Season of Lent

This year Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 10th  Lent has been observed by Christians since the 4th Century.  It is a time of reflection, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter.  Lent ends at midnight on Holy Saturday, the night before Easter Sunday.  During Lent some Christians focus on giving up something.  Is it absolutely necessary for the observation of Lent to give up a delicacy or a bad habit or an hour of sleep in the Lenten period, should be a matter between a Christian and God.  Some may decide to do something extra for their spiritual hindrance to the Spirit.  Some may make a special sacrifice of some sort.  And some may decide to improve their communication and fellowship with God by having special times of prayer throughout the day, or vow to worship in the church at every service held.  The important thing is to make Lent a special time, a memorable time.  A time so meaningful that it sets the tone for the rest of the entire year.  At the very least it should be a time of sincere spiritual growth.  Please watch the bulletin for a list of liturgical and devotional services at our church this Lent.

The Church’s year of growth will begin on February 10th, 2016.  Our schedule for Ash Wednesday liturgies and distribution of Ashes is as follows:

8:00AM   Mass/ Distribution of Ashes

2:00PM  Service with Distribution of  Ashes

6:00PM  Service with Distribution of Ashes (English)

7:30PM    Mass/ Distribution of Ashes (Spanish)