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Here’s a copy of our 2017-2018 Special Edition Grapevine: Grapevine 2017-2018
Lenten_Journey Click here for all the events happening during Lent
Friday Observances – Throughout the year Fridays are days of penance which usually includes abstaining from meat. However, we have the option of doing special acts of mercy or charity instead. During Lent we try to be more diligent about abstaining from meat on Friday’s so that we can be ever more in solidarity with those who have less to eat and are hungry.
Easter Triduum 2018 Check what’s happening from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday and other Holy Week events.
The Chrism Mass will be held in St John the Baptist Cathedral in McLennan according to our archdioceses custom on the Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27th, at 7:30 pm. This special celebration is presided over by the archbishop and accompanied by the clergy and laity from all parts of the diocese. During this Mass, the clergy with the bishop recommit themselves to their priestly ministry. The three oils used in the celebration of sacraments are blessed: the oil of catechumens used in baptism, the oil of the infirm used in the anointing of the sick and dying and the oil of Chrism used in baptism, confirmation, Holy Orders and in the dedication of altars and churches. In the consecration of the oil of Chrism, a balsam or perfume is added to the oil. Refreshments will be served in the lower hall following Mass.
Click here to download our Catholics Returning Home brochure Catholics Returning Home February 2018