Ash Wednesday…

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“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Ash Wednesday is the day Lent begins. It occurs forty days before Good Friday.
Lent is a time for each of us to increase our knowledge of the “faith that is in us” in order that we can fulfill our vocation as Christians to extend this rich blessing of faith to others. We accomplish personal renewal and revitalization of our faith through penance, prayer and instruction. Catholics abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday as well as on all Fridays during Lent. The strict fast for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday means that we will eat only one main meal on that day, with the other two being very light (and no snacking).

4 Comments

  1. beth said:

    I’m giving up soda.

    February 10, 2005
  2. La said:

    I like Erin am adding exercise so I guess you could say I’m giving up being lazy or fat!

    February 9, 2005
  3. Erin said:

    I haven’t decided yet. I think instead of giving something up, I am going to add something to my routine instead. Back to yoga! I thought about giving up chocolate, but I don’t eat enough of it anyway. I also thought about giving up scrapbooking stuff, but I have an upcoming project so I know I cannot keep to that one.

    February 9, 2005
  4. Katie said:

    What is everyone giving up for lent? I’m giving up meat so i’m asking my mom to buy veggie burgers so that i can get my protein….i need my muscles!:)

    February 9, 2005

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