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Lent

A collection of news and information related to Lent published by this site and its partners.

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  • Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more

    Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more
    Saturday Holy Saturday St. Mary's Parish, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., will hold a morning prayer at 8 a.m. followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A bilingual Easter vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church,...
  • Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning

     Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning
    There's a reason fresh-baked sweet yeast breads are beloved. The fresh-from-the-oven aroma is comforting and a warm roll filled with a sweet filling is a superb way to start a special day. Perhaps that's why the Easter season features an abundance of...
  • For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection

     For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection
    With so many distractions and obligations in the modern world, Bert Pearce-Marshall, the senior warden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Hampton, sees Lent as an opportunity to quiet down and listen to God. Year after year, the church kicks off Lent,...
  • Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery

    Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery
    Tom Adams looked over the bakery cases filled with paczki Tuesday at Beck's Crown Bakery, calling out flavors he wanted added to his boxes of pastry. "Well, I am Polish," Adams said of his annual Paczki Day pilgrimage for the Polish pastry that...
  • Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation

    Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Ash Wednesday extended an invitation to people across the city to participate in the Festival of Forgiveness during the second weekend of Lent. Two dozen Roman Catholic parishes, shrines and campus ministry sites in...
  • Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?

     Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?
    Mention "Cajun" or "Creole," and you're likely to think of gumbo or any of the other iconic dishes that have put Louisiana on the culinary map: jambalaya, red beans and rice or the decadent crawfish etouffee. While these dishes tend to fall collectively...
  • Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group

    Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group
    They're pronounced POONCH-key but good luck trying to sound out "paczki" when your cheeks are packed with pastry. On Feb. 14, during the five-minutes of the sixth annual Paczki Eating Contest at Evanston Bennison's Bakery, contestants were less...
  • Church news in the region

    CHESTERTON Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet Ave. — Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be at 6 and 8 p.m. April 3. Child care will be provided for the 6 p.m. service. Easter Sunday worship is at: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....
  • Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery

    Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery
    There were more than a dozen people lined up outside Orland Park Bakery by 5 a.m. Tuesday, hungrily eyeing rack after rack of paczki -- rich, flavorful pastries the bakery sells between Fat Tuesday and Easter. “We’re just trying to beat...
  • Fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley: Where to find them

    Fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley: Where to find them
    In most parts of the country, the day before Ash Wednesday is known either as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Around here, however, it's known as Fastnacht Day. Fastnachts are a seasonal Pennsylvania Dutch doughnut. They started as a way for the...
  • Candlelight vigil marks the start of Easter season

    In the dark of a church, filled with a crowd of hushed worshippers, a flame is lit. A fire blazes to gently illuminate a spot in the darkness. Then slowly, as candle meets candle, the light spreads throughout the congregation, small but bright pools of...