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First Sunday of Lent: Entering into the Desert in Jesus Watch

Image of Adam was expelled from the earthly paradise, the symbol of communion with God.... Now, in order to return to that communion and thus to eternal life we must pass through the desert, the test of faith. Not alone but with Jesus who proceeds us and who has already conquered in the fight against the spirit of evil

Let us welcome Lent. In so doing, we will receive the much needed grace it offers and be made ready to celebrate ... continue reading


Lenten Recipes and the Whys of 'Fish Eaters'

Image of The fish enjoys Scriptural prominence too. Several apostles were fishermen, called to be 'fishers of men'.

The fish was one of the most important Christian symbols of the early Church. In a political and religious climate often fatal to them, the ... continue reading


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One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year Watch

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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


Can Catholics eat meatless meat during Lent? Watch

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Here's a question for you! Can Catholics eat meatless meat, like the Impossible Burger or Beyond Meat Burger during Lent? How about "Clean ... continue reading


Ash Wednesday: Let Us Enter Into Lent

Image of The call to holiness is an integral part of the Baptismal vocation. Conversion is a process which invites our continued response and cooperation with grace. Our Lenten observance is a part of our response to that call.

Catholics will participate in Ash Wednesday Service where they will be told to 'Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel' ... continue reading


Practical Practice of Fasting with Fr Dwight Longenecker Watch

Image of We fast during Lent, but every Friday in the year is also a day of fasting. Why keep Friday as a fast day? Through this self denial we identify with the death of the Lord. However, there are some other good reasons for keeping Friday as a fast day. We function best when we are observing a regular routine. We keep Sundays special through the celebration of Mass, and making it a special day of relaxation.

Put very simply--Jesus commands us to fast and pray. The saints take fasting seriously and the church commands us to make fasting part of ... continue reading


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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


Look into yourself! 23 questions to ask yourself as you reflect during Lent Watch

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The ashes on our forehead reminded us of the human condition: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. However, ... continue reading


Ash Wednesday: Turn Away From Sin and Turn Toward the Lord Watch

Image of Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.

For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

Every Lent is also a reminder to us of our own mortality. "Remember you are dust and to dust you will return" is a time for us to pause ... continue reading


The Happy Priest: Ash Wednesday, Examination of Conscience and Conversion Watch

Image of The ashes on our forehead remind us of the human condition: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

The ashes on our forehead remind us of the human condition: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. However, sometimes, ... continue reading



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Easter 2021 / Lent 2021
Begins on February 17, 2021 ends on April 3, 2021

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'
Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Living Lent

February 17 to April 3, 2021

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 16, 2021

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Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

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Palm Sunday

March 28, 2021

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Holy Week

March 28 - April 3, 2021

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Holy Thursday

April 1, 2021

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Good Friday

April 2, 2021

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 13, 2021

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 23, 2021

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

Great tips for fasting during Lent from Dr. Denton

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When we fast, we live largely on fluids. In doing so we are given the cleansing, perfect touch of God. In our separation from the ... continue reading


Ask Dr. Denton: It's Lent. Can You Explain the Effects of Fasting? Watch

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Fasting gives us, body and soul, a spring cleaning.   PORTSMOUTH, VA. (Catholic Online) - Dear Dr Denton: As the Lenten ... continue reading


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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


FASTING: God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, but what's the point of it?

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God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it -- fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of ... continue reading


Let us venture together from darkness into the light

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On Ash Wednesday, with dust-like ashes crossed upon our foreheads we were each invited to call to mind that this mortal body, this earthly ... continue reading


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