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Divine Mercy Sunday


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

The Divine Mercy Novena
‘May the balm of mercy reach everyone’, says Francis as he proclaims Holy Year

3 Surprising Things About Divine Mercy Sunday (Catholic Caucus)
Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Merciful Jesus Christ, I trust in you A Personal Story
Divine Mercy Novena (begins Friday, April 3, 2015) [Catholic Caucus]
The Power of the Divine Mercy Novena
My Conversion to Divine Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

Divine Mercy Novena 2013 (begins on Good Friday, March 29)
Divine Mercy Sunday [Catholic Caucus]
THEOLOGY OF THE FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY
What Is Divine Mercy? The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy Novena
Apostles of Divine Mercy

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Pro-Life Causes
75th Anniversary of the appearance of Jesus to St. Faustina to prepare world for 2nd Coming
A Canticle to Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
The Message of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Marians of the Immaculate Conception Home Page
Information  and Questions about Divine Mercy Sunday
Understanding Divine Mercy Sunday


 

Scripture Speaks: Divine Mercy Sunday

Today’s Gospel records a post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus in which His mercy to sinners begins to flow. Watch out! There is no stopping it.

Gospel (Read Jn 20:19-31)

The celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday usually focuses on the sheer ecstasy of His victory over death. All during Holy Week, we are absorbed with the details of His horrific Passion. When we reach Easter, our hearts nearly burst with joy that Jesus is alive and vindicated as God’s Son. In other words, it’s easy to dwell on the fact of the Resurrection and be so dazzled by it that we do not think much beyond that. The mercy of Divine Mercy Sunday (yes, intended pun) is that now we begin to meditate on the meaning of the Resurrection. Today’s Gospel gets us started.

When Jesus miraculously appears among the apostles, we find they are locked in a room “for fear of the Jews.” These fellows have not lately impressed us, have they? His closest friends (Peter, James, and John) slept instead of keeping watch and praying in Gethsemane. All the apostles except John fled the Crucifixion, and they were all reluctant to believe the witness of the women to whom Jesus first appeared. Yet the word Jesus speaks to them is, “Peace.” Then He commissions them to continue the work the Father sent Him to do. If the Gospel reading stopped right here, we would still have enough information to knock us over backwards with joy: Jesus loves sinners! These men were often feckless and self-absorbed, yet when He goes to them, He gives them peace and joy. Can any scene in the Gospels demonstrate more clearly than this one the meaning of Easter?

Jesus then does something truly astounding. “He breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’” What?? Are we prepared to see this in the story? Jesus breathed His own breath on the very people who failed Him in His hour of need. This action reminds us of God breathing into Adam’s nostrils His own breath at Creation, confirming him in “the image and likeness of God.” Jesus establishes the apostles as those who will continue His divine work on earth. In them, God will forgive or retain sin. What can explain Jesus building a Church that is both human and divine other than the boundless mercy of God?

 

We find that one of the apostles, Thomas, was missing from this momentous occasion. When he gets the report of it, he refuses to believe it. He must see and touch the wounds of Jesus to be convinced. We don’t know why Thomas doubted the men with whom he’d spent the last three years and who, along with himself, had been chosen as Jesus’ closest intimates. His refusal to believe makes us uncomfortable, doesn’t it? His doubt and cynicism don’t seem to come from a good place, yet Jesus appears and gives him precisely what he needs for faith. Mercy! This river of mercy is starting to gain momentum. Jesus then helps us to understand where the river is headed: “Have you come to believe because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and believed.” This happy river is coming our way. It will flow out to everyone, everywhere, in all times. Those who believe in Jesus without ever seeing Him are going to be swept up in the torrent of God’s mercy for sinners.

If we have been slow on the uptake, St. John puts it all together for us: “These [signs of the Risen Jesus] are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief, you might have life in His Name”. The meaning of the Resurrection is the triumph of mercy and new life for sinners. Isn’t this a great Day?

Possible response: Lord Jesus, I know myself to be as weak, fickle, and hard-hearted as the apostles sometimes were; thank You for the mercy You offered to them and to me.

First Reading (Read Acts 4:32-35)

Our Gospel reading ended with St. John inviting his readers to believe the testimony of the apostles “that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” This belief leads to “new life in His Name.” In Acts, St. Luke describes for us what this “new life” looked like in the very first converts to Christian faith. If we had to summarize this brief reading about the early Christians, what would we say? They loved each other! We cannot miss the fact that their conversion bore the fruit of brotherly love. They were of “one heart and mind.” Their generosity was astonishing, as they resolved to have “no needy person among them.” They willingly sold personal possessions so that they could materially care for everyone.

What explains this kind of behavior? How do people get to the point of being able to lay down everything for the sake of others? The answer is in our Gospel reading: “As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” In its context, this is Jesus’ charge to the apostles to carry on His work after His departure. Theirs is, of course, a unique work with its unique charism from the Holy Spirit. Yet we can see the principle underlying it is Jesus’ desire for His followers to be like Him in the world. He showed mercy to sinners by holding nothing back. These early converts, having understood the mercy offered to them in Jesus, also lived this new life of mercy and self-donation.

Once we really understand the mercy God has shown to us, can we ever be the same?

Possible response: Lord Jesus, please help me offer as much mercy to others as I hope to receive from You.

Psalm (Read Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24)

Today, the psalmist simply cannot stop praising the mercy of God. How appropriate that this should be our liturgical response on Divine Mercy Sunday. The psalmist explains the cause of his joy in very few words: “I was hard pressed and was falling, but the Lord helped me.” Don’t these words describe the plight of all mankind, from Adam to us? Ever since the Fall, we have staggered and tripped in our sin, completely unable to help ourselves. Even the apostles, when Jesus most needed them, caved into fear and self-preservation. Nevertheless, Jesus died for them and for us: “By the Lord has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.”

Of course it is! That is why our responsorial today calls us to “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love is everlasting.”

Possible response: The psalm is, itself, a response to our other readings. Read it again prayerfully to make it your own.

Second Reading (Read 1 Jn 5:1-6)

In Acts, we saw St. Luke’s description of how the river of mercy released by Jesus in His Resurrection flowed into and transformed the early converts. Now, St. John explains the inner dynamic of how this river works in us. “Beloved: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by Him.” Here we see the unbreakable link between our belief in Jesus—that is, we believe He has shown great mercy to us—and our love of one another.

See that St. John is realistic enough to know that love for others requires a battle: “Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.” By “the world,” St. John means everything that is indifferent or resistant to both God and man. We all have a dose of this “world” in us. That is why it is hard to love others, even when we want to, unless we have faith: “the victory that conquers the world is our faith.” Our ability to love others must always be grounded in our belief “that Jesus is the Christ,” because that belief enables us to see, as Thomas did in the Gospel, that He is “my Lord and my God.” He died for me! We bathe ourselves in that river of mercy, and we know it wants to keep on flowing. This is the true test of our conversion: “We know that we love the children of God when we love God and keep His commandments.”

Knowing this, we can echo today’s Collect prayer in the Mass: “that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed.” Amen.

Possible response: Father, sometimes “the world” seems stronger than my faith. Help me remember that it isn’t.

Divine Mercy Sunday


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

The Divine Mercy Novena
‘May the balm of mercy reach everyone’, says Francis as he proclaims Holy Year

3 Surprising Things About Divine Mercy Sunday (Catholic Caucus)
Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Merciful Jesus Christ, I trust in you A Personal Story
Divine Mercy Novena (begins Friday, April 3, 2015) [Catholic Caucus]
The Power of the Divine Mercy Novena
My Conversion to Divine Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

Divine Mercy Novena 2013 (begins on Good Friday, March 29)
Divine Mercy Sunday [Catholic Caucus]
THEOLOGY OF THE FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY
What Is Divine Mercy? The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy Novena
Apostles of Divine Mercy

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Pro-Life Causes
75th Anniversary of the appearance of Jesus to St. Faustina to prepare world for 2nd Coming
A Canticle to Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
The Message of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Marians of the Immaculate Conception Home Page
Information  and Questions about Divine Mercy Sunday
Understanding Divine Mercy Sunday


 

Scripture Speaks: Divine Mercy Sunday

Today’s Gospel records a post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus in which His mercy to sinners begins to flow. Watch out! There is no stopping it.

Gospel (Read Jn 20:19-31)

The celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday usually focuses on the sheer ecstasy of His victory over death. All during Holy Week, we are absorbed with the details of His horrific Passion. When we reach Easter, our hearts nearly burst with joy that Jesus is alive and vindicated as God’s Son. In other words, it’s easy to dwell on the fact of the Resurrection and be so dazzled by it that we do not think much beyond that. The mercy of Divine Mercy Sunday (yes, intended pun) is that now we begin to meditate on the meaning of the Resurrection. Today’s Gospel gets us started.

When Jesus miraculously appears among the apostles, we find they are locked in a room “for fear of the Jews.” These fellows have not lately impressed us, have they? His closest friends (Peter, James, and John) slept instead of keeping watch and praying in Gethsemane. All the apostles except John fled the Crucifixion, and they were all reluctant to believe the witness of the women to whom Jesus first appeared. Yet the word Jesus speaks to them is, “Peace.” Then He commissions them to continue the work the Father sent Him to do. If the Gospel reading stopped right here, we would still have enough information to knock us over backwards with joy: Jesus loves sinners! These men were often feckless and self-absorbed, yet when He goes to them, He gives them peace and joy. Can any scene in the Gospels demonstrate more clearly than this one the meaning of Easter?

Jesus then does something truly astounding. “He breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’” What?? Are we prepared to see this in the story? Jesus breathed His own breath on the very people who failed Him in His hour of need. This action reminds us of God breathing into Adam’s nostrils His own breath at Creation, confirming him in “the image and likeness of God.” Jesus establishes the apostles as those who will continue His divine work on earth. In them, God will forgive or retain sin. What can explain Jesus building a Church that is both human and divine other than the boundless mercy of God?

 

We find that one of the apostles, Thomas, was missing from this momentous occasion. When he gets the report of it, he refuses to believe it. He must see and touch the wounds of Jesus to be convinced. We don’t know why Thomas doubted the men with whom he’d spent the last three years and who, along with himself, had been chosen as Jesus’ closest intimates. His refusal to believe makes us uncomfortable, doesn’t it? His doubt and cynicism don’t seem to come from a good place, yet Jesus appears and gives him precisely what he needs for faith. Mercy! This river of mercy is starting to gain momentum. Jesus then helps us to understand where the river is headed: “Have you come to believe because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and believed.” This happy river is coming our way. It will flow out to everyone, everywhere, in all times. Those who believe in Jesus without ever seeing Him are going to be swept up in the torrent of God’s mercy for sinners.

If we have been slow on the uptake, St. John puts it all together for us: “These [signs of the Risen Jesus] are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief, you might have life in His Name”. The meaning of the Resurrection is the triumph of mercy and new life for sinners. Isn’t this a great Day?

Possible response: Lord Jesus, I know myself to be as weak, fickle, and hard-hearted as the apostles sometimes were; thank You for the mercy You offered to them and to me.

First Reading (Read Acts 4:32-35)

Our Gospel reading ended with St. John inviting his readers to believe the testimony of the apostles “that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” This belief leads to “new life in His Name.” In Acts, St. Luke describes for us what this “new life” looked like in the very first converts to Christian faith. If we had to summarize this brief reading about the early Christians, what would we say? They loved each other! We cannot miss the fact that their conversion bore the fruit of brotherly love. They were of “one heart and mind.” Their generosity was astonishing, as they resolved to have “no needy person among them.” They willingly sold personal possessions so that they could materially care for everyone.

What explains this kind of behavior? How do people get to the point of being able to lay down everything for the sake of others? The answer is in our Gospel reading: “As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” In its context, this is Jesus’ charge to the apostles to carry on His work after His departure. Theirs is, of course, a unique work with its unique charism from the Holy Spirit. Yet we can see the principle underlying it is Jesus’ desire for His followers to be like Him in the world. He showed mercy to sinners by holding nothing back. These early converts, having understood the mercy offered to them in Jesus, also lived this new life of mercy and self-donation.

Once we really understand the mercy God has shown to us, can we ever be the same?

Possible response: Lord Jesus, please help me offer as much mercy to others as I hope to receive from You.

Psalm (Read Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24)

Today, the psalmist simply cannot stop praising the mercy of God. How appropriate that this should be our liturgical response on Divine Mercy Sunday. The psalmist explains the cause of his joy in very few words: “I was hard pressed and was falling, but the Lord helped me.” Don’t these words describe the plight of all mankind, from Adam to us? Ever since the Fall, we have staggered and tripped in our sin, completely unable to help ourselves. Even the apostles, when Jesus most needed them, caved into fear and self-preservation. Nevertheless, Jesus died for them and for us: “By the Lord has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.”

Of course it is! That is why our responsorial today calls us to “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love is everlasting.”

Possible response: The psalm is, itself, a response to our other readings. Read it again prayerfully to make it your own.

Second Reading (Read 1 Jn 5:1-6)

In Acts, we saw St. Luke’s description of how the river of mercy released by Jesus in His Resurrection flowed into and transformed the early converts. Now, St. John explains the inner dynamic of how this river works in us. “Beloved: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by Him.” Here we see the unbreakable link between our belief in Jesus—that is, we believe He has shown great mercy to us—and our love of one another.

See that St. John is realistic enough to know that love for others requires a battle: “Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.” By “the world,” St. John means everything that is indifferent or resistant to both God and man. We all have a dose of this “world” in us. That is why it is hard to love others, even when we want to, unless we have faith: “the victory that conquers the world is our faith.” Our ability to love others must always be grounded in our belief “that Jesus is the Christ,” because that belief enables us to see, as Thomas did in the Gospel, that He is “my Lord and my God.” He died for me! We bathe ourselves in that river of mercy, and we know it wants to keep on flowing. This is the true test of our conversion: “We know that we love the children of God when we love God and keep His commandments.”

Knowing this, we can echo today’s Collect prayer in the Mass: “that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed.” Amen.

Possible response: Father, sometimes “the world” seems stronger than my faith. Help me remember that it isn’t.

Liturgical Seasons (Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas)

Liturgical Seasons

Lent

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

Advent

Christmas

Year of Mercy

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

Lent, Holy Week, Easter & Divine Mercy Sunday

 

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]
Baptists, Lent, and the Reformation 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 (Muslim 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)
Lentfor 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
Messageof 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

 

 


 


Ash Wednesday

 
2nd Week of Lent

4th Week of Lent


Holy Week

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday: The Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

Passion (Palm) Sunday
Pope Opens Holy Week With Palm Sunday Mass
Traditions Related to Palm Sunday

HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON PALM SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005.
Palm Sunday (In Art)
Palm Sunday (Artistic Representations)
RELIGIOUS HISTORY: On Palm Sunday, the path to Golgotha
Annie’s “Palm Sunday” Page

 

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

Good Friday
Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-09. Good Friday of the Lord’s
Passion (Service/not Mass)
Holy Week in the Maronite Church (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
Meditations for Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Holy Week: Passion (Palm) Sunday through Holy Saturday [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

About ,Catholic Marriage: Five Suggestions for Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Days of Holy Week [Ecumenical]
Family Activities, Projects and Devotions for Experiencing Holy Week [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
[Why I Am Catholic]: Lent And Holy Week (A Primer) [Catholic Caucus]
As We Approach Holy Week
The Church Tells Us the Story of God
Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Tuesday of Holy Week

Spy Wednesday (also Holy Wednesday of Holy Week)
Holy Week and the Priesthood
A week with the Lord [Reflections on Passion Sunday and Holy Week]
The history of Passiontide and Holy Week
The Week That Changed The World [EWTN Program: “No One Comes To the Father, But Through Me” Jn 14:6]

Why is this Week Called Holy? Take This Cup
Just In Time for Holy Week … Gay Jesus
Holy Week With the Pope … and Jesus
This Holy Week and the Rest of Your Life (Fr. Corapi on dour situation in the world)
Catholic Caucus: Holy Week and the Rest of Your Life
Holy Week is most important week of the year, Pope says

Tenebrae
Tenebrae
Now it begins… Now it all Begins: Holy Week
Spy Wednesday
Holy Week
Holy Week in the Catholic Tradition
Tenebrae
Tenebrae [Liturgy]

Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil
Good Friday
Holy Thursday
Tenebræ
Holy Week and the Triduum
Passiontide and Holy Week

Why Do We Call it the Passion?
The Easter Triduum: Entering into the Paschal Mystery
Cardinal Arinze on How to Live Holy Week – Urges Spirit of Faith and Gratitude
We Will Relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection [Audience with Pope Benedict
XVI]

Holy Week Recovers Celebration of Penance (at St. Peter’s Basilica) – photos!
History of Holy Week (rooted in the 2nd century)
Holy Week Starts Today – Hosanna to the King of Kings!
The Meaning of Holy Week

 


 

 

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 Sunday

Noli me tangere, by Giotto

The Dark before Dawn
Easter and the Holy Eucharist(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
Easter Day and Easter Season
THE EASTER LITURGY [Easter Vigil] (Anglican and Catholic Rites)
Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil
Poles visit symbolic Christ’s Graves on Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil tonight

HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER FOR EASTER VIGIL FROM 2002-2005
2 Paschal Candles; Lights On at Vigil And More on Washing of the Feet
RCIA and Holy Saturday

Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Crucifixes and Crosses
Being Catholic: Sacred Things, [New] Fire, Paschal Candle
Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Holy Oils
Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Incense
Being Catholic: Sacred Things, [Holy] Water

 


Divine Mercy Sunday

 

Divine Mercy Sunday


Divine Mercy for our Times
SOLEMN MASS AND CELEBRATION OF DIVINE MERCY – LIVE (2 1/2 hrs.)

The Mystery of Divine Mercy
Reflection: Divine Mercy Sunday
Tender Mercies: The Story of St. Faustina Kowalska and Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy: Yours for the Asking

A World Ablaze With Divine Mercy (Devotions Abound, Thanks Largely To the Laity)
Pope Benedict On Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday – message from Saint Faustina Kowalska and link to JPII
Feast of The Divine Mercy – April 23, 2006 – EWTN Program Listing

Apostles of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Devotion and Novena
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY.
Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Pro-Life Causes
Divine Mercy Sunday: A Call for Confidence

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
The Message of Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy
(Divine) Mercy Blossoms in Asia: American leaders are amazed by growth of Divine Mercy in Far East


 

 

You Tube Videos

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 1

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 2

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 3

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 4

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 5

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 6

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 7

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 8

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 9


 

The Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

 

Novena

Chaplet

 

 

Divine Mercy for our Times
SOLEMN MASS AND CELEBRATION OF DIVINE MERCY – LIVE (2 1/2 hrs.)
The Mystery of Divine Mercy
Reflection: Divine Mercy Sunday

Tender Mercies: The Story of St. Faustina Kowalska and Divine Mercy Sunday

 

Divine Mercy: Yours for the Asking
A World Ablaze With Divine Mercy (Devotions Abound, Thanks Largely To the Laity)
Pope Benedict On Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday – message from Saint Faustina Kowalska and link to JPII

Feast of The Divine Mercy – April 23, 2006 – EWTN Program Listing
Apostles ,of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Devotion and Novena
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA BEGINS ON GOOD FRIDAY.
Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Pro-Life Causes

Divine Mercy Sunday: A Call for Confidence
Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday
The Message of Divine Mercy
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy
(Divine) Mercy Blossoms in Asia: American leaders are amazed by growth of Divine Mercy in Far East

 


 

You Tube Videos

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 1

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 2

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 3

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 4

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 5

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 6

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 7

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 8

Divine Mercy Novena – Day 9


 

The Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

 

Novena

Chaplet

 

 


 

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]
Baptists, Lent, and the Reformation 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 (Muslim 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

 

 


 

Ash Wednesday

 

 

 

 

4th Week of Lent
2nd Week of Lent

 


Click here for Daily Calendar

Stations Of The Cross

Fast and Abstinence

Holy Father’s 2010 Lenten Message

Audio: Lenten Reflections 2010