Resources for a successful Lenten Season
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During these 40 days of Lent, may our spiritual check-up help us to find our own prescription and treatment plan. May our adherence to that plan strengthen and deepen our relationship with God, neighbor and ourselves, just as Jesus intends for each of us to have, united with the Body of Christ. And may our Lenten journey be done with joy knowing we are on our way to realizing the glory of of the Easter message – a new and eternal life in the Risen Lord.
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Bishop Bradley calls for time of hope and renewal during 2015 liturgical year
In conjunction with the release of his pastoral letter,
The Church: A Center of Hope,
Bishop Bradley has called all the faithful to enter into this new liturgical year for a time of hope and spiritual renewal.
"I urge all Catholics in a particular way to observe
the Fridays of this new church year
, (beginning November 30, 2014) until the last day of this Liturgical Year, November 28, 2015, as days of special prayer and sacrifice," said Bishop Bradley, "voluntarily making all Fridays days of abstinence from meat (as we are obliged to do on the Fridays of Lent), and to find ways on those Fridays especially, as families/households, parishes and communities, to offer times of prayer and sacrifice for these special intentions. While it is important that we remain actively engaged in the political process to work for change, we must put even more emphasis on the power of prayer and sacrifice to root out the influences of evil at work in our world.