Ash Wednesday, Lent & Parking

Next week begins the very special season of Lent. As we come to receive ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, we are coming to say to the Lord that we are going to do penance this season. We are promising that we will try to turn away from sin and to be faithful to the Gospel and to all that the Gospel entails. Whatever we decide to do for Lent, it should bring us closer to God. Ash Wednesday Masses, during which ashes will be blessed and distributed, will be celebrated at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (school children will attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass), 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is a day of abstinence. Abstinence means that Catholics of age 14 or older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays of Lent. It is also a day of fast. Fast means that Catholics from ages 18 to 59 limit themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. 

PARKING REMINDER: For Ash Wednesday, please remember all street parking surrounding the church, as well as the municipal parking lot on Miller Avenue, is permit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Also please do not park in the lot belonging to New Life Tabernacle church. To avoid being ticketed, please park in the main parking lot in front of the church (corner of 3rd & Iron Streets) or in our lot off of Iron St (left turn after the garage).