Posts Tagged ‘Feast’

St. James, Apostle 25 July 2018

James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב‬, Yaʿqob; Greek: Ἰάκωβος; Coptic: ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ; died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater or James the…

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St. Benedict 11 July 2018

Benedict of Nursia (Latin: Benedictus Nursiae; Italian: Benedetto da Norcia; Vulgar Latin: *Benedecto; Gothic: Benedikt; c. 2 March 480 – 543 or 547 AD) is a Christian saint, who is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Catholic Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches. He is a patron saint…

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Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles 29 June 2018

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honor of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death…

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Nativity of John the Baptist 24 June 2018

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). John spent his time in…

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Trinity Sunday 27 May 2018

The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ, and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life…

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St. Matthias, Apostle 14 May 2018

The first act of the apostles after the Ascension of Jesus was to find a replacement for Judas. With all the questions, doubts, and dangers facing them, they chose to focus their attention on finding a twelfth apostle. Why was this important? Twelve was a very important number to the Chosen People: twelve was the…

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Annunciation of the Lord 9 April 2018

The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates Angel Gabriel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38) and his announcement that she had been chosen to be the mother of the savior of the world. Also being celebrated during this feast was Mary’s fiat, which means “let it be” in Latin—her willing acceptance of…

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Easter Sunday 1 April 2018

The Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection is celebrated at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM. Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known…

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Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle 25 January

Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, like the strength of a boxer swinging wildly. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was only a few years…

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Feast of the Holy Family 31 December 2017

Scripture tells us practically nothing about the first years and the boyhood of the Child Jesus. All we know are the facts of the sojourn in Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the incidents that occurred when the twelve-year-old boy accompanied his parents to Jerusalem. In her liturgy the Church hurries over this period of…

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 12 December 2017

Mass is at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, December 12th. It will include mariachi festival music & liturgical dance, and Dr. Al Bisbee will give a talk on the Virgin of Guadalupe. After Mass, a festival meal will be prepared by the Mexican community in the parish hall. Since 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or the…

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8 December 2017

On Friday, December 8th, Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September…

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