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Liturgy Corner March 7 - Liturgy Corner March 7, 2021 The Readings during Holy Mass

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 3/07/21

The First Reading during Holy Mass normally comes from the Old Testament.  An integral part of the Jewish synagogue service was the reading of the Law and the Prophets.  The books of Moses were read at each service with other readings chosen at will.  The conviction that all the ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner February 28, 2021 Today is the Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 2/27/21

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent.  Last Sunday those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil went through the Rite of Election.  These catechumens are now numbered among the Elect.  As such, they are now closer to receiving the Easter Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist—the Sacraments of Initiation—and ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner February 21, 2021 - The Stations of the Cross,

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 2/20/21

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, is a form of devotion commemorating the Passion and Death of Jesus.  In this devotion we accompany, in spirit, our Blessed Lord in His sorrowful journey from the house of Pilate to Calvary.  As we walk ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner February 14, 2021 - Holy Oils

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 2/14/21

There are three types of Holy Oils that are used sacramentally for anointing.  These are the oils that are blessed each year at the Chrism Mass by the bishop.  The followers of Jesus take their name, Christians, from his title as “the Christ”, the anointed One (see Acts 10:38).  ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner February 7, 2021 - Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 2/06/21

On February 17, we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday.  Mass on this day is not obligatory.  Receiving ashes is not obligatory.  It is a great way to begin our Lenten Season, but only if one feels safe.  The Archdiocese has put out directives, which each parish (including ours) will ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner January 31, 2021 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 1/31/21

Today is the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  During the liturgical year there are 33 or 34 weeks that do not fall within a specific season or celebrate a specific aspect of the mystery of Christ, such as Christmas or Easter.  These Sundays in Ordinary Time are devoted to ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner January 24, 2021 - Liturgical Colors

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 1/24/21

Each Liturgical season has its own charism, which we will discuss in future weeks. Each season also has its own Liturgical color. The color of Ordinary Time is green. Green is symbolic of hope and the vitality of thelife of Faith. During Advent and Lent the color is violet ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner January 17, 2021 - Review of the Liturgical Year

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 1/17/21

So a review of the Liturgical Year: Christmas is a non-movable feast, meaning it is always December 25 no matter what day it falls on.  To find the First Sunday of Advent, we count back 4 Sundays from Christmas.  Advent may not always be 4 full weeks, but it ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner, January 10, 2021 - the Baptism of the Lord Closing out the Christmas Season

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 1/09/21

Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and this Sunday the Baptism of the Lord, which closes out the Christmas Season.  Monday we begin the first and shorter of the two Ordinary Times.  “The Magi set out because of a deep desire which prompted ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner January 3, 2021- THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD  KINGLY GIFTS 

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 1/05/21

This day in many parts of the world is called Three Kings Day because of today’sGospel reading about the visit of the three kings or magi to see the child Jesus. Thechurch’s name for the day, Epiphany, is based on a Greek word that means “to re-veal” or “make ... Read More »