Lent 2017

The Jesus I know and love

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2017 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is late this year on Sunday,  April 16th, So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

Carnival ~ Letting our hair down before Lent begins

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Well, this week the Big Easy and Rio have one thing in common ~ one huge party.  And what is so interesting it’s very Catholic.  It’s a time to let your hair down before the strike of midnight on Ash Wednesday when we Catholics fast and abstain from meat on Ash […]