The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends just before the Holy Thursday liturgy. Lent has its origins as the period of time people in the early church would prepare for baptism.
During this forty day period we are invited to begin a new season in our lives, a season of spiritual renewal and growth, practicing the time-honored traditions of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parishoners are encouraged to attend Mass and the Stations of the Cross, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to read and pray with the Scriptures of the day, and to devote themselves to a variety of spiritual practices. In this way, we renew our Baptismal commitment and grow more deeply in our Christian vocation. The liturgical color for Lent is purple, but rose vestments are worn on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is known as Laetare or Rejoice Sunday, as we joyfully anticipate the Easter mystery.
Click HERE for Lent 2017 Schedule.