Liturgical Seasons

The Catholic Church has adopted an annual liturgical calendar that begins with the season of Advent, a time of preparation for both the celebration of Jesus’ birth and his expected coming at the end of time.

The Christmas Season begins Christmas Eve and ends with the celebration of the Baptism of Jesus. The Season of Lent, the time of purification and repentance, begins with the celebration of Ash Wednesday and continues through Holy Thursday and the Triduum (Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday). The Triduum recalls Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, his death on the cross, burial and resurrection. The Easter Season lasts 7 weeks, ending with Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples after Jesus’ Ascension. The rest of the Liturgical year is called Ordinary or “common” Time. There are two sessions, the first falls between the Baptism of Jesus and Ash Wednesday; the longer period, from Pentecost to the First Sunday of Advent. Christ’s earthly ministry is the focus of the readings during Ordinary Time.

Advent Resources


Eucharistic Adoration Dec. 2 & 3, 2019
Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a community unite in dedicated and ongoing prayer time before the exposed Most Blessed Sacrament in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Parents, faculty and staff maintain a continuous presence during these two days.
Sign-up to come.

Reconciliation During Advent Dec. 4-12, 2019
All Religion classes will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent. Please encourage your son to take advantage of the Sacrament. All of the Chaminade Family is welcome to come and receive the Sacrament as well.
Schedule of confession times and confessors to come

Advent Preparation Resources
The Creighton University Prayer site has a wonderful Advent section. Including a prayer/reflection for each day of Advent, preparing children for Advent, and many other wonderful prayer resources. CLICK HERE to access.

Explaining the Two Parts of Advent

The "O Antiphons" and Advent Prayers and Devotions

Christmas in Cyberspace's Advent and Christmas Resources

Lenten Resources

Click on the links below for resources to support your Lenten Journey.

Praying in Lent

More Than Giving Up Chocolate

Best Lent Ever by Matthew Kelley

Living Lent Daily

Lent Reflections by Bishop Robert Baron

Choosing Lent, Acting Lent
Topics in this site include:
-Symbols in our home
-Our service for and with the poor
-Spring cleaning for freedom
-Family conversion/Relationship Conversion
-Realigning our priorities

What To Do Before Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church

Fasting: A Powerful Spiritual Tool
Topics in this site include:
-Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Swiss Army Knife of Spirit
-Voluntarily Avoiding Something Good
-Lenten Fasting and Penance

All About Lent
-Basic Facts about Lent