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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday begins the holy season of Lent, a 40-day period (excluding Sundays) extending through Holy Week as we approach Easter.

The imposition of ashes occurs at all three liturgies of the day -- 8am, 12:10pm and 5:30pm -- as well as throughout the day in between these services. Simply enter the Fifth Avenue doors and walk down the center aisle toward the high altar.

You might find these sermons about Ash Wednesday and these sermons about Lent helpful as you prepare your heart and mind for this holy season.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:00 am
In his Lenten reflection, Canon Turner explores how Lent is truly a joyful season and, as ash is the same chemical composition as a diamond, so our journey in Lent is towards the transforming glory of God.
8:00 am – 6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Ashes are imposed during the three liturgies as well as in between the liturgies throughout the day.
8:00 am, High Altar
This said liturgy is ideal for those who want to receive ashes and Holy Communion at the start of the day.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls. If the gate is closed and the Chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls. If the gate is closed and the Chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Sermon by Fr Turner.
5:30 pm, Parish House

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chad

Collect:

Almighty God, whose servant Chad, for the peace of the Church, relinquished cheerfully the honors that had been thrust upon him, only to be rewarded with equal responsibility: Keep us, we pray thee, from thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to think, and ready at all times to step aside for others, that the cause of Christ may be advanced; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:15 pm, High Altar

Friday, March 3, 2017

John & Charles Wesley

Collect:

Lord God, who didst inspire thy servants John and Charles Wesley with burning zeal for the sanctification of souls, and didst endow them with eloquence in speech and song: Kindle
in thy Church, we beseech thee, such fervor, that those whose faith has cooled may be warmed, and that those who have not known thy Christ may turn to him and be saved; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, March 4, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

Sunday, March 5, 2017

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

On the first Sunday in Lent, we ask God to save us in the time of trial -- to think on his mercy and not our many offenses. Always timely.

As you prepare your heart and mind for Lent, you might find these sermons helpful.

Read more about Lent.

Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Fr Turner.
9:00 am, Parish House