Now that the holidays are over, and it looks like El Paso isn't going to get any winter weather, we are looking forward to the arrival of spring. Thinking about spring got us to thinking about when Lent will start and what date Easter will fall on.

Lent 2017 will begin with Ash Wednesday which falls on March 1. Most El Paso churches offer mass at noon and distribute ashes, but there are also churches that offer do-it-yourself ashes that you can access at any time throughout the day. There are also usually early and evening masses that day. Just call which ever church you usually go to and ask when they'll be distributing ashes. You can also go to the Diocese of El Paso website for more details as the day gets closer.

Easter falls on April 16 this year, so get your Easter baskets ready and those eggs dyed!