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Here’s a press release from the folks at the Eucharistic Congress that I’d thought I’d share with you — be sure to keep them in your prayers! – 1000 km on foot to Quebec City for the International Eucharistic Congress Quebec City, March 20, 2008 – The 2008 International Eucharistic Congress invites all media, as ...read more
On Good Friday we gather together as the Christian community to mourn the death of our most beloved member. We ‘behold the man’ and gaze upon Jesus, who took upon himself all of our sins and failings so that we could experience peace and reconciliation with the One who sent him. Each year on Good ...read more
On Holy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper of Our Lord and celebrate the institution of the Eucharist. It is a very special evening to remember what Jesus did for us, and the great gift he left us. Memory is one of the most mysterious and greatest powers of the human spirit. Without memory we ...read more
The word “triduum” comes from a Latin root which means “in the space of three days”, and the Church’s observance of the Easter Triduum is one single celebration that lasts for three days. The Old Testament records several occasions of three-day prayer or ritual ceremonies, and Jesus picks up on this concept when he refers ...read more
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test ...read more
This is my tenth Palm Sunday. I remember having to squint as I walked to Church, ten years ago this morning, as the sun reflected off the remaining snow. Winter, like Lent, was nearly over and the air was filled with an organic odour that may have been repellant, were it not for the new ...read more
Holy Week is so different from any other week in the Christian year. The Three Days of Triduum are between the Forty days of Lent and the Fifty days of Easter. The great Three Days conclude on Easter Sunday afternoon. The Passion, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of the Lord are the very themes that unite ...read more
Could the Church’s new environmental emphasis be a myth? Some commentators tried to argue as much. It’s true that the Pope’s statements on the subject are given a disproportionate share of the headlines lately. That said, surely the Holy Father now knows that every green comment he makes will appear in the mainstream media. Yet ...read more
The Church has traditionally grounded Lenten spirituality in almsgiving, fasting and prayer as taught by Jesus in his Evangelical Discourse (Matt. Chap. 6). At the mention of “prayer,” our thoughts may turn first just in the direction of vocal prayer, – “saying” prayers. But we should never restrict the concept of prayer just to “words.” ...read more
Lent is a special time to prepare for the passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord.  We have a full line-up of programming for Holy Week beginning this weekend on Palm Sunday to help enter into this great mystery. Prior to that, this Thursday, we will be broadcasting a special Sacrament of Penance service presided ...read more