Dear St. Mary's Family,
Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 6th) marks the beginning of Lent. The Church invites us during this season to a time of examination and repentance, to prayer, fasting and self-denial, and the reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word. (BCP 265)
What spiritual practice will you take on during Lent? From what food or drink or behavior will you abstain during Lent? In what way will you provide for those in need during Lent?
It is my prayer that each of you will prayerfully consider these three pillars of Lent and intentionally engage each of them in some way. It is a deeply rewarding time of spiritual renewal that makes the joyful celebration of Our Lord's resurrection at Easter all the more meaningful.
Fr. Charles Everson works as a banker by day and a priest by night. His love for music and liturgy led him to a suburban parish as a simple chorister, and as of late, to St. Mary's as a priest. He feels called to share the love of Jesus Christ with a broken world in desperate need of hope and reconciliation.