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March 11

Lent 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent


Lenten Practice Q: "So does that mean that when we give something up for Lent, such as candy, we can have it on Sundays?"

A. Apart from the prescribed days of fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and the days of abstinence every Friday of Lent, Catholics have traditionally chosen additional penitential practices for the whole time of Lent. These practices are disciplinary in nature and often more effective if they are continuous, i.e., kept on Sundays as well.  That being said, such practices are not regulated by the Church, but by individual conscience.

Read more Q & As on Lent and Lenten Practices today.


Reflect on today's readings using the ancient art of lectio divina.


"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so everyone who believes in him might have eternal life." (Jn 3:16, Lectionary, Gospel Acclamation)


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