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By Maria G. Covarrubias

 Our Lenten journey has been fruitful! We had the opportunity to be more intentional in our prayer, almsgiving, works of justice, fasting and living the cardinal virtues. Most of our parishes offered their people the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many have both received and offered forgiveness. 

Read more: Christ is risen!

By Maria Covarrubias

 As I got ready to take my early morning weekend walk, I thought of reading my daily reflection for Lent before leaving the house to have some food for thought. But then I decided to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to me without me having an agenda and so I left the house ready to hear the Lord. The wind was blowing and chilly.

Read more: God’s creation continues to unfold

By Maria Covarrubias

 This year our Lenten journey begins on February 18th with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. Lent is a liturgical time of preparation for the Paschal or Easter Triduum, which begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, continuing with the Good Friday service and Holy Saturday, and concluding with vespers (evening prayer) on the Easter Vigil. 

Read more: Our journey toward the Resurrection begins

By Ted Furlow

 After an initial sign of the cross the priest would intone, Introibo ad altare Dei – “I will go to the altar of God,” the opening words of the Latin Mass of my youth. Some may call it the “Old Form,” the “Extraordinary Form,” or even, the “Tridentine Mass,” but whatever you call it, say those words to an old altar boy from that era and you will probably get the reflexive reply, “to God who gives joy to my youth.”

Read more: The altar of God….

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