Category Archives: e-Formation

Annunciation of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son. “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord” The feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on March 25, nine months before…
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St. Joseph

The chief sources of information on the life of St. Joseph are the first chapters of the gospels of Matthew and Luke; they are practically also the only reliable sources. Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, Ioseph) is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, and is venerated Saint Joseph. Feast Days: March…
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The Scrutinies

These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. The Elect are those in our midst who are preparing for Baptism. Part of their journey to the font is that they have been received among us, the Rite of Acceptance, and they have been…
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Rites of Sending and Election

In the past couple weeks we celebrated the rites of Sending and Election at Masses. Here is a little more about these Rites. RITE OF SENDING The rite of sending is a parish celebration that sends catechumens to the Rite of Election.  At the Rite of Election, usually on or about the First Sunday of…
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