Holy Days and Feasts

Easter is the most significant season in the Church, followed by Christmas. The liturgical year, however, is filled with many other holy days of obligation, feast days, memorials and solemnities that lend a richness to the life of the Church.

Holy Days

Holy Days

All Saints' and All Souls' Days

All Saints' and All Souls' Days What’s the background to these November celebrations?

The Cross Triumphant

The Cross Triumphant What are the feasts of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows?

Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Another gift preceded God’s gift of His Son

Opening the Word: The Three in One

Opening the Word: The Three in One Though the doctrine of the Trinity is difficult for us to understand, it is a mystery ...

Understanding the Church Calendar

Understanding the Church Calendar What are the differences between a solemnity, a feast and a memorial?

Legends and lessons of Groundhog Day

Legends and lessons of Groundhog Day A 1993 movie made the town of Punxsutawney famous for tradition.

Opening the Word: Sign of new covenant

Opening the Word: Sign of new covenant Jesus was baptized to show he had come to live in the midst of a humanity in need of a ...

Opening the Word: Faithful obedience

Opening the Word: Faithful obedience As culture tries to alter the nature of family, we should turn to our Christian family ...

Opening the Word: Christ, the perfect priest-king

Opening the Word: Christ, the perfect priest-king Jesus Christ liberates, guides and shapes his pilgrim people; do we serve him as we ...

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All Saints' and All Souls' Days
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