Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday 930in716 February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14th

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It's 930. In 716. He it's Ash Wednesday. But wait it's Valentine's Day. Up a whole a dispensation or commutation will not be crafted okay bishop we understand. Will get those edges but can you make it a little more convenient. Christians have been doing this for a thousand years imposing parachutes August very we are just making it more available to people. I think that's what Jesus did Jesus went out to people and brought disgrace and a lot to people and that's what we're trying to do too precious ago. All things religious this Valentine's Day on the podcast powered by the Brothers of mercy a five star rated skilled nursing residents offering affordable living in a country setting. I'm Tim Wenger as I'm sure you've noticed by now. Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year a collision that's bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic diocese of Western New York. With a message for you Catholics. In love. This is the first time these two locations have overlaps since 1945. Before I was born. As a result some people have inquired as to whether dispensation from the Ash Wednesday fast announces will be granted the answer is. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Linton season which is a solemn time of prayer and penance for the count the church after many other Christians. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday of the only two days of the whole year on which fasting and lapses are required. And so due to the importance of Ash Wednesday in the lives of all count books and many others. A dispensation or commutation will be granted. Those who are accustomed to celebrating valentines today. Might do so perhaps the day before joining up with Marty great time for double celebration or another and on potential day. As we make this small sacrifice. We should consider the great love of on board who suffered and died for its. It's especially important that you are parents help your children to understand the meaning of Ash Wednesday. And why it supersedes the celebration of Valentine's Day in the life Africa. Be assured of my prayers for each of you as we embark upon this election season of renewal. Be a time of grace and mercy for each office. And now turning to all the episcopalian so out there in podcast land there are serious about all things Ash Wednesday to. But they're working to make it a little bit easier. We are offering people are pressures and not inside the church. But outside the church. Bishop William Franklin of the Western New York diocese with our Tom Puckett. And they're very popular ashes to go program. We offer our shoot people can drive up professions. People can come on the sidewalk where are you are going to subway stops for the airport all over the place. So we really try to bring this special very directly to people. This has been going there for six years how to this idea come about. It's starting at about ten years ago and San Francisco which of course is warmer than buffalo. It's very easy for people to go outside and bring good patches but the idea was. That many people. Terry ash were too seriously why are seeing gadgets so the idea of this church itself destroyed let's figure out to people. We've done it persecute others at hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people number churches for questions ago. Obviously this is grown Johnson saw that you started this here in buffalo for years back. Absolutely. So arbitrary that. At least it's sort of our churches are making this available to people and it's not just protester brilliant all people are welcome to come and receive ashes. And also to receive the blessing and prayers and a message that god loves everybody and everybody is welcome. Now other players were experiments are next year. Yes every year which party and urged more or by churches. Participated. And the bishop mean dark priest do it. I'd be construe it but also let people can do this certain number of markers it's. Played people Jordan and the imposition actions taking place oh buffalo. I'd even. Impose actions. In the middle of a big bowl game and my mother in law's senior citizens center in north well. Is that your response hundreds of people it's refute I don't Sri. Take part again what year are a school bus driver clout and urged well brush like him throttle mean she jumped out of the securities without quite matches. I can ever questions. And like many of the people who receive actions. Were cute were. Nicer art and that's the message of the day. That god is present with everybody got loads of our party got real people for orchard. This has been a great convenience obviously for those who can't get to the church on Ash Wednesday. That's exactly right through when people are taught it to worker coming out from work. Tropics are. They can come to whatever it is we'll churches and civic and our imposition of matches and that's where. We also provide some things are a long. Thing but we give them their actions we pray with them and give promote a prior to take. With our lives in it's it's a way to get people as well gosh present split them. At the beginning of these forty days or. Which leads toward the celebration. That rising Jesus the which is a great problems. Of life for everybody for all eternity Christians have been doing this for a thousand years imposing parachutes August 3 we are just. Making it more available to people. I think that's what Jesus did Jesus went out to people. And brought disgrace in lot to people and that's what we're trying to do too precious ago. Happy Valentine's Day everyone and lent is opponents. That's 930 in 716. We're back tomorrow with a net irritation from the studios of WD EA and buffalo.