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Waiting for Christmas

Advent-Candles

I grew up in a household that put up the Christmas tree a few days after Thanksgiving. Our tree would be up until sometime after Christmas, usually coming down the first week of January. There was never a defining moment when the Christmas … Continue reading

Kneeling After Communion

Boy Kneeling at Mass

Kneeling at Mass is one of many postures during the liturgy. At different times we are to kneel, sit, or stand depending upon what is taking place during Mass. Each posture takes on a certain significance within the liturgy, especially kneeling. … Continue reading

Are Sundays a Part of Lent?

Chocolate cake slice

Sundays in Lent are not considered part of the forty (40) days of the Lenten season and therefore one is not required to uphold one's Lenten penitence. For example, if you gave up eating desserts for Lent, you may have a piece of cake on a Sunday. … Continue reading

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, celebrated next on February 18, 2015. The name "Ash Wednesday" comes from the blessed ashes that are applied to the forehead of the faithful who receive them as a sign of the beginning of the season of Lent, … Continue reading