Wednesday, March 7, 2018

What's In Your Wallet

What’s in your wallet?

I suspect many of you are familiar with this advertising tag line.

I’m equally sure many of you can name of the associated credit card company

I’m especially hoping your curiosity leads you to continue reading this article and consider the next question:

What’s on your calendar?

For what events or commitments have you blocked out time? Do you (as I) have multiple calendars full of things for which you look forward with eager anticipation, preparation or dread?

What about March 29, 30 and 31?

Let me respectfully suggest that they should be.  They should be whether you’re reading this prior to mass, the St. Joseph Novena, or just walking into church, during the week for a moment of prayer.

In fact, March 29, 30 and 31 are what it’s all about.

Rather than give you some silly idioms or concoct a catchphrase similar to the one at the top of the page, I’ll share the words of the U.S Council of Catholic Bishops:

“The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.”

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
·         Mass of the Lord's Supper
·         Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
·         Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

Mark your calendars,

 Bruce

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