31Mar Presider’s Page for 31 March (The Easter Vigil)

This last night of March, we gather around the Easter candle, celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. With that light to illumine our way, we remember how God has cared for humanity from the dawn of time. The readings from both testaments remind us what happened at the highpoints of our history.

31Mar 31 March. Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

30Mar 30 March: Good Friday

Good Friday

29Mar Happy Easter

Sometimes it's good to stand back and take a break, especially from the frantic pace of life and especially from the often  frenetic world of social media and the internet.
Maybe it would be good for all of us to pause and slow down over the Easter period and take a rest from computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Of course, if you wish, feel free to continue to post comments to the website over the Easter but comments will not be moderated or published until Easter Monday.

29Mar Liturgy resources for 29 March (Holy Thursday evening)

The liturgy that begins this Thursday evening continues until we reach Easter. We are at the start of a three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. We journey from the Last Supper to Gethsemane tonight, from there to Calvary tomorrow, and from the tomb to resurrection and new life at the Vigil of Easter Sunday.

29Mar 29 March: Holy Thursday

(Morning Mass)

1st Reading: Isaiah (61:1-3, 6, 8-9)

The spirit of the Lord is upon me for the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to bring the news to the afflicted, to soothe the broken-hearted,
to proclaim liberty …

28Mar 28 March: Wednesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week

27Mar 27 March: Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

26Mar 26 March: Monday in Holy Week

1st Reading: Isaiah (42:1-7)

My servant whom I uphold is the One in whom my soul delights

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will …

25Mar Vatican youth meeting

Joshua J. McElwee reports in the National Catholic Reporter on the Vatican-hosted conference of some 300 young people meant to advise Catholic bishops on the needs of youth today and that they "acknowledged that some in their generation want the church to change its teachings on so-called "polemical issues" such as same-sex marriage and use of contraception."

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