Why do Catholics fast and abstain during Lent? Whatever you do, don’t eat from the bacon tree.
Lent is about giving something up. But we can do more. When we offer it up we are saying, “I’m doing this for You, God. I love you more than sweets.” Our sacrifice can be a gift of love to the God who loves us. [AUDIO]
Ordinary 4 – In the penitential rite we admit our faults. We also admit our need for God. The Penitential Rite reminds us weekly that without God, we can do nothing (John 15:5), but with God, all things are possible (Luke 1:37).