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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Holy Mass for Ash Wednesday

  • 8:00am
  • 10:00am School Mass
  • 7:00pm

Confession on Ash Wednesday

  • After 7:00pm Mass until all are heard

Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting.

Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.

In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs."

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