As we complete 40 days of Lent, Evie brings us a perfectly timed question - why did Jesus wander in the dessert for 40 days? And her younger sister, Chiara, age 8, asks why we are supposed to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in Lent. But did you know that the Church recommends we do this year round?
In this episode, we answer 3 questions all about faith. First, Grace, age 7, and her 2nd grade faith formation class, would like to know when CCD was started. Then, Marcelo, age 6, wonders how faith develops in people! Our final caller, Nick, 6th grade, wants to know what "the word" is when we say at Mass "only say the word and my soul shall be healed." That question was actually submitted by two kids - the exact same question - one caller, one by email! WOW!
If you are a parent, you have probably heard one, or both, of today's questions. Mason, 2nd grade, would like to know if Jesus was alive during the time of the dinosaurs. And Gracie, age 11, is curious if her beloved dog will be in heaven.
This week we talk a little about Lent and what we personally are doing for Lent. ¬†We answer a question from Mary, age 7, about why we receive ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday. ¬†And also, find out why and when our priests use incense, thanks to Alexandra's son John, age 6.
As we enter Lent, we have a few questions today wondering about Good Friday. ¬†Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? ¬†And if He knew He had to die, why did He pray to God the Father asking to not have to die on the cross?¬†
Ever wonder what Purgatory is and what we do when we are there? And, what's the reason for all the different colors during the church year? ¬†Find out on today's episode.¬†