Q: WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?
It is the first day of Lent, a season of purification and reflection in the Catholic Church. The ashes are a symbol of the dust from which God made us - recalling Genesis 3:19 “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We wear them as a visible sign of purification and dejection for one’s sins. While it is common practice and encouraged that you wear your ashes all day, you won't be struck down by lightning if you choose to wash it off after mass for work or personal reasons!
Join us for Mass at 12:05 or 5:45 p.m. at St. Michael’s or check out a parish near by.
We invite you this Lent to read The Sermon on the Mount, a summary of the lifestyle of Jesus, a path to freedom and joy, and a journey of conversion, and pray with it as you prepare for the gift of New Life this Easter.
Every day of Lent, we’ll send you an email with a section of the Sermon on the Mount and a short commentary by Fr. Iván Pertiné, adapted from the book "The Common Sense of Jesus." We invite you to spend some time every day praying (practicing Lectio Divina) with the selected passage and commentary.
Sign up for this Lenten spiritual program at beatitudes2019.com.
Also, during March, you can get a copy of the book The Common Sense of Jesus by Fr. Iván Pertiné after Mass at St. Michael’s or at the parish office during office hours.
If you are looking to start strong this Lenten season join us Sunday, March 10th, for a Lenten mini-retreat on Divine Mercy by Catholic speaker and author Vinny Flynn!
Stations of the Cross
Join us every Friday of Lent at 6:00 p.m. for Stations of the Cross and a simple supper.
Go to confession during our Confession Marathon on Thursday, April 11th from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fr. Juan Pablo or Fr. Ignacio will be available for confession.