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April 4: Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8b; John 20:1-9 Invitation to Prayer: O Risen Lord, as you run out to meet me, grant me the grace to eagerly seek your face that I may discover true life! Reflection: Fra

Members of the Mount St. Mary’s Latin Schola will chant the hymns, psalms and canticles of Solemn Vespers for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, followed by a choral meditation of sacred music for Passiontide. Program: March-2021-Vespers-Program

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“Fasting & Lent” will be held on March 9, 2021 at 10:00am. It is a reflection on fasting and the progression through Lent of a call to conversion as guided by the Lectionary. For a long time in the Church we primarily understood Lent in terms of a fasting period.

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 3, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March is for a renewed experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In his video for the prayer intention, created by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the pope asked for

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By CNA Staff CNA Staff, Mar 2, 2021 / 12:43 am MT (CNA).- A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven.

MARIA STEIN, Ohio (February 22, 2021) – The Maria Stein Shrine Adoration Guild is happy to offer the following Lenten Season Learning Series, presented by Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S. The first session “Fasting & Lent” will be held on March 9, 2021 at 10:00am. It is a reflection on

by Kary Ellen Berger Walking for thousands of miles may not be possible for everyone, but thanks to Region 7’s Lenten Pilgrimages, that idea has been brought to life. For their 2021 Lenten pilgrimage, the parishes of Emmanuel Church, Holy Trinity Church and St. Joseph Church in Dayton decided to

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter celebrates the papacy and St. Peter as the first bishop of Rome. St. Peter’s original name was Simon. He was married with children and was living and working in Capernaum as a fisherman when Jesus called him to be one of the

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 21, 2021 / 05:35 am MT (CNA).- Like Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, Christians must be prepared to battle evil, knowing that “with faith, prayer, and penance,” the victory is assured, Pope Francis said Sunday. In his weekly Angelus address, the

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2021 / 03:02 pm MT ().- God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it’s more of an afterthought: something