Dear Brothers and Sisters,
If you are new to Ash Wednesday here is a primer for you.
And for all of you Lenten veterans, using the Prayer of St. Ephrem is still a great way to begin Lent.
For those who have been misinformed about Lent being pagan, go here.
A big thanks to Briana Fehrman and Brenna Ruiz and the many others who pitched in topull together a wonderful Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner last night. Same time next year?
Here is the Lenten Collect to be said everyday until Palm Sunday:
Almighty and everlasting God,who hate nothing that You have made,
and You forgive the sins of all those who are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain from You, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessings and may the Lord Almighty grant us a Great Lent!