The Soup Supper and Devotional Speaker Services during Lent will begin on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and will continue every Wednesday through March 20, 2013.
We will begin with soup at 6:30 PM. A devotional speak will follow at 7:00 PM. A sign-up sheet is in the Church's lobby to provide a rough estimate for food.
Child care will be provided in the nursery each Wednesday evening throughout the series.
To sign-up to bring soup, please visit:
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter.
Q: What is Lent?
A: Historically, Lent is the forty day period before Easter, excluding Sundays, it began on Ash Wednesday and ended on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). In recent years, this has been modified so that it now ends with evening Mass on Holy Thursday, to prepare the way for Triduum.
Q: Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days?
A: Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins. On Sunday we must celebrate Christ's resurrection for our salvation. It is Friday on which we commemorate his death for our sins. The Sundays of the year are days of celebration and the Fridays of the year are days of penance.
Q: Why are the forty days called Lent?
A: They are called Lent because that is the Old English word for spring, the season of the year during which they fall. This is something unique to English. In almost all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin term Quadragesima, or "the forty days."