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The Easter Triduum

Posted on April 13, 2022 in: General News

The Easter Triduum
Source Author: Pope Benedict XVI The Easter Triduum Pope Benedict XVI The most sacred days of our Christian calendar celebrate the life-and-death battle that Jesus wins — and empowers us to do — by his dying and rising On Wednesday, 4 April, in St....

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The Significance of Good Friday
Source “‘It is finished’; and he bowed his head and handed over his spirit.” On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of G...

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“Why We Adore Him?” A Holy Thursday Message
Source I hope the title of this reflection gets the attention of the reader because in many ways it gets to the heart of the matter. As I attempt to explain why Eucharistic Adoration is so important in my life and why I want to encourage every Catholic in the Diocese of Tyler to become more a...

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The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Family Life
Source In a recent podcast episode on Life Beyond the Chariot, Deanna Johnston and Mikki Sciba discuss the Eucharist as the source and summit of family life. Below are some tips from their discussion. You can view the full episode here. In the Catechism, we’re told that the Euc...

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A Feast at the Heart of the Year of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and the Eucharist
By: Bishop Joseph E. Strickland Source As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, I turn for inspiration to the Collect or Opening Prayer for the liturgy of the day. The prayer begins, “O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh in th...

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Lufkin Parish to Hold Community Wide Parish Mission, May 2022
Source St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lufkin will be hosting a community wide parish mission titled “God’s Healing Love” on May 16, 17 and 18, 2022. The event will begin at 6:30pm each night in the Church. Fr. Greg Bramlage of the Missionaries of the New Evangeli...

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Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer
By JD Flynn March 5th 2019 Source Most Catholics, even those who don't often go to Mass, know that Lent is a time for Friday Fish Fries and "giving something up." But many Catholics wonder what exactly the Church requires during Lent, and why. Here are a few points that mig...

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ST. JOSEPH: THE MODEL OF MANHOOD
March 19th, 2022 Source St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things.  He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life. – St. Josemaria Escriva Recently, I have been growing in devotion to ...

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Bishop Strickland Invites the "Other Victims" of abortion to Healing Through Project Rachel
Source: Catholic East Texas Online By: Susan Fox These words are a lifeline to a woman who hears them at a Project Rachel retreat after suffering, sometimes as long as decades, from the grief of abortion. Project Rachel offers an encounter with Christ for women grieving an abortion.  Loo...

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The Season of Lent 2022

Posted on March 14, 2022 in: General News

The Season of Lent 2022
Source: The Catholic Diocese of Tyler LENT:  Fast + Pray + Give Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Len...

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