Lent through Easter

Do You Want to Fast this Lent

In the words of Pope Francis

Fast from hurting words………..and say kind words

Fast from sadness………..and be filled with gratitude

Fast from anger………..and be filled with patience

Fast from pessimism………..and be filled with hope

Fast from worries………..and have trust in God

Fast from complaints………..and contemplate simplicity

Fast from pressures………..and be prayerful

Fast from bitterness………..and and fill your heart with joy

Fast from selfishness………..and be compassionate to others

Fast from grudges………..and be reconciled

Fast from words………..and be silent so you can listen

Catholic Essentials

The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy

To feed the hungry

To give drink to the thirsty

To clothe the naked

To shelter the homeless

To care for the sick

To visit the imprisoned

To bury the dead


The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy

To share knowledge

To give advice to those who need it

To comfort the suffering

To be patient with others

To forgive those who hurt you

To give correction to those who need it

To pray for the living and the dead


The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit



Counsel/Right Judgment

Fortitude /Courage


Piety /Reverence

Fear of the Lord/Awe and Wonder



The 3 Theological Virtues



Love (Charity)


The 4 Cardinal Virtues







The Three Pillars of Lent


I am the Lord you God: You shall not have strange Gods before me.

Have I treated people, things or events, as more important than God?

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

Have my words, actively or passively, put down God, the Church, or people?

Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.

Do I go to Mass every Sunday (or Saturday vigil) and on Holy Days of Obligation?, Do I avoid, when possible, work that that impeded worship to God, joy for the Lord’s Day, and proper relaxation of mind and body ? Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday?

Honor your father and your mother

Do I show my parents due respect? Do I seek to maintain good communication with my parents where possible? Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have?

You shall not kill

Have I harmed another through physical, verbal or emotional means, including gossip or manipulation of any kind?

You shall not commit adultery

Have I respected the physical and sexual dignity of others and of myself?

You shall not steal

Have I taken or wasted time or resources that belonged to another?

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor

Have I gossiped, told lies, or embellished stories at the expense of another?

You shall not covet your neighbor’s spouse

Have I honored my spouse with my full affection and exclusive love?

You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods

Am I content with my own means and needs, or do I compare myself to others unnecessarily?

PALM SUNDAY – March 24th 2024.



Easter Sunday Masses  – March 31st, 2024.