easter? Do we not know that Jesus is risen? Do we suffer from annual amnesia, reliving the same ...read more
Good Friday, Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion – April 14th, 2017 As we commemorate Good Friday for this year, I have chosen to share with you the following reflection on what Pope John Paul II taught us at the end of his life. I cannot recall Good Friday without remembering Saint John Paul II, especially ...read more
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday – April 13th, 2017 Holy Thursday formally concludes the Lenten season. On this night we enter into the three days that are the centre of our liturgical year, and indeed of the Christian faith. The scripture readings root us deeply in our Jewish past: celebrating the Passover ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope celebrated Palm Sunday Mass yesterday in St. Peter’s square. Tens of thousands of people carrying palms and olive branches joined the pope during a solemn procession in St. Peter’s Square for the beginning of Holy Week. The Pope blessed the palm branches, in the center of the ...read more
Joshua Rohrbach is a Grade 11 student at at McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania. As an anchorman on his high school’s daily morning announcements, Josh prepared the following video on the Easter Triduum. He has a passion for videography and communications and hopes to pursue university studies in communications. He is also preparing to ...read more
Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Palm Sunday 9 April 2017 Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet. It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim him as king. Yet we also solemnly proclaim the Gospel account of ...read more
Beginning with the Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday) Liturgy, there are a few important liturgies that take place during Holy Week. In particular, we have Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil which make up the Easter Triduum Another beautiful Liturgy that takes place traditionally during Holy Week is one that is not attended by most lay people, but nevertheless has its importance and place during Holy Week. It is the Chrism Mass. ...read more
This week, on a special "the best of" edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting. ...read more
In this video, Fr. Rob Galea talks about the Sacrament of Penance (Confession or Reconciliation). This is part of an eight-part series on the Sacraments. Follow Fr. Rob Galea! http://www.FrRobGalea.com Social Media: @FrRobGalea ...read more