Celebrating Palm Sunday

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Apr 3, 2020 2:03:00 PM

Editorial Note: This post is part of a series intended for Catholics who are unable to participate in public celebrations of the Eucharist because of restrictions around COVID-19. Through prayerful reflection on the proper texts of the Mass each Sunday, we may still receive the fruits of Eucharistic communion.

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Topics: Eucharist, Holy Week, Lent, liturgy, Palm Sunday, COVID-19 Resources

Holy Week 2020: Active Participation from Afar

Posted by Brian W. MacMichael on Apr 2, 2020 7:05:00 AM

Under the pall of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of people around the globe have been radically upended in countless ways. The Church shares in this upheaval, as all dioceses of the United States have canceled public Masses and are wrestling with how best to continue dispensing the sacraments—especially Confession and Anointing of the Sick—while observing necessary health precautions. It’s clear that the celebrations of Holy Week will necessarily be very different in 2020, with the rituals unfolding in empty churches. (On the bright side, with stay-at-home orders, there should be record “attendance” at the Triduum via livestream!)

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Topics: Holy Week, liturgy, Paschal Triduum, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources

Celebrating the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Mar 27, 2020 3:07:00 PM

Editorial Note: This post is part of a series intended for Catholics who are unable to participate in public celebrations of the Eucharist because of restrictions around COVID-19. Through prayerful reflection on the proper texts of the Mass each Sunday, we may still receive the fruits of Eucharistic communion.

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Topics: Eucharist, Lent, liturgy, Mass, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Mar 20, 2020 1:24:36 PM

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Topics: Eucharist, Lent, liturgy, Mass, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Surrendering in Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours

Posted by Colleen Halpin on Mar 5, 2020 7:03:00 AM

Since beginning my work as a high school theology teacher, I have had the privilege and burden of seeking to discover Christ in the places I inhabit, and the eyes of those I teach. It did not take long for me to realize that this is easier said than done! Acknowledging my struggle to recognize God’s presence in my daily life, I decided to take up a spiritual practice to ground my day. I started praying the Liturgy of the Hours—specifically Morning and Night Prayer—and quickly found myself immersed in the Psalms. 

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Topics: liturgy, Liturgy of the Hours, prayer, psalms, surrender

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