Saturday, March 29, 2014

Easter is Coming

                        Resurrection Of Jesus Christ  By Noel Coypel

  What is Easter and what is it all about in the Catholic Church. No it's not about the Easter Bunny or Chocolate. It is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Mainly it is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important feast in the Catholic Church as with other Christian religions as well. The night before Easter Sunday we celebrate Holy Saturday with the Easter Vigil. We are celebrating the death of Jesus, because we know and wait for his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a link to and explanation of what happens .

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lent What Is It And Why

By Oxh973 (Own work by Jennifer Balaska) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  Many people see us Catholics with ashes on our foreheads at the beginning of the Lenten season and say you have some dirt on your forehead. A mark on your forehead was a symbol of ownership. So by having the Priest place the sign of the cross on our foreheads we are showing that we belong to Jesus Christ. It also shows our belief in Jesus and that we love him by are outward symbol. Lent is also a time for us to remember Baptism. It is a time for us to prepare for Baptism or for a renewal of our Baptismal Vows.  It is also to remind us that we should humble our hearts and also that life passes away. In other words from dust you came and dust you shall return. Here is a link to an excellent article on Ash Wednesday from EWTN . 

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian May [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Who And What Is The Holy Spirit

Corrado Giaquinto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  So exactly who is the holy spirit and what is the holy spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is the third person in the blessed trinity. The Holy Spirit has been there since the very beginning. We see mention of the Holy Spirit in Genesis chapter 1 verse 2. 
1 In the beginning God created heaven and earth.
2 Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters.