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Liturgy Corner - May 15, 2022 - Sacramentals

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/20/22

Sacramentals are Sacred signs that bear a resemblance to Sacraments. A sacramental can be an object or an action. They differ from the 7 Sacraments in several important ways. Jesus instituted the Sacraments; the Church institutes—and can abolish—sacramentals. A sacrament imparts grace in virtue of the Rite itself (it ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner  May 8, 2022 - What is a scapular?

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/09/22

A scapular is a sacramental originating in the Middle Ages. It was part of a religious habit, a narrow piece of cloth about the width of the shoulders with an opening in the center so that it could be slipped over the head and hang in equal lengths. It ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner May 1, 2022 - May dedicated to Marian devotion

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/01/22

The month of May is dedicated to Marian devotion, a popular tradition dating back to the 16th century.  Although May is a form of “Mary”, the name of this month comes from the Latin for the “month of Maia,” the Roman goddess of grain.  The people of ancient Rome ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 24, 2022 - Mystagogy

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/29/22

Mystagogy (“interpretation of mystery”) is a time of reflection on the mysteries of thesacraments. It is specifically a time after Easter when those who received the Sacraments ofInitiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, reflect on these sacraments and learn more aboutthem. Mystagogy is also a time for each of us to ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 17, 2022 He is Risen! Alleluia!  

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/17/22

Like Christmas, Easter is far more than a single day of observance but rather a period of time.  It is a 7-week season of the Church year called Eastertide, the fifty days that begins at sundown on the Easter Vigil and continues for 6 more Sundays until Pentecost Sunday.  ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 10, 2022 - Holy Week

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/17/22

Today is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the beginning of Holy Week.  On Thursday we begin the Triduum with Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  It is at this Mass that we celebrate the institution of the priesthood as well as the institution of the ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 3, 2022 - Next Sunday is Palm Sunday

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/05/22

Next Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.  It is the beginning of Holy Week and recalls Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of the last week of his life.  From the 4th Century, a procession and other ceremonies commemorating Jesus’ arrival in ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner March 27, 2022 - the 4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/05/22

Today is the 4th Sunday of Lent and is traditionally known as Laetare Sunday.  It is called by this name because of the first word of the Entrance Antiphon.  Laetare means “Rejoice” and is taken from the Latin translation of Isaiah 66:10-11.  It sets the tone of joyful anticipation ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner March 20, 2022 - What are holy cards?

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/05/22

What are holy cards?  Holy cards are hand-sized printed religious images, typically of Jesus, Mary, an angel, or a saint.  Oftentimes we as Catholics are criticized for having images in our churches and for carrying holy cards.  We do not worship these images but use them as a devotion, ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner March 13, 2022 on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 3/17/22

On Saturday, March 19, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We will have completed our 9-day Novena where we asked Saint Joseph to guide us in the path of life.  “The angel brought Joseph astonishing news: his wife, Mary, was with child ... Read More »