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Mario Artesiano, John Austin, TSB, Lois Baker, Gail Blanda, Paul Carter, Tommye Cashin, Sal Cenicola, H.C., Patti Cundiff, Mark Davis, Barbara DeRatto, Paul DuMortier, John Fedak, Mary Ann Ferguson, Rebecca Gaylor, Janet Goggins, Jacqueline Grady, Keith Griffin, John Grimsley, Holden Harris, Fred Hegeman, John Helton, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Carol Jerome, Jamie Johnson, Bill Kelso, Mark Kelso, Kim Kirsh, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, H.L., Lucy Loehle,, Anna Grace Mallon, Nancy Moore, Nina & Ralph Murphy, Ed Nickey, Fran Owen, John Parkins, Frank Paul, Nell Pidgeon, Bobby Powell, MJR, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Jonathan Sapp, Gordy Seaman, Douglas Seaman, Richard Sedlacek, Michael Smith, Sara Ruth Smith Family, Mike Stefanik, Helene Traill, Dennis Underwood, Richard Wineman, Herman Woodard, Charlie Yodor and our service men and women.                                                                                                                                                                            

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“Moonstruck” Delivers a Great Ash Wednesday Homily

The Ash Wednesday wake-up call is the start of a spiritual spring cleaning I always love, even when the spiritual work is heavy and messy. I love the Mass readings (“Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart . . .”). I love the sense of ancient tribalism that accompanies the smearing of ashes onto foreheads—this outward sign of penance, of belonging, of self-revelation: I belong to Christ, and I am a sinner. I even love being reminded, as the priest or deacon marks me, that absent my soul I am only dust, and to dust I will return. There only time I dislike Ash Wednesday is when the sermon becomes an unfocused ramble that feels too long, whether it’s delivered at 7 a.m., when we’re afraid of being late to work, or at 5 p.m., when we’re tired and hungry and the kids are…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13