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Answering the Divine Call 

Posted on March 27, 2024 in: Reflections, Lent

Answering the Divine Call 
The Risen Lord knows us so very intimately, calling each of us by name. In our sinfulness, imperfection and unworthiness, we are not abandoned.     In the Easter story, a meaningful and very vulnerable exchange occurs between Mary Magdalene and the Risen Lord, as depicted in t...

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Bishop Cote Discusses Faith and Redemption in Palm Sunday Homily
"We celebrate this Palm Sunday with the eyes of faith,"   On Sunday, March 24th, the Cathedral of Saint Patrick was filled with the faithful, gathered to commemorate Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote presided over the Mass,...

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There's Still Time to Receive a Plenary Indulgence During Lent
Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? There are actually four ways you can receive one. Even though Lent is nearly over, there is still plenty of time for you to complete any, or all, of these.    First of all, what is a plenary indul...

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Novena for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph
The spouse of Mary and the legal father of Jesus according to Jewish law, Joseph is a model of humility and obedience to God’s will. Today, St. Joseph’s Day is observed all over the world on March 19th with a feast. Celebrated as early as the ninth century, St. Joseph’s Day b...

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Lenten Recipes

Posted on February 26, 2024 in: Lent

Lenten Recipes
Lent is a time of reflection and prayer- and for many Catholic households, it also means switching up the menu and getting creative in the kitchen. Going meat-free doesn't have to mean boring! We're diving into some seriously tasty Lenten recipes that'll keep your taste buds ha...

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Friday Lenten Meal Schedule

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: Lent

Friday Lenten Meal Schedule
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 permitte...

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition

Posted on February 17, 2024 in: Lent

A Beautiful Act Of Contrition
Lent, a period of penitence and fasting, serves as an ideal time for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation due to its deep emphasis on introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. This season offers a profound opportunity to receive God's mercy, cleanse the soul, and renew one's relatio...

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Let’s Fast!: Biblical Origins of Fasting

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: Lent

From archdioceseofhartford.org: In the first proper episode of this year’s ‘Lent with the Lord,’ Fr. Matt brings us the Biblical origins of fasting and why the act of fasting is such a meaningful gift that we can give to God.

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A Lenten Prayer to Begin the Season

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: Lent

A Lenten Prayer to Begin the Season
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 40 days of Lent dedicated to prayer, fasting, and reflection in preparation for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. We pray that this day marks the beginning of your spiritual renewal. If we can help you with prayers or...

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Knights of Columbus Partner with Franciscan Friars, Print 'Born of Fire, A Lenten Daily Devotional for Men'
Knights of Columbus Announces Partnership With Franciscan Friars of the Renewal for a Special Printing of  Born of Fire, A Lenten Daily Devotional for Men Born of Fire, by Father Innocent Montgomery, Will Engage Catholic Men in Greater Lenten Prayer and Reflection New Haven, Conn. &mda...

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