Tomorrow, February 14, is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of the season of Lent. According to the pastoral notes in our liturgical calendar (or ordo) it states: Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.
“I dream of a “missionary option, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of todays’ world rather than for her self preservation!”
This Wednesday February 14 marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. As always, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada invites you to take this sacred time to reflect on your relationship with God by examining your relationship with His people – our global family – and His Creation – our common home, the Earth.
Saint Bede Catholic Community is a mission of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. This is a special type of diocese for former Anglicans in Canada and the U.S. who desire to be Catholic, but have felt a strong bond to their historical form of worship. Members of the Ordinariate are fully Roman Catholic, but retain elements of their liturgical heritage in their celebration of Mass.