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The Lenten Fast

A Lenten fast is a little different than other fasts. The Lenten fast is an intentional imitation of Christ as He fasted forty days in the desert. So in the end, the purpose of a Lenten fast is for us to be united with Christ and to grow in a deep, personal relationship with Him.

 Pope Francis tells us to fast from indifference, and from inaction.  These forty days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving is nice but we must also do something for others as Isiah 58 tells us, “untie the oppressed, break their heavy yoke, feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked, look the poor in the face”.  On Ash Wednesday the Prophet Joel tells us to tear our hearts not our garments. In other words, our prayer, fasting and almsgiving should produce good fruit.

 

In Christ,

 

Fr. Tommie L. Jennings

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46

Tuesday: Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15

Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19;Lk 11:29-32

Thursday:Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8;Mt 7:7-12

Friday: Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26

Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8;Mt 5:43-48

Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10,15-19;
 Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
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