Category Archives: Catholic Feast Days

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

  Gospel of Luke 1: 26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. … Continue reading

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Saint John Payne – Called By God

This past Holy Saturday, in the late hours after the world had gone dark, the Church celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass. It is the same every year…it begins outside with the burning of a large fire, which the priest blesses. … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday or Sabbatum Sanctum

Holy Saturday or Sabbatum Sanctum…. is a day of great anticipation…we have made it to the final day of our Lenten journey. Like Good Friday, there is no celebration of Mass today. The Church will remain empty until dark….the altar … Continue reading

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Good Friday- Christ’s Seven Last Words From the Cross

Christ’s Seven Last Words…I was an adult before I heard that there is such a devotion. On Good Friday while we prepare ourselves for Christ’s death on the Cross… it is one of the most perfect ways of uniting yourself … Continue reading

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Maundy or Holy Thursday- The Mass of the Last Supper

Just four days after His triumphant ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, Jesus celebrates the Passover Feast with His disciples… what is referred to as the Last Supper. It is what we celebrate on Holy Thursday, it … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday – Hosanna In the Highest

Palm Sunday, the sixth and final Sunday of Lent, is a day of mixed emotions for Christians. First we gather in the narthex of the church and watch as the priest blesses the palm fronds that have been gathered for … Continue reading

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The Sorrowful Heart of the Blessed Mother – As Witnessed in the Town of Castelpetroso, Italy

In some areas of the world, the Catholic Faithful pay homage to Our Lady of Sorrows of Castelpetroso every year on March 22nd. It is the story about two women who were tending their sheep when they saw a vision … Continue reading

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