As an extreme extrovert, this time of social distancing has been painful. It is a lonely time. But there are some things we can do about it. Here are some of the ideas for building community, right now, today.
Holy Saturday isn’t just a day to get through so that we can get to Easter! It is a beautiful opportunity to recognize Jesus’ sacrifice and to prepare for His resurrection. Here are some simple ways to fully and confidently participate in Holy Saturday.
For the first time in our lives, the usual liturgies and traditions of Good Friday (such as the Veneration of the Cross) will not be available to Catholics except through livestream. However, with a little preparation, we can set Good Friday apart from all other days and truly enter into the Mystery of our Salvation.
On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. We also accompany Jesus as His Passion begins in the Garden at Gethsemane. How do can we honor Holy Thursday at home? Here are six ideas.
Many of us are saddened by the fact that we will be celebrating Palm Sunday at home this year. One thing is certain: this will be a memorable Palm Sunday. In an effort to live out the mystery of the passion with life and joy, I wanted to share some ideas to help your family have a fruitful Palm Sunday celebration.
So. Your Lent didn't quite turn out the way you expected. I can relate. As I type, I have my earbuds playing some of my favorite music. Yet I had given up music for Lent. I am also eating the chocolate I just purchased for my kids' Easter baskets…This is not the Lent I expected.
Now that most public liturgies are canceled—both Masses and parish Stations of the Cross—many of us are feeling the void in our Lenten practices. The good news is: you don’t have to gather in your parish church to meditate on the mysteries of our salvation. You can pray the Stations as a family in your own home!