Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – DAY OF PRAYER – Ash Wednesday
March 6 @ 9:00am - 3:30pm
(9:00am – 3:00pm) Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Reconciliation, Mass and the distribution of ashes *please take note this Day of Prayer starts at 9:00am
Led by: Rev. Tom Marciniak, S.J.
Lent is traditionally a special time of the church year in which we are encouraged to do an in-depth evaluation of where we are going with our lives, especially in terms of our Christian discipleship. Time is set aside for contemplation of our mortality and for repentance of our sins, but also for an assessment of our potential as spiritual beings, made in the image and likeness of God. We examine where we are falling behind in our spiritual growth and make fresh resolves to carry on in our Christian calling with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. The mood is somber, yet full of promise. It is a journey from ashes to Easter.
There is no better time than the present to consider that journey, and how we are making it. NOW is the acceptable time to challenge our apathy, evaluate our present life-style, and reorganize our priorities. During these weeks of Lent we will experience God’s abounding kindness and healing mercy through the challenges of Lent 2019 as we clarify our vision of what we are about as followers of the Lord Jesus in our time and place. It is up to us to take advantage of the moment and accept these Lenten graces in humble confidence of the transformation the Lord is eager to work in us. Let us dedicate this Lent to our personal growth. The Word of the Lord is ready to show us the way!
Please join us in prayer as we enter the Lenten Season. We are signed with ashes on our foreheads but in the form of a cross. Though God’s love may seem like a raging storm, this is the only love that saves. Ashes to Easter…