Light in Darkness

Carmel Bulletin, 12 April 2021 At the inauguration of US President Joe Biden in January, poet Amanda Gorman's recitation began with a question: When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade? Throughout our human existence, the struggle between light and darkness, between good and evil, has been constant.  While … Continue reading Light in Darkness

Walking the Walk

Our Judeo-Christian tradition includes many long journeys towards a unique encounter with God.  The Israelites’ search for the Promised Land, Elijah fleeing to Mount Horeb, and Joseph and Mary travelling to Bethlehem are some example.  Jesus’ own long journey of his public ministry ultimately leads to his final journey to Golgotha. Many Christians since have … Continue reading Walking the Walk

Holy Week

Carmel Bulletin, 29 March 2015 Today we begin once again to approach the most holy days of the entire liturgical year.  We invite you all to participate in the celebrations of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Our Diocese will celebrate the Chrism Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  At this Mass, … Continue reading Holy Week

Recalling Good Friday

Carmel Bulletin, 25 May 2014 After the celebration of the Easter Triduum commences with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, it continues with the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday.  The service begins without the usual Sign of the Cross and Greeting of the Mass, and ends without the customary blessing and dismissal, … Continue reading Recalling Good Friday

Recalling Holy Thursday

Carmel Bulletin, 14 May 2014 The Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper is the beginning of the Easter Triduum.  It is the first part of the extended three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.  It is the only Mass we are permitted to celebrate in the parish on Holy Thursday. Each … Continue reading Recalling Holy Thursday