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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


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


Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party Watch

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One could call this celebration the last gasp of Ordinary time as the Church anticipates the penitential Season of the forty days of ... continue reading


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Who Needs Lent? I do. Watch

Image of Lent is an invitation of God's grace, which, if we enter into with our entire person, can draw us, especially at its closure, into a deeper embrace of the power of the Resurrection.

Lent is an invitation of God's grace, which, if we enter into with our entire person, can draw us, especially at its' closure, into a ... continue reading


Lent 2021: Pope Francis' important message for this year's Lenten Season Watch

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The Season of Lent is just around the corner! Are you prepared? Are you ready to reflect upon the Lord during this season for fasting, ... continue reading


Easter Monday Mass (12 PM CT)

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Find the Easter Monday Mass here and streaming on Catholic Online Facebook. Jesus Christ has been raised! Happy Easter Monday!Easter is ... continue reading


Easter Sunday Mass (11 AM CT) Watch

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The video for Easter Sunday Mass with Bishop Strickland is available here.The video for Easter Sunday Mass with Fr. Hank Lanik is ... 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

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


Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

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We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. "I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want." (Romans 7:18) WITCHITA, ... continue reading


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5 prayers you should say this Lenten Season Watch

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Each and every day we are called on to become closer to God. We can answer that call with our actions and our prayers. This Lenten Season ... continue reading


A Lenten Reflection On Repentance

Image of The most profound call to repentance is experienced as we go before the Cross this Lenten season, as we kneel there along with our Blessed Mother, as we gaze upon our loving Savior who gave entirely of himself for love of us-even though we are sinners.

St. Maximus the Confessor once wrote: 'God's will is to save us, and nothing please him more than our coming back to Him in true ... continue reading


Second Sunday of Lent: Living in the Transfiguration, Right Now Watch

Image of As we reflect on the Transfiguration of Jesus on this Second Sunday of Lent, let us enter more deeply into the mystery by living in the Transfiguration now.

The Lord Jesus has also shown us the way up the mountain, inviting us into a new way of living in Him through living within the ... continue reading


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