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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


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


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A Good Friday reflection on Jesus' suffering with the world Watch

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Pope Francis has often urged us to prayerfully meditate before the crucifix. Because by prayerfully meditating before the crucifix, one can ... 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


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


Called to Be Saints: Be Perfect, Just as Your Heavenly Father is Perfect Watch

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We are to live differently - beginning right now- because we live our lives now in Jesus Christ. We are to love differently, because ... continue reading



Lent's radical call to each person and every nation

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"Repent and believe in the Gospel" -- the call we received from Christ on Ash Wednesday -- is a radical call, the most important call we ... 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


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


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



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

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


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

Image of This Lent we must follow what the Bible tells us to do...Give...Pray...Fast...

'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


What is Ash Wednesday?

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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


First Sunday of Lent: Entering into the Desert in Jesus Watch

Image of Adam was expelled from the earthly paradise, the symbol of communion with God.... Now, in order to return to that communion and thus to eternal life we must pass through the desert, the test of faith. Not alone but with Jesus who proceeds us and who has already conquered in the fight against the spirit of evil

Let us welcome Lent. In so doing, we will receive the much needed grace it offers and be made ready to celebrate the Resurrection. Let us ... continue reading


3 fish recipes perfect for Lenten Fridays! Watch

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Are you anticipating running out of ideas for delicious and healthy dinner options each Friday evening? Have no fear! Catholic Online is ... continue reading


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