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Easter / Lent News

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


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Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

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Gluttony is a disordered appetite -- a relationship with food that is obsessive, either by excess or defect. WICHITA, Kansas (Catholic ... continue reading


Lenten Reflection: A Barren Heart, God is in the Desert

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Though I hate the desert, may I wait for Him there.  Whether He speaks or not, I will pray.  If I feel nothing at all, I will ... continue reading


3rd Sunday of Lent: A Whole World Thirsting for Living Water

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Each day we pass many who, like the woman of Samaria, decorate time. Their lives may look adorned and abundant, but this is merely a ... continue reading


Wholly Fire and Light: Clean Week, Lent and Living the Transfiguration Watch

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The Christian vocation is "participation in the Divine Nature." (2 Peter 1:4). We are transfigured in Christ as we ... continue reading


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Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

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Lust offers a beguiling counterfeit, a way to have the illusion of "love" without the surrender of real love. WICHITA, Kansas (Catholic ... 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


On 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


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



More Lent & Easter

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

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





Scripture Reflection: Living Water in the Lenten Desert

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As your Lent becomes dry and weary, draw from this well of Living Water flowing from the stricken Rock. Receive the Holy Spirit. NASHVILLE, ... continue reading


When Did We See You Hungry? Lent and the Love of Preference for the Poor Watch

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The option or love of preference for the poor. This is an option or a special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity to ... continue reading


The Happy Priest on Lent, Happiness and the Call to Selfless Love Watch

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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



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