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Friday, November 27, 2020

Living the Liturgical Year: Holy Thursday

We remember the Last Supper CONNIE CLARK Would you wash your best friend’s feet? Hmmm. But Jesus did that for his friends. And once a year,...

Celebrating Saint Rita of Cascia

Rita was born in 1381. She was the only child of older parents, and she grew up in a small town near Cascia, Italy. Rita’s parents taught her to live in peace. She became a wife, a mother, a widow, and a nun. Despite many difficulties in her life, Rita always was faithful to God.

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church — new memorial for the liturgical calendar

Pope Francis has created a new Marian feast day. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated the Monday...

Double-Espresso Disciples of a Decaf God

Generally, I am a very patient person. Or at least so I thought. I felt I was ready for all that life brings in a big city—until I moved to D.C.

Keeping the Triduum Alive at Home

DARIA SOCKEY The loss of Sunday mass in our parishes has left feeling bereft. We’re scrambling to find live-streamed mass and other ways to...

Celebrating Saint Thomas of Villanova

Thomas of Villanova is known as the Father of the Poor. He cared about people who were sick, homeless, and living in poverty. He said, “If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor.” He lived his life with love for others as Jesus teaches us.

Advent—A Time to Prepare

A group activity for the family at home or your class family.

Advent and Christmas: Light in the Darkness

"O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!" (Isaiah 2:5)

A Family Together: Christmas Presence

The word Christmas often brings to mind the word presents. Of course, Christmas IS a time when we give and receive presents. Christmas presents are one of the symbols of the season, which celebrates a very special presence—Jesus in our midst! Here are some other words we associate with the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Using a green highlighter or crayon, mark each word or words in this grid. When you finish, you will have created a familiar symbol of Christmas. Then add final touches to the symbol, especially one at the top!

Celebrating Sunday of the Word of God

A roundup of resources for studying and teaching about Scripture. by Barb Szyszkiewicz New on the liturgical calendar this year: Sunday of the Word of God,...