Tag: Triduum

Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

| Kate Soucheray | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

We currently find ourselves in the season of Easter, the time between Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday and Pentecost, which celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire on Christ’s followers. As we look back to the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus we experienced throughout the triduum, we witnessed the self-sacrificing love of our Lord. This is known as the paschal mystery, which embraces and celebrates the redemptive work of Christ.

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The holiest time of year

The holiest time of year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of preparation to allow us to fully enter into the most important time of the year: the sacred triduum, from Holy Thursday until the Easter Vigil. It is meant to be a kind of three-day retreat for the whole Church where we meditate on the profound outpouring of love that comes through the mysteries of Christ.

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In a world missing its neighborhoods, parishes offer a spiritual home

In a world missing its neighborhoods, parishes offer a spiritual home

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | April 6, 2017

Through the workings of the Holy Spirit, complete strangers become one family in the body of Christ. In the ever-changing cultures of a free society, parish life remains a culture of its own.

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As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 31, 2016

Throughout these days of Easter, the readings at Mass remind us of the connection between being disciples of Christ and giving witness to his resurrection. Like Mary Magdalen, Simon Peter, John the beloved disciple and Thomas, we’re called to announce that the Jesus who suffered and died on the cross truly rose from the dead. It’s a story that tests our credulity (how many people do we know who have risen from the dead?). And yet, we know it to be true because of the eye witness testimony of that first generation of believers who saw the empty tomb, who were invited to explore the wounds in the hands and side of the risen Christ, or who shared a meal with him on the seashore and watched him eat the fish that he had prepared. From generation to generation, that testimony has been passed on with great care in the Church — and today that privileged task falls to us.

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Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 17, 2016

We are approaching the holiest time of our Church year in the celebration of Easter. Through the celebration of the sacred Triduum we will be invited to enter with Jesus into the mystery of his death and resurrection. The liturgies of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the Good Friday commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the three holiest liturgies of the year. The whole Church is invited to make those three days a kind of sacred retreat where we prayerfully meditate in our hearts on all that the Lord Jesus did for our salvation.

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The best part

The best part

| Alyssa Bormes | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

You know how you sometimes buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to the Holy Land, and then regret the purchase because for that kind of money, you ought to be walking away with groceries in your hands? But then you realize the money is going for a good cause — the parish — so then you forgive yourself, and then you forget about it, but then you win?

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Diving deep into Holy Week

Diving deep into Holy Week

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The liturgies of the Triduum — the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday — are unique in the liturgical year. Nowhere else will a priest wash feet, lead extended prayers of the faithful or begin Mass with a fire.

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Unpacking the Easter Vigil

Unpacking the Easter Vigil

| Daniel Muhall | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A primer on the longest liturgy of the year

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10 ways for families to observe Holy Week

10 ways for families to observe Holy Week

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creative Ideas for observing Holy Week as a family

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‘An answer for every cry of the human heart’

‘An answer for every cry of the human heart’

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

U of M parish to usher 17 into Church at Easter

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Rediscover: Easter

Rediscover: Easter

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Praying during the three holiest days of the year
Walking with Jesus: Ham Lake youth perform the Passion
‘Give Him 5’ prayer ministry aims to bring people closer to Christ

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The rich symbols of Holy Week

The rich symbols of Holy Week

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throughout this week of power and glory, tragedy and eternal triumph, Christians will be witness to a wide variety of rich symbols and sacramental signs, all of which bring us into contact with the saving mysteries we celebrate.

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