Allow God to encounter you…
Faith is a gift from God. It is also our free response to all that God has revealed to us. Faith includes not only an intellectual understanding of doctrine but also a conversion of heart. Faith grows and develops throughout life. Faith is lived in community.
Faith-filled people look at their actions and the world differently. All life changes when seen through the eyes of faith.
Our Catechism Connection to the Triduum
Each child of our parish is able to pick up a “Passport to the Triduum” entitled
“Our Footsteps With Christ”.
They are asked to bring their passport to each of the Triduum services and activities they attend to be hole punched.
Collect as many hole punches as possible and return the “footprint punched” passport to the office for a small token.
This is a great way to involve your entire family in participating fully, consciously, and actively in our community life.
PICK UP YOUR CHILD’S PASSPORT TODAY!
Available during our Journey with Jesus in His Last Days catechism class Tuesday March 21 or in the Narthex of the Church by the sign up at masses.
What is the Triduum?
“Through his paschal mystery, the Lord Jesus redeemed the human race and gave perfect glory to the Father. By dying, Christ destroyed our death; by rising, he restored our life. For this reason, the Easter Triduum, when we celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, is the high point of the liturgical year. The Easter solemnity is to the year what Sunday is to the week.
The celebration of the Easter Triduum opens with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, reaches its climax in the Easter vigil. The Good Friday service- the Paschal Fast follows the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The Church of God fasts to honour the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare to share more deeply in the joy of his resurrection. On Holy Saturday, the people of God remain in recollection at the tomb of the Lord, meditating on his sufferings and death, refraining from celebrating the Eucharist until the night.
Throughout this day the faithful are invited to continue the solemn paschal fast which they began on Good Friday.
During the solemn vigil service, a night of prayer which looks forward to the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection, mourning gives way to the joys of Eastertide, which will be celebrated for the next fifty days.”