Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. an Ash Wednesday service will be held outside St. Andrews Church, 124 Alden St. All are welcome to attend the service and to receive ashes.
Palms will be already burned and into ashes. Luminaries will line the walk ways and there will be a center table with candle. Music will play as people assemble.
Welcome and Song...#378 Here I am Lord...v 1,3
Call to Worship
Liturgy of the Word.....Sing v1 of # 439 Seek Ye First
First Reading....Mary Kelly
Resp. Psalm.....Sing v2 of # 439 Seek Ye First
Second Reading.....Rosemary Collins
Sing v3 of #439 Seek Ye First
Reading of Gospel..........
Communal Prayer-Distribution of Ashes
Praying together the Our Father
Concluding Prayer/Song #482 Peace v 1,5,7
Services will be held Sunday, March 1 and March 8 at 11 a.m. outside the church.
The Roman Catholic diocese closed St. Andrew's. Jan. 18. St. Andrews was fiscally solvent and a vibrant faith community with a priest who wanted to continue saying mass at St. Andrews.
Parishioners from St. Andrews continue to protest the Chancery decision to close churches throughout the Diocese ignoring the requests of Parish Councils.