Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Five Things To Remember On Feb. 25
1. With the theme “Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up,” USCCB Lenten resources include a new series of audio retreat podcasts in English and Spanish for the Sundays of Lent, video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar with quotes from Pope Francis’ Message for Lent and other teachings and suggestions for taking an active approach to the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
2. The Catholic Relief Services Collection will take place the weekend of March 29-30. This year’s collection theme is “Help Jesus in Disguise.” The collection provides an opportunity to change the lives of more than 100 million people at home and abroad, particularly families affected by persecution, war and natural disasters.
3. During February, as we honor the contributions of African Americans, watch the late Sr. Thea Bowman's historic 1989 presentation to the U.S. Catholic Bishops about Black Catholic Spirituality
4. Snow has been steadily falling here at the USCCB, as you can see on our Instagram account.
5. God loves you.