Saturday, March 02, 2019

Quinquagesima Sunday

Today marks 50 days until Easter Sunday.  Lent begins this Wednesday. Have you given thought as to what you will be offering up for your Lenten penance?  While it is not an absolute requirement, beyond the mandated days of fasting and abstinence (Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent) it is a wholesome practice to offer something up during Lent - and when you would have partaken in that which you have given up, let your thoughts focus even more intently on what Jesus offered up for you.

Forty days of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday (and not counting Sundays, for all Sundays, even during Lent, are not days of fasting - but feast days) until Easter Sunday. On these days we are reminded of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before He entered into His Passion. Remember Him as you do penance this Lent.

Epistle: 1 Cor. 13:1-13 The greatest of these is love.
Gospel: Luke 18:31-43 Receive thy sight!
[Extraordinary Rite]

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