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Easter / Lent News

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


Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Church and the Sacraments Watch

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We will soon commemorate Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We will recall the great Sacrifice offered on 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


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


Palms, Passion and Progress: Holy Week is a Continuing Call to a New Life in Christ Watch

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Holy Week invites us to let go of self and embrace the Lord anew through continuing conversion. How desperately we all need to hear ... continue reading


Who Is God? A Holy Week Reflection Watch

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Want to know who God is? That answer will not come easily, for it involves sacrifice and death to self. There are no shortcuts; there are ... continue reading


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Holy Week Invites us to Let Go of Self, Embrace the Lord Anew Watch

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The Liturgy of Palm or Passion Sunday, with its re-presentation of the triumphal entry of the Master into Jerusalem leading into the first ... 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


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


Lenten Recipes and the Whys of 'Fish Eaters'

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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



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2022 / Lent 2022
Begins on March 2, 2022 ends on April 16, 2022

'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

March 2 to April 16, 2022

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

March 1, 2022

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Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

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Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

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Holy Week

April 10 - 16, 2022

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Holy Thursday

April 14, 2022

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Good Friday

April 15, 2022

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Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 26, 2022

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

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



The Cross' Indispensable Invitation

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In his book, The Passion and the Cross, columnist and author Fr. Ron Rolheiser writes, "The cross of Jesus doesn't just reveal God as ... 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


Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent Watch

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'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18) LOS ANGELES, CA - Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means ... continue reading


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