January 6 – February 25, 2022
Mardi Gras Season
Mardi Gras isn't just a day, it's a whole season of
revelries. Get your purple, green and gold on and check
out a few of these facts about
January 15, 2022
Feast of St.
St. Arnold Janssen was the Founder of the Society of the
Divine Word (SVD) in 1875 in Steyl, Holland. Born in
1837; ordained in 1861; died in 1909 and canonized in
2003. St. Arnold Janssen, pray for us.
Ever been caught “doing nothing” and shamed into feeling
lazier than the average person? Rest assured, that might
not happen today, January 16, National Nothing Day.
National Nothing Day has been “celebrated” since 1973.
Since the trappings and pomp of the holiday literally
add up to nothing, like its namesake, there’s not a lot
to tell. A mind-teaser does occur to us, though — if
you’re doing nothing, aren’t you doing something, with
nothing as the thing you’re doing?
January 29, 2022
Feast of St.
St. Joseph Freinademetz was an extraordinary SVD
missionary, serving in China for 29 years and sustained
by Eucharistic Adoration and devotion to the Blessed
Virgin Mary. He died on January 28, 1908 but January 29
is the day SVDs have chosen to celebrate his life. (The
universal Church celebrates January 28 as the Feast of
St. Thomas Aquinas.) St. Joseph Freinademetz, pray for
February 2, 2022
Ground Hog Day
Truth is, the groundhog isn't looking for its shadow
when it comes out of its hole. Here are a few more facts
about Punxsutawney Phil.
February 10, 2022
While you're appreciating the usefulness of your
umbrella, celebrate the day and check out this list of
50 umbrella design innovations. You might want to
February 26, 2022
Given the current supply chain delays, you might
consider making your own ashes for Ash Wednesday. Here's
a DIY guide.
March 10, 2022
Remember when you were forced to leave your phone at
home—because it was attached to your house?
Tele-communications has moved
on but for this one day we'll nostalgically celebrate
the anniversary of the first telephone call by Alexander
Graham Bell to his assistant, Mr. Watson.
March 13, 2022
Get ready. Daylight Saving Time officially starts on
this day at 3:00 p.m. local daylight time when clocks
are moved forward one hour.
Opening Day for
Major League Baseball
Read an analysis of proposed changes coming to the game
in 2022 and then start your day at the ballpark.
April 1-30, 2022
During this month check out the resources posted by the
USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) as
regards to Catholic Safeguards.
April 3-9, 2022
National Library Week not only pays tribute to libraries
as centers of learning, it also gives thanks to local
librarians for their knowledge and expertise in this age
of social media and bipartisan information.
April 22, 2022
Started in 1970 in the U.S., Earth Day began as a
"national teach-in on the environment". It has since
expanded to a global celebration.
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