Ashes to Ashes
Fr. Brian T. McSweeney, Pastor, and Assistant Pastor Fr. Gabriel Awuafor presided at three separate liturgies throughout the day with hundreds of parishioners attending.
The words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” spoken by the priest during the ritual, are vivid reminders of our mortality and the need to prepare for eternal life. The Church calls on all the faithful to practice the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lent is a 40-day period of preparation for the Easter which will be celebrated on April 8 this year.