Un mensaje de Obispo Joseph V. Brennan “Obispo Joe”

Mis queridos míos, La mayoría de nosotros, supongo, nos preguntamos qué rápido está pasando este año. Realmente parece que sólo fue ayer cuando celebramos el nacimiento del Señor. En la edición anterior de “Vida católica” (Catholic Life) recuerdo haber compartido con ustedes algunos de mis recuerdos navideños y aquellos con quienes vivo y trabajo saben […]

A message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan “Bishop Joe”

My Dear Ones in Christ, Most of us, I am guessing, are wondering about how fast this year is going. It really does seem like ‘yesterday’ when we celebrated the Lord’s birth. In the previous edition of ‘Catholic Life’ I remember sharing with you a few of my own Christmas memories and those I live […]


Most Catholics see Lent as a month of fasting and penance and repentance and confession and sacrifice and helping the poor. However there is something else. What else? God’s presence and that very special moment that happens at the end of Lent. Listen to the prayer of Ash Wednesday, which happens to be the first day of Lent. “God our Father, strengthen us as we begin our observance of Lent. May our self-denial and our sacrifice on behalf of others protect us against all evil, bring us your forgiveness and prepare us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.”


Readings for Mass


Other Sources

Pope Francis’ Lenten Advice (Catholic News Service)

How to Live Lent This Year (USCCB)

Playlist: What Is Lent? (Catholic Relief Services)

Playlist: Lent 2020 (LA Catholics)