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Liturgy Corner June 13, 2021 - Incensation

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/12/21

Today is the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The color for this liturgical season is green symbolic of hope and the vitality of the life of faith.  It is during this season that we spend time with Jesus and learn from Him how to live our lives and join ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner June 6, 2021 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Chris

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/05/21

Today we celebrate The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi.  This feast commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist.  The feast began in Liege in 1246 and was extended throughout the Church in the West by Pope Urban IV in 1264.  Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner May 30, 2021 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/29/21

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  It is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost to commemorate the mystery of the Trinity: Three Persons in One God (see Matthew 28: 18-20).  A votive Mass for the Trinity dates from the 7th century.  An office, which is still prayed ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner May 23, 2021  Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/29/21

Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday and the end of the Easter Season.  Tomorrow we begin the 8th Week in Ordinary Time.  However, tomorrow is the Memorial of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.  Tuesday we remember Saint Bede the Venerable, Saint Gregory VII, and Saint Mary Magdalene ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner May 16, 2021 - Liturgy of the Eucharist, Preparation of the Gifts

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/21

The first part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the Preparation of the Gifts.  The taking of bread and wine by Jesus at the Last Supper was his way of pointing out or calling attention to these elements.  In the early Christian community this action remained rather simple. ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - May 9, 2021 - Liturgy of the Eucharist

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/10/21

Happy Mother’s Day!  Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter.  We are nearing the 40th day of the Easter Season and the Ascension of the Lord, which will be celebrated next Sunday. In the Ascension, we find the completion of Jesus’ earthly mission, our redemption is accomplished.  With the ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner May 2, 2021 - “Glory to God”

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/01/21

The Gloria is also known as the “greater doxology.” Some call it the “Angelic Hymn” since  its first words are those of the angels at Bethlehem. It has come down to us from the treasury of early  Christian hymns modeled upon the Psalms and Canticles of Sacred Scripture. This ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner - April 25, 2021 - Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/25/21

Easter is the oldest and greatest Christian feast.  The feast is also called the “Pasch,” or Pascha (from the Hebrew for “Passover”).  Among Jesus’ titles are “Paschal Lamb” and “Lamb of God.”  Each Sunday is seen as a “little Easter”.  Easter is to the Liturgical Year as Sunday is ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 18, 2021 - Sacred Items within the Church

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/20/21

This week let’s review some of the sacred items contained within the church. The Altar is thetable on which the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. The Altar Candles are the candles on eachside of the Altar that light the Altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Altar ... Read More »

Liturgy Corner April 11, 2021 -

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 4/10/21

Today is the Second Sunday of Easter, also Divine Mercy Sunday, and the close of the Octave of Easter.  The modern devotion to Christ as Divine Mercy is based on the private revelations of Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), a Polish nun.  Saint Faustina was a member of the convent ... Read More »