Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Among the ways DeLaSalle observes Lent is by abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays throughout Lent. Meatless options are served in the DeLaSalle Cafe on these days.
Fasting, almsgiving and prayer represent practices Christians follow in Lent as part of an interior renewal that draws them closer to Jesus Christ and allow Christians to experience more fully the power of Christ’s Resurrection and victory over death.
The DeLaSalle school community will gather in the Florance Center on March 1 for Ash Wednesday Mass, which will be celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski. Ashes will be distributed as Islanders mark the start of the solemn season.
On Holy Thursday (April1 3), the school community will gather for a liturgy to prepare for and celebrate Christ’s Death and Resurrection.
Members of the DeLaSalle community are invited to join in prayer in the ‘Upper Room’ school chapel on Monday mornings from 7:45-8:00am. The chapel is located on the second floor of Christian Brothers Hall, and you may enter through the archway entrance. Monday morning prayer will be offered March 6, 13, 20, and April 3 and 10.
Several priests, including school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will be available during the school day March 13 and March 20 to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to DeLaSalle students and staff. Students who are not Catholic are also welcome to meet with a priest. You can learn more about the sacrament via this U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.