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2021 Lenten Message from Pope Francis

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 1:40pm


“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)
Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Jesus revealed to his disciples the deepest meaning of his mission when he told them of his passion, death and resurrection, in fulfilment of the Father’s will. He then called the disciples to share in this mission for the salvation of the world.

Join Pope Francis in Praying the Rosary

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 3:53pm

Pope Francis is asking the world to join in praying the rosary today at 4:00 Eastern (9:00 PM Rome time).

We will use the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

1. The Baptism of the Lord in the River Jordan

2. The Wedding Feast of Cana

3. the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

4. The Transfiguration

5. The Institution of the Eucharist.

May Christ continue to reveal himself to us in these times of fear.

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.


Pope Francis offers Lenten Message

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:37pm

Pope Francis has released his annual Lenten Message.  In it, he emphasized compassion for the poor and those affected by political upheavals and natural disasters. These should be the focus of our Lenten almsgiving. 

The theme of the pope’s message, “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God,” was taken from the Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (5:20).   Like the Apostle, Pope Francis invites us to return to God through constant conversion and reconciliation, and experience new life in Christ.

Pope decrees change to Foot-Washing Ritual on Holy Thursday

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:59pm

The Pope decrees that not only men may be chosen for the washing of the feet in the Liturgy of Holy Thursday

Vatican City, 21 January 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has written a letter, dated 20 December and published today, to Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in which he decrees that from now on, the people chosen for the washing of the feet in the liturgy of Holy Thursday may be selected from all the People of God, and not only men and boys.