Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation

On a Mission For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 Participating in the sevenContinue reading “Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation”

March is Dedicated to St. Joseph

It is the year of Saint Joseph! December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021. Solemnity of St. Joseph is March 19th. You can take a break from your Lenten Fasts and enjoy a Feast Day! I wanted to put up a few ideas on how to celebrate St. Joseph through the month of March becauseContinue reading “March is Dedicated to St. Joseph”

Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy Continued “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church.” -Colossians 1:24 This week we are continuing to explore the Catholic Mass. To recap: Jesus instituted the Sacrament ofContinue reading “Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind”

Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy

Sanctuary, Vessels and Vestments As He entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to Him, begging Him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home in terrible distress.” And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you comeContinue reading “Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy”

Session 15: Walk through the Mass

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In theContinue reading “Session 15: Walk through the Mass”

Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice

Selfless acts of love “Not that [Christ] might offer Himself there again and again, as the high priest enters year after year into the sanctuary with blood that is not his own; if that were so He would have had to suffer death over and over from the creation of the world.  But now HeContinue reading “Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice”

Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist

Exploring our Jewish Roots I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  -John 6:51 This week’s continuation of the discussion of the Eucharist we take aContinue reading “Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist”

Feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany is traditionally observed on January 6th. It is often called Three Kings Day. (Read more here. And the 9 Things you need to know about Epiphany.) It marks the visitation of the Magi bearing gifts to Jesus. If this celebration has not found its way into your holiday festivities perhaps you will consider trying one orContinue reading “Feast of the Epiphany”

Session 11: The Sacraments

Baptism and Confirmation Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walkContinue reading “Session 11: The Sacraments”