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Easter / Lent News

Who Needs Lent? We 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


Is it appropriate to share pictures of your ashes on Ash Wednesday? Watch

Image of Sharing selfies of your ashes is great if done in the spirit of the New Evangelizeation.

Each year a viral trend resurfaces on Ash Wednesday. Catholics post pictures of themselves with ashes on their foreheads after Mass. Should ... continue reading


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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


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


Penance: The Sacrament of New Beginnings

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that "Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. ... 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



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

Image of This week is Holy not only because of what we remember but because of what it can accomplish within each one of us as we give our voluntary Yes to its' invitation.

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


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


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


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



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2024 / Lent 2024

Begins on Wednesday February 14, 2024

Ends on Thursday March 28, 2024

'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 14, 2024 - March 28, 2024

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 13, 2024

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Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

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Palm Sunday

March 24, 2024

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Holy Week

March 24 - 30, 2024

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Good Friday

March 29, 2024

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Easter Sunday

March 31, 2024

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Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday May 9, 2024

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Pentecost

Sunday May 19, 2024

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

Did you know the Catholic Church has a birthday? Watch

Image of Pentecost is widely considered the birthday of the Catholic Church.

Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - We're all ... continue reading


Happy Easter: The Tomb is Empty! Love Has Triumphed Watch

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We find the purpose of eternity revealed in the temporal realities of every today. The real "stuff" of our mundane daily lives becomes ... continue reading


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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


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


The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

Image of Rejoice! The beloved Easter Bunny has very Christian origins.

The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter ... continue reading


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