Biblical Texts related to Catholic Liturgy

Biblical Texts related to Catholic Liturgy compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. [updated for the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal] Biblical Background for the Christian Eucharist: The Catholic Mass is not only based on the "Last Supper" that Jesus had with his...

Lent Schedule 2015

Questions and Answers – Lent

Q. Why do we say that there are forty days of Lent?  When you count all the days from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, there are 46. A. It might be more accurate to say that there is the "forty day fast within Lent."  Historically, Lent has varied from a week to...

So What’s the Story with LENT?

Got a minute? Watch this video and learn what Lent is REALLY about. It's more than just giving up candy 🙂  

Ash Wednesday & Lent In Two Minutes

Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads. [video width="854"...

Bulletin Archives

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Questions about the Scriptures used during Mass

Do we read from the Bible at Mass? Readings from Scripture are part of every Mass. At least two readings, one always from the Gospels, (3 on Sundays and solemnities) make up the Liturgy of the Word. In addition, a psalm or canticle is sung. These readings are...

Approved translations of the Bible

USCCB Approved Translations of the Sacred Scriptures for Private Use and Study by Catholics 1983 - Present The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in the...

Understanding the Bible

Approved translations of the Bible By Mary Elizabeth Sperry, Associate Director for Utilization of the New American Bible. The Bible is all around us. People hear Scripture readings in church. We have Good Samaritan (Luke 10) laws, welcome home the Prodigal Son (Luke...

Liturgical Calendar 2015

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Simbang Gabi / Misa de Gallo

Simbang Gabi Explained Different Christian cultures have adapted a way in celebrating the season of Advent. In the Roman Catholic tradition, it is the time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. For Filipino...

Who is Saint Joachim?

Saint Joachim, whose name means He Whom Yahweh Prepares was the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His feast day is celebrated on July 26th. He is the patron saint of fathers, grandfathers, and grandparents in general. While sacred scriptures never mentioned them by...