Lessons

Advent

Advent is a period of time in which we prepare for the coming of the birth of Christ.

Adventure Catechism Lesson 32 - What is the Liturgical Calendar?

Unfolding the events of Christ's life and experiencing God's presence through the Liturgical Year of feasts and holy days is one of the great gifts of the Church. This episode sheds light on why.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day is a holy day of the Catholic Church that celebrates all people who have died and are now with God in heaven.

Confirmation - Lesson 29 - The Liturgical Year

Confirmation - Lesson 29 - The Liturgical Year

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus' Resurrection from the dead - three days after Jesus was placed in the tomb on Good Friday.

Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum is a way of remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus.

First Communion - Lesson 11 - Pentecost

First Communion - Lesson 11 - Pentecost

Good Friday

Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus' death and crucifixion.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday with Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem and concludes on Holy Saturday.

Pentecost

Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit came down upon the Apostles just as Jesus had promised them.

The Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation celebrates the day the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she was to be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

When Mary's time on earth was done, she was taken by the power of God, or assumed, into heaven both her soul and her body.

The Christmas Season

The feast day of Christmas, celebrated on December 25th, is just the beginning of a special time in the Church’s Liturgical Year - The Christmas Season.

The Epiphany of the Lord

The feast of the Epiphany of the Lord celebrates the arrival of the Magi who visited and adored the baby Jesus.

The Exaltation of the Cross

The symbol that is most associated with Jesus is the cross. After Jesus was crucified, the cross, which was once a sign of suffering and humiliation, became a sign of victory and love.

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a movable feast day in the Church that is celebrated early to mid-January on the Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Holy Name of Mary

On September 12th the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. In 1684, Pope Innocent XI added it to the liturgical calendar to commemorate the Battle of Vienna.

The Last Supper

The Easter Triduum begins the evening of Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord's Supper.

The Queenship of Mary

On August 22nd, the church honors Mary's title as Queen. This feast day is called the Queenship of Mary.

The Solemnity of Christ the King

The Solemnity of Christ the King

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is a special feast day in the Church that celebrates Mary’s motherhood to Jesus.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary being free from the stains of original sin from the very first moment of her life.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, also known as Trinity Sunday, is celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Pentecost.