Remember that there are two great signs by which we begin Lent: Ashes and a day of fasting. All who are able are asked to fast, perhaps limiting themselves to one full meal (no meat!) and as needed two much smaller meals to stay healthy, but not full! The receiving of ashes is best done early in the day. Here is the schedule for distribution of ashes in our parish cluster:
7 a.m. @ Saints Peter and Paul, a short service of the Word and ashes
@ St. Mary (multicultural), a short service of the Word and ashes.
8:15 a.m. @ St. Joseph, Holy Mass and distribution of ashes
10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary, (multicultural) Holy Mass and distribution of ashes
11:30 a.m. @ St. Vincent de Paul Place, a short service of the Word and ashes
12:00 p.m. @ Saints Peter and Paul, The Word and ashes.
At the request of parishioners, we are adding a multicultural service of the Word and Dis-tribution of Ashes at 7:00 a.m., St. Mary Church.