Ash Wednesday, on March 2 this year, marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is an intense retreat, a forty-day period of reflection and penance that prepares us to celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. Our communication with God and our awareness of him is the purpose of prayer. Setting aside extra time each day helps intensify the season. Making restitution for sin as well as disciplining our hearts and minds to focus on God is the purpose of penance. It helps us restore a sense of balance to our souls, thrown off kilter by sin.
We invite you to join us for the Season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter at the Church of St. Edward. Our 2022 Liturgical Calendar includes opportunities for prayer and penance, as well as other special Lenten events. View the calendar by clicking on it, then click any of the event links to find more information about that event.