Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will bless the holy oils for use in all parishes throughout the year, and priests and deacons will renew their promise to serve God and His people. We hope to see you at this beautiful Holy Week liturgy.
In every diocese around the globe this week, a Chrism Mass was (or today will be) celebrated. At this Mass, priests, deacons, religious and laity all gather with their bishop, generally at his cathedral, where he will bless the holy oils that will be used throughout his diocese for the coming
Staff Report Enjoy these suggested family life activities for the month of April (and late March) Holy Week 2015: As a family celebrate Holy Week at your local parish as well as partake in some great traditions in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Each day have the family plan a morning
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Quoting St. Rose of Lima, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states “Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” The Cross of Jesus Christ stands for many meanings. It can represent God’s love, suffering, redemption,
When last I left this column, I was still trying to recover from a break-in at the parish rectory. While it was a moment for me to reflect on the vulnerability that Christ faced in both becoming Incarnate and facing the trials of Holy Week, another (much more welcome) scenario
Staff Report Around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati various Holy Week Liturgies took place. The liturgies of Holy Week are among the most beautiful of the Liturgical Year. Here are a selection of photos from the Holy Week liturgies at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati.
As many young adults do, my first inclination in the morning is to grab my phone or tablet to check messages and status updates that came in through the night. Plus, I often use my tablet to say the Office, email, Facebook, Twitter, play a few games here and there,
Staff Report On the topic of Holy Saturday, the USCCB Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments says “On Holy Saturday, the Church pauses at the Lord’s tomb, meditating his Passion and Death, his descent into Hell, and, with prayer and fasting, awaits his resurrection. “Popular piety should
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Sometime in the 1870s, the traditional of “Praying the Steps” at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church began. It’s history is well known. In 1859 Archbishop John J. Purcell had the steps constructed to ease pilgrims ways as they came to pray for the completion of the
Staff Report Good Friday is the day when sacred tradition claims that Jesus endured his passion on the cross. According to the USCCB, “The Church celebrates the redemptive death of Christ on Good Friday. The Church meditates on the Lord’s Passion in the afternoon liturgical action, in which she prays