Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. At St. Anselm’s Sung Mass is at 7pm during which the imposition of ashes takes place. Although Ash Wednesday is not a day of obligation it is an important day in the liturgical calendar and all Christians who take their faith seriously should make every effort to attend church on this day.

Then begins the Lenten observance as we prepare ourselves spiritually for Eastertide. During Lent Catholics are encouraged to go to confession and do penance, give alms to the needy fast that we might build up self discipline and learn the value of mortification and take on additional devotional reading and prayers.

To help parishioners at St. Anselm’s make full use of this penitential season we will be offering Stations of the Cross on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. Each week we will use a different set of meditations. We shall also hold adoration after the 9am Mass on Saturdays. Confession is, as ever, from 6pm-7pm each Wednesday and by appointment. Do not let this vital season pass you by…


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