This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the day many Catholics mark as the first day of lent, the time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday.
We commemorate Jesus Christ's crusifixion.
Lent is a journey that leads us toward the cross.
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent for all Christian faiths and, of course, Catholics everywhere.
It is a time to think and reflect on lives as Catholics, take time to better serve our families and friends and our local community and to give up something we take for granted so we might better appreciate what we have omitted from our lives.
Halleluia! He is Risen!