03/23/2018

In order to prepare for this sacred time leading up to our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection, we invite you to meditate on some quotes from the saints.

Cardinal Sean pouring Chrism into vessel
04/16/2019

During Holy Week, bishops from dioceses around the world celebrate the Chrism Mass. Though the Chrism Mass is usually on the morning of Holy Thursday, it can fall on another day of the week if need be. During the Mass, three types of oil are blessed for each church in the diocese to use throughout the coming year. In addition to the blessing of the oils, all the priests and bishops of the diocese publicly renew their priestly promises at the Chrism Mass.

04/15/2014

We gather for the annual oil change and tune up.  The oils are the tools we use in the ministry we share, but just as important is our own tune up as we gather as presbyterate to recommit ourselves to follow Christ and to shepherd His people. 

04/13/2017

The fifth word is from John 19:28: I thirst.

04/13/2017

The fourth word is from Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Good Friday, Holy Week 2018
03/30/2018

John 19:25-30

Holy Thursday, Holy Week 2018
03/29/2018

John 13:1-15

"O sublime humility! O humble sublimity!"

04/10/2017
 

Holy Week marks the most important time of the Church’s year. During this week, which culminates in the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection, Catholics around the world participate in customs that have developed over the years to commemorate this most important event of salvation. Below are some of the most unique traditions of Holy Week.

04/16/2014

Before you get worried, let me just say that, no, I'm not suggesting we imitate Judas' behavior. Even though Judas' betrayal of Jesus played an essential role in the fulfillment of Scripture, Jesus is pretty clear in the Gospel reading at today's Mass that "it would be better for that man if he had never been born."

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