EASTER is the greatest FEAST of the Roman Catholic Church. We begin with a special time of penance,
alms giving, and prayer.
The Lenten season of penance, lead us to the Paschal Triduum ("The Great Three Days"), the culmination and pivotal
point of our entire liturgical year. "The PASCHAL TRIDUUM" is celebrated over three days; Maundy Thursday,
Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) at sundown, until Easter Day.
Late afternoon on (Holy) Maundy Thursday after the Lordís Supper, Lent ends and the church enters the
Easter Sunday marks the start of the Easter season, which continues as a
time of celebration until Pentecost Sunday. (50 days)
Pentecost Sunday marks the start of the second period of Ordinary Time,
which continues until the Advent season begins again.
O Jesus, it is not the heavenly reward you have promised which impels me to love you;
neither is it the threat of hell that keep me from offending you. It is you, O Lord,
it is the sight of you affixed to the Cross and suffering insults; it is the sight of your
broken body, as well as your pains and your death. There is nothing you can give
me to make me love you. For even if there were no heaven and no hell I would still
love you as I do.
Almighty and everlasting God, you despise nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent.
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our brokenness,
may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
PENTECOST is a great Feast Day which concludes the Easter Season in the Roman Catholic Church. It is the celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The biblical narrative of Pentecost is recounted in Acts 2:1-6.
Pentecost 2018 - May 20, 2018
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