The season of Lent offers us forty days to review our lives and focus on conversion and spiritual transformation. It is basically a spiritual “spring training” – a time when we go back to the basics of our faith formation through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and other penitential practices in order to improve and enhance our spiritual lives, and to prepare ourselves to more fully participate in the paschal mystery of Holy Week with a generous heart and renewed commitment to Christ.
The season of Lent begins with the distribution of the ashes on Ash Wednesday. The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.
Masses with the distribution of the ashes will be celebrated in our parish on Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30am (School Mass) and 7:00pm
REBOOT! LIVE AND BEYOND
Even though tickets for the main event are SOLD OUT, you can still get involved in the life of the parish, rediscover God, and rediscover the life you were made for by joining us for “Reboot and Beyond.” This is a four-part life series, which will take place Wednesdays on February 24, March 2, 9 and 16 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in St. Patrick church (440 King Street East)
“THE WAY OF THE CROSS”
The Way of the Cross is a pilgrimage; a journey that follows Christ’s path of suffering and death. This pilgrimage represents the journey each of us makes in life. In this year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages us to set out on a pilgrimage of conversion to become kinder, more generous people.
The “Way of the Cross” will be offered every Friday during Lent – Fri. Feb. 12th, 19th and Mar. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, at 7:00 pm; immediately followed by Mass (Confession Time 6:30 – 7pm).
GATHER TOGETHER IN ADORATION
Join us every Saturday evening at 6:30pm, before our evening mass, for the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. In a busy and stressful world, this is a time for you to stop and enjoy some peaceful and prayerful reflection. Let us strengthen our faith with a reliance on prayer.