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

Pick a branch, Any Branch

Carmel Bulletin, 4 March 2018 Sometimes we can get really hung up on words. Take “Palm” Sunday for example.  Yes, it was a practice in Palestine in Jesus’ time to use palm branches to welcome dignitaries.  Yet, when looking through a reputable Bible translation, only the gospel according to John specifically names palm branches.  In … Continue reading Pick a branch, Any Branch

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 Palm Sunday

Carmel Bulletin, 27 April 2014 We have recently celebrated again the liturgies of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.  The first of these was the celebration of Palm Sunday. The full title of this day, as provided in the Missal, shows us exactly what we celebrate on this day.  Palm Sunday of the Passion of … Continue reading Recalling Palm Sunday

24/3/13 – Holy Week

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 Penitential Service is on Tuesday at 7:30 pm, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on Good Friday, from 9:30 to … Continue reading 24/3/13 – Holy Week