As we finish our 6th week of Ordinary Time, we ready our minds and hearts for our Lenten journey beginning February 17 on Ash Wednesday. For many, this is a familiar journey and yet can be an entirely new experience for us. The best way to approach this journey is as if this were our first time. Be prepared to be surprised and amazed, confounded and comforted. The daily Scripture readings can be our “GPS” through the twists and turns of Lent. Set aside time for the Lord and be open to God’s Spirit working within and among us. Here are some ideas for your journey:
Spend quality time with the daily Scriptures or one book of the Bible, like Exodus.
Come for Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Journey with the Stations of the Cross at Noon on Fridays.
In addition to Fridays, choose an extra day during the week to fast and abstain.
Fast from your favorite TV show or even from TV for a day.
Choose one of the Corporal or Spiritual Works of Mercy and act on it.
Express gratitude and thank God for his countless blessings.
Pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Mercy.
Come to morning Mass one additional time during the week.
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter.
These are merely suggestions to get you started. Perhaps you
can think of other significant ways to make your Lent one that is
new and life-giving.
Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated 8:00am & 6:30pm.
Additional distribution of blessed ashes will be from 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Parish Office Closed on Monday, Feb. 15th (Presidents’ Day)