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