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. Lent officially ends on the evening of Holy Thursday, at which time the Triduum begins. The Triduum will continue through the evening of 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, February 17 for Ash Wednesday Mass, which will be celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78. Ashes will be distributed as Islanders mark the start of the solemn season.
School chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78, will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation during WIN sessions on Tuesday, March 16 and Friday, March 19. 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.