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Lent

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

Top Lent Articles

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  • 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...
  • Religion News for March 28 to April 4

    Sunday Palm/Passion Sunday services St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, will begin Holy Week with two services of hymns, lessons, and the Eucharist celebrating Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem and the Passion narrative...
  • Community news for Enfield edition

    WFSB meteorologist visits St. Martha School ENFIELD - Saint Martha School's fifth grade class enjoyed a wonderful visit from WFSB meteorologist, Mark Dixon. The fifth graders have been studying about weather in science, and they all had questions for Mr....
  • Cupich to celebrate Easter Sunday at suburban parish, not Holy Name

     Cupich to celebrate Easter Sunday at suburban parish, not Holy Name
    In a departure from recent tradition, Archbishop Blase Cupich will celebrate Easter Mass this year at a southwest suburban parish instead of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. After observing a number of Holy Week events at the cathedral, Cupich will...
  • News briefs: 'Living Stations' at Park Ridge church, 'Mr. Demon' at Maine East

    News briefs: 'Living Stations' at Park Ridge church, 'Mr. Demon' at Maine East
    Eighth-graders at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School in Park Ridge will again present "Living Stations of the Cross" to mark the Lenten season. "Living Stations" portrays the final hours in the life of Jesus, as well as his death and resurrection....
  • In the vegetarian vs. meat-eating debate, there's no one-way-or-the highway position

    My recent column on vegetarianism touched a vein (oops) among many readers. Most who responded to the column focused on the obvious selfishness and immorality of causing suffering and death to a sentient being just so we can have a burger for lunch when a...
  • Putnam edition community news: Putnam, Pomfret, Thompson, Woodstock, Eastford

    Finnish American Heritage Society CANTERBURY - The Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road, is looking for vendors for the Tori Open Air Market on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal...
  • Nun too fun, Sister explains Easter

    Nun too fun, Sister explains Easter
    The great thing about improvisation is one never knows what to expect. Improv will be the assignment for two shows Saturday when "Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?" is at Moraine Valley Community College's Fine and Performing Arts...
  • Kitty Conley's Scratching Post

    Calendar Happy birthdays March 19: Claire Long is 8. She shares the date with Dr. Amy Renee. March 22: Mike Goletz Jr. is 37 March 23: Christy Yoder Today is the day to sign up your child for preschool at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek...
  • 'St. John Passion,' Rising Stars concert lifts voices and hearts

    'St. John Passion,' Rising Stars concert lifts voices and hearts
    Those listeners for whom it would not be a proper Lenten season without a performance of at least one of the Bach Passion settings are twice blessed this year. The Chicago Chorale will present a period-instrument version of the "St. Matthew Passion" on...
  • Community news for Putnam edition

    Finnish American Heritage Society CANTERBURY - The Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road, is looking for vendors for the Tori Open Air Market on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal...