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 February 14 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 (March 29), 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 Thursday mornings from 7:50-8:00am. 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 February 15, 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22. Thursday morning prayer will continue after spring break on April 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10, 17.