Ash Wednesday at Good Shepherd, March 1, 7:00 pm

The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1 with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. During Lent the people of God reflect on the meaning of our baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.