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  • Lent 2016
    Lent 2016: Choose a meaningful sacrifice without loopholes this year
    Around this time of year, many people start to ask what is Lent and why do people have to give up things they love for Lent? Lent is the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. In the Roman Catholic Church, as...
  • Ash Wednesday 2016
    When is Ash Wednesday 2016?
    When is Ash Wednesday 2016? It seems too soon to ask this question, considering it feels as if the Christmas season has just ended. However Lent begins quite early this year, culminating with Easter Sunday, which does not occur in the warmer month...
  • Ashes for Ash Wednesday
    A Christian apologetic for Ash Wednesday
    As many Christians are aware, there is a difference between the Universal Church and the local church. (In yesteryears, c. 300 A.D., the Universal Church was called the Catholic Church). As all local churches are part of the Universal or Catholic...
  • Ash Wednesday drive-thru 'Ashes to Go' is irreverent, follow Catholics at Lent
    Ash Wednesday drive-thru 'Ashes to Go' is irreverent, follow Catholics at Lent
    As the Catholic church exits Mardi Gras feasting and enters the penitential season of Lent, other denominations are imitating the Ash Wednesday Lenten kick-off observances. An evangelical church in Ohio is offering the imposition of the ashes via...
  • Ash Wednesday drive-by services, churches offer drive-thru ashes like McDonald's
    Ash Wednesday drive-by services, churches offer drive-thru ashes like McDonald's
    The Catholic church entered the penitential season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Other protestant Christian denominations have started Ash Wednesday Lenten observances. Some churches are putting a very different spin it offering drive...
  • Ash Wednesday Services
    Lenten lessons for everyone
    Lent is a Christian holy period although not all denominations observe the 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter. For those who do observe Lent it is a time for remembering Jesus' sacrifice along with reflection and atonement....
  • The Lord calls the whole community back to himself, Pope says on Ash Wednesday
    The Lord calls the whole community back to himself, Pope says on Ash Wednesday
    Pope Francis delivered the homily for Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent on the Catholic calendar in the West, at the Basilica of Saint Sabina on Rome's Aventine Hill. Reflecting on the first passage of the day from the Prophet Joel (cf....
  • Ash and Dash
    Oklahoma church offering Ash and Dash drive through service for Ash Wednesday
    For many Catholics and Episcopalians today, attending an Ash Wednesday service before or after work just isn't an option. Well one church in Oklahoma seems to have the right solution according to KFOR News as they reported earlier today (Feb....
  • Pope Francis Ash Wednesday
    Pope's Lenten message: 'Let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference'
    Wednesday marks the beginning of the Catholic Church’s forty-day season of Lent. The Lenten Season is a time to prepare to receive the gift of the risen Christ through acts of kindness, prayer and almsgiving, not just fasting and sacrifice....
  • free printable Catholic Bible coloring pages
    Free Catholic Bible printables, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week coloring pages
    Catholics celebrate several special religious days, referred to as holy days of obligation. These days center around a Bible event in the life of Jesus or His Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. Holy Days are All Saints Day (Nov. 1), Feast of the...
  • Shrove Tuesday activities to prepare for Ash Wednesday and Lenten season
    Shrove Tuesday activities to prepare for Ash Wednesday and Lenten season
    Mardi Gras--also called Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday--anticipates Ash Wednesday and Lent in the Catholic, Orthodox and some protestant Christian churches. These observances count down to holy week and the Easter Triduum. Shrove...
  • Fat Tuesday feasts make Lenten Ash Wednesday fasts harder, skip Mardi Gras
    Fat Tuesday feasts make Lenten Ash Wednesday fasts harder, skip Mardi Gras
    I'm a Catholic: well not cradle Catholic-- I'm a convert. One thing I love about being Catholic is that we sure know how to celebrate life. Take Fat Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday): it's a huge Catholic lollapalooza before...
  • Children and Lent
    Lent and kids: Explaining the most difficult season of Lent to kids
    Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent on Feb 18, for Christian families world-wide. It is a time of preparation and spiritual discipline for the sacrifices that Jesus has made for us, and also one of the most difficult seasons to explain to kids...
  • Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten Season
    Ash Wednesday services usher in the Lenten season
    Many churches around the world celebrated Ash Wednesday on March 5, 2014. I attended service at St. Vincent Ferrer in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. Although parts of the service, including the homily, were in Visayan, I nevertheless felt a sense of...
  • Ash Wednesday Around the World
    Ash Wednesday Around the World
    Ash Wednesday begins the Christian season of Lent as Christians look to the Passion of the Christ preparing to commemorate his death on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Millions of Christians around the world celebrated Ash...
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