Wednesday, February 14th marks the beginning of the season of LENT, our annual forty day journey with the Lord. We renew and deepen our commitment to follow Christ closely to the Cross so that we might share the fullness of life with Him. Lent has two major purposes: it recalls or prepares for Baptism and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Lent is a time set aside by the church for prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for the great Feast of Easter. During this time we must consciously try to love God and one another more through acts of penance. Lenten penance should be external and social as well as individual and internal. During Lent you are encouraged to build on your own personal faith journey through daily Mass; scripture reading and reflection; daily meditation and examination of conscience; praying the rosary; visits to the Blessed Sacrament (Tuesday Adoration from 1-5p.m.); Stations of the Cross; fasting and a sacrificial offering to Share Lent.
MASSES ON ASH WEDNESDAY – 7:30a.m. – 12:10p.m. – 7:00p.m.
OUR LENTEN SCHEDULE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Mass at 7:30a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Mass at 12:10p.m.
Friday 7p.m. – Stations of the Cross followed by Mass
In accordance with Canon Law ASH WEDNESDAY is a day of FAST AND ABSTINENCE. All persons who have completed their 14th year of age are bound by the law of Abstinence – “no meat” on Ash Wednesday. Those who have completed their 18th year are bound by the law of FASTING AND ABSTINENCE – “No meat and no eating between meals” on Ash Wednesday. Those with health problems are exempt.