A message from Bishop Marshall regarding Ash Wednesday

Brothers and sisters in Christ, Marking the beginning of the season of Lent with the blessing and distribution of ashes is a deeply held tradition in the Catholic Church. Though it has never been a Holy Day of Obligation, our Ash Wednesday Masses have often been among the best attended celebrations of the year. As…

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Lent

Lenten Regulations: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on…

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Bishop: Catholic Schools Week message

The following is the transcript from Bishop Robert Marshall’s recent video about the importance of a Catholic Education. Sisters and brothers in Christ, In commercials and marketing materials, we often hear private and parochial schools proclaim their value.  The value of this kindergarten, for example, is how effectively it prepares a child for first grade. …

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