Thursday, April 9, 2009

Holy Thursday

Bells ring for the last time; the Gloria is sung; the churches are elaborately decorated; Jesus is brought to a flourishing garden for a night of deep, sorrowful, agonizing prayer...

The Church begins the Triduum with Holy Thursday.

During the day, many dioceses celebrate the Chrism Mass, where the oils for anointing are mixed and blessed and all priests renew their priesthood.

Then is celebrated the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: the commemoration of the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist followed by a solemn time of adoration in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Altar of Repose.

The Church begins the celebration of the Paschal Mystery...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Holy Week

The Church has entered the Holiest Week of the Year!!

May the graces of God pour out upon the whole world so that we all may be United in His SACRED HEART!!

God willing, I will have special posts for the Triduum...stay tuned.