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Holy Thursday Mandatum

Who may participate in the rite of the washing of feet during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper? The Roman Missal rubric in the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, under the title “The Washing of Feet,” reads: “After the Homily, where a pastoral reason …

Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum

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 …

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: April 9, 2017

At the Procession with Palms — Gospel -Mt 21:1-11 When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and …

Disciplines of Lenten Abstinence

A reminder: – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has determined that the following practice shall prevail in the United States. All Fridays during Lent are days of obligatory abstinence from meat and from those foods made from meat. This is what is minimally expected of all Catholics …

The 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

“To live charitably means not looking out for your own interest, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.” ~ Pope Francis IF you have not already done so, please answer the Bishop’s request and make your generous sacrificial pledge. Be as generous to God, …

Special Second Collection – Black and Indian Missions

This weekend, all churches in the Diocese of Dallas will take up the annual collection for the Black and American Indian Missions. This collection exists to help diocesan communities build the Church and preach the Gospel of Jesus among the African-American, Native American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut communities …