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Pre-Lenten Season

Posted on April 23, 2019

The season of Pre-Lent or the “Gesima” Sundays as they’re often called, are the three Sundays immediately preceding Ash Wednesday.  Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima, that is seventy, sixty, and fifty days, respectively, before Easter. This gives us additional time to get our spiritual lives in order prior to the “official” penitential season of Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday.

Like Lent, we should use these days to confess our faults, increase our prayer time, and study the Word of God. Traditionally, we have given up extra pleasures during Lent, but Fr. Nick has always encouraged addition as well as subtraction.

We are blessed to have the Mass (Holy Communion) celebrated Tuesday-Friday and a weeknight as well as Sunday morning Bible study. Please consider attending one weekday Mass per week in addition to your Sunday obligation, and taking the opportunity to formally study God’s Word on a Sunday or weeknight.


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