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Did You Know? Part Two by Fr. Peter Weiss

Fr. Weiss provides answers about the Catholic Faith and spirituality.
What's the best way to grow deeper in our understanding of the Catholic faith? Ask questions! Did you Know? by Fr. Weiss is an easy way to learn and grow in faith.

"As a pot of Gumbo needs a good Roux, the Gathering Rite, is the Roux for the celebration of Mass. This rite consists of several components, which when fulfilled properly, aids those who are gathered to enter the worshipping service that is exciting, welcoming and uplifting. "

A Mardi Gras and Lenten Message from Fr. Peter C. Weiss, S.S.J. Chief Religious Officer

January 6th marked the traditional celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany; when the three wise men came and presented their gifts to the Christ Child. For us here in New Orleans January 6th is the Feast of Kings, which begins our Mardi Gras Season. The day begins with the traditional arrival of the “King Cake” and the beginning of the Mardi Gras parade season with three parades: The Big Chiefs, Joan of Arc and Phunny Phellows.
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