Tag: Holy Week/Easter

How to continue the Easter celebration at home

How to continue the Easter celebration at home

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

May is usually a month crammed with celebrations on our calendars. We rush between graduations, first Communions, confirmations, showers for summer weddings or babies, Mother’s Day brunches and Memorial Day barbecues.

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Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

| Carol Zimmermann | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the country, churches have been forced to follow states’ stay-in-place guidelines, which some see as an infringement of their religious freedom.

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Vatican registers huge growth, engagement online for Holy Week, Easter

Vatican registers huge growth, engagement online for Holy Week, Easter

| Carol Glatz | April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy Week and Easter events broadcast and shared by Vatican media reached millions of people around the world, attracting new viewers, followers and fans inspired by Pope Francis’ words and gestures.

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Pope calls for a ‘contagion’ of Easter hope, peace, care for poor

Pope calls for a ‘contagion’ of Easter hope, peace, care for poor

| Cindy Wooden | April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In an Easter celebration like no other, Pope Francis prayed that Christ, “who has already defeated death and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,” would “dispel the darkness of our suffering humanity and lead us into the light of his glorious day, a day that knows no end.”

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Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen, Alleluia!

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Truly he is risen, alleluia!

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The Lord rising in the ‘strangeness’

The Lord rising in the ‘strangeness’

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Something strange is happening — there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness.” Those words, from an ancient homily on Holy Saturday, first intended to describe the world on the cusp of the first Easter, seem eerily all-too-applicable to our own situation in 2020.

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Easter victory in a time of pandemic

Easter victory in a time of pandemic

| Jonathan Liedl | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

O death, where is thy victory?

O death, where is thy sting?

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Triduum in the domestic church, day by day

Triduum in the domestic church, day by day

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Even though Brigid Hadzima uses liturgical living to teach her children, ages 1 to 11, “I still love these things and I’m 34 years old,” she said. “It’s still a grounding for me. It’s a link to the past. It’s a link to my mom, to my grandma. And ultimately, it’s a link to our faith. It’s something I can see, touch, hear, and reminds me of what we’re about, where our heavenly home is, where our home is ultimately.”

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Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

Holy Week at home: ‘Liturgical living’ expert offers ideas for a meaningful Triduum

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The author of “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life,” Kendra Tierney literally wrote the book on how to celebrate the Church’s feasts and fasts in the home.

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Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses with distribution of the Eucharist will be suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at least through Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an April 1 memo to priests and deacons.

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Virtual Holy Week retreat to begin Palm Sunday

Virtual Holy Week retreat to begin Palm Sunday

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is planning a virtual Holy Week retreat and inviting all to participate

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Bethlehem family, on lockdown, prepares for Easter with films on saints

Bethlehem family, on lockdown, prepares for Easter with films on saints

| Judith Sudilovsky | March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Communal church life is an integral part of family life for George and Randa Sabat and their four children, but with a strictly enforced lockdown on the city and the two neighboring towns of Beit Jala and Beit Sahour, the family has been looking inward for spiritual support and a strengthening of their faith.

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