They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that
Preparing for Easter – Holy Thursday: Passover & the Last Supper.
Designed for families, Sadlier’s 2016 Lenten Calendar offers a Scripture passage for reflection and a suggestion for a family activity, prayer, or contemplation for each day of the Lenten season.
A brief kinetic type video explaining the what and why of Ash Wednesday and Lent, from the history of wearing ashes dating back to the Old Testament, to the practices of Catholics and Christians during Lent. (from the editors at
Praying the Scriptures in Advent, Year A, 2016.
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