Dear Friend of Our Lady and St. Jude,
On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, our Lenten journey begins once again. We often ask ourselves during this time: What will I give up for Lent? This usually involves refraining from treats like chocolate, desserts or other things we really enjoy.
Perhaps, the question you and I should be asking is: What am I doing for Lent? The greater sacrifice in this case involves concrete actions we make to be a better person and a more faithful Christian. Lent is an especially good time for acts of personal prayer, reflection, and repentance.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday and during the next 40 days, the Dominican Friars at the Rosary Shrine of St. Jude will also offer a special series of Lenten Masses for you and your loved ones.
If you fill out the special prayer intentions form below, I’ll make sure your personal needs and petitions will be included in these daily Lenten Masses.
As we begin our Lenten journey together, please be assured you are in my prayers and the prayers of all the Dominican Friars. It is our great hope that this Lent will lead you ever closer to Our Lord and His loving salvation.
Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P.
Director, Rosary Shrine of St. Jude