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Easter / Lent News

Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End Watch

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Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words. They might give the ... continue reading


Footwashing, the Holy Thursday Mandatum: God is Love and Love is a Verb Watch

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As we enter into these three days, the one day, we make this mystery our own. No mere spectators in this Act of Love we become ... continue reading



Where do the palms for Palm Sunday come from? Watch

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With Palm Sunday right around the corner, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed leaves as they walk into church. Some might fold ... continue reading


Palm Sunday: Coming Face to Face with Jesus Watch

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When we encounter Jesus and the Gospel, we immediately sense that we are dealing with something that is not of this world.  To be a ... continue reading


Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

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In a crazy world, a holy time like Lent can zip by like the rest of the year. Author Alex Basile ponders if he is ready for the most sacred ... continue reading


It's Lent - an 'Outward Bound' for the Soul Watch

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By the 1960's a movement of outdoor education and character formation called Outward Bound began transforming lives through exposure to ... continue reading



On the Fast Track: Approaching Lent with Living Faith

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Catechesis teaches us what to believe and how to behave, but Catholics also need down to earth advice for putting their faith into action. ... continue reading


Lent as a Season of No Kidding: Where are We Behaving as the Crowd? Watch

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Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely? Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don't just read it: live ... continue reading


The Happy Priest on Lent, Happiness and the Call to Selfless Love

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The happiest and most remarkable people that I have known throughout my life are those who are totally selfless. Great things: ideas, ... continue reading


Lent and the Path to Freedom: Doing Battle with the World, the Flesh and the Devil Watch

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When I was a young man I had a priest friend who I now recall every time we begin the Forty Day Observance of Lent. About a week before Ash ... continue reading



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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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April 21, 2019

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Stations of the Cross

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Fasting and Abstinence

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Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

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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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