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A round-up of some of the Lenten opportunities offered in the diocese

Ash Wednesday (March 1 this year) marks the start of Lent, a season of sacrifice, prayer and charity. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Parishes and Catholic organizations and institutions around the Diocese of Peoria are planning special activities for the penitential season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Following are just some of the spiritual opportunities made known to The Catholic Post. Bishop Jenky’s Lenten message: Regulations for Lent and the Easter Triduum […]

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Giving up, giving of

Here comes Lent and with it the question so many Catholics ask one another: “What are you giving up?” My go-to give-ups are salty snacks and/or diet soda. But while doing without Doritos and Diet Coke for 40 days is physically healthy, I don’t think that “sacrifice” alone increases my spiritual health in anticipation of […]

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Living Stations tradition continues Sunday night at St. Malachy in Geneseo

The cast of the Living Stations of the Cross rehearse a scene in the sanctuary of St. Malachy Church in Geneseo. The annual performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. this Sunday, March 13, in the church. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

GENESEO — Ryan Hartsock’s brother was Jesus. Now Ryan is Jesus. Rachel Sears’ brother was Jesus, too. Now Rachel is Mary. And so it goes in what has for decades been a Lenten tradition at St. Malachy Church in Geneseo — a dramatic portrayal of the Living Stations of the Cross presented by the parish’s […]

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Repentance is not a single act, it’s a process of turning around, changing

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB   Third Sunday of Lent/Feb. 28 Exodus 3:1-8a,13-15; Psalm 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8,11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9 As I reflect on the Scriptures for the Third Sunday of Lent, I am reminded of an old American Indian story: “An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. ‘A fight is going on […]

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Looking for a Lenten fish fry? Consult — or add to — our list

A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry. CNS/Jim West

The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. Should your parish or organization’s future fish fry not appear on this list, email cathpost@cdop.org with “Fish Fry” in the subject line. Sponsoring organizations receive one free notice in the print edition of The Catholic Post, and this online list will be constantly […]

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Don’t give up Lent for Lent

There are so many wonderful resources to help us observe a meaningful Lent beyond giving up chocolate. The important thing is to select one or a few that will lead us closer to Christ as we walk through the penitential season. With Ash Wednesday’s arrival this week, these days of grace have already begun. During […]

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Lent provides time to find our true identity

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB First Sunday of Lent/Feb. 14 Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15; Romans 10:8-1; Luke 4:1-13 “Don’t tempt me!” Without thinking, these words pop out of the mouths of dieters who are offered a hot fudge sundae or someone who is trying to quit smoking when offered a cigarette. Temptation is at the […]

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