Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday
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Wed, 02-13-2013 - 9:15am

It's Ash Wednesday today.  Will you be attending mass?  What are you giving up this year?

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Wed, 02-13-2013 - 9:17am

Mass is going on right now.  Lucy has been up with a stomach ache all night (I hope it's not that nasty stomach bug that's going around), so we're not going this morning.  Depending on when DH gets home from work, I might be able to get to the evening service.

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Fri, 02-15-2013 - 12:01pm

I really wanted to go- I practiced a flute solo to play and everything, but hubby and I both ended up with the flu.  I am giving up soda pop, and so far, so good.

Express!

 Beth "Petrouchka"

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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 11:05pm

My boys and I went.  It was standing room only.  Though some left after they received ashes...didn't stay for the whole Mass.

Giving up for Lent...snacking between meals, though it's kind of a work in progress.  I'm on a diet right now that calls for 5 small meals every day, so I'm not sure how that's going to work.  Beyond that, though, I have committed to being more faithful to my spiritual reading, to work on something that is really weighing me down right now, and just trying to be open to what God may want to do in my life.  

For God to fill us, we have to empty ourselves.   

My parish offers Stations of the Cross every Friday afternoon, and I will go to that.  Also Confession is on the road map for me and the boys - at least once during the season.

 


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