Lent Prepare the Way of the Lord

02-04-2024Pastoral Reflections

Lent is nearly here! Ash Wednesday is February 14 and reminds us that we belong to God and are called to be reconciled to him and to live in his ways.

During the six Wednesdays of Lent, (February 21 through March 27), St. Mary Parish will celebrate Evening Prayer, complete with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for individual confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation). The Lenten Evening prayer will be held on Wednesdays beginning February 21 through March 27, from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the Chapel. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 7:00pm, followed by Evening Prayer.

Evening Prayer is one part of the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church’s official daily prayers. It consists of psalms and canticles, prayers, petitions, a reading and songs and lasts about 20 minutes. Following this prayer, participants will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A simple Benediction just before 8:00 will complete the service. Please join us for some quiet, reflective time during this season of Lent.