Category Archives: Lent

Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Last week, we looked at two ways in which we can enhance our Lenten practice by making some basic changes in our way of participating at Mass (Liturgical … Continue reading

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Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In my last essay (Positive Sacrifices for this Lent, 02/24/19), I spoke about preparations for Lent. We were reflecting on what could be done in a positive sense … Continue reading

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Positive Sacrifices for this Lent by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Positive Sacrifices for this Lent by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Lent begins late this year (on March 6th), so we have a little time to do some planning with regards to the oft spoken-about concern: “What am I … Continue reading

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For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “For a Higher Purpose by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Every time that we come to the Olympics, we seem to lay aside our differences and concentrate on the greatness of human effort and the respect that we should … Continue reading

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Resurrection as Reward and Transformation by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Resurrection as Reward and Transformation by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint If walking the walk with Christ defines our Holy Week observance, what are we to make of this mystery of the Resurrection? How can we walk the walk … Continue reading

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Walking With Him: Identification with Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Walking With Him: Identification with Jesus by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint While I was still a teenager, I came across a book entitled “The Day Christ Died” by Jim Bishop. In it, the author traces the fateful events … Continue reading

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Lent: Springtime of Possibilities by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Lent: Springtime of Possibilities by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint At the writing of this article, it is still cold and wintry. We are liturgically still in Ordinary Time; but I want to turn to the upcoming season of … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Walking the Walk by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint We go through Holy Week yet again. Why? It seems we say the same things that we know happened centuries before. Remembrance is important but it sometimes seems overplayed as … Continue reading

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Holy Week

Share the post “Holy Week” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Holy Week The following Gospel accounts contain the events the Church commemorates and reflects upon during Holy Week: • Mark 11-15 • Matthew 21-27 • Luke 19-23 • John 12-19 The last week of … Continue reading

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Our Worst Enemy by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Our Worst Enemy by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the strongest instincts we possess is that of self-preservation. It is so basic and strong that every creature exhibits it. Think of the lowly fly or bug that … Continue reading

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