Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
December 06, 2023


Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Saint of the Week

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Joseph of Arimathea, Layman

Joseph of Arimathea was a righteous and virtuous man who was a member of the Sanhedrin and a secret disciple of Jesus. When Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin to be condemned to death, Joseph opposed their decision. After Jesus died on the cross, Joseph asked for Jesus’ body and wrapped the body in clean linen and laid it in a new tomb. Legend has it that Joseph inherited the chalice, the Holy Grail, used by Jesus in the Last Supper. Joseph led a group of missionaries to Glastonbury where they built a new church in honor of Our Lady. He is the patron saint of funeral directors.