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New Video – Starting Lent Right

I just uploaded the video and slides from my last presentation, Starting Lent Right, at For the next few days you may complete an evaluation of the presentation online at At one point in the presentation, I mention a document I have that outlines the scriptural origins of the Stations of the Cross. […]

Upcoming Webinar – Starting Lent Right

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd) and ends as we begin the Easter Triduum (Easter Sunday is April 17th).  We know the rules about abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.  Have you ever thought about why we abstain from meat?  We are called to give something up for Lent.  […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BLeviticus 13:1-2, 44-46Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 (7)1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1Mark 1:40-45February 14, 2021 The “leper came to Jesus.”  The very fact that the leper came to Jesus would be amazing to the people around Jesus.  Even more amazing would be that Jesus touched him. Why?  Because it broke the Levitical […]

What Are You Doing for Lent?

When we began the new liturgical year with the 1st Sunday of Advent on November 29, 2020, I spoke in my homily about new years’ resolutions. Then, what I said was in the context of our readiness for the Second Coming. We should ask ourselves what do we need to change in our lives. In […]

Video of “Lenten Customs”

On Monday night I led a session on our Lenten customs.  I say “session” as opposed to having used “presentation” because the format of this one was something new.  I used PowerPoint slides to present the information but it also had more audience participation.  You can hear all of the audience participation but I hope […]

Making a Good Lent

What follows is the cover article of this week’s bulletin.  Some of the details apply only here at Immaculate Conception but I think the ideas as something for all of us to think about for Lent. Making a Good Lent This Wednesday we will mark the beginning of Lent with our celebration of Ash Wednesday.  […]

Just Beginning Lent

We began our yearly celebration of the season of Lent this week on February 22nd.  During Lent, we abstain from meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday.  We give up something for Lent.  We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  It is forty days long remembering the forty days Jesus spent in the desert after […]

Getting Ready For Lent

Getting ready for Lent might seem like a strange title for an article.  After all, Lent is a season of preparation, a time of seeking conversion.  In Lent, we work to open our hearts to God. So, what do we need to do to get ready for Lent if it is supposed to be a […]