Liturgical Year

Ash Wednesday
(Wednesday, 01 March 2017, 24 days earlier)

Lent (first Sunday)
(Sunday, 05 March 2017, 20 days earlier)

Palm Sunday
(Sunday, 09 April 2017, 15 days later)

Maundy Thursday
(Thursday, 13 April 2017, 19 days later)

Good Friday
(Friday, 14 April 2017, 20 days later)

Holy Saturday
(Saturday, 15 April 2017, 21 days later)

Easter Sunday
(Sunday, 16 April 2017, 22 days later)

Events Calendar

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  1. Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, March 26, 2017

      March 26, Fourth Sunday of Lent       Cycle A. Readings:       1) 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a       Psalm 23:1-6       2) Ephesians 5:8-14       Gospel: John 9:1-41   By Sharon K. Perkins Catholic News Service In the U.S. … Continue reading
  2. Protecting children: Warning signs of potential abusers

    By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eighth in a series) ROME — Everyone knows the story of the prophet Jonah. He is commanded by God to prophesy to Nineveh, home of one of Israel’s greatest enemies. Despite receiving God’s commission … Continue reading
  3. Mother Mary: The merciful, mischievous interceder in Italian legends

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told a story today about a legend in southern Italy to illustrate how Mary is always nearby, watching, waiting and ready to jump in and lend a hand. While Jesus is every person’s best advocate … Continue reading
  4. Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, March 19, 2017

    March 19, Third Sunday of Lent       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Exodus 17:3-7       Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9       2) Romans 5:1-2, 5-8       Gospel: John 4:5-42   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service Why are you a Christian? What is … Continue reading
  5. Protecting children: How loving families, strong social support can help

    By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Seventh in a series) ROME — If you think the problems facing families today are new, just open your Bible; the common themes remain. Throughout both the Old and New Testaments are stories of … Continue reading
  6. Two saints’ feasts ‘can cure our amnesia’ on immigration

    Here is a reflection written by the vice president of mission for Catholic Extension, a national Catholic fundraising organization based in Chicago that builds churches and aids the Catholic Church in America’s poorest places. Looking ahead to two important feast … Continue reading
  7. Wanted: Humble shepherd, clear communicator, world traveler

    VATICAN CITY — Four years ago today, 115 cardinal-electors chose a new pope. Inspired through prayer and the Holy Spirit, the men sought to elect the best pastor for this particular moment in the church and the world. We here … Continue reading
  8. Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, March 12, 2017

      March 12, Second Sunday of Lent      Cycle A. Readings:      1) Genesis 12:1-4a      Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22      2) 2 Timothy 1:8b-10      Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service … Continue reading
  9. Protecting children: Overcoming resistance to usher in positive change

    By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Sixth in a series) ROME — During class this week, a student asked the professor why it takes so long for things to get done in the church. The professor answered with an analogy. He … Continue reading
  10. Pope Francis’ words on women

    By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women. Pope Francis has often spoken on their achievements and contributions to the church, but has honored their … Continue reading

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