Ash Wednesday – February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the
liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting
and prayer and repentance. It comes from the ancient Jewish
tradition of penance and fasting. The ashes symbolize the dust from
which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s
forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and
to dust you shall return.” Alternatively, the priest may speak the
words, “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Ashes also symbolize
grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused alienation
from God. Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited
to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. The ashes are
made from blessed palm branches from the previous year’s Palm
Sunday Mass. It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a
day of penitential prayer and fasting. Some faithful take the day off
work and remain home. It is generally inappropriate to dine out, to
shop, or to feast on this day. Small children, the elderly and sick are
exempt from this observance.

Upcoming Baptism Course – May 4, 2020

Next course schedule on May 4,
Monday at 7pm. If you wish to have your child baptized
in the Catholic Faith you must first attend a baptism
preparation course. Please note Baptism course offered
only in January, May and September.

Next Baptism Course – July 18th

Baptism Course: The next course will be held on July 18.
Please register at the office @ 780-674-2662 for details.

Reconciliation

3:30 pm – Catechism Children & Youth Group

6:30 pm – Open to all

First Reconcilliation

The First Reconciliation will be on March 8. Please keep the children and their parents in your prayers as they are getting ready to celebrate this Sacrament.