Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent

We have had a good beginning of our Lenten Season, but not before having had a terrific Mardi Gras celebration! We again give particular thanks to Avie Kimbell for all her hard work and exceptional chicken and sausage gumbo! We ended the evening by burning our palm branches from last Palm Sunday in preparation for these forty days of fasting, prayer, and works of mercy and justice. On Ash Wednesday, we not only had three services to mark the day, but reached out on our plaza with "ashes to go," giving about 150 people ashes who otherwise may never have entered the cathedral. Now, as we move to Sunday, we begin our 11 a.m. mass with one of the earliest pieces of liturgy written in English, th

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