Colourful Palm Sunday Traditions

Palm Sunday is coming up on Sunday, April 10th. Poland has a number of cultural traditions associated with Easter. To bring to the forefront our Polish heritage, we thought we’d explain our Polish Palm Sunday traditions. Polish palms are really long bunches made of young tree twigs, wheat, herbs, and flowers. They traditionally include willow […]

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St. Joseph, pray for us!

Each year on March 19, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Joseph. He has many designations: Guardian of the Pure in Heart, Hope of the Sick, Consolation of the Afflicted and Patron of the Dying. He is also known as a Model of Workers, Protector of the Church, Support of Families, and Terror […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the Sick

On February 11 1858, the Virgin Mary first appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. 14-year-old Bernadette saw Our Lady as she was gathering firewood in the Grotto of Massabielle.  30 years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick on this solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes has always been tied to […]

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Blessing Bread for St. Agatha’s Feast Day

On St. Agatha’s feast day, people bake and bless loaves of bread. But this bread is not to be eaten: this bread is for protection from fire and calamity. Who was St. Agatha? St. Agatha was born in Sicily in C.E. 231. She was imprisoned for rejecting the advances of a Roman prefect, Quintianus during […]

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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2022

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Church celebrated the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This feast is also called Candlemas Day, and is a day on which candles are blessed that symbolize Christ who is the light of our world. Those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Christ to all […]

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2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This past week, the Church all over the world celebrated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The 2022 theme, inspired by the experience of the Magi, was: “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2). This theme and prepared resources spoke to the urgent need for solidarity […]

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