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Easter / Lent News

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


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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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


ASH WEDNESDAY: Do you have what it takes to pass this fun quiz?

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Can you pass this Ash Wednesday quiz? Your goal is to answer all the questions correctly on the first try. Good luck! [media ... continue reading


Try this fun Lent Quiz today!

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Have you taken the Lent Quiz yet? If NOT, please click the button below to take the quiz. Otherwise, scroll down and check your answers! ... continue reading


What do we do AFTER Lent?

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Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual ... continue reading





Easter: 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


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

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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


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


17th century Catholic Monks practice unconventional Lenten fast

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With the Lenten season fully in swing, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and ... 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

Great tips for fasting during Lent from Dr. Denton

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When we fast, we live largely on fluids. In doing so we are given the cleansing, perfect touch of God. In our separation from the ... continue reading


Ask Dr. Denton: It's Lent. Can You Explain the Effects of Fasting? Watch

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Fasting gives us, body and soul, a spring cleaning.   PORTSMOUTH, VA. (Catholic Online) - Dear Dr Denton: As the Lenten ... continue reading



It's Lent - an 'Outward Bound' for the Soul Watch

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By the 1960's a movement of outdoor education and character formation called Outward Bound began transforming lives through exposure to ... continue reading


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


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