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Devotions at the Parish of St. Timothy

Ash Wednesday

Masses at 9:30 am & 7:30 pm

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 7:00 pm

The Mass series

Fridays 7:30 pm (following Stations of the Cross)


Sunday, March 19 - 6:30 pm

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Pope Francis
Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Lent with the Most Rev. Brian Joseph Dunn, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Lent 2023.


Journey Through Lent
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Entering the Desert of Lent

Entering the Desert of Lent

With the beginning of Lent right around the corner, Bishop Barron talks about this ancient period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for Easter, and offer several recommendations on how to have a more spiritually powerful Lent. A listener asks: If God made us in his image, and the family is composed of a husband, wife and children, then is there a motherly dimension in God? NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today: ———LINKS——— Free Daily Lent Reflections from Bishop Barron: ENGAGE program, free for Lent: ———WATCH——— Subscribe to this Channel: Word on Fire Institute Channel: Word on Fire en Español Channel: ———SOCIAL MEDIA——— Bishop Barron Instagram: Bishop Barron Facebook: Bishop Barron Twitter: Word on Fire Instagram: Word on Fire Facebook: Word on Fire Twitter: Word on Fire en Español Instagram: Word on Fire en Español Facebook: Word on Fire en Español Twitter: ———SUPPORT WORD ON FIRE——— Donate: Word on Fire Store: Pray:
Ash Wednesday HD

Ash Wednesday HD

Enroll in the Ash Wednesday course -- Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust, you shall return." Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God. Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance. Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians and the excommunicated are welcome to receive the ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year's palm Sunday Mass. It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer and fasting. Some faithful take the rest of the day off work and remain home. It is generally inappropriate to dine out, to shop, or to go about in public after receiving the ashes. Feasting is highly inappropriate. Small children, the elderly and sick are exempt from this observance. It is not required that a person wear the ashes for the rest of the day, and they may be washed off after Mass. However, many people keep the ashes as a reminder until the evening. Recently, movements have developed that involve pastors distributing ashes to passersby in public places. This isn't considered taboo, but Catholics should know this practice is distinctly Protestant. Catholics should still receive ashes within the context of Mass/Liturgy of the word. In some cases, ashes may be delivered by a priest or a family member to those who are sick or shut-in. Take our 1 min. Ash Wednesday Survey Now: Learn more about Ash Wednesday: Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: More on Lent: Catholic Online Shopping: Catholic Online Shopping: [] Prayer Book Collection [] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [] Spiritual Thoughts Series [] Divine Mercy Rosary [] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [] Holy Family Holy Card [] GNT Leatherbound Bible [] New American Bible [] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now []

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