Reflection,  Where Peter Is

At every time and in every place

Millions of Catholics around the world are now facing the reality that they won’t be able to attend any Holy Week liturgies or receive Communion on Easter Sunday. The Triduum is one of my favorite times of the year. I love getting caught up in community and rituals and the stories of God saving his people. I love the Easter Vigil. The candles, readings, and ancient rites bring me close to tears every year. As the director of RCIA at my parish, the Easter Vigil is traditionally when the people I’ve been accompanying for throughout the year finally enter into full Communion with the Church. This year won’t be the same. It’s easy for these disruptions to our traditions and rituals to unsettle us and shake our faith. Those of us who are people of faith are now forced to ask what our relationship with God is like when the most sacred rituals and Sacraments of our faith are not available?

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Paul Fahey is a husband, father of four, and professional lay person. He writes for Where Peter Is and Diocesan.

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