Our Catholic family begins preparing for Easter forty days before this special day. It begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter and ends on Good Friday, the day Jesus died on the cross.
Traditionally, Lent was a time of grief and sadness brought about by sin. Lent helps all to reflect and remember how deep sin’s stain penetrates the human heart. Although Lent begins with grief, it ends with the celebration of the Resurrection. Reminding us of how our own lives are filled with sorrow and joy.
Both in the past and now, Lent allows us to spend time in repentance, fasting, and prayer. It is a time to look at Christ and seek to be more like Him. For Catholics and non-Catholics alike, there is much value in celebrating Lent. Come, share the Eucharist with our family of parishes.
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 2, 2023 Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 9, 2023
Shortly after the new year, check back for celebration times. Service planning across our family of parishes will be intensified and rich with times for spiritual renewal, reconciliation, and prayer service.