Holy Week, the Chrism Mass (Mass of the Oils) and the Triduum have been celebrated with excellence and exuberance at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. I hope you feel elated by the gift of these ceremonies in your own local churches.
Last week, I shared with you some of the material presented at the workshop by Canadian canon lawyer, Fr Frank Morrisey OMI. The most interesting thing I have learnt about Canon Law is that the last canon, Can. 1752, is the most important and all other canons derive their significance in guiding the church, and therefore us, from it. The canon in Latin is:
Salus animarum suprema lex esto
Which, roughly translated, means:
The salvation of souls must be the supreme law of the Church.
This week we begin our Lenten journey, a journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I am conscious that for many Catholics, Project Compassion features strongly in their history, as generous people who provide for overseas aid relief and development.
Sunday heralds the commencement of a new week and once again I find myself at my desk reflecting on the past week and preparing for the week ahead. I have not long been home from attending the Upper Hunter Regional Council meeting at Scone.