March 19, 2019 (Feast of St. Joseph)

Prayer to St. Joseph

“Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil, as you did the Holy Family. Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in imitation of the virtues of our Blessed Lady, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.”

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March 5, 2019 (Shrove Tuesday)

Today, people celebrate Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday” in French. It is sometimes called ‘Carnival,” from the Latin, “Farewell to Meat.” The English called it: “Shrove Tuesday, meaning confessing sins in anticipation of Lent. The carnival aspects of Mardi Gras have nearly taken over the Christian ones. What was originally a day of preparation for Lent has now become an all-out extravaganza.

March 1, 2019 (World Day of Prayer)

The Church invites us to think about our prayer life and do we need to start one or improve on what we are doing. I always tell people that daily prayer to God is the foundation of our relationship to God. We need to be on solid ground. Pray in any way that works for you. There are many ways to pray. So, spend time with the Lord, even if it is in silence.