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Why do we keep the Sunday as a holy day and not the Saturday?

First of all, let us look for the meaning of the Sabbath according to Easton’s Bible Dictionary 1897 the word “Sabbath”. It comes from the Hebrew word “Shabbath” meaning “To rest from labour”.  BibleStudyTools The Sabbath of the Jews is on the Seventh Day or Saturday in our Gregorian calendar and Sabbath of the Christian […]

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WHY IS IT THAT THE WINE IS NOT OFFERED TO EVERYONE IN THE MASS?

By: Admin Pastor Manny (Code Name) Maundy Thursday is a Christian holy day that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with His apostles. The Last Supper is important to us, Catholics, given that we interpret the words of Jesus Christ such as “Do this in memory of me” to be referring to the Mass. […]

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40 Hours Devotion: Spending personal time with the Lord

By cathol007 February 8, 2018 Articles People around the world have practiced this intimate devotion since the 16th century. Starting around the 16th century, there arose a custom of exposing a consecrated Host on the altar in a monstrance for all to adore for a period of 40 hours. Parishioners would take turns adoring Jesus in the Blessed […]

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EUCHARIST: THE BIBLICAL LANGUAGE OF SACRIFICE

Photo Credit: Flickr/michael_swanBy: Admin Pastor Manny The Eucharist is the gift of God to this world. This is the reason why Jesus comes to us, and He makes Himself really present under the appearances of bread and wine. Without the Eucharist, we will have no Mass because the Eucharist is the center of the Mass. […]

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The Deal with the Eucharistic Fast

By: Fr. Charles Grondin  Full Question Is it a sin if one does not fast before receiving the Eucharist? Answer The essence of sin is not the mere breaking of a law but in the attitude that leads to the breaking of the law (Mark 9:15). The eucharistic fast is in place to help us appreciate […]

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They knocked him to the ground, but all he cared about was the Eucharist

This image speaks volumes about the priesthood. This photo speaks volumes: A priest, knocked to the ground as he was distributing Communion, who uses the strength he has left to gather the hosts and particles of the Eucharist that had fallen to the floor. The picture was taken by an eyewitness who was at the […]