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Ash Wednesday March 02

Posted : Jan-30-2022

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return, Repent and believe in the Gospel.


Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday and a day of fasting, and abstinence from meat and Fridays during the Lent.

The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned, and who wished to be readmitted to the Church, would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness

A common way Christians observe Lent is to give up something we like during the season. Essentially it's about self denial, carrying our cross and following Jesus. It is something that's done in a prayerful way, so that we can wholly renew ourselves in Christ

The law of abstinence from meat is binding on those who are 14 and older. The law of fasting is binding on those who are 18 to 59 years of age. The requirement for fasting is that you can have one full meal and two other small meals in such a way that the two small meals don’t add up to a full meal (and of course, no meat). If required, you may drink beverages between meals but not something that is filling (such as a milkshake).

Mass Schedule; 6:3o am, 9am, 7pm