Catholicism 101

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Seasons in the Church

New Liturgical Year… Cycle B

There are three cycles in the Church’s liturgical calendar: A, B, and C for Sundays and Cycle I and II for weekdays

 

Ordinary Time

This cycle is the longest of the church’s calendar. The first part of the Ordinary Time falls

 

Symbol for Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time is NOT at all “ordinary” because this season celebrates the life, ministry and the Resurrection.

… consider the small growing plant as a symbol of the Ordinary Time.

 

 

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The Eucharist

10 Amazing Facts about the Eucharist

Supper of the Lamb_Holy Communion at Mass

“Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.”  This is Christ’s invitation to us…  Those who receive Communion may receive it either …

Priest Kisses Altar at Mass

What is the significance behind this ancient custom?  The liturgical custom is one of the oldest, dating back to the 4th century. …

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Lenten Season

Ash Wednesday

…the Lenten Season… begins on Ash Wednesday… it’s all about God’s invitation to go back in loving relationship with Him.

Lent

The Gloria, the Alleluia and Holy Water fonts

LENT 2

This season has two main characteristics. First is to prepare the catechumens for the celebration of the paschal mystery of our Lord.

Second, we, the Catholic faithful, should prepare ourselves by…

The Transfiguration and the Cross

The Transfiguration is related to Our Lord’s Baptism.  When the Lord was baptized by St. John the Baptist in the Jordan River, it was an initiation that pushed Him from His hidden life (as fully divine) to begin His public ministry (as a fully human).  The Transfiguration is a passage way on which Jesus crosses from His public ministry to His suffering and death.

by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

Good Friday is the very day when members of the Catholic Church commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Catholics all over the world and all other Christian denominations celebrate the commemoration of the salvation of humankind.

Do This in Remembrance of Me

In essence, our life of service is actually at the heart of the Last Supper that we commemorate on Holy Thursday – the Institution of the Eucharist.

Even in Darkness there is Light

Holy Saturday is the only day that we do not do church Liturgy until dusk. There is total silence, a time of sorrow and mourning because we contemplate that Jesus is in the tomb

Alleluia

We stopped saying or singing the “Alleluia” in our liturgical prayers during Lenten Season, but here again it’s back.  We are joyous to proclaim: The Lord is risen, Alleluia!

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Christmas Season

Waiting for Christmas

Waiting is one of the expressions of the Season of Advent. We wait for the coming of someone… who is the biggest gift in our lives.

JOY … Jesus Over You

…Third Sunday of Advent, traditionally called the “Gaudete Sunday”.  It is Latin for rejoice. This Sunday, the readings emphasizes to us the joyous anticipation of the coming of our Lord…

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us

God gave His Beloved Son to humanity; Jesus Christ became like us to share to us that divine life which is eternally His in the Blessed Trinity.

Epiphany

If Christmas is the feast of receiving a gift from God, Epiphany is the feast of opening the gift and discovering that gift is not just for ourselves but is meant to be shared with others.

Feast of Christ the King

… an end to this Liturgical Year cycle A, we also celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the King of the Universe and it is also commonly known as The Feast of Christ the King. This feast is recently added to the Western Liturgical Calendar.

Mother Mary

Holy Family and Mother of God

… celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.  In the Catholic Church, the Feast of the Holy Family is a liturgical celebration…

On the 1st day of the year, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God.

New Year is a time for us to give thanks

Catholics Honor Mary

… love for the Word who revealed himself to us as a newborn baby is absolutely inseparable from love for Mary.

Other Topics

Everything has its Time.docx

This weekend, let me share with you the beauty of time and show you how systematic God is. He used time and space to impose order in all things he created.

Strategies for Doing Mass with Kids

Many families find Mass challenging for one reason or another.  Here are 25 ideas for dealing with those challenges and making the most of your time at Mass

Roman Missal

…guide for the celebration of the Mass of the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church since 1969.

 6 Candles

…on or next to the altar are to be placed candlesticks with lighted candles…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a celebration of an opportunity of thinking back or making a U-Turn and to give thanks to all the blessings that we received in the past and to give something in return.

 Church as a Pilgrim

A procession is a concrete expression of the reality of the Church as a pilgrim. Under the headship of Christ and with the Blessed Mother and the saints, the Church, the Body of Christ, untiringly makes a lifetime procession until all reach the fullness of sanctity in the promised Kingdom.

Confession Counseling and Spiritual Direction

Confession, Counseling and Spiritual Direction are the main keys and great tools for ourselves especially in the aspect of human maturity and personal healing. We can say that they are similar, yet distinct, different, yet overlapping.

Marriage_Best Friend

Marriage is founded on unconditional friendship – the couple’s friendship with each other and their friendship with the Lord. It celebrates selfless love for the beloved which is the Lord’s very own brand of love…

Otros Temas

Todo tiene su tiempo.docx

Este fin de semana, permítanme compartir con ustedes la belleza del tiempo y mostrarles cuán sistemático es Dios. Usó el tiempo y el espacio para imponer el orden en todas las cosas que creó.

Las Velas

Da las Gracias

LA IGLESIA PEREGRINA

Confesión Consejería y Dirección espiritual

Misal Romano

SIEMPRE SERÉ TU MEJOR AMIGO