Tag Archives: Ash Wednesday

Why Do We Fast and Give Alms During Lent?

Rosie in Whittier, California, listening on Immaculate Heart Radio. Rosie, you are on with Jim Blackburn, what’s your question please? Hello, how are you? Thank you for taking my call. Can you hear me? We can, yeah? Okay. I’m a catechist for RCIA, and I usually train–I work with questions about Lent, because I go… Read More »

Lent | Catholic Central

LIBBY: Hey, Kai, uh, what’s up? KAI: Well, Libby, I really want to do Lent right this year, you know? LIBBY: All right, take a seat, let’s get started. KAI: Oh no, no sitting or reclining for me during Lent, it’s far too comfortable. Also no solid foods, no clothing fresh out of the dryer,… Read More »

Catholics mark Ash Wednesday

TIME HOST OF JEOPARDY! HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR PANCREATIC CANCER. TREBEK PENNED A PERSONAL NOTE THIS AFTERNOON. HE IS ADAMANT THAT HE OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO TREBEC AND HIS FAMILY. ((MAUREEN OTS)) TODAY IS ASH WEDNESDAY — IT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF LENT FOR PEOPLE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. ((VO)) WE VISITED… Read More »

What’s up with Catholics? (Ash Wednesday edition)

(upbeat music) KAI: Hi, I’m Kai, and this is your Ash Wednesday Catholic update. Dan and Stephanie O’Connor of Silver Spring, Maryland, plan on celebrating their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple by staring at each other’s ashes, drinking water, and meditating on the inevitability of death. Have fun, kids. Eager parishioners at St.… Read More »

Sunday Mass September 1, 2019

>>MUSIC>>HAVE MERCY UPON ME OH, LORD. FOR I AM LOOKING TO YOU.>>GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS THIS IS BISHOP JOHN QUINN OF THE DIOCESE OF WINONA, ROCHESTER, AND I WELCOME YOU TO THIS TELEVISED LITURGY.>>FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT WOULD CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.>>MUSIC>>TURN YOUR EAR, AND LISTEN TO ME, FOR I AM… Read More »

Sunday Mass August 25, 2019

>>[CHANTING]>>[MUSIC] ANINCLINE YOUR EAR UNTO ME, OH, LORD, D ARHEE. M>>GOOD MORNING FRIENDS, THIS IS BISHOP JOHN QUINN OF THE DIOCESE OF WINONA-ROCHESTER. AND I WELCOME YOU TO THIS TELEVISED LITURGY. ♪>>FOR UNTO YOU, DO I CRY ♪ ♪ ALL OF THE DAY. ♪ BLESS THE SOUL OF YOUR SERVANTS, ♪ FOR I LIFT UP… Read More »

Why do Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday?

By going to church and receiving ashes on our forehead on Ash Wednesday, as those ashes are placed on our forehead the priest says to us, “repent and believe in the Gospel.” Those ashes remind us of our responsibility and our devotion to repent, to try to get rid of those things which perhaps we… Read More »

Catholic history of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Lent and Ash Wednesday

Carnival is a time a festive merry-making immediately preceding the liturgical season of lent. In the United States, the most popular celebration of Carnival began in Louisiana in 1837 and is today more commonly known as “Mardi Gras.” Since then, millions of visitors have partaken of the festive atmosphere, particularly in New Orleans “French Quarter,”… Read More »