Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during April 2017Friday, March 24, 2017
On the eve of the major celebrations of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) again posts possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. The proposed texts for the month of April 2017 include suggestions from the 5TH Sunday of Lent, 2 April, to the 3RD Sunday of Easter, 30 April. In addition, it includes suggestions for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, Good Friday’s celebration of the Passion of the Lord and the solemn celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday), 15 and 16 April. The 5th Sunday of Lent, 2 April, is Solidarity Sunday, the major focus for the Share Lent Campaign of Development and Peace / Caritas Canada and its annual Lenten collection, while Palm Sunday, 9 April, is the Sunday selected for diocesan celebrations of World Youth Day. As usual, the suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations. The texts for the month of April are available on the special Life and Family webpage, under the section “Documents and activities proposed by the CCCB“.