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2015 Catechetical Sunday resources entitled, "Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person."
These resources were developed by the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis in collaboration with several other USCCB Secretariats and offices. The resources contain helpful articles, lesson plans, artwork, prayers, reflections and more to assist in sharing about the importance of every human person and religious liberty. The resources can be helpful for catechists, teachers, diocesan and parish directors of catechesis, principals, superintendents and many more. Click here for your Catechetical Sunday resources.
The Foundation of Our Faith
What does the Resurrection mean for our life? And why is our faith in vain without it? Our faith is founded on Christ's death and resurrection, just as a house stands on its foundations: if they give way, the whole house collapses. Jesus gave himself on the Cross, taking the burden ofour sins upon himself and descending into the abyss of death; then in the Resurrecdtion, he triumphed over them, took them away and opened before us the path to rebirth and to a new life.
Reflection: Woudl your life be any different without the Resurrection? Reflect on what it means for your life and how your actions flow from this great gift?
--General Audience, April 10, 2013 - "Through the Years with Pope Francis-Daily Reflections"
The Exsultet: Christ Our Light
(Image from USCCB article on The Exsultet.). Parishioners gather around the Easter Vigil fire at the at Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington on April 3, 2010. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec
— by Father Michael J. Flynn
The first major section of the annual Easter Vigil celebration may be the most memorable and engaging to the senses. It certainly includes some vivid symbols and actions which we do not encounter in the liturgy every day. Formerly called simply the “Service of Light”, in the present English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal this introductory sequence of liturgical elements is entitled “The Solemn Beginning of the Vigil or Lucernarium”. The solemn liturgy begins – usually outdoors . . .(to continue reading click on) http://usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/easter/commentary-on-easter-proclamation-exsultet.cfm
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