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Saturday, December 21, 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr becoming the Tenth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. We celebrate this day in photos.

A pictorial of Holy Week in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

There are many great ways to describe hope, but Fr. Mike defines it as “trust in another extended into the future.” He recalls two stories from the Gospels that exemplify what hope is not. When Peter denied Christ, and when the two travelers on the road to Emmaus abandoned their

EWTN TELEVISED HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 4 a.m. Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday from Rome with Pope Francis 8 a.m. Palm Sunday with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word Noon Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday from the Basilica

Throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper was held on an almost summer evening. In The Catholic Telegraph’s Sacred Spaces video, we look at Ascension Parish in Kettering, and St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.

The Office of Tenebrae is a religious service of Western Christianity held during Holy Week, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, and by a “strepitus” or “loud noise” taking place in total darkness near the end of the service.

Fr. Mike’s words on taking up our crosses may come as a relief to many of us. He rejects the “harder is holier” approach, and reminds us that taking up our crosses is ultimately about having more freedom. Check out the video:

On Tuesday, April 16 the Chrism Mass will take place at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral at 7:00 p.m., with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr as celebrant. At the Chrism Mass, the archbishop is joined by the priests of the diocese. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop.

Why do Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday, wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday, or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Check out Busted Halo’s Holy Week in 3 minutes at