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Easter / Lent News

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


17th century Catholic Monks practice unconventional Lenten fast

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With the Lenten season fully in swing, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and ... continue reading


Fasting, Refreshing the Routine and Living Lent Watch

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Ash Wednesday began us on a forty day pilgrimage. We began with cleansing the soul, the mind, and - let us not forget - the body. All three ... continue reading


'It is a wake-up call for the soul': Pope Francis gives powerful Lenten message on Ash Wendesday

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Fasting from food or other things during Lent is a chance for Catholics to reorient their material attachments, Pope Francis said on Ash ... continue reading



5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday Watch

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Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know ... continue reading


Ash Wednesday: Let Us Enter Into Lent

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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


Here's where Ash Wednesday ashes come from Watch

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"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return."Or, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." (Washington D.C.) On Ash Wednesday, millions ... continue reading


Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within' Watch

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"You may ask me: 'But, does God exist? And if he exists does he really concern himself with us? Can we reach him?' It is, indeed, true that ... 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

Test your knowledge on the Stations of the Cross with this fun quiz!

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How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross? Take this short Stations of the Cross quiz to test your knowledge! [media ... continue reading


ASH WEDNESDAY: Do you have what it takes to pass this fun quiz?

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Can you pass this Ash Wednesday quiz? Your goal is to answer all the questions correctly on the first try. Good luck! [media ... continue reading



Try this fun Lent Quiz today!

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Have you taken the Lent Quiz yet? If NOT, please click the button below to take the quiz. Otherwise, scroll down and check your answers! ... continue reading


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


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