There has been a lot of conversation on whether we should open up parishes again, especially in light of the Governor's new plan for Iowa opening up. Follow the link for an article explaining the bishops choice and what to expect in the coming weeks.
Quarantine is Latin for 40 days, and it quite literally depending on where you live has been at least that. How are things going for you? What is your spiritual life like? What can we learn from Noah and the Ark at this point?
The triduum is here batman!
Join us for the Holy Triduum streamed live on YouTube & Facebook Live:
Holy Thursday @ 6:00 PM, Good Friday @ 6:00 PM, Easter Vigil @ 8:30 PM, & Easter @ 9:30 AM
Also, as it says in the video, plan some time for family prayer and activities to reflect on and learn about the Holy Triduum.
The Solemnity of Easter is one of the most sacred times in the liturgical calendar. A time as Christians when we reflect on the life of Jesus as lived through his passion, death, and resurrection.
Even though most of us are stuck at home, keeping holy the sabbath day is still a command that we need to follow. Also, Holy Week is a time that is a great opportunity of learning for our children!
My first recommendation is to follow the solemnity by visiting our Facebook page where we will stream live all of our Holy Week liturgies. You can also subscribe to our Church YouTube Channel where at the same time, the same liturgies will be live-streamed.
I also highly recommend observing each day with a related craft or activity so that we may “keep” the sabbath as our Lord commands! How do we do that? Well, look no further! I have developed a resource page for celebrating Holy Week at home! Check it out! All the homework has been done for you!
Pope Francis has been teaching us both in word and deed about repentance. This is part of the Lenten journey. But how do we, in our current day and age, practice repentance when the Sacrament of Confession is unavailable?
Much like Spiritual Communion, an Act of Contrition is a powerful means of Grace. Of course it cannot replace a sacrament, but in God’s mercy he gives and supplies grace particularly in extra-ordinary moments of history like we find ourselves in.
Take a look at the two pictures below which includes an explanation and a couple versions of the Act of Contrition. More will come on this topic in following days.
Husband, father, parish leader, and life-long student. Reflecting and contemplating on life as it comes at us. All glory and praise to Jesus Christ King of Kings! May the Mother of Jesus intercede for us all, and Saint Joseph lead us in ways most pleasing to our Heavenly Father.