Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 10th
The penitential season of Lent (Quadragesima) begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10th, a day of fasting and abstinence.

Masses Schedule:
in the Upper Church
7:10, 8:10 AM, 12:10, 1:10, 2:10, 5:10 PM (High Mass)

in the Lower Chapel
7:40, 8:40, 11:40 AM, 12:40, 1:40, 5:40, 6:10 PM

Confessions:
7:00–9:00 AM
12:00 Noon–2:00 PM
4:30–6:00 PM

Imposition of Ashes:
given continually from 7:00 AM–7:00 PM

Click here for recommended Lenten devotions and for the Laws of Fasting and Abstinence.

Lenten Spiritual Conferences at St. Agnes

Tuesday Evenings, 6-6:45, beginning February 16
The four-week seminar on prayer conducted by Father Donald Haggerty in November will continue in Lent with another four-week series of talks on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-6:45 pm in the Parish Hall, located under the Church. This series, beginning on Tuesday, February 16th, will focus on the spirituality of the will in our relations with God. Some of the topics to be covered will be the idea of a `second conversion to God’, the will as a primary faculty in seeking union with God, the nature of love in the writings of saints, and the role of desire and longing in the will for any advancement in prayer. The talks are intended as a stimulus to the pursuit of holiness and serious spiritual life. Please find flyers in the back of the Church with more information.

Father Haggerty is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York serving now as parochial vicar at St. Agnes Church. Prior to his assignment at St. Agnes, he taught moral theology for twenty years, for three years at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, for thirteen years at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, and for four years in the national seminary of Ethiopia. He is the author of two books: Contemplative Provocations (Ignatius Press, 2013), and The Contemplative Hunger (Ignatius Press, 2016). Both books are available in the St. Agnes Bookstore.