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Preparation for Lent: Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima

From ’Venite Prandete’ The three Sundays preceding Ash Wednesday are called Septuagesima (last Sunday), Sexagesima and Quinquagesima, meaning the seventieth, sixtieth and fiftieth day before Easter. Lent is called Quadragesima – meaning fortieth. The season of Lent, as you know, … Continue reading

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Christmas, the Feast of the Birth of Christ

The Missal describes the Feast Day of the birth of Christ: During Christmastide, the liturgy shows us the Messias as the Son of God, clothed with humanity, glorified by the humble surprised shepherds, and adored by the Magi from the … Continue reading

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Pope adds name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic prayers

(Vatican Radio) In the first decree of a liturgical nature of this pontificate, Pope Francis has decided that name of St. Joseph should be added to the Eucharistic Prayers II, II and IV, as they appear in the third typical … Continue reading

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