Ash Wednesday, the 6th week of Ordinary Time
Mass with ashes at 12nn and 6:30
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Cyril and Methodius
Readings for today’s Mass
If you are going to choose behaviors for Lent that will remind you of your need to change, do something that will enable you to rend your heart, to tear it open and spill love and good all around. Abstaining from meat for a vegan will accomplish little. And don’t make Lent an endurance contest designed to see if you can make it to Easter kist so you can indulge again. That makes your Lenten practice window-dressing; rending your garments.
Something i would rather encourage is to give up nothing up for Lent. Instead, take on something new. If you’ve never helped out at the Salvation Army or the Place of Grace, make that or something like that your Lenten grace. The Catholic Worker House isn’t called a Place of Grace for nothing! The Franciscan Hospitality House is just down on 6th St.; you might think about spending one hour a week there just getting to know the people who stop in.
Either way, whether you quit something or take something on, check in once in a while to see what’s happening on the inside. That’s where it matters. And who knows, Perhaps God will again relent and leave behind him a blessing.