07 March 2011

Beginning Lent

Lent begins on Wednesday this week.  In preparation for that, we'll be saying "farewell" to the Alleluia on Shrove Tuesday.  When the alleluias have died down, the triptych will be closed at the high altar, and the purple vestments will be laid out for the Ash Wednesday Masses:

7:00 a.m. - Low Mass
9:15 a.m. - Sung Mass
7:00 p.m. - Sung Mass

There will be Imposition of Ashes at all the Masses.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.