“Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.” — Pope Francis
On February 17, our Lenten journey begins with Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the 40 days of Lent dedicated to reflection, fasting, alms giving and good works in preparation for Easter. One concrete way we can sacrifice and share our gifts with others is to participate in the collection on Ash Wednesday which supports the outreach work of Vermont Catholic Charities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the programs which Catholic Charities operates are more critical than ever.
As we begin this Lenten journey together, we ask you to prayerfully consider participating in the Ash Wednesday collection — any gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. As a Catholic community, let us continue to do Christ’s work here in Vermont and show Christ’s love to our neighbors in their times of need. By sharing our gifts with others, we are sharing the good news that Jesus Christ has risen.