Felix Just

The Good Word
March 20, 2008
It often surprises me how many Catholics including some priests and deacons still don 8217 t know or can 8217 t accurately explain what the Easter Triduum is nbsp Many know that the word 8220 Triduum 8221 means 8220 three days 8221 so they might think it refers to Holy Thursday Go
The Good Word
December 18, 2007
These last seven days of Advent are a special time of the Church year among my favorites on the liturgical calendar nbsp Not only do the readings for the daily Masses just before Christmas include the beginnings of the Gospel infancy narratives Matthew 1 on Dec 17-18 Luke 1 on Dec 19-24 but
The Good Word
December 13, 2007
8220 Rejoice in the Lord always Again I say rejoice 8221 Phil 4 4 Reading or hearing these words of St Paul always make me recall the simple musical round that was popular a few decades ago composed by whom when nbsp It almost automatically brings a smile to my face and makes me want
The Good Word
December 06, 2007
The Gospel readings for the Second and Third Sundays of Advent always focus on John the Baptist Since we are again in Lectionary Year A the two selections are from Matthew 3 1-12 and 11 2-11 respectively See my Nov 27 post for an overview of the whole Season of Advent Given that John the
The Good Word
November 27, 2007
The First Sunday of Advent December 2 2007 marks the start of a new liturgical year when we will again use the readings from Cycle A of the Lectionary for Mass Most readers of America are certainly familiar with the basic structure of the three-year Sunday Lectionary in which the Gospel readin