Seasons in the Church
There are three cycles in the Church’s liturgical calendar: A, B, and C for Sundays and Cycle I and II for weekdays
This cycle is the longest of the church’s calendar. The first part of the Ordinary Time falls
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.
“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 …
What is the significance behind this ancient custom? The liturgical custom is one of the oldest, dating back to the 4th century. …
…the Lenten Season… begins on Ash Wednesday… it’s all about God’s invitation to go back in loving relationship with Him.
The Gloria, the Alleluia and Holy Water fonts
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
…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…
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.
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.
… 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.
… 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
… love for the Word who revealed himself to us as a newborn baby is absolutely inseparable from love for Mary.
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.
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
…guide for the celebration of the Mass of the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church since 1969.
…on or next to the altar are to be placed candlesticks with lighted candles…
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.
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 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 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…
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.