Liturgical Year

October 18th is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. Who was he and what do we know about him? Here are 10 things to know and share . . .   1) Who was St. Luke? St. Luke is mentioned by name in three passages of Scripture: In Colossians 4:14, St. Paul writes: “Luke […]

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St. Francis is one of the most famous saints in Church history. He’s so significant that the current pope—Pope Francis—chose to take his name. October 4th is his memorial day. But who was he, and what did he do? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .   1) When did St. […]

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October 2 is the memorial of the Guardian Angels in the liturgy. Here are 8 things to know and share about the angels it celebrates . . .   1) What is a guardian angel? A guardian angel is an angel (a created, non-human, non-corporeal being) that has been assigned to guard a particular person, […]

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September 29th is the feast of St.s Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael—archangels. These are the only three angels whose names are mentioned in Scripture, and this is their day. Here are 7 things to know and share . . .   1) What is an archangel? The word “archangel” (Greek, archangelos) means “high-ranking angel”—the same way […]

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The readings you heard at Mass on Sunday say that God “duped” Jeremiah. Wait . . . what? How could an all-holy God “dupe” or deceive anybody? What’s going on here?   Let’s Start with the Text The readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A), contain a passage from Jeremiah, which reads, […]

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August 28th is the memorial of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church. He’s one of the most influential Church Fathers and theologians in history. Who was he and why is he so famous? Here are 10 things to know and share . . .   1) When and where was he born? St. […]

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August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .   […]

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This Monday we’re going to be celebrating the solemnity of the Annunciation. This day celebrates the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce of the birth of Christ. What’s going on and why is this day important? Here are 8 things you need to know.   1. What does the word […]

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January 1 is an important day in the Church’s liturgy. There is a lot that we commemorate on this day! What we are celebrating, and why we are celebrating it now, can be a little confusing. Here are nine things you should know . . .   1. What exactly are we celebrating on January 1? According to the Universal Norms for […]

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This Sunday the readings include the famous prophecy of Immanuel. They proclaim God’s supremacy and our call to holiness. They review the basics of the gospel message. And they record the birth of Jesus and how it came about. Here are 10 things to know and share . . .   1) What does the […]

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