Catholic Courier

Lent/Easter

April 5, 2016
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil

Stephanie Majchrzak was moved to tears as the darkened St. Joseph Church filled with light and music, and the choir began singing "Glory to God." 

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
April 5, 2016
Chrism Mass brings diocese together
Chrism Mass brings diocese together

He knew it meant returning home to Ithaca after midnight, but that knowledge didn't deter Father Joseph Marcoux from making his annual trek to the Solemn Mass of Chrism. 

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
April 5, 2016
The big picture of the Easter feast
The big picture of the Easter feast

Christmas and Easter are the two biggest feasts in the church calendar. Even those who rarely gather for worship tend to show up on those two days.

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By Father Lawrence E. Mick/CNS
February 29, 2016
Acts of mercy guide Lenten efforts
Acts of mercy guide Lenten efforts

What connections exist between our current Holy Father and a pope who reigned 50 years ago?

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 29, 2016
Different approaches help kids understand Lent

Maria Hopkins and her husband take their two daughters to church every Sunday and make their Catholic faith an integral part of their family's daily life.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
February 29, 2016
Young adults explore mercy
Young adults explore mercy

Pope Francis and mercy aren't the usual topics of conversation one would expect at a bar, but the opportunity to discuss them is what drew more than 40 young adults to The Beale New Orleans Grille & Bar Feb. 22.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
February 29, 2016
Books help to expand spiritual horizons
Books help to expand spiritual horizons

Parishioners around the Diocese of Rochester are discovering a new way to rediscover Jesus this Lent.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
February 28, 2016
Parishes offer a variety of Lenten activities
Parishes offer a variety of Lenten activities

The following parishes have informed the Catholic Courier of their upcoming Lenten activities:

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February 1, 2016
Courier website to feature multimedia Lenten calendar

Lent is a time of prayer, penance and almsgiving in preparation for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. This year, the staff of the Catholic Courier hope "Journey to Easter," the online Lenten calendar they're developing, will help guide readers throughout these 40-plus days.

 

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
February 1, 2016
Regulations for Lenten sacrifice

The regulations for Lenten sacrifice based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

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