Making Plans for Living Lent 2017

Posted February 26, 2017 2:29 am by Editor

Making Plans for Living Lent 2017

The Church traditionally announces the important dates of the year on Epiphany Sunday. The key one is the solemnity of the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter Day—on April 16 this year.Closely tied to that is the forty-day period of Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Lent’s purpose is to reorder the lives of the disciples of Jesus where they went astray. The time-honoured ways to draw nearer to God in Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.The genius of these dependable Christian practices is how they acknowledge our spiritual and physical natures in our yearning for God.Purposely spending more time in

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