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Date: 3/11/2016 Place: St. Paul Hasang Church
Speaker: Fr. Foeckler Topic: Paschal Mystery
Fr. Foeckler begins by writing “Paschal Mystery* –
Suffering, Death, Resurrection”.
There are 40 days of Lent and 50 days of Easter.
He asks everyone … why did Jesus die?
crucifix mean to us?
does it mean to have our sins taken away?
“Confession is like spiritual ATM…..If we are
sorry, we get back forgiveness”
We must remember that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Fr. Foeckler continues and focuses on Jesus’ seven
phrases while hanging on the cross.
1) Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are
2) My God, My God Why have you forsaken me?
3) Today, you will be with me in paradise
4) Woman, behold your son…. Behold your mother
5) I thirst
6) Father into your hand I commend my spirit
7) It is finished
*The Paschal Mystery is a core doctrine of the Church,
one of the essential beliefs of all Christians.
This is the definition of Paschal Mystery in the glossary
of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Christ’s work of redemption accomplished principally by
his Passion, death, Resurrection, and glorious
Ascension, whereby “dying he
destroyed our death, rising he restored our life” (1067; cf. 654).
mystery is celebrated and made present in the liturgy of the Church, and its
saving effects are
communicated through the sacraments (1076), especially the
Eucharist, which renews the paschal sacrifice of Christ as the sacrifice
offered by the Church (571, 1362–1372). (P. 891)
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