PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season for Roman Catholics around the world.
For the next six weeks, Msgr. Joseph Riccardo, of the Ss. Cosmas & Damian parish, is asking his parishioners and all Catholics to remove the growing number of distractions that usually inhibit a person of faith from making a full commitment to the Lenten season.
â€śItâ€™s a hectic world, and weâ€™re distracted by many things,â€ť he said. â€śWe have a lot of responsibilities and commitments, and unfortunately, that also serves as a distraction to the practice of our faith.â€ť
Pearl David (P.D.) Lott, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.
He was born July 6, 1917, in Big Run, a son of the late David and Elizabeth A. (Wise) Lott.
Dr. Lott began his education in a one-room country school in Jefferson County, skipped two grades and graduated from Big Run High School. A 1937 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College (IUP), he later earned both a masterâ€™s degree and a doctorate in education from Penn State University.Â