ASH Wednesday 7 pm Mass

Event date: 2/14/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

“Lent is the yearly celebration by the Church of its corporate conversion in Jesus Christ. During this season the liturgy prepares catechumens to celebrate the paschal mystery by the various stages of Christian initiation. Lent also prepares the faithful for Easter as they recall their baptism and do penance in preparation for the greatest feast of the year. 

Lent has two major purposes: It recalls baptism, or prepares for it, and it emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepared to celebrate the paschal mystery. 

By our prayer, almsgiving, works of mercy, fasting, other forms of penance, and by reading the Scriptures, we open our hearts and lives to the Spirit, so that we may be purified and brought back to the way of the Lord.”