Liturgical Year 2023

Liturgical Year 2023

Although the Liturgical Year begins with Advent, January 10, 2023 marks the first day in Ordinary Time, This means that the Church moves into Year A; Sunday readings will now come from the Gospel of Matthew. The Church rotates between Matthew in Year A, Gospel of Mark...
Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Although not included in this station, Anna also proclaimed the greatness of Jesus as the messiah. Both proclamations come from people recognizing the messiah in an infant. We are reminded the Jesus will come to us in many forms, and we are called to recognize him and...
Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

We continue with the infancy narrative from Luke’s gospel. The event described here was a legal requirement of Jewish law. The author combines two requirements, the purification ceremony after childbirth and the concentration of the first-born to the Lord.