March 08, 2022

What is the Rite of Election?

Our present-day Rite of Election is usually celebrated by the diocesan bishop on the First Sunday of Lent to elect and enroll catechumens for Easter Sacraments. Its very ancient origins are reflected in the structure of the new Rite: the calling forward of the catechumens; the testimony of their godparents; and the enrollment of their … Continue reading “What is the Rite of Election?”

Heroes for Jesus

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS | God calls upon men to be protectors as just and righteous men. To protect His children, Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice through His sacred passion. This year’s Rise Up Conference will guide attendees in turn to “Be A Hero for Jesus”. St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Altamonte Springs will host the event … Continue reading “Heroes for Jesus”

Lenten promise planks

PORT ORANGE | Father Karl Bergin, pastor of Epiphany Parish in Port Orange, challenged his parish to take Lent more seriously through a visual representation of writing their Lenten promises on wooden planks. Father Bergin said the idea came to him while praying for one of his homilies. He noted the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, … Continue reading “Lenten promise planks”