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The Vicar of Christ

As we heard in today’s Gospel from Saint John, Jesus made Saint Peter the visible foundation, the rock, of His Church. Jesus entrusted the keys of the Church to him. The bishop of the Church of Rome, successor to Saint Peter, is “head …

The Fish Emblem

We are all familiar with the little fish emblem on bumper stickers indicating a Christian driver in the car ahead. Sometimes the word Jesus, or a cross, is inserted inside the fish’s body.
Have you wondered why a fish is used as a …

Third Sunday of Easter: Apr 14, 2013

First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41
When the captain and the court officers had brought the apostles in
and made them stand before the Sanhedrin,
the high priest questioned them,
“We gave you strict orders, did we not,
to stop teaching in that name?
Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and …

Easter Sunday at St Jude Chapel

More photos from Easter Sunday, Mar 31, 2013.

Divine Mercy Sunday

The Second Sunday of Easter, is also known as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” The Catholic Church has been celebrating this Feast ever since Blessed Pope John Paul II made it official on April 30th in the Jubilee Year 2000.
The Feast serves as an annual invitation to …

Paschal Triduum and Easter Sunday

Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, Paschal Triduum, or The Three Days, is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday (the vigil of Good Friday) and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday, the three-day period …

Blessing of the Food: Easter Vigil 2013

Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Mar 30, 2013

Baptism and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Mar 30, 2013
Baptism and Confirmation

Blessing of the Fire

Holy Saturday – Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter: Mar 30, 2013

Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy): April 7, 2013

First Reading: Acts 5:12-16
Many signs and wonders were done among the people
at the hands of the apostles.
They were all together in Solomon’s portico.
None of the others dared to join them, but the people esteemed them.
Yet more than ever, believers in the Lord,
great numbers of men …

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