Sunday, February 1st: This Sunday was traditionally known as “Septuagessima,” from the Latin word for “seven weeks,” indicating that Easter is just seven weeks away. That means that Lent is right around the corner. Begin prayerfully considering your Lenten rule, and recall that a complete Lenten rule should have five elements: Retirement, Prayer, Fasting / Abstinence, Repentance, and Almsgiving. A guide to Lenten devotion is available on the table in the narthex.
Monday, February 2nd: Monday is the feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, also known as Candlemas. Mass will be at 7:00 pm, and will be preceded by the blessing of candles. If you have candles that you would like to have blessed, bring them to the mass.
Sunday, February 15th: The vestry meeting will be held after mass.
Sunday, February 22nd: Beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, we will begin a closer examination of the central teachings of Christianity. We will meet in the parish hall Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. All are welcome!
Our C.S. Lewis reading group has been transformed into Holy Cross’s Lenten program. Fridays during Lent we will gather for Stations of the Cross in the church at 7:00 pm, and then adjourn to the parish hall for a light, vegetarian supper, and a consideration of the writings of C.S. Lewis. More on this in due course.