Ash Wednesday

February 7, 2018

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent season. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invite us to: " Take inspiration for your Lenten journey from prayer and the reading of Scripture, from fasting and from giving alms. The fasting that we all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is an effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ. Start Lent off by watching this video and get into the penitential spirit of the Lenten season".  

 

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/february-14.cfm

 

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