Friends in Christ, every year before the Christian Passover, we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is the time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the Paschal mystery.
We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes. This ancient sign speaks to the frailty and uncertainty of human like and marks the penitence of this community. We thus begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You are invited to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by works of love and by reading and meditating on the Word of God.