Thank you Fr. John for this lesson. I've been a Catholic less then one year and I'm learning something new daily. Fr. John please know that many people like myself are praying for you as you continue to share the Gospel in Love and Truth. Thank you for hearing the call on your life and applying the Charge that St. Paul gives to us all: "But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen." 1 Tim 6:11-16Joseph
This post has started some good feedback - it seems to be highly debated. Some say all day tomorrow is a solemnity celebrating the Eucharist and Priesthood. The Chrism Mass is supposed to be celebrated on Holy Thursday morning, and that Mass is certainly a solemn celebration with a singing of the Gloria which we don't sing during Lent. However, it does say elsewhere that Lent comes to an end when the Mass of the Lord's Supper begins. I'll continue to do research and provide some follow up when able.
At Joseph. I have been a life long Catholic and I continue to learn new things every day. It is about my walk with the Lord. It is about me looking at myself and continuing to heal, laugh, learn, ....be at peace.I hope I can meet you someday, Joseph!!!Eddie