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Christmastide: The Celebration Has Just Begun!

Dec 20, 2018 By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people think that Christmas is over on December 26th. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration has just begun. There is a reason why Christmas is called a season. It does not last for a single day. We have been preparing for it for four weeks, and the Church couldn't possibly start and end its celebration of Christ's bi[...]

A Short Prayer & Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent

Dec 01, 2018 By Gretchen Filz

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT: IN EXPECTATION OF OUR LORDView The Catholic Company's entire selection of Advent Prayer Books here.TODAY'S GOSPELJesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die[...]

How To Experience The Sacred Triduum With Children

Mar 23, 2018 By Whitney Hetzel

Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week of the church year—even more so than Christmas. Beginning with Palm Sunday, when Jesus entered triumphantly into Jerusalem, and ending with Easter Sunday, Holy Week progresses to its final days with great solemnity. Sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday is referred to[...]

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Begin Lent With The Four Last Things

Feb 14, 2018 By Whitney Hetzel

"Remember man that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."These words, which derive from the Book of Genesis,  were spoken in the liturgy on Ash Wednesday when ashes were placed on the foreheads of the faithful.  We naturally begin this season of Lent with a contemplation of our death.Join us for an in-depth 40-day journey[...]

How To Celebrate As A Catholic When It’s Ash Wednesday & St. Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2018 By Genevieve Cunningham
How To Celebrate Ash Wednesday & St. Valentine's Day Like A Catholic

Catholics everywhere are talking about it. "Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day are on the same day this year. What do we DO?" No worries. The answer is actually pretty simple. We just haven't had to worry about this since 1945, and the coinciding of Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day won't happen again until 2024. In the meantime,[...]

The Lenten Program: How To Prepare For Your Most Fruitful Lent Yet!

Jan 31, 2018 By Ashley Osmera

Why does it always seem that as soon as we put away the last of the ornaments and decorations, Lent comes upon us faster than we can work off that last batch of Christmas cookies we ate?We generally have no problem knowing when Easter and Christmas are coming, because we have weeks of preparation beforehand, with the help of Len[...]

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