Here are a selection of services, retreats and enrichment opportunities scheduled for Lent, which begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Sir 15:15-20
Second reading: 1 Cor 2:6-10
Gospel: Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22, 27-28, 33-34, 37
A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.
It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re going to watch the Super Bowl and pray the rosary before. Come over.”
The Church believes Christ instituted this sacrament especially to strengthen us when we are being tried by illness.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Is 58:7-10
Second reading: 1 Cor 2:1-5
Gospel: Mt 5:13-16
Jesuit Father James Martin, author and editor at large at America magazine, addressed Catholic colleges about how the church can better minister to LGBT Catholics.
Many parishes have a traditional blessing of throats on the Feast of St. Blase, Feb. 3.