Pope Benedict receiving ashes on his head during Ash Wednesday last year. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI, Associated Press
"Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning." Joel 2:12 "A clean heart create in me, God, renew your spirit within me." Psalm 51:12
Video Reflections to Prepare for Lent
Two teaser videos for you this Ash Wednesday morning from Fr. Robert Barron's Catholicism series.
Who is Jesus Christ? He is either who he says He is, or he is a lunatic, liar, and maybe even worse.
The temptation of Jesus reminds us to strive to put God at the center of our lives during Lent.
And 'cause I like you I'm gonna throw this in here too. I'm feeling particularly Lent-y this morning.
GO TO MASS TODAY!
Listen, today is the last Mass our beloved Papa Benedict XVI will be saying as Pope. If you don't already have enough reason to go to Mass and get your ashes to kick off this special Lenten season, go to Mass to join the Pope in the Eucharist offering prayers for him and this challenging time for the Church. Do it!
Check out the Mass readings for today here.