Category Archives: Special occasions

Easter 2016

Christian Crosses on the Hill

Paschal Triduum

Paschal Triduum are the three holiest days of our liturgical year and bridge the seasons of Lent to Easter.
Earlier today, Pope Francis spoke about the upcoming Paschal Triduum during his Wednesday General Audience.


Lent 2016


Celebrating the season of Lent

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

As part of our Lent observance, CPCO would like to provide a few related and useful resources below.

We also encourage Principals and Vice-Principals to share how you and your schools observe Lent via social media. Connect with us on Twitter at @CPCOTweet — we would love to hear from you.

Prayer for Lent

God our Father,
You formed us from the dust of the earth
And brought us to new life in Christ
Through the waters of Baptism.

We ask you to change our hearts
As we journey through these forty days of Lent.

Help us to see Jesus in everyone we meet,
And to serve him in all persons,
Especially the poor, the sick and the lonely.

By your grace, may our prayers and sacrifices this Lent
Help us grow closer to each another and to you,
As one family in Jesus.

We make this prayer to you in His name.


In the video, Fr. Cull, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Hamilton, leads a Lenten reflection on fasting.

The Archdiocese of Toronto also has an excellent page of resources for Lent. You can find it here.
For prayers on Lent and other Liturgical seasons/days, please visit the prayers page on the CPCO website.

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The season of Advent


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Advent is a time of preparing for the coming of Christ at Christmas, and the start of a new liturgical year. Throughout the celebration of the joyous season, we recognize this as a period of self-preparation. Thus, the purple colour is associated with Advent. The colour of pink or rose on the Third Sunday symbolizes joy and represents the happiness associated with the arrival of Jesus.