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'It is a wake-up call for the soul': Pope Francis gives powerful Lenten message on Ash Wendesday

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Fasting from food or other things during Lent is a chance for Catholics to reorient their material attachments, Pope Francis said on Ash ... continue reading


5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday Watch

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Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know ... continue reading


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From crucifixion to resurrection Watch

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Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death. We know that God has the final word. And that word is love. ... continue reading


The Truth about Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

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Though it started out from a revelation that was made by Jesus to Saint Faustina, it is now an official feast in the Catholic Church. ... continue reading


God's Announcement: A surprise that moves your heart Watch

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On Easter morning Pope Francis said God's announcement to his people always comes as a surprise, like the shock of the disciples who found ... continue reading


Jesus' death provides HOPE: Pope Francis' Easter message Watch

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During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, ... continue reading



Wounded Healers: An Easter Message Watch

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Death, in all its forms - including abortion - will never have the final word Christ is risen! "Death has no more power over Him!" ... continue reading


Holy Thursday: Take Up the Basin and Towel. Love is a Verb. Watch

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The Vigil Mass of Holy Thursday is meant to deepen our understanding of the self emptying of Jesus Christ. It is also meant to open up ... continue reading


What does the season of Lent mean?

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Lent is a 40 day period of prayer, fasting, repentance and abstinence during which Christians work to grow closer to God. Prayer, fasting, ... continue reading


A Lenten Reflection: What does being a Child of God really mean? Watch

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God will wipe away every tear, and there will be no more suffering and death (Rev 21:4). KNOXVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - Why do we ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2022 / Lent 2022
Begins on March 2, 2022 ends on April 16, 2022

'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

March 2 to April 16, 2022

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

March 1, 2022

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Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

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Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

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Holy Week

April 10 - 16, 2022

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Holy Thursday

April 14, 2022

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Good Friday

April 15, 2022

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Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 26, 2022

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

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

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


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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


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


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

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'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


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