Liturgical Seasons (Advent & Christmas)

Liturgical Seasons (Advent & Christmas)

Advent

Christmas

Year of Mercy

Easter

Lent

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sacred Heart


Sacred Heart of Jesus

Catholic Word of the Day: LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART, 10-19-09
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the Sacred Heart Today
The Biblical Foundation of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [Ecumenical]
Heart to Heart (Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion) [St. Margaret Mary Alacoque]
(June) The Month of the Sacred Heart {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [St. Margaret Mary Alacoque]
The Heart of the World (On the Sacred Heart of Jesus) (Catholic Caucus)
The Sacred Heart Is The Holy Eucharist(Catholic Caucus)
The Origin of the Sacred Heart Badge

Importance of Devotion to the Sacred Heart
An Awesome Homily on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Father Edmond Kline
Catholic Prayer and Devotion: June the Month of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Devotions: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Pope Urges Jesuits to Spread Sacred Heart Devotion
Homilies preached by Father Altier on the Feast of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Meditation and Devotion: The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Daily Recomendation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus powerful prayer!
The Sacred Heart and the Eucharist
The Love of the Sacred Heart

On the Sacred Heart – “We Adore God’s Love of Humanity”
HAURIETIS AQUAS (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart) – Encyclical by Pope Pius XII
Solemnity Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sacred Heart a Feast of God’s Love, Says John Paul II
The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Symbol of Combativity and the Restoration of Christendom
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus-The Early Church, Middle Ages up to St. Margaret Mary
See this Heart
‘God Will Act and Will Reign’
About Devotion To The Sacred Heart:The Story Of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Rediscover Feast of Sacred Heart, John Paul II Tells Youth


Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy

Ideas and Resources for Parishes

The Holy Season of Lent

Third Week of Lent

Fifth Week of Lent

St. Patrick

Lent

Lent

Stations of the Cross

Fast and Abstinence EWTN

Fast & Abstinence USCCB

It is a traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality that a constituent part of repentance, of turning away from sin and back to God, includes some form of penance, without which the Christian is unlikely to remain on the narrow path and be saved (Jer. 18:11, 25:5; Ez. 18:30, 33:11-15; Joel 2:12; Mt. 3:2; Mt. 4:17; Acts 2:38). Christ Himself said that His disciples would fast once He had departed (Lk. 5:35). The general law of penance, therefore, is part of the law of God for man.

The Code of Canon Law prescribes (Canons 1250-1252):

CHAPTER II.

Days of Penance

Can.  1249 The divine law binds all the Christian faithful to do penance each in his or her own way. In order for all to be united among themselves by some common observance of penance, however, penitential days are prescribed on which the Christian faithful devote themselves in a special way to prayer, perform works of piety and charity, and deny themselves by fulfilling their own obligations more faithfully and especially by observing fast and abstinence, according to the norm of the following canons.

Can.  1250 The penitential days and times in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent.

Can.  1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Can.  1252 The law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year. The law of fasting binds those who have attained their majority, until the beginning of their sixtieth year. Pastors of souls and parents are to ensure that even those who by reason of their age are not bound by the law of fasting and abstinence, are taught the true meaning of penance.

Can.  1253 The conference of bishops can determine more precisely the observance of fast and abstinence as well as substitute other forms of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety, in whole or in part, for abstinence and fast.

Ideas and Resources for Parishioners

The Code of Canon Law:

More Information

Lent 2016 – 40 Days of Mercy

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent

Journey to the Foot of the Cross – 10 Things to Remember For Lent

Videos for Lent

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

Lent Calendar Printable 2016


Lent Calendar on Web

Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence

USCCB Offers Online Resources For Lent

Canon Law

Questions and Answers About Lent

Holy Father’s 2013 Lenten Message

Holy Father’s 2012 Lenten Message

Holy Father’s 2011 Lenten Message

Holy Father’s 2010 Lenten Message

Your Guide to a Catholic Lent

I’ll Take Back What The Devil Stole From Me. Msgr. Pope Homily For The 5th Sunday Of Lent

Walk In The Light – A Homily For The 4th Sunday Of Lent

All About Lent [Catholic Caucus]
This Lent, Prepare Yourself For A Marian Consecration {Catholic Caucus}
Plenary Indulgence Reminder: Fridays In Lent
Don’t Waste Your Lent: 7 Ways To Have A Good Lent (Catholic Caucus)
Lent, Day By Day (The Lenten Stational Churches Of Rome)
Stabat Mater (Catholic Caucus)
A Late Lenten Meditation On The Reality Of Spiritual Warfare
I’ll Take Back What The Devil Stole From Me. Msgr. Pope Homily For The 5th Sunday Of Lent
Walk In The Light – A Homily For The 4th Sunday Of Lent
[Chaput:] Lent And The Road Less Traveled
Just A Little Talk With Jesus – Homily For The 3rd Sunday Of Lent
Every Round Goes Higher, Higher! – A Sermon For The Second Sunday Of Lent
A Lenten Meditation On The Cross As A Place Of Love, Even Joy
Ten Tips For The Best Lent [Catholic Caucus]
Lenten Station Churches Of Rome – Ash Wednesday – Santa Sabina (Live Coverage 10:30 Am)

Ewtn Adds Lenten Scripture Challenge To App
Make Your Lent Beautiful With Lent At Ephesus
Ancient Lenten Pilgrimage Comes To Life Through New Book
Detox Your Soul This Lent
Lent Is Coming: Time To Prepare Printable Lent Worksheet
Cdl. Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013
Your Guide To A Catholic Lent
Following The Truth: Lent: Becoming Uncomfortable About Being Comfortable [Catholic And Open]
Following The Truth: Spiritual Exercises – Week One [Of Lent] In Review
Clerical Narcissism And Lent
Content Of Pope’s Lenten Spiritual Exercises Revealed
How Lent Can Make A Difference In Your Relationship With God (Ecumenical Thread)
A Call From The Fssp French District: Offer Up Your Lent For Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]
A Call From The Fssp French District: Offer Up Your Lent For Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]
On The 40 Days Of Lent
Tailor Lent Outside Catholic Traditions
Tailor Lent Outside Catholic Traditions
Lent, A Time To Shoulder Our Christian Responsibilities
Consecrate This Lent To Jesus Through Mary, Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity [Catholic Caucus]
Opinion: Lent For Redacted [Ekoomenikal]

Ash (Or Clean) Monday – Lent Begins (For Some Catholics) – February 20, 2012
[Why I Am Catholic]: Lent And Holy Week (A Primer) [Catholic Caucus]
Lent, A Time To Give From The Heart [Catholic Caucus}
Learning The Beatitudes During Lent — Use Your Rosary To Learn The Beatitutdes [Catholic Caucus]
Lenten Ember Days: March 16th, 18th, And 19th, 2011 (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
St. Vincent Ferrer – Sermon For The First Sunday Of Lent [Ecumenical]
Pope Describes ‘Lenten Road’ That Leads To Renewal
St. Andrew Of Crete, Great Canon Of Repentance – Tuesday’s Portion (Orthodox/Latin Caucus)
The Great Canon Of St. Andrew Of Crete (Monday’s Portion) [Orth/Cath Caucus]
Penance And Reparation: A Lenten Meditation(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
For Lent – Top 10 Bible Verses On Penance
Cana Sunday: Entrance Into Great Lent
2011 Catechetical Homily On The Opening Of Holy And Great Lent
8 Ways To Pray During Lent [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
_______, Lent, And The Rummage Sale
So What Shall We Do During These Forty Days Of Lent? [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Lenten Traditions (Catholic Caucus)
Are You Scrupulous? A Lenten Homily By John Cardinal O’connor
Blow The Trumpet! Call The Assembly! The Blessings Of Fasting
Lenten Challenges

Lent And The Catholic Business Professional (Interview)
Temptations Correspond To Our Vulnerabilities: Biblical Reflection For 1st Sunday Of Lent
A Lenten “Weight” Loss Program
On The Lenten Season
Lent 2010: Pierce Thou My Heart, Love Crucified [Catholic Caucus]
Us Seminarians Begin Lenten Pilgrimage To Rome’s Ancient Churches
Conversion “Is Going Against The Current” Of An “Illusory Way Of Life”[Pope Benedict Xvi For Lent]
Vanity] Hope You All Make A Good Lent [Catholic Caucus]
Lent — Easter 2010, Reflections, Prayer, Actions Day By Day
Stational Churches (Virtually Visit One Each Day And Pray)
40 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Lent!
What To Give Up (For Lent)? The List
On The Spiritual Advantages Of Fasting [Pope Clement Xiii]
Christ’s Temptation And Ours (Reflection For The First Sunday Of Lent)
Pope Benedict Xvi Message For Lent 2010 (Feb 15 = Ash Monday & Feb 17 = Ash Wednesday)
Whatever Happened To (Lenten) Obligations? [Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving]Archbishop John Vlazny
Vatican Presents Lenten Website: Lent 2009
A Scriptural Way Of The Cross With Meditations By Saint Alphonsus Liguori (Lenten Prayer/Devotional)
Prayer, Fasting And Mercy By St. Peter Chrysologus, Early Church Father [Catholic Caucus]
History Of Lent (Did The Church Always Have This Time Before Easter?)

Beginning Of Lent
Lent (Catholic Encyclopedia – Caucus Thread)
At Lent, Let Us Pray For The Pope (Converts Ask Us To Pray For The Pope)
Daily Lenten Reflections 2009
Lenten Stations [Stational Churches For Lent] (Catholic Caucus)
40 Days For Life Campaign Is Now Under Way (February 25 – April 5]
This Lent, Live As If Jesus Christ Is Indeed Lord Of Your Life
Reconciliation, Forgiveness, Hope – And Lent
Intro To Fast And Abstinence 101
Lent: Why The Christian Must Deny Himself (With Scriptural References)
40 Ways To Improve Your Lent
Everything Lent (Lots Of Links)
The Best Kind Of Fasting
Getting Serious About Lent
Lent Overview
Meditations On The Passion Of Our Lord Jesus Christ [Devotional]
On Lent… And Lourdes (Benedict Xvi’s Angelus Address)
Lent For Newbies
Lent — 2008 — Come And Pray Each Day
Lent: Why The Christian Must Deny Himself

Lenten Workshop [Lots Of Ideas For All]
Lent And Reality
Forty Days (Of Lent) [Devotional/Reflections]
Pope Benedict Takes His Own Advice, Plans To Go On Retreat For Lent
Guide For Lent – What The Catholic Church Says
Message Of His Holiness Benedict Xvi For Lent 2008
40 Days For Life: 2008 Campaigns [Lent Registration This Week]
Vatican Web Site Focuses On Lent
Almsgiving [Lent]
Conversion Through Prayer, Fasting And Almsgiving [Lent]
Lenten Stations — Stational Churches – Visit Each With Us During Lent {Catholic Caucus}
Something New For Lent: Part I — Holy Souls Saturdays
Reflections For Lent (February, March And April, 2007)
Lent 2007: The Love Letter Written By Pope Benedict
Pre-Lent Through Easter Prayer And Reflections — 2007
Stations Of The Cross [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
For Study And Reflection During Lent – Mind, Heart, Soul [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Ash Wednesday And The Lenten Fast-Family Observance Lenten Season [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Pre-Lenten Days — Family Activities-Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)[Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
40 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Lent! [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

Lenten Fasting Or Feasting? [Catholic Caucus]
Pope’s Message For Lent-2007
The True Nature Of Fasting (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
The Triduum And 40 Days
The Three Practices Of Lent: Praying, Fasting. Almsgiving
Why We Need Lent
Message Of His Holiness Benedict Xvi For Lent 2006
Lent A Time For Renewal, Says Benedict Xvi
Why You Should Celebrate Lent
Getting The Most Out Of Lent
Lent: A Time To Fast >From Media And Criticism Says President Of Pontifical Liturgical Institute
Give It Up (Making A Lenten Sacrifice)
The History Of Lent
The Holy Season Of Lent — Fast And Abstinence
The Holy Season Of Lent — The Stations Of The Cross
Lent And Fasting
Mardi Gras’ Catholic Roots [Shrove Tuesday]
Kids And Holiness: Making Lent Meaningful To Children
Ash Wednesday
All About Lent

More Information

Divine Mercy Devotion

Forty Days (of Lent) [Devotional/Reflections]

Journey to the Foot of the Cross – 10 Things to Remember For Lent

Lent 2016 – 40 Days of Mercy

Lent Calendar Printable 2016

Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent

USCCB Offers Online Resources For Lent

Videos for Lent

Walk in the Light – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

Your Guide to a Catholic Lent


Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday

The Last Supper And The Forgiveness Of Sins

Benedict Xvi’s Sermon For Holy Thursday Mass Of The Last Supper (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

The Mandatum Of Love (Meaning Of Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

The Significance Of Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday Evening Mass Of The Lord’s Supper

A Christian Passover Seder For Holy Thursday (Or Tonight)

The Significance Of Holy Thursday (Institution Of The Eucharist And Priesthood)

Holy Thursday: The God Who Washes Feet

Holy Thursday And The Washing Of The Feet [Mandatum]

The Hunt For The Fourth Cup Great And Holy Thursday [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Shire Thursday

Holy Thursday Maundy Thursday

Homilies Preached By Father Altier On Holy Thursday In 2004 And 2005.

Paths To Rome: Washing Of Feet On Holy Thursday

Washing Of The Feet On Holy Thursday And More On Days Of Abstinence

Reflections For Maundy Thursday: The Carrying Of The Cross

Past Not Over (Why Passover Is The Most Widely Observed Jewish Holiday.)

The Chrism Mass

Celebration Of A Family Seder Meal Washing The Feet Of Men Only On Holy Thursday

Altar Of Repose – Catholic Liturgy For Maundy Thursday

Catholic Caucus: Maundy (Holy) Thursday

The Fourth Cup: The Sacrament Of The Eucharist [Holy Thursday] [Passover]

Holy Thursday – When The Moon Is Full


Good Friday

Good Friday – The Reproaches – Veneration Of The Cross

Crucifixion: Ancient Descriptions, Archaeology (With Photos!), And Why Jesus Died This Way

Crown Of Thorns Galaxy – A Good Friday Reflection

Good Friday 2012 Preparing For The Good Friday Liturgy [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

A Fiery Sermon (Good Friday Sermon At Vatican And Nyt Interpretation)

Today, On Good Friday, Here’s Why I Remain Catholic

The Death Of Jesus, An Essay By Alphonsus Liguori

Good Friday Stations Of The Cross At The Englewood, Nj Abortion Mill, Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday And Easter. The Mystery Of Faith

Catholic Word Of The Day: Good Friday, 05-29-09

Pope Warns Of ‘A Desert Of Godlessness’ In Good Friday Address

This Friday Makes The Whole World Good Why We Call It ‘Good’ Friday

Good Friday

What Is Not True About The Good Friday Prayer For Jews (Errors In Understanding)

(Cardinal Murphy-O’conner) Today Is The Feast Day For Those Who Suffer

Reflection: Why This Friday Is So Good

The Seven Last Words Of Christ

The Holiday Hallmark Can’t Handle

Good Friday Reproaches

Online Exclusive: Good Friday: A Good Day For Faith, Family And Food

Good Friday Homily 2002 Preached By Father Altier.

Prostration And Vestments On Good Friday And More On The Precious Blood

Reflections For Good Friday: The Crucifixion And Death Of Our Lord

Last Seven Words Of Christ Are Full Of “Spirit And Life”

Divine Mercy Novena Begins On Good Friday

The Drawing Of Christ On The Cross [Images]” Good Friday

The Three Crosses: The Bad Thief Or The Cross Rejected

The Three Crosses: The Good Thief Or The Cross Accepted

Good Friday Prayers To End Abortion



Easter



Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Devotion

The Divine Mercy Devotion

Jubilee Of Mercy, But With The Confessionals Empty
If You Don’t Know The Bad News, The Good News Is No News — A Meditation On The Coming Year Of Mercy
Letter Of His Holiness Pope Francis According To Which An Indulgence Is Granted…[Catholic Caucus]
Pope Francis For Year Of Mercy Grants That Sspx Priests Can Validly Absolve!
Misericordiae Vultus: Bull Of Indiction Of The Extraordinary Jubilee Of Mercy
Pope: Church Must Be ‘Oasis Of Mercy,’ Not Severe Fortress


Advent

Keeping Advent when it’s not yet Christmas

Advent is a Time for Greater Silence and Prayer
Four Advent Attitudes
Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen … to this Advent Message: “You Need a Savior!”

The Bridegroom Comes! A Reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Advent Announces
Pondering the Approaching Feast of the Word Made Flesh
A Recipe for Readiness – A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent
Run to Jesus! An Advent Reflection

The History of Advent
Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for Advent
Advent: The Real Meaning of Christmas Lights

Advent is a Time for Greater Silence and Prayer
Four Advent Attitudes
Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen … to this Advent Message: “You Need a Savior!”

The Bridegroom Comes! A Reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Advent Announces
Pondering the Approaching Feast of the Word Made Flesh
A Recipe for Readiness – A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent
Run to Jesus! An Advent Reflection

The History of Advent
Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for Advent
Advent: The Real Meaning of Christmas Lights

Christmas