Carmel Bulletin, 8 May 2022 Service of Light at the Easter Vigil Mass, 2022 The Easter Vigil each year begins in darkness. From this darkness, the evocative symbol of fire emerges, providing the flame that lights our new paschal candle. This celebration of the resurrection – our ‘night of nights’ – and the power of … Continue reading A Pillar of Fire
Carmel Bulletin, 1 April 2018 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too … Continue reading We Too Might Have a New Life
Carmel Bulletin, 14 May 2017 Throughout the season of Easter, the paschal candle is given a prominent and special place near the ambo or altar of the church. The candle is lit at the Easter Vigil Mass each year as the primary symbol of the light of Christ breaking through the darkness of death and … Continue reading Let Him Easter in Us
One way in which we mark the Easter Season in the celebration of the Sunday Mass at Wentworthville is by using the rite of sprinkling of holy water. When it is celebrated, it takes the place of the usual Penitential Act in the Introductory Rites. As the texts used for this rite make clear, sprinkling … Continue reading Sprinkling with Holy Water
Lent and Easter are very early this year. In fact, Ash Wednesday is only a week and a half away, on 10 February. Easter Sunday, and consequently the weeks of Lent and Easter either side of it, is obviously not determined by a fixed date. It is set by looking to the cycles of the earth … Continue reading When’s Easter This Year?