Ash Wednesday

Polish Paczki
It's a long-time Polish tradition in Buffalo, but I was surprised how many people didn't know how to pronounce the name.  Paczki is a Polish word describing what basically is a big jelly-filled donut.
Ashes and Penance — What Does It All Mean?
You may see people with smudges on their forehead today. This is a heavily concentrated Catholic area, so it’s pretty common to see it.
Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent – a period of 40 days of penance, reflection and abstinence, not including Sundays, leadin…
Are You Ready For Fat Tuesday?
The big Buffalo Polish tradition of "Fat Tuesday" is coming up Tue. March 8th.  Time to eat a Paczki and get ready for the beginning of Lent.  Ash Wednesday is March 9th.  So what are you giving up for Lent?