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March 2 Ash Wednesday Readings: Jl 2:12-18, 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17, 2 Cor 5:20—6:2, Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Invitation to Prayer: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.” (Mt 6:1) Reflection: Ash …

Pilgrims from many places ascend to the summit at Holy Cross Immaculata. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
For a comprehensive list of Easter Triduum Masses and events, click here April 15 Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Praying of the Steps Holy Cross Immaculata Mt Adams Midnight.-11:59 p.m. Blessing of the Steps Holy Cross Immaculata Mt Adams Midnight Stations of the Cross Corpus Christi Dayton Noon Way …

by Francesca Pollio Fenton Denver Newsroom, Mar 24, 2022 / 14:30 pm Just when you think you’ve got the Lenten rules down pat, you learn something new. For instance, you probably already are well aware that Catholics are called to abstain from eating meat on all Fridays throughout Lent. But …

“Play” in the spiritual life makes me think of people dressed as clowns at Mass, or hand motions for grade school songs being imposed upon high schoolers, or the sort of unbearably sanguine exuberance that clashes with a sometimes sorrowful reality. I can think of all sorts of shallow and …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 6, 2022 / 08:30 am Pope Francis highlighted Jesus’ 40-day journey in the desert, where he is tempted by the devil, as an example for the faithful during Lent. “Jesus too was tempted by the devil, and he accompanies us, every one of …

Self-denial is never an end in itself but is only a help toward greater charity—as the life of Saint John Joseph shows. John Joseph was very ascetic even as a young man. He devoted himself even at his youngest years to a life of poverty and fasting. At 16 he …

On March 4, the Catholic Church honors Saint Casimir Jagiellon, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. In 1984, Pope John Paul II addressed Lithuanian pilgrims commemorating the 500th anniversary of the prince’s death. He said the …

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, Lent is a favorable time for personal and community renewal, as it leads us to the paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For our Lenten journey in 2022, we will do well to reflect on Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Galatians: “Let …

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, Mar 2, 2022 / 10:57 am Pope Francis cautioned on Ash Wednesday against the temptation to allow Lenten prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to be taken over by an “illness of appearances” that cares more about earthly than eternal rewards. In a homily read by the Vatican Secretary …

Lent is sort of like a reset button for our faith. We take this time to remove anything and everything that gets in our way of being disciples of Jesus Christ. As Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk reminded us at a 12:10 Mass at St. Louis several years ago that it’s a …