1. What is Lent?
2. What is the origin of the word Lent and its meaning?
3. How many days are in Lent?
4. When is Chrism mass celebrated in our Diocese ?
5. What is the official color of Lent?
6. Which feast day always comes during Lent?
7. How ash for Ash Wednesday is made?
8. Which is the last Sunday of Lent?
9. Which is the only day in the year when mass is not celebrated?
10. Which devotion has special place during Lent?
Answers for the February 2020 issue
1. Gaul (Present day France)
2. 283 C.E.
3. To be of service to other Christians who were being persecuted by the Romans
4. He was promoted to serve in the Praetorian Guard to protect Emperor
5. Sebastian converted several individuals, including the local prefect to Christianity.
6. By having him tied to a stake on a training field and used as target practice.
7. Irene of Rome
8. Beaten to death with clubs, then thrown into the sewers
9. His body was recovered by a Christian woman, named Lucina, and she secretly
buried him in the catacombs beneath Rome
10. Remains reputed to be those of Sebastian are housed in Rome in the Basilica
Apostolorum, built by Pope Damasus I in 367
11. St. Sebastian is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes, and those who desire a saintly
Fr. Movin Menezes