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Liturgy Committee - Lent

Seasons of the Liturgical year

Lent is one of the major liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church. It follows “Ordinary Time” and its liturgical color is PURPLE . Lent is a penitential season, a time of preparation for Easter, marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence, and almsgiving or good works. It is the 40 days from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday. It recalls Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness.

Lent comes from the Germanic word for “springtime” and can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our service to Him.


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