The Ash Wednesday Idiot

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 13, 2018 | No Comments

On Ash Wednesday, the pastor of a large parish was getting ready to begin the Mass with the distribution of ashes to his parishioners but he found himself in a bind: his associate was away and none of the ministers who were commissioned to distribute ashes had shown up. As the church began to fill up he became desperate and…

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The Ash Wednesday Idiot

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy On Ash Wednesday, the pastor of a large parish was getting ready to begin the Mass with the distribution of ashes to his parishioners but he found himself in a bind: his associate was away and none of the ministers who were commissioned to distribute ashes had shown up. As the church began to fill up he…

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Don’t Waste Lent

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 11, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Soon it will be Ash Wednesday – it’s hard to believe that Lent is here already! In order to derive the maximum spiritual benefit out of this season of preparation, we need a firm intention to live it fruitfully. But we also need to be smart about it. Here are a few tricks of the trade: First,…