Congratulations Sir Knight Frank F Montefalco
2017 Victor Cardosi Honoree
Dinner will be held May 6th at Knights of Columbus 1911 Club
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Lent / Easter
On a Wednesday in February or early March the Church enters into prayer and fasting and almsgiving, attending with great seriousness to its calling. Forty days later on a Thursday evening, that season of lent ends. From Holy Thursday night until Easter Sunday afternoon, the church keeps the Paschal Triduum, the "Easter Three Days." Good Friday and Holy Saturday find Christians fasting, keeping Vigil remembering the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord until, at the great Vigil liturgy, the church celebrates this paschal mystery in baptism, conformation and eucharist. Then, for the fifty days of Eastertime the church again sings the alleluia and rejoices to bring God's peace to the word.
The origins of Lent are bounded with the final stages in the initiation of those seeking to be baptized, After months or years of learning gradually the Christian way of life, the catechumens were called to spend the last weeks before baptism in fasting and prayer. The whole church stayed by the catechumens in these days. The Lenten season was also kept intensely by those doing penance for their sins. Today both catechumens and penitents keep Lent with the whole church. Lent`s scriptures, prayers and rites give clarity and strength to the life-long struggle against evil. That struggle is waged with many forms of prayer and fasting and practices of charity.
The origins of the fifty days of Eastertime are even more ancient. This is the springtime rejoicing of people who know their dependence on fields and flocks. It is the rejoicing of Israel remembering the exodus from slavery to freedom. It became the rejoicing of the church in the resurrection of Jesus and the presence of that risen life in the newly baptized. The Eastertime lectionary is filled with a lively peace and the quite exuberance of those who believe that evil is not finally triumphant. When the fifty days conclude at Pentecost the church knows how disturbing, how restless, how strong is the Spirit given by Christ.