VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis asked Catholic dioceses around the world to set up a permanent memorial of the Year of Mercy by establishing a hospital, home for the aged or school in an under-served area.
Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday with an evening prayer vigil April 2 and a morning Mass April 3, the pope said the idea came to him during a meeting with a charitable organization and he decided to mention it at the vigil with participants of the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy and followers of the Divine Mercy devotion.
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season. It is the time in the church year when the faithful remember Christ’s forty days of temptation in the desert and His sufferings and death on the cross.
As believers, it is important that we do not simply go through the motions of Lent such as fasting or abstaining from meat. We need to keep before our minds that God pardoned our sins by the rending of His heart in the tremendous tragedy of His Son’s death. Forgiveness, which is so easy to accept, meant the agony of Calvary.
The story of Christ’s death has been told many times. However, there are details about the last hours of our Lord’s life that you may not be aware of or have considered for some time. We hope the information below will help increase your knowledge and love of God through the Passion of His Christ.
You’re at war. Whether you know it or not; whether you care to believe what you’re about to read or not; it will not change this absolute fact that from the day you were born until the day you die, there is an enemy that will not stop working to destroy you.
You’ve already experienced the enemy’s work in your life. When your patience is tested and you lash out at others, he is there.
Each of us has what we call, close friends and family. These are the people we choose to share and experience the moments of our lives with: watching movies, attending dinners and conversing with almost every day. Yet, we also have distant friends and relatives, the ones we see on occasion at family functions or just in passing moments throughout our lives. The difference in the two relationships is the amount of time we spend with each. and devices.
Vatican City, Feb 21, 2016 / 08:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday said the visit to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe was the “central point” of his spiritual pilgrimage to Mexico. He praised the witness of the Mexican faithful and suggested that Guadalupe is part of their “special inheritance” that launched the evangelization of the Americas.
Faith Formation in our parish seeks to live out this vision set forth in the Church. From womb to tomb, members of the community are nourished through our various programs and processes that seek to fashion a people as disciples of Christ.