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Easter / Lent News

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


Ash Wednesday: Let Us Enter Into Lent

Image of The call to holiness is an integral part of the Baptismal vocation. Conversion is a process which invites our continued response and cooperation with grace. Our Lenten observance is a part of our response to that call.

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



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


Still unsure what to give up for Lent? Pope Francis has an idea! Watch

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For Catholics who are unsure what to give up for Lent, Pope Francis has a suggestion. Give up gossip and internet trolling.  LOS ... continue reading


The Happy Priest: Ash Wednesday, Examination of Conscience and Conversion Watch

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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


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


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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


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


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


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



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2020 / Lent 2020
Begins on February 26, 2020 ends on April 9, 2020

'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 26 to April 9, 2020

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 25, 2020

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Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

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Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

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Holy Week

April 5-11, 2020

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Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020

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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 21, 2020

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

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



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


EASTER VIGIL (Saturday Evening) (8:30 pm CST) Watch

Image of At the Easter Vigil, on Saturday evening, the new flame is lit. The Deacon carries the new Paschal candle into the dark sanctuary proclaiming,

The video for Easter Vigil will be available at 8:30 pm (CT). Dear Friends of Your Catholic Voice, Catholic Online and Students of the ... 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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