Lent and Sundays

Did you know that Sundays do not count in the 40 days of Lent?  Read more in this infographic from the Archdiocese of Toronto!

The Last Supper

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:44 AM by Jennifer Grant

Today we remember the Last Supper with Jesus and His Disciples.  Before Jesus welcomed His friends to the table, He humbly washed each of their feet.  With this simple act of humility, Jesus once again shows us how to love and care for one another. For more about the Last Supper, click here.

Jesus at Bethany

posted Apr 1, 2015, 12:37 PM by Jennifer Grant

There is not much evidence on what Jesus did on the Wednesday of Holy Week.  Scholars speculate that He and His disciples rested near Jerusalem in Bethany on this day.  Jesus had good friends there, Martha and Mary lived in Bethany and were likely visited be Jesus. For more on Silent Wednesday, click here.

Jesus at the Mount of Olives

posted Mar 31, 2015, 12:05 PM by Jennifer Grant

Jesus continues on his difficult journey and works his way to the Mount of Olives.  Today is the day that Judas negotiates with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus.  For more insight on this day, click here.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:05 PM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 12:09 PM ]

On the second day of Holy Week, we are called to remember when Jesus cleared the Temple of the corruption of money changers.  Click here for more information on this important story.

Palm Sunday

posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:01 PM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 12:01 PM ]

Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem for the Passover. Click here to learn more.

Holy Week

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:02 PM by Jennifer Grant

On Sunday, we begin the holiest part of our Liturgical Year.  Holy Week is the week in which we retrace the last days of Jesus before His Crucifixion.  Here is an infographic on the subject of Holy Week.  It provided some great information and ideas.

OK Clean Water Project - Our Lenten Social Justice Work

posted Mar 8, 2015, 3:20 PM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Mar 8, 2015, 3:23 PM ]

Again this year, McMaster Catholic has committed to raise funds for the OK Clean Water project.  This social justice initiative has been a part of our community for many years.  Whenever we raise money, we try to install in our students the difference between social justice and charity.  One of our Catholic Graduate Expectations reads: Our students will "develop attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and act to proote social responsibility, human solidarity, and the common good (CGE1d)."  For more information about the the OK Clean Water Project, please click here.

For information about what we are doing here at the school, please take a minute to read the attached note.

Lenten Good Deeds: A Calendar

posted Mar 8, 2015, 3:08 PM by Jennifer Grant

Sometimes we need to remember that Lent is not only about giving up things like chocolate and candy.  Lent is about sacrifice and being mindful of others in our busy lives.  This calendar provides many great ideas about how to mindful and do good things for others.  

Lent and Sundays

posted Mar 2, 2015, 8:54 AM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 8:59 AM ]

Did you know that Sundays throughout Lent do not count in Lent's 40 days?  Check out this infographic from the Archdiocese of Toronto!  It explains the reasoning behind what days count and what days do not!


posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:36 PM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 7:42 PM ]

This infographic was developed by the National Catholic Education Association in the United States.  It was created for elementary school students and provides a fantastic glimpse of some of the foundations of the holy season of Lent.

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