Four ways of Christ’s presence during Holy Mass

Four ways of Christ’s presence during Holy Mass  Many of us Catholics are faithfully participating in the holy mass on Sundays and even on ordinary days.  It is important to understand that during the mass, Christ is truly present with and among us. The following are the four ways where we can perceive Christ’s presence during…

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Why Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer?

Why Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer for Christians? The Catholic Church teaches that the Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer for all Christians. Why? What is Holy Mass?  The Holy Mass or the Eucharist is definitely a sacrament. Sacraments are defined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1131) as…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

When is Divine Mercy Sunday? Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday following Easter Sunday.  It is placed appropriately next to Easter Sunday, because through Jesus Christ, we have received the gift of Divine Mercy. He who suffered and died to redeem us from sin, rose to life again after three days to…

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What is a Spiritual Retreat?

What is a Spiritual Retreat? When we hear of retreat, a spiritual retreat, we usually associate it with many quiet moments and many crying moments. These were what we probably have experienced during the first or maybe the only retreat we had during our elementary or high school days. A spiritual retreat is a time…

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What is Easter Octave?

What is Easter Octave? The Easter Octave is the eight days of celebration of the Catholic Church, from Easter Sunday to the Sunday following it, which is the Divine Mercy Sunday. The Church celebrates the Easter Octave with high importance to emphasize the greatness and solemnity of Easter, above all other feasts in the liturgical…

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