1. Pray and fast for persecuted priests that the Lord will protect them from discouragement and shower them with the graces to be faithful to their vows.
2. Boycott the Girl Scout cookie drive. If you can’t live without Thin Mints, try Keeblers Grasshoppers. Other alternatives: Lorna Doones for Trefoils, Keebler Coconut dreams for Samoas.
3. Thank the pastor of St. Timothy’s, Fr. Gerald Weymes, for banning Girl Scouts from his parish. You can drop Father a line at 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151.
4. The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal always brings in buckets of money. It doesn’t need yours. Give instead to the work in your parish that serves the poor and let the bishop know you are concerned about his persecution of priests in the diocese. Chancery address is 200 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 914, Arlington, VA 22203.