Lent begins on the 2nd of March this year. We will have a number of opportunities to slow down in anticipation of Easter and to recenter our faith once more on Jesus Christ. Our focus at Christ Church will be creating times to work on those holy habits of prayer, Scripture, and sacrament and to dwell in Christ’s presence.
On March 1 at 6 pm we will serve pancakes in conjunction with Project Canterbury. In our tradition, the day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday, has been a time to make our confession and to have some festive pancakes before Lent begins.
Also on March 1st, Fr. Will will be available in the church to hear confession, from 12 pm to 1 pm, and again from 5 pm to 6pm.
On March 2, Ash Wednesday, we will have a said service at noon and a sung service at 6 pm. Ashes will be distributed at both services.
Following Ash Wednesday, we will begin a new schedule of midweek services.
- On Tuesday evenings (beginning on March 8) we will have time for eucharistic adoration at 6 pm. Fr. Will will be spending time looking at the holy habits of prayer and reading Scripture following adoration. On March 22 Fr. Roy Pollina will join us to present on his book Justified by Her Children: Deeds of Courage Confronting a Tradition of Racism. Fr. Pollina’s book will be available for sale at a discount at the event.
- On Thursday mornings (beginning on March 10) we will have an early eucharist at 8 am.
Holy Week begins April 10 with Palm Sunday and concludes April 17 on Easter. Holy Week marks the high point of our liturgical year and ritual life together. If you are able please make plans to attend these important holy days including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.