The Season of Lent
The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This is the season of Lent. Converts to the faith are prepared for Holy Baptism at Easter, those who had been separated from the body of the faithful are reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and the whole congregation puts in mind the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior.
We invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.
Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays in Lent (March 1st — March 29th) at 6:00pm we will be praying the Stations of the Cross. This is a spiritual pilgrimage with Jesus through his crucifixion. Following our prayer we will gather in the parish hall for a modest soup dinner.
Reconciliation: Fridays in Lent (March 3rd — March 31st) from 6:00-6:30pm there is opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in which we confess our sins, that we may receive the benefit of absolution, spiritual counsel, and the strengthening of our faith. Penitents make their confessions at the altar rail. Appointments can be made with the rector for reconciliation at another day or time.
Ash Wednesday: February 22nd at 6:00pm
Palm Sunday: April 2nd at 9:00am
Maundy Thursday: April 6th at 6:00pm
Good Friday: April 7th at 6:00pm
Holy Saturday: April 8th at 12:00pm