• Messages / Homilies

    Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015

    “Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor6:2). God does

    Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Easter 2013

    Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world, Happy Easter! What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where


    MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Prison for Minors "Casal del Marmo", Rome Holy Thursday, 28 March 2013 This is moving. Jesus, washing the feet of his disciples. Peter didn’t understood it at

  • Catechesis

    Lent and its implications

    By Fr. Roy Cimagala   WE are once again in the season of Lent. It’s a period of preparation for the greatest event in the history of mankind—the passion, death and resurrection of Christ—which we will celebrate within the Holy Week,

    Stripping the Altars on Holy Thursday

    By Fr. Edward McNamara Q: Is the stripping of the altar following the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday limited only to those altars upon which the Mass was celebrated? Do altars in churches and chapels (e.g., chapels in rectories,

    Color of the Veil for the Cross

    By Fr. Edward McNamara Q: In the new Roman Missal the color for covering the cross is violet; however, the color is red for the vestments. I have noticed that different churches do red and some violet; even the Vatican used red, which is the proper