Friday, February 12 ~ The Friday After Ash Wednesday   Holy Gospel: Mark 9:14-15  The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can...
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Thursday, February 11 ~ The Day After Ash Wednesday Our Lady of Lourdes   Holy Gospel: Luke 9:22-25  Jesus said to his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and...
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Wednesday, February 10 ~ The Beginning of Lent Ash Wednesday ~ A Day of Fast and Abstinence   Holy Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may...
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Tuesday, February 9 ~ Fifth Week in Ordinary Time   Holy Gospel: Mark 7:1-3 When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean,...
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“The cross of ashes, traced upon the forehead of each Christian, is not only a reminder of death but inevitably (though tacitly) a pledge of resurrection. The ashes of a Christian are no longer mere ashes. The ashes of this...
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