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In the Roman Catholic Church, ______ _________ is the first day of Lent.
________ is the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on _______ ________.
Ash Wednesday always falls ____ days before Easter Sunday.
During Mass on Ash Wednesday, we receive ashes made by burning the __________ _______ that were distributed the previous year on Palm Sunday.
The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own _________ and calls us to repentance.
blesses the ashes and sprinkles them with ____ _______.
In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned and who wished to be readmitted to the Church would begin their ________ _________.
Today during Lent, we _______ for our sins and try to build a stronger relationship with _________.
During Lent we sacrifice something as a sign of _________.
In the Bible, the number _____ (__) means "just enough time."
Ash Wednesday is _____ a holy day of obligation, yet it is a special day that many Catholics come to Church. Only on Christmas do more people attend Mass.
During Lent, Catholics try to engage in more ________, ________, and ___________.
prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving
Almsgiving is another word for _______, take care of the poor.
The ashes we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness and most Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of _____________.
Lent continues until ______ ____________.
The liturgical color is _______.
________ means going without food.
_________ means not eating meat
Easter celebrates the ________ ________, the mystery of our dying to sin and rising with Christ to new life of Christ.
The church gives us ____ weeks of Lent to prepare for Easter.
To ________ means to go without.