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WITH THE ASH?
What's With the
Fr. Robert Barron
invites you to receive daily reflections in your
e-mail during Lent.
Daily Lent Reflections from Fr. Robert
quick way to make Lent this year a daily
journey. Click here to access your
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a time when we are called to repentance. If it has
been awhile since you or your child has gone, just
click here for a
Ash Wednesday... Did you know that more Catholics
go to church on this day than any other time of
the year? ... Even more than Christmas and
Easter? What is it about the ashes?
Perhaps it's the recognition that we are all
sinners, and we feel the need to be repentant and
ask for forgiveness this time of year...
particularly during a winter that doesn't seem
like it will ever end! Perhaps it is the
sign of unity with other Catholics that we are all
in this together... We are part of something
bigger than ourselves. If you would like to
read an interesting piece on the origins of this
tradition and Lent, you can read Our Sunday
Visitior's Article, From Ashes-To-Ashes.
know that giving things up for Lent is a Catholic
tradition. I'd like to suggest 20 things to give
up for Lent... other than chocolate and lima
beans: To help your children enter
into the season of Lent, classes will be going
over to the church or chapel to participate in the
sacrament of Reconciliation during the week of the
9th, and for Stations of the Cross during the
weeks of 3/23 and 4/6.
- I am loved by Jesus and he has forgiven my
sins. Today is a new day and the past is
- Fear -
God is on my side. In him I am more than a
conqueror. (see Romans 8)
- The need to
please everyone - I can't please everyone
anyways. There is only one I need to strive to
- Envy -
I am blessed. My value is not found in my
possessions, but in my relationship with my
- God's timing is the perfect timing.
- Sense of
entitlement - The world does not owe me
anything. God does not owe me anything. I live
in humility and grace.
and Resentment - The only person I am
hurting by holding on to these is myself.
- I am not going to pass the buck. I will take
responsibility for my actions.
- Gossip and
Negativity - I will put the best
construction on everything when it comes to
other people. I will also minimize my contact
with people who are negative and toxic bringing
other people down.
- I have my own unique contribution to make and
there is no one else like me.
- Fear of
failure - You don't succeed without
experiencing failure. Just make sure you fail
- A spirit of
poverty - Believe with God that there is
always more than enough and never a lack
- Feelings of
unworthiness - You are fearfully and
wonderfully made by your creator. (see Psalm
- Believe God has a plan for you that is beyond
anything you could imagine. The future is
brighter than you could ever realize.
- God comforts us in our sorrow so that we can
comfort others with the comfort we ourselves
have received from God.
- As long as you are still breathing, you are
here for a reason. You have a purpose to
influence others for Christ. That does not come
to an end until the day we die.
- A wise man once said, if you need an excuse,
any excuse will do.
- Lack of
counsel - Wise decisions are rarely made
in a vacuum.
- Blessed are the humble.
- God is in control and worrying will not
To help your children
enter the Lenten season, classes will be going
over to the church or chapel for Reconciliation
during the week of 3/9, and for Stations of the
Cross during the weeks of 3/23 and 4/6.
Please pray for our
8th Graders as they are confirmed on March
God's bless you
this Lenten season,