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.
âItâs a hectic world, and weâre distracted by many things,â he said. âWe have a lot of responsibilities and commitments, and unfortunately, that also serves as a distraction to the practice of our faith.â