Ash Wednesday is February 22nd this year.  Perhaps your parish may ask you to bring back your blessed palms from last year so that they can be burnt to make the ashes.

Now is a good time to think about what you’re going to do for Lent.  During Lent we prepare to solemnly renew our baptismal promises – renouncing sin and professing the faith – at the Easter Masses.

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three disciplines associated with Lent.

Here are some thoughts on prayer that might get you thinking: The heroic minute, immediately upon waking – the first battle of the day.

Lent is a good time to try something new, or try something you’ve felt called to do for some time.