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May 21, 2017 - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/24/17

“Jesus is really and truly present...” “Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity...” “...This is My Body...This is My Blood...” Liturgy is the way we worship, but it is not only about the music, the Scripture, or the prayers. Liturgy is about Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Whether we are attending ... Read More »

May 14, 2017 - Ministers of Holy Communion

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

Ministers of Holy Communion: What does this mean? The Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, those who can distribute the Eucharist, are the “ordained” ministers—ordinary meaning to have received the Sacrament of Holy Orders—Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. I checked with various documents of the Church, and the Eucharist should be ... Read More »

May 1, 2017 - Readings and Gospel Posture

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

Looking again at posture, we sit for the First and Second Readings and the Responsorial Psalm.  At the Alleluia we stand and prepare for the Proclamation of the Gospel (which is proclaimed by the Deacon or Priest when there is no deacon).  Before the deacon proclaims the Gospel, however, ... Read More »

April 30, 2017 - The Mass and our Posture

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

April 30, 2017

In The Order of Holy Mass, the posture of those in attendance is specified in The General Instruction of the Roman Missal. By posture, I mean when we stand, sit, or kneel. Mass begins with the Procession to the Sanctuary where the Priest, Deacon, and other ... Read More »

April 23, 2017 - The Octave of Easter

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/25/17

Blessed Easter! The Octave of Easter ends today with the Second Sunday of Easter also called Sunday of Divine Mercy. The Divine Mercy Novena begun on Good Friday ended yesterday. The Easter Season, however, continues until Pentecost Sunday. It is during the Easter Season that the Church celebrates First ... Read More »

April 16, 2017 - He is Risen

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/17/17

Alleluia, alleluia.  Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed; let us then feast with joy in the Lord.  Alleluia, alleluia.

Sequence for Easter Sunday:  Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer your thankful praises!  A Lamb the sheep redeems; Christ, who only is sinless, reconciles sinners to the Father.  Death ... Read More »

April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/08/17

Today is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.  On this day the Church recalls the entrance of Christ the Lord into Jerusalem to accomplish his Paschal Mystery.  We hear The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.  As per custom, the Gospel is proclaimed in ... Read More »

April 2, 2017 - The End of Lent

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/08/17

Holy Thursday brings the end to Lent.  That night we begin the three days that are the center of our year.  There are three parts to the great Paschal Season:  The 40 days of Lent, the 3 days of the Triduum, and the 50 days of Easter.  The Triduum ... Read More »

March 26, 2017 -4th Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/08/17

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and is traditionally known as Laetare Sunday.  Laetare or “rejoice” is taken from the Latin translation of Isaiah 66:10-11.  It sets a tone of joyful anticipation of the Easter mystery.  The color for this day may be rose symbolic of anticipatory joy ... Read More »

March 19, 2017 - Colors of Lent and Holy Week

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 3/20/17

This week let’s look at some of the symbols of Lent and Holy Week.  Each liturgical season has its own color.  The color for Lent is violet or purple which is symbolic of penance.  The color for Holy Thursday, Easter, and the Easter season is white symbolic of purity ... Read More »