Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday
This page was last updated on February 11, 2013.
Tuesday, February 12, 6 - 8 pm
This ancient Church tradition, also known as Shrove Tuesday, offers a great turn into Lent with a special night of revelry. The liveliest multi-generational event at Saint Mark’s: a band, mask-making, great dinner, fabulous desserts, creating and hiding the alleluia scroll, and burning the palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday! Come one, come all!
Set up and clean up help is always welcome for this large event. Stop by our table in the back of the nave on Feb. 3 & 10 to sign up to help!
Wednesday, Feb. 13
7:30 am in Thomsen Chapel
Noon in the Cathedral Nave
7 pm in the Cathedral Nave
The Ash Wednesday Liturgy is the doorway to Lent. The liturgy is one of contrasts, beginning with sobering reflection on our mortality and our sin through the readings, homily, Litany of Penitence and imposition of ashes. But the liturgy then carries us into the abiding joy of the Eucharist, the Holy meal that celebrates and makes present anew God's forgiveness and love.
Lenten Tree of Intentions
Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, March 24
"Must I really give something up for Lent? Do I get it back when Lent is over?"
Individuals or families are invited to claim a practice or intention for the forty days of Lent. The Nave will again be the home of a Tree of Intentions beginning on Ash Wednesday. You are invited to write your Lenten practice on a tag and sign your name to it before hanging it on the tree. A list of suggested practices will be provided by your Worship and Sustainability Committees.