Lent: Silent prayer in a noisy digital world

Lent: Silent prayer in a noisy digital world

By Sister Nancy Usselmann, FSP | Catholic News Service As Catholics, our lives shift a bit during the season of Lent, as is visibly marked on Ash Wednesday with ashes on our foreheads. Something is different about this time of year. And it should be. Lent offers us a...
Eastern Broome parishes hold Mardi Gras celebration in Windsor

Eastern Broome parishes hold Mardi Gras celebration in Windsor

WINDSOR — More than 30 people attended a Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Windsor. The event was planned by high school students to bring children and families together from the Eastern Broome County parishes.   Young...
The right Lenten fast for you

The right Lenten fast for you

By Anna Jones | Catholic News Service Each year in the days before Lent, my husband and I share a list of what we plan to give up that year. Last year, it took just a few moments for him to start to rattle off an exhaustive list of goals. Once I chimed in with my own...
Almsgiving’s call to generosity beyond dollar signs

Almsgiving’s call to generosity beyond dollar signs

By Stephanie Clary | Catholic News Service A traditional way to approach the Lenten practice of almsgiving is to give from the excess that you create by fasting. For example, according to Catholic Relief Services, you save approximately $3 per person, per meal, when...
Throughout these 40 days: Exploring the season of Lent

Throughout these 40 days: Exploring the season of Lent

As Lent approaches, the Sun offers answers to a few frequently asked questions about the season and its history. This overview comes from the Sun’s 2012 archives. What does “Lent” mean? “Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for...

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