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Ash Wednesday Prayer

In winter our darkness seems to close in around us, the cold a reminder of our own mortality, our lives as fragile as thin ice.  The elements are too much for us.  The frozen ground of our hearts cannot be tilled.  We long for the light and the soft earth of spring.  We seek to know life to the full as you promise to bring it to us.   We dream of resurrection.

During these Forty days of meditation and self-reflection, we are aware that we are but dust, a breath, like the grass of the field, here today gone tomorrow.  We feel the shame of our weakness and sin.  Yet you see us as we are, and still chose to take on flesh, to join us on this dark earth, to experience our pain.  You died and in rising conquered death once and for all.  Tonight we bring you the sacrifice of praise and hearts of thanksgiving for who you are and all you have done. 

Lead us to your light and life as the day of resurrection draws near.  Amen.

A prayer offered during the Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service at Our Lady of Fatima, February 14, 2018, by Cindy Benson, Advisor, Navigators Christian Fellowship, Colby-Sawyer College

2018 Lenten Program at OLF/IC

 

Events at Our Lady of Fatima and Immaculate Conception to assist you in having a “GOOD LENT.”

 

Ash Wednesday, February 14:

Mass and distribution of ashes at Our Lady of Fatima at 9 am and noon.

An ecumenical service of the Word with distribution of ashes at Our Lady of Fatima at 7 pm, lead by area clergy and open to members of area Churches.

 

Lenten Friday’s:

Stations of the Cross and inspirational speaker series on the theme “Growth in Christ through Charity, Prayer, Sacraments and Scripture at Our Lady of Fatima, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

February 23, Mr. Marc Cousineau, On Charity

March 2, Rev. Dennis Audet, On Prayer

March 9, Rev. Robert Biron, On Sacraments

March 16, Deacon Jay Cormier, On Scripture

 

Penance Service:

Wednesday, March 21, Penance Service at Our Lady of Fatima at 6:30 pm.

(With individual Sacrament of Reconciliation)

 

Holy Week Services:

 

Palm Sunday, March 24-25, Mass with the blessing and distribution of palms: Saturday March 24 at Our Lady of Fatima at 5 pm, Sunday at Immaculate Conception at 8:30 am and at Our Lady of Fatima at 10:30 am.

 

Holy Thursday, March 29

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Our Lady of Fatima at 7 pm, followed by adoration until 10 pm.

 

Good Friday, Mach 30

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Fatima at 3 pm.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at Immaculate Conception at 7 pm.

 

Holy Saturday, March 31

The Vigil in the Holy Night at Our Lady of Fatima at 7 pm.

 

Easter Sunday, April 1

Mass at Immaculate Conception at 8:30 and at Our Lady of Fatima at 10:30.