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Beginning of Lent
This coming Wednesday, March first, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a spiritually rich and positive season for us. In Latin the period of spiritual preparation for Easter is called Quadragesima, which simply means “Forty Days.”
Our word “Lent” comes from the Old English word for Spring. So just as in Spring we prepare our lawns and gardens by clearing out the debris, dead plants and branches, etc., in Lent we do the work of spiritual clearing away whatever comes between us and God, and preparing ourselves for new growth in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- Fr. Gary Tyman
Ash Wednesday - March 1st
Day of Fast and Abstinence.
8:00am SA Mass
8:30am OLOL Mass
12:10pm SA Service
5:30pm SA Mass
7:00pm St.Thomas Episcopal Ecumenical Service with OLOL
As well as
9:30am Landings at Brighton
10:30am St. John Home Service
2:00pm Valley Manor
2:30 St. John's Meadows Ecumenical Service
2:30 Woodside Manor
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Catholic Church believes that the sacrament of Penance (sometimes called Reconciliation or Confession) is a graced opportunity for us to celebrate God's forgiveness. The sacrament calls us to a true sorrow for the sins we have committed, along with an intention to repair our lives.
It is important to approach the sacrament by taking some time for prayer and reflection on our lives. An examination of conscience is a tool to help us look at our lives and consider how we have been guilty of actions that separate us from God and from one another.
Churches across the Diocese of Rochester will open their doors for those seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 28. Join the Diocese in celebrating God’s mercy and love at the Day of Penance and Mercy. Learn more at http://forgiven.dor.org or contact your parish offices.
Poverty In Our Front Yard
Strengthen your understanding of issues surrounding poverty in our area. Hear important talks by local experts and advocates. Sponsored by St. Thomas Episcopal Church. "Understanding Poverty in Our Front Yard" presents speakers representing a variety of organizations in our Rochester community.
February 7th: Mike A. Scharf, M.D. - Chief of the Division of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry a the URMC
February 28: Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D. - Clinical Director at the Mt. Hope Family Center. Each session- 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave. Click for brochure »