The Lenten journey begins

On Ash Wednesday, Bishop Noonan joined students at St. James Cathedral School for the celebration of Mass. Together with the faithful throughout the Diocese of Orlando, we received ashes – reminding us that we are dust and to dust we shall return.

This Lent, let us be renewed by His loving sacrifice – the sacrifice that inspires this time of repentance and renewal. Let us remember His sacrifice as we pray, fast and give to others during this season of Lent. We pray,

Lord, help us to:

Fast from criticism, and feast on praise
Fast from self-pity, and feast on love
Fast from ill temper, and feast on peace
Fast from judgment, and feast on forgiveness
Fast from resentment, and feast on contentment
Fast from jealousy, and feast on humility
Fast from selfishness, and feast on service.

February 14, 2018