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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Learn more about our faith  |  Lenten practices  |  family prayer

Preparing for Lent: Why We Pray, Fast, and Give

This week, we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday. A week or two ago, I was speaking with someone who was saying, “I’m not ready for Lent…”. Winter is dragging on, I’m ready for spring, and now we have this season of penance. But I encouraged them to make Lent their favorite season — lean into it — ask God for a love for Lent.

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Almsgiving  |  Lenten practices  |  Love thy Neighbor

Almsgiving is Informed by Authentic Love

I was born and raised in a small village called Wairaka in the Jinja District of Uganda. I remember years back while in seminary, I became close friends to an elderly woman in Wairaka, her name was Alistera.

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Catholicism  |  Daily Family Prayer  |  Lenten practices

Where Can We Seek God?

Isaiah 55:6, "Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near," presents to the faithful an urgency to unite ourselves with God. As a teenager, I considered anything religious, especially attending Mass or praying the Rosary, as something older adults engaged in. Seeking time with God was something for retirement when you were winding down living your life—where could you find the time with school, work, family, and leisure activities engulfing every time slot on your calendar? Then, my first friend died unexpectedly, never reaching adulthood, never mind retirement; suddenly, I realized tomorrow is not promised, and my priorities were misaligned.

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