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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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  • Buffalo gears up for Polish Dyngus Day celebration

    Polish pride will be on full display during Buffalo's annual Dyngus (DING-guhs) Day celebration. The post-Lenten party will feature a parade, polka bands, pierogi and pussy willows. The latter are used for flirting, with boys and girls tapping each other...
  • At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism

     At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism
    While Easter today is often associated with brightly colored eggs, bunny rabbits and new spring outfits, for Christians in the early church, the holiday was traditionally associated with baptism. The practice of baptism at Easter may go back as early as...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • 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...
  • A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu

    A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu
    The title of Arizona poet laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos’ memoir is "Capirotada," the name of the anything-goes bread pudding from Mexico that typically shows up on menus around Los Angeles during Lent. “Mexican cooking’s version of...
  • Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's

    Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's
    In commemoration of Palm Sunday, dozens of churchgoers marched into a Logan Square McDonald's singing, chanting and demanding a $15 minimum wage for the workers behind the counter. About 80 congregants had gathered at the Logan Square Monument moments...
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church makes pilgrimage to Israel

    St. Charles Borromeo Church makes pilgrimage to Israel
    Rev. Sylvester Nnaso, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hampshire, led a group of 28 Catholics on a 10-day pilgrimage to Israel this Lenten season. "We traveled by Turkish Airlines from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Istanbul, Turkey,"...
  • Church offers answers to life's toughest questions

    Church offers answers to life's toughest questions
    Louis D. Bernier III of Chesterton was serving in the military in Iraq when he began confronting thoughts of an afterlife, "thinking about what happens later when something happens now." One week before Easter, the most important day on the Christian...
  • Jerusalem Lutheran plans services

    Jerusalem Lutheran Church, at 1372 Bachmans Valley Road, Westminster, announced the following services and activities: On Palm Sunday, March 29, the Rev. Matt Schenning will preach at the 10:15 a.m. service, which concludes with a large wooden cross...
  • Searching for an egg hunt

    Celebrating the Easter season with eggs is a tradition that predates the holiday itself. For years, pagan festivals celebrated the vernal equinox by dyeing, painting and eating eggs as representative of new life associated with the coming of spring. These...