Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As Plymouth Catholics prepare for Lent, two local pastors offer their thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI's announced resignation.
Though a pope has not resigned in 600 years, Fr. Ken Overbeck of St. Bonaventure's Parish in Manomet thinks Pope Benedict XVI is setting a great example of humility in announcing plans to resign at the end of February. "As a person, he has exihibited a great humility in his willingness to recongonize his own limitations and his willingness to surrender the promp and power of high office for the greater good of the Church," Overbeck said Tuesday, as he prepared to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with his parisioners who were just getting power back after the weekend blizzard. Overbeck said he hasn't heard from many parisioners as yet, but predicted he would Wednesday. Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will retire on Feb. 28 after …
Valentine's Day is Thursday, there's still time to get something nice or do something romantic.
1. Today is Ash Wednesday. What are ou giving up for Lent? 2. Share your photos of the Blizzard of '13 and its aftermath. Upload your pics here and we'll feature them on our Facebook page. 3. Plymouth schools are open but delayed two hours today. 4. NStar has gotten power back to nearly everyone in Plymouth. Check this outage map to see how Plymouth compares to other towns. 5. Valentine's Day is Thursday, perk up! There's still time to get something nice or do something romantic.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Today is Ash Wednesday and Christians of many denominations observe the beginning of Lent today by giving up a luxury of some sort for the next 40 days. What are you giving up?
Christians of many denominations began today with the observance of Ash Wednesday, the traditional beginning of Lent. Others are simply nursing the effects of Fat Tuesday. Over the next 46 days until Easter, Christians are asked to give up a luxury they often enjoy. Some give up meat or video games, while others (my husband's grandmother for one) always gave up candy. In recent years, the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, has asked that instead of giving up something, parishioners take on something new, such as a charity work or contributing to their communities.