by DeLaSalle | | Special Content

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 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 Wednesday, March 6 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.

Members of the DeLaSalle community are invited to join school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, for Mass on Tuesdays in March in the school chapel, located in Christian Brothers’ Hall above the Lasallian Ministry office. Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am on March 12, 19, and 26.

Students in each grade level will gather once in March for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Boniface Catholic Church in northeast Minneapolis. Students who are not Catholic may also meet with a priest if they wish. Theology teachers will help prepare students in classes ahead of their grade level gathering.

On Holy Thursday (April 18), the school community will gather for a liturgy to prepare for and celebrate Christ’s Death and Resurrection.