ASH WEDNESDAY

 

"Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Saviour, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

 

"We invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word."

The Book of Common Prayer, page 264

 

DATE

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

 

TIME AND LOCATION

 

6:00am-7:00am

Ashes to Go

Central Street Metra Station

 

8:00am

Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

St. Mary's Chapel @St. Matthew's

 

10:00am

Morning Prayer and Imposition of Ashes

St. Mary's Chapel @St. Matthew's

 

7:30PM

Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

with Music and Choir

Church @St. Matthew's