Begin your Lent with this contemplative Eucharist reflecting on who you are, how much God loves you, and his fervent desire to call you closer to himself. Some people see Ash Wednesday as a punishing, depressing day. As we begin Lent, though, we are reminded that God is always so very close to us; he simply desires to call us back home to him. As St Augustine wrote in his Confessions, ‘ “You were more inward to me than my most inward part and higher than my highest”.
This Eucharist will also offer the imposition of Ashes.