The Season of Lent

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What is Lent?

Lent is the forty-day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer and almsgiving in preparation for the resurrection at Easter.  The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert, where he endured temptations by Satan.  We are called to suffer with Christ in carrying our own crosses at this time.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday when we receive the ashes that are made from the dried palms of the previous year’s Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday. This is an outward sign of our faith and reminds us to turn away from poor choices and to follow the Gospel and the ways of Jesus. 

In our schools, the staff and students will observe our Catholic traditions and practices, and in doing so, come into a deeper relationship with Jesus.


Ash Wednesday Services: 

St. Michael's School: 9:00
St. Francis Xavier School: 9:15
Mother Teresa School: 9:45
St. Louis School: 10:45
St. Patrick's School: 1:00
École St. John Paul II School: 1:00
Notre Dame Academy: 8:30
St. Mary’s School: 11:30
Monsignor McCoy High School: 9:28

The public is welcome to attend any of our Ash Wednesday Services, to be held at each school!