This Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent as we prepare to celebrate again the wondrous mystery of our redemption in the death and resurrection of Jesus. This ancient liturgical season places before us in a special way Jesus’ call to inner conversion in His announcement of the kingdom of God. (Mk. 4:17). The call to conversion and the announcement of reconciliation are the great connecting links between Jesus’ public ministry and His passion and death. The journey of faith reaches a high point in the celebration of the Eucharist as Jesus continues to offer Himself to humanity as the source of divine life. During this season of our annual forty day journey with the Lord we invite you to build on your faith through daily prayer and Mass, scripture reading and reflection, daily meditation and examination of conscience, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, Stations of the Cross, fasting and a sacrificial offering to Share Lent.
In accordance with the prescriptions of Canon 1253 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). Those who have completed their 18th year of age are bound by law of Fast and Abstinence (NO MEAT AND NO EATING BETWEEN MEALS) up to the age of 60. Those with serious health problems may be exempt.
LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE
On Ash Wednesday Mass with the distribution of Ashes will be offered at 7:30a.m.-12:10p.m.-7:00p.m. Ashes will be distributed at our schools with a para-liturgy.
OUR LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Tuesday and Thursday-12:10p.m.
Friday: 7p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Mass