The Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (AKA “Corpus Christi”) will be celebrated on the weekend of June 2-3, 2018. Established in the 13th century, this feast celebrates the great mystery of the Eucharist, the source of our Christian lives.  In the Eucharist, God feeds us with bread and wine, which are the Body and Blood of... Read More
Lent-Easter 2018 - The season of Lent begins February 14, 2018 with Ash Wednesday.  Through its twofold themes of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens (i.e. the unbaptized) and the baptized faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ (i.e. his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven). The Easter season begins with the Great... Read More
Holydays 2018-2019 (Updated) - Each year in the Office of Worship, we receive questions regarding the holydays of obligation; specifically whether a particular day is or is not a holyday where a Catholic is obligated to attend Mass.  In 1991, the bishops of the United States asked for and were given permission to lift the obligation to attend Mass on three of these solemnities when the following criteria... Read More