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“Ashes to Ashes” – An Ash Wednesday Homily

Sometimes I’m surprised anyone shows up for Ash Wednesday worship. I mean, think of the primary message of this day, what I said to you when you received ashes and what you heard me recite over and over to others: … Continue reading

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“Happy Lent”? – An Ash Wednesday Homily

“Happy New Year!”  “Happy Easter!”  “Merry Christmas!”  “Happy Fourth of July!”  “Happy Groundhog Day!”  Happy Birthday!” These happy greetings are appropriate for most holidays and special occasions. “Happy Ash Wednesday!”  “Happy Lent!” That just doesn’t sound right, does it?  Ash Wednesday, and … Continue reading

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