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Ash Wednesday

March 1, 2017

7:00 am, 12:00 noon, & 7:00 pm

 

 "I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent"

      With these words Ash Wednesday begins the forty-day season of Lent.  It is marked by special prayers, fasting, acts of devotion, and special liturgies.  We will offer three liturgies on Ash Wednesday. 

  •   7:00 am - Imposition of Ashes
  • 12:00 n    - Low Mass & Imposition of Ashes
  •   7:00 pm - Solemn Mass & Imposition of Ashes (with St Columba Choir)

     At 7:00 am there will be the Ash Wednesday Liturgy & Imposition of Ashes (but no Eucharist).  This is a short liturgy for those who are on their way to work or school and will end by 7:30 am.  For those who desire it, confessions will be heard following this liturgy.

     At Noon there will be a quiet, said Mass with a homily and imposition of ashes. This liturgy lasts about 45 minutes.  For those who desire it, confessions will be heard following this liturgy.

     Then at 7:00pm, a full sung Mass will be offered.  This will include the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, imposition of ashes, and full choir. 

     Ash Wednesday is one of the most important days of our Church year.  Please make plans to attend one of our three liturgies so that you can prepare in heart and mindfor the Lenten journey.  This spiritual journey prepares us to see the new light of the Resurrection come Easter morning.    

     Confessions will be heard on Shrove Tuesday (2/28) from 12-1 pm, Ash Wednesday following the 7 am liturgy and following the 12n liturgy, or by appointment (contact Father Tripp).