Ash Wednesday

CARFLEO has updated a set of Ash Wednesday resources.

Ash Wednesday   Poem by T.S. Eliot

There’s some great ideas on Pinterest Boards featuring Ash Wednesday and Lent:

Loyola Press Ash Wednesday Resources

A Liturgy for Ash Wednesday from the Jesuit Institute. It includes this prayer:

we gather in your presence on this Ash Wednesday,
to seek your forgiveness
and to ask your help in living our lives better.
For the times when we have failed to love. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have not noticed the needs of others. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have refused to forgive. Have mercy, Lord.
These ashes are a sign of our repentance.
Bless them, Lord,
and make them a sign to the world of our desire to change,
and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, your Son.

In 2018, the Message of Pope Francis for Lent is “Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) These words appear in Christ’s preaching about the end of time. They were spoken in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, where the Lord’s passion would begin. In reply to a question of the disciples, Jesus foretells a great tribulation and describes a situation in which the community of believers might well find itself: amid great trials, false prophets would lead people astray and the love that is the core of the Gospel would grow cold in the hearts of many.

The Irish Bishops’ Resources for Lent 2018

Lent 2018 United States Bishops.

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