Saint Mary's Parish
Lent Begins Tomorrow!
Our observance of Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, a day of fast and abstinence. The imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God's mercy and forgiveness. We are reminded to "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel."
Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass to begin their Lenten journey. Ash Wednesday Mass times can be found on the Worship page of the parish website or by clicking the button below.
Lent in 3 Minutes
What is Lent all about? Why do Christians receive ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why 40 days? In a new version of Busted Halo's classic video (with a bonus extra minute -- because there’s a lot happening here!), Busted Halo explains the significance of this season of prayer, fasting, and giving, and how you can make the most of this time of repentance and renewal.
We have compiled a few useful online resources that may help prepare you to undertake a fruitful Lenten journey. Click the buttons below to read, subscribe or view!
Pope Francis' Message for Lent
Raise Up, Sacrifice, Offer
The USCCB 2018 Lent calendar will provide you with daily inspiration for your Lenten Journey. Each day you will find a variety of suggestions and resources to help you "raise up," "sacrifice," and "offer" during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment.
View 2018 Lent Calendar
Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever
Starting Ash Wednesday (February 14), you'll receive daily emails with short inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly, practical tips to incorporate into your everyday life, and personal stories from Dynamic Catholic team members.
Our lives change when our habits change. Your 40 days of Lent will be an incredibly transformative experience because you've learned simple yet powerful ways to become the person God created you to be.
Bishop Barron's Daily Lenten Reflections
Starting tomorrow, view Bishop Robert Barron's daily Lenten Reflections on the parish website home page. Visit each day for an updated video.
Bishop Barron's Daily Reflections
Daily Lenten Emails from Flocknote
Subscribe to a special Flocknote group and receive a daily email during Lent that will increase your knowledge of Lent and your faith, challenge you to a charitable act each day - and most importantly, strengthen your relationship with Christ.
You will receive an email each Monday - Saturday beginning tomorrow (Ash Wednesday) through Holy Saturday.
Sent by Kelly Paulina on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00AM