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Catechetical corner: Easter season is heart of church’s year

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The Easter season has begun and in our Catholic faith, Easter is the primary holy day and season of the year. Many folks look at Christmas as the biggest feast of the church year because it represents God coming in the flesh. Thinking that Christmas is the main feast of the church is understandable, but that is not the case.

Easter is the day around which the entire church year revolves.

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Sunday Scripture: One Spirit in Christ

April 12th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Uncategorized

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Readings for Sunday, April 15, Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31

 

Receive the Holy Spirit…”

Jesus uses these words in the Gospel, in part, to prepare the disciples for the fact that they are now being sent out. Jesus sends them to preach and to heal and to be peace in the world in the same way that Jesus had been sent to do and to be those things. Through our own share in the one Spirit of Christ – we are no less sent.

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Do It Yourself Lent: April 7

April 7th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Sunday Scripture: Easter is the beginning, not a happy ending

April 7th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Readings for April 8

The Resurrection of the Lord, The Mass of Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3: 1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

John 20:1-9

 

We who have known the Easter story for years may possibly wonder why the close followers of Jesus were so slow to understand, but then we have to realize that we certainly don’t understand what resurrection from the dead is, or how it happens. So we take refuge in Easter bunnies, preferably chocolate, and Easter eggs, which are symbols of new life.

I don’t understand it either. But St. Paul, with his usual forthrightness, told that if it isn’t true, then our whole faith is “vain” and we are back to square one.

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Do It Yourself Lent: April 6

April 6th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Do It Yourself Lent: April 5

April 5th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Do It Yourself Lent: April 4

April 4th, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Do It Yourself Lent: April 3

April 3rd, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Do It Youself Lent: April 2

April 2nd, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Do It Yourself Lent: March 31

March 31st, 2012 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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