On Good Friday, Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. On Sunday Morning, Mary Magdalene and several other women went to the tomb to embalm his body. Of course, we all know what happened next! When they got there, the tomb was empty!
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on the third day after his crucifixion. It is one of the most important days in the Catholic calendar and is the foundation of the Christian faith.
Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day.
On Friday 15th March, 2019, an armed man opened fire on two of New Zealand’s Islamic mosques.
Up to fifty people have been confirmed dead and a further forty-eight people are still being treated for injuries sustained in the shooting.
The feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus, the song of God.
Here is what you should know about the Annunciation.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on 17 March, which marks the date when Saint Patrick died.
Who was Saint Patrick?
Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. We celebrate Ash Wednesday on the 6th March.
On Ash Wednesday, people will have ashes placed on their heads, in the sign of the cross, as a symbol of repentance. This is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens the season of Lent, a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope, celebrated every three years in a different country. WYD 2019 has just been celebrated in Panama City.
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The visionary and inspiration behind Understanding Faith, Father Leo Donnelly, passed away on Wednesday 23rd January, 2019.
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The liturgical year begins with the first Sunday of Advent. This liturgical year began on the 2nd December, 2018. In this liturgical year, which is cycle C, the Church reflects on the Gospel of Luke. In this liturgical year, most Sunday readings are drawn from Luke’s Gospel.