During the season of Lent we will be praying the Stations of the Cross every week leading up to Holy Week. This will be on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. I hope that everyone will plan on participating in at least two of these gatherings and that you will urge your families, friends and neighbors to attend as well. This is a beautiful and moving form of worship and it helps to focus our thoughts and prayers on our Lord and Savior as we reflect on His Passion and Death. Preceding worship, every Wednesday at 6:00 PM, we will be offering a light Lenten Meal served in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome and there will be no charge, although Free Will Offerings will be accepted. I hope to see many of you there.
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. The season of Great Lent begins. In order to accommodate the most people, there will be two Masses this day, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Ashes will be blessed and distributed to the faithful at both Masses. I hope to see many of you there.
The Liturgical Season of Pre-Lent, sometimes referred to as Shrovetide, begins today as we celebrate Septuagesima Sunday. The PNCC continues to observe this season although other rites have abandoned it. It is marked by the use of Rose colored vestments and a period of merrymaking including Mardi Gras before the solemn observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which falls on February 22nd this year.