April 18

Lent 2018

Holy Thursday

People participate in outdoor Stations of the Cross  at Our Lady of Providence Church in Crestwood, Mo. CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review


The summit of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum, begins this evening and continues into the evening of Easter Sunday. While chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day, unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. 


“To encounter the living God it is necessary to tenderly kiss Jesus’ wounds in our hungry, poor, sick and incarcerated brothers and sisters.” (Pope Francis, Homily for the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle)


Spend time with this Catholic Relief Services prayer: Remain Here and Keep Watch With Me.


Sunset today marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Triduum – the 3 most solemn days of the liturgical year. Begin the Triduum by attending Mass this evening.