LENT - Following Jesus
Lent is the season for getting ready for Easter. It began on Ash Wednesday, when we re-trace the crosses on our foreheads, made with water, at our baptism. Our family-friendly service for Ash Wednesday is at 6 pm on March 1. Lent continues until Easter Day, which is April 16th this year.
The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and is a special time to remember the events of the last week of Jesus' life on earth. At church we will have special services for Palm Sunday (April 9), Maundy Thursday (April 13) and Good Friday (April 14). All are family-friendly.
Choose a children's Bible and/or some books (here's a list) to help you read the stories at home, and pick up a mite box for our offering for Haiti. And don't forget to bring canned food for AFAC every Sunday! Learn more about how we observe Lent at St. Andrews, here.
Lent at Home
How is your family getting ready for Easter this year? Below are some things our parish family is doing. Go to the Home Practices page for some additional ideas.
We are remembering our sisters and brothers at St. Peter's School in Berault, Haiti. We are collecting our offering at home in our mite boxes (see photo, right), and we will bring them to church on Palm Sunday (or Easter Day, if we forget).
We are reading this book at home:
A calendar like this can help us remember to be thankful, and give us ideas for placing coins in our mite boxes. Print it at home, or pick up a copy at church.
Below are links to a guide for each week of Lent with scripture readings, prayer starters and Lenten actions and reflections for children and adults..