Welcome to St. Ann, Channahon
THANK YOU to all who helped with our recent Confirmation with Bishop Imesch. I appreciate all who gave of themselves to our young people, our special liturgy and our parish. Many people are needed to “make” Confirmation from start to finish. I pray that our 8th graders will continue to journey in their Catholic Faith.
Lent will soon begin. It starts later this year because Easter Sunday is later; Easter Sunday is not until April 20th. Our First Communion Day will be earlier; that will take place on Saturday, April 26th.
Lent is seen as a quiet time in the church’s liturgical year. It is of a penitential nature. The time from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday should give us space to seriously reflect on our relationship with Jesus. We see and hear much about Jesus in these Lenten Days. I encourage you to take a prayer book that is in the narthex. These little books will guide you in a simple, yet serious manner to help you walk with Jesus during Lent to Easter Sunday.
Ash Wednesday is NOT a holy day; but many people will come to mass and receive ashes that day. Our Ash Wednesday schedule is: Wednesday, March 5th—Mass at 8:00 and again at 6:00 in the evening. Ashes are distributed after the gospel/homily. Deacon Bob will have a Liturgy of the Word for Ash Wednesday with distribution of ashes at 12:15.
God’s peace………..Fr. Jeff