On Ash Wednesday, we gather prayerfully as a community to begin the season of Lent, which is the spiritual pilgrimage that leads all the way to Easter.

We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and our need for the love and forgiveness shown to us in Jesus Christ. I invite you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to observe a Holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by practicing works of love, and by reading and reflecting on God's Holy Word. --From the Invitation to a Holy Lent