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Easter / Lent News

Lent, Fasting, and Receiving Divine Light

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Whenever you give yourself over to Christ, such as in voluntarily suffering through fasting, the light of the eternal Word penetrates your ... continue reading


Why We Proclaim the Transfiguration of the Lord on the Second Sunday of Lent Watch

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As we reflect on the Transfiguration of Jesus on this Second Sunday of Lent, let us enter more deeply into the mystery it opens by ... continue reading



This Lent, remember the courageous words of Cardinal George!

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Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and ... continue reading


Aww, who needs Lent anyway?

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Who needs Lent?  We do. If we enter into Lent with our entire person, it can draw us into a deeper embrace of the power of the ... continue reading


The one surprising secret few people know about Lent!

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There is a secret that few people know about sacrifice. Lent is a time to think about sacrifice and what it can do to you as a person. When ... continue reading


What are 'Rice Bowls' and what do they have to do with Lent? Watch

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There are many ways we can participate in Lent this year and one Catholic group offers great opportunities to help Catholics and those in ... continue reading



For those giving up social media this Lent, the struggle is real! Watch

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For many Catholics and other Christians too, Lent is a time for sacrifice. For those who have given up technology, the struggle is real. ... continue reading


10 important things to consider during Lent Watch

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Every year we give something up for Lent. Sometimes picking what to give up is hard and other times we consider doing something extra to ... continue reading


Man Does Not Live On Bread Alone Watch

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In the first temptation, the devil plays on Christ's hunger, and suggests he satisfy it by miraculously transforming stones into bread: "If ... continue reading


First Sunday of Lent: Weapons of Penance,Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

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Let us ask for clear knowledge of our limits and our sins, the humility to know that always the tempter, that didn't even spare the Lord ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'

Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

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Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019

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Holy Week

April 14-20, 2019

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Holy Thursday

April 18, 2019

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Good Friday

April 19, 2019

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Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

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Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Mardi Gras

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Easter / Lent News

What do we do AFTER Lent?

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Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual ... continue reading


Easter: We Have Been Raised with Christ. Easter is More Than a Day; it is a Way Watch

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Easter is more than a Day, it is a Way; A Way of living our lives differently now in Him. We are invited to do that by living them in His ... continue reading



The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

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The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter ... continue reading


Are Easter eggs pagan? Watch

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Easter eggs are a traditional part of modern Easter celebrations, but their origins are shrouded in history, raising questions about their ... continue reading


5 Beautiful scriptures to remind you what Easter is all about Watch

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This Easter, make sure to take a moment with your family to thank Jesus for his amazing sacrifice. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Turn ... continue reading


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