Celebrate the Beginning of Lent 2024 The great 40 Day Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14th. By honorable practice, it is a Day of Abstinence(from meat products) andFasting(one principal meal and no eating outside of the meal). There are many, many ways to practice a fast that do not involve food (i.e. from technology, social media, pornography, frivolous spending, dining out, etc.). Be creative but be fruitful in your life. The season’s beginning is also marked with the Blessing and Reception of Ashes as a sign of our intention to make these 40 days significant in my own personal spiritual development and relationship with Christ and others. We offer two opportunities for the Reception of Ashes:Simple Ash Wednesday Prayer Service with Ashes, 9AM, and Ash Wednesday Mass with Ashes, 7PM.
Way of the Cross We celebrate the great love of God in the gift of Jesus and his passion, death, and resurrection so central to our Faith. Join us Friday evenings of Lent at 6:30PM on February 16th, February 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd for the Way of the Cross. Join together with your church family for this ancient prayer practice, a true pilgrimage of faith.
Lenten Soup Supper Series: Old Catholic 101! Nourish your body with a bowl or two of homemade soup and nourish your spirit with heartwarming conversation and discovery of our Old Catholic faith and life. Soup is served at 6PM on the Tuesdays of Lent, February 20th, 27th, March 5th through the 19th.
Lenten Daily Devotional: "The Season for Healing Hearts" Identify and commit to some brief time each day for reflective reading using our Daily Devotional booklet available in the parish chapel. It's simply amazing to watch your own garden grow!
Almsgiving: Bread Boxes While fasting may not be appropriate (or advisable) for everyone, almsgiving can be part of everyone’s Lenten practice, no matter your age or your financial means. Almsgiving is simply a response by us to God, a response that we have to through prayer. It is an expression of our gratitude for all that God has given us, and a realization that it is never just about “me and God.”So scour those coat pockets, junk drawers, jars on your dresser, or even the couch cushions as well as your wallet or bank account. Our almsgiving focus for Lent 2024 will be to benefit the benevolent charitable outreach of our parish for both parishioners in need as well as strangers in need at our door. These funds are established to respond to the urgent needs of the people of God.