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Bishop Cote's Ash Wednesday Message

Posted on February 22, 2023 in: Lent

Bishop Cote's Ash Wednesday Message
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D.,  Bishop of Norwich delivered his Ash Wednesday message during the Noon Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Drawing on the Readings and insight from Saint Augustine Bishop Cote shares with us words of encouragement to begin our Lenten ...

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Manna In The Desert: You're Invited to a Lenten Mission!
Manna in the Desert: Letting Love Rend Our Hearts All are welcome to enjoy three evening conferences preached by Eucharistic Revival preacher Father Emmanuel Mansford, CFR on March 20, 21 and 22 at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Mission evenings will ...

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What is Lent?

Posted on February 17, 2023 in: Lent

What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, w...

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Special Report: The 40 Days of Lent

Posted on February 17, 2023 in: Lent

Special Report: The 40 Days of Lent
History of Lent - What did fasting used to look like? The Lenten season, preparation for Easter, has been observed from the onset of the Church, although there have been inconsistencies with duration and practices. The Council of Nicea, 325 A.D., established Easter’s fluid date as the Sunda...

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Meeting Jesus in the Desert This Lent

Posted on February 17, 2023 in: Lent

Meeting Jesus in the Desert This Lent
Starting Ash Wednesday, Catholics enter the season of Lent, where we are called to fast, pray, give alms and prepare for the joyful celebration of Easter. Many of us, however, approach Lent simply as an uncomfortable time of reluctantly “giving up x” or “doing more y.” We jus...

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Lenten Calendar 2023

Posted on February 16, 2023 in: Lent

Lenten Calendar 2023
“Dear brothers and sisters, every moment of our lives is a time for believing, hoping and loving. The call to experience Lent as a journey of conversion, prayer and sharing of our goods, helps us—as communities and as individuals—to revive the faith that comes from the living Chris...

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Faith Sparks-Seeking the Face of God this Lent
It’s hard to believe but fairly soon we will be in the midst of the Lenten season. This is a time for us to focus on God by devoting time to deepening our faith and prayer lives.  One way many of us do this is by devoting more time to prayer, attending daily Mass, fasting from somethin...

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Letting Love Consume Us: Living Lent During the Eucharistic Revival
Something is going to consume us. We are wired that way. If we don’t choose what we want to consume us, something or someone will. Our hearts desire a “one thing.” Our Human Drive This human drive for a “one thing” leaves our spirits longing to pour ourselves into...

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Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals

Posted on February 14, 2023 in: Lent

Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals
Fasting & abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat o...

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A Chance for YOU to Share Your Eucharistic Adoration Stories
Do you have an amazing, even life-changing Eucharistic Adoration story? Why not share it and inspire others. The Office of Faith Events would like to hear these stories so we can record and share them as part of our Hope and Faith series for Lent. If you are interested, please email Andrea Hoi...

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