The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (February 10) and goes until Holy Thursday (March 24). It is a time of reflection, renewal and repentance. It's a time for us to look at ourselves and decide what needs to change. It may be a habit. It may be an attitude. It may be any sin we just can't seem to avoid. Lent is the time for us to go to the Lord with what needs to be changed and work with him to make the changes that are necessary. Then we can truly exclaim this Easter: ALLELUIA!
Also, don't forget to pray this Lent for the seventeen people who are part of the RCIA program, preparing to join the Church at the Easter Vigil on March 26.
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
The LIVING THE EUCHARIST program will again be used at St. Pachal Church during Lent of 2016. Contact Sister Edith for more information.
ASH WEDNESDAY - February 10. Mass and the distribution of ashes at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - every Friday evening during Lent at 6:00 followed by Fish Fry at the Kights of Columbus Hall.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY is on Valentine's Day. Married Couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows at all the Masses the weekend of February 13/14.