Make the most of this sacred season, marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Our parish has many opportunities for increased prayer during these 40 days, especially the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  “Fast” from some recreational pursuits and use the time to grow in your faith with a small group or other faith formation opportunities.  Among the works of mercy, of particular interest is our service to the poor through Operation Rice Bowl.