Catholic 101, March 5: Death, Heaven, Hell, etc.
Open to anyone curious about the Catholic faith, Catholic 101 is a 7 part course that travels through basic topics in Catholicism, such as: 1) the Church, 2) social justice, 3) sin, grace, virtue, 4) death, judgment, heaven and hell, 5) vocation, 6) evangelization and mission, 7) human sexuality. The course meets on the following dates at 8-9:30pm, in the center: March 5, March 19, April 2, and April 15. Click for more info.
NOLA Catholic Men's Conference
The New Orleans Catholic Men’s Conference, featuring Coach Joe Lombardi and FOCUS founder Curtis Martin, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel, Metairie, LA. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM with the program following from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM. Cost is $45.00, $20.00 for college students. More information at nolacatholicmen.com
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound to fast may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to each one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years or older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all Fridays of Lent. The determination of certain days as obligatory days of penance should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance to those days only.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Resources for Lent:
18 Questions about the Paschal Triduum: