Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent is just 10 days away. Ash Wednesday, February 17th, begins this Holy Season as a time of preparation to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, nor is the receiving of ashes mandatory. However, as is the custom, many people come to church on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of this Season by receiving ashes on their forehead as a sign of repentance. Once again, the COVID pandemic is altering this custom. This year, ashes will not be signed on the forehead. Rather they will be sprinkled on the individuals head. This is to avoid contact. This means of distributing the ashes is legitimate and the Holy Father has suggested that this is how it should be done this year.
Beginning Sunday night, February 14 at 7:00 PM, Fr. Joe Tuscan, OFM Cap. will begin the annual Lenten Mission to inspire us and to offer suggestions of how we can make this Season truly holy. The Mission will continue on Monday, Tuesday, and conclude on Ash Wednesday with an Ash Service. Each session will begin at 7:00 PM and run for about an hour. Fr. Joe comes highly recommended for his preaching and retreat skills. He was actually a couple of years behind myself and Deacon Mark in the seminary. I am sure you will enjoy what he has to offer.
Join us each Friday during Lent for Stations of the Cross. This ancient and beautiful prayer form uses scripture to recall Jesus’ Passion as we “walk” the road to Calvary with Him. Meditating on the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection is a wonderful way to prepare our hearts for Easter. Join Deacon Mark and your fellow parishioners in the church Friday evening’s at 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Angels is now offering Online Giving. Please visit the Online Giving page to read about the program and or to sign up. The information is located under the “About” tab under “Online Giving.”
Our Lady of Angels app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smartphones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more.
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